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  Picture of the Year
    The Sixth Annual Wikimedia Commons POTY Contest
Not voting.svg Thanks for your participation! The 2011 winners have been announced!

VOTING HAS NOW ENDED FOR PICTURE OF THE YEAR 2011, final results are here.

Thank-you to everyone who participated!

are you eligible to vote? Click here and find out now.

Voter eligibility

  1. Users must have an account, at any Wikimedia project, which was registered before Sun, 01 Apr 2012 00:00:00 +0000 [UTC].
  2. This user account must have more than 75 edits on any single Wikimedia project before Sun, 01 Apr 2012 00:00:00 +0000 [UTC]. Please check your account eligibility at the POTY 2011 Contest Eligibility tool.
  3. Users must vote with an account meeting the above requirements either on Commons or another SUL-related Wikimedia project (for other Wikimedia projects, the account must be attached to the user's Commons account through SUL).
  • Even if a user has multiple eligible accounts, each user can only cast votes from one account.
  • Votes from IP users will be considered invalid.
  • Votes cast by ineligible users/accounts, multiple/duplicate votes cast in violation of the rules will be invalidated.
  • Due to the large vote volume, we are unable to accept voters that do not meet this criteria as determined by the official POTY 2011 voter eligibility tool.

Picture eligibility

There will be two rounds in POTY 2011.

Round 1
Round 2 (Final)
  • Round 2 will include the top 32 pictures in Round 1 by number of votes. Pictures from any category will go to the Final Round - the categories are irrelevant when it comes to counting the votes.
  • If no picture of one topic category is among the top 32s, the picture with the most votes from this category will also participate in the next round in order to guarantee a diverse Final. Thus there can be more than 32 pictures in the Final.
  • The picture in the Final with most valid votes will be declared as the Picture of the Year. The top three picture will be featured as runners-up.
  • No candidate should be disqualified without careful discussion as long as they are not deleted. After voting for a round has started, no picture has to be replaced, even if one picture was deleted.

How to vote

Look through galleries for the Current Round of voting and take the time to look at all the pictures in any category you choose to vote in and click the "Vote" button below any image you wish to support.

The vote will be automatically saved. You can check this in your contributions. If you encounter errors, please read the FAQ or report them.
On this page, insert # [[User:{{subst:REVISIONUSER}}|]] in a new line directly below the previous vote of an other user.

Voting rules

In Round 1 - multiple votes
Eligible users may vote for as many candidates as they wish to support.
You may cast one vote for one picture; duplicate votes will be removed or ignored while counting.
The Round 1 galleries

In the Final Round - a single vote
Each eligible user may vote for only one of the finalist images.
If a voter happen to cast more than one vote, only the latest (newest) vote will be counted as eligible.
Finalist gallery