Picture of the Year 2015 is the tenth annual Wikimedia Commons image competition, which recognizes exceptional contributions by users on Wikimedia Commons.
Wikimedia users were invited to vote for their favorite images featured on Commons (FP)
during the year 2015, to produce a single Picture of the Year.
Picture of the Year 2015 Results
The tenth Picture of the Year competition (2015) has ended and we are pleased to announce the results:
In both rounds, people voted for their favorite media files.
- In Round 1, there were 1322 candidate images.
- In the second round, people voted for the 56 finalists (the R1 top 30 overall and top 2 in each category).
In the second round – the “three votes” was used – eligible users could vote for up to 3 finalists – each of these 3 votes counted equal.
There were 5822 people who voted in either round, and there were 1862 people who voted in both rounds.
- In the first round, 3678 people cast over 175000 votes for all 1322 candidates.
- In the second round, 4019 people cast 11570 votes for all 56 finalists.
We congratulate the winners of the contest and thank them for creating these beautiful media files and sharing them as freely licensed content:
- 658 people voted for the winner, File:Pluto-01 Stern 03 Pluto Color TXT.jpg.
- In second place, 617 people voted for File:Nasir-al molk -1.jpg.
- In third place, 582 people voted for File:Heavens Above Her.jpg.
Click here to view the top images »
We also sincerely thank to all voters for participating. We invite you to continue to participate in the Commons community by sharing your work.
the Picture of the Year committee