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Wiki Loves Earth 2016 is an international photographic competition that took place – with the subject natural heritage (protected areas) – in various countries. For all participating countries there are separate competitions organized by local teams, so periods, rules, prizes etc. might differ a bit. Please have a look at country finalists and international winners chosen by local juries and then by the international jury.

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Concepto

The basic aim of the competition is to collect photos of natural heritage sites – such as nature reserves, landscape conservation areas, national parks, scenic/landscape areas, remarkable gardens, etc. – to illustrate articles in the worldwide free encyclopedia Wikipedia and other Wikimedia Foundation projects. Like Wiki Loves Monuments (WLM), we use official lists of protected areas, usually available from government agencies.

The focus is not only on sites of national importance, but also on those protected at the regional level, and on the widest variety of natural sites possible: forests, parks, gardens, rocks, caves, or whatever part of nature is protected in your country. This means that most users will be able to find several natural heritage sites close to them.

Participating countries 2016

If you want to take part in the contest as a photographer, please, go to the page of your country in the list below.
If your country is not in the list and you would like to organise local contest, go down the page.

Country Commons landing page Contest period Page for questions Notes Lists of protected areas/objects Campaign Uploads
  WLE Biosphere Reserves
(120 countries)
(UTC+4) contacta con nós wikilovesearth.bio Listaxe de espazos protexidos wle-unesco 2.696
  WLE Albania (UTC+2) contacta con nós wikilovesearth.al Listaxe de espazos protexidos wle-al 776
  WLE Algeria (UTC+1) contacta con nós WLE 2016 in wikimedia-dz.org Listaxe de espazos protexidos wle-dz 828
  WLE Australia contacta con nós List of Ramsar sites
Protected areas
wle-au 4.056
  WLE Austria (UTC+2) contacta con nós wikilovesearth.at Teilnehmende Objekte National parks: wle-at-nap,
Nature reserves: wle-at-nsg,
Geschützter Landschaftsteil: wle-at-glt,
Geschützte Höhle: wle-at-hoe,
Nature parks: wle-at-np,
Natural monuments: wle-at-nd
2.092
  WLE Azerbaijan (UTC+4) contacta con nós Listaxe de espazos protexidos wle-az 411
  WLE Brazil (UTC-3) contacta con nós,
rodrigopadula wikimedia.org.br
Wiki Loves Earth Brasil 2016 Listaxe de espazos protexidos wle-br 8.442
  WLE Bulgaria (UTC+3) contacta con nós,
wle2016 wikimedia.bg
Listaxe de espazos protexidos wle-bg 2.156
  WLE Estonia contacta con nós Listaxe de espazos protexidos wle-ee 236
  WLE France (UTC+2) contacta con nós wikilovesearth.fr Listaxe de espazos protexidos wle-fr 2.420
  WLE Germany (UTC+2) contacta con nós wikilovesearth.de Listaxe de áreas protexidas e obxectos per federal state: wle-de-bb, -be, -bw, -by, -hb, -he, -hh, -mv, -ni, -nw, -rp, -sh, -sl, -sn, -st, -th 18.242
  WLE Greece (UTC+3) contacta con nós wle.wikimedia.gr Listaxe de espazos protexidos wle-gr 3.309
  WLE India (UTC+5:30) contacta con nós,
wikilovesearth2016 gmail.com
wikilovesearth.co.in List of protected areas wle-in 31.075
  WLE Iraq (UTC+3) contacta con nós, wle-iq 781
  WLE Kosovo (UTC+2) contacta con nós wikilovesearth.al Listaxe de espazos protexidos wle-xk 357
  WLE Moldova (UTC+3) contacta con nós Listaxe de tódalas áreas protexidas
(also in Ukrainian language)
wle-md 602
  WLE Morocco (UTC+1) contacta con nós Listaxe de espazos protexidos wle-ma 3.056
  WLE Nepal (UTC+5:45) Listaxe de tódalas áreas protexidas wle-np 2.218
  WLE Pakistan (UTC+5) pakistan@wikilovesearth.org Listaxe de tódalas áreas protexidas wle-pk 7.119
  WLE Russia (UTC+3) wlx-russia@googlegroups.com Вики любит Землю 2016 Listaxe de espazos protexidos wle-ru 5.848
  WLE Serbia (UTC+2) wle@vikimedija.org Вики Воли Земљу 2016 Listaxe de espazos protexidos wle-rs 1.608
  WLE Spain (UTC+2) contacta con nós wikilovesearth.es or wikilov.es/earth Listaxe de espazos protexidos wle-es 3.818
  WLE Switzerland (UTC+2) contacta con nós
info wikimedia.ch
Listaxe de espazos protexidos wle-ch 925
  WLE Thailand (UTC+7) contacta con nós Wiki Loves Earth 2016 in Thailand List of national parks in Thailand wle-th 408
  WLE Tunisia (UTC+1) contacta con nós Listaxe de espazos protexidos wle-tn 673
  WLE Ukraine (UTC+3) contacta con nós,
wle@wikimedia.in.ua
wikilovesearth.org.ua Listaxe de espazos protexidos (Списки) wle-ua 11.487
  WLE Venezuela (UTC-4) contacta con nós,
info@wikimedia.org.ve
Listaxe de espazos protexidos wle-ve 832

Timeline

  • 1 – 31 May and 1 – 30 June: national competitions
  • 31 July: deadline for submissions, e.g. to the Winners page
  • 15 September: deadline for the international results

Regras

  • The set of rules for the international part of the contest.

Help and FAQ

Organise local contest

If you decide to hold Wiki Loves Earth in your country you need to complete the required steps:

  1. Have or create a list of relevant protected areas (on Wikipedia or Commons). – Different countries have different systems with multiple levels of protected areas (from large National Parks to individual protected trees in the middle of nowhere). All these objects are usually defined by official documents. If there isn't any such list for your country, you can create a public list of areas worth to be called natural heritage site.
  2. Have or create clear recommendations for photos. – Define, what aspects photographers should focus on.
  3. Have a working organization team, and name the responsible contact, e.g. by a list of helping users.
  4. Organize a good jury for your country. At an early stage, please also think about possible prizes for winners.
  5. Create the landing page on Commons for your country (Commons:Wiki Loves Earth 2016 in …), and take care for categories, templates etc. (Later on, you might need to ask other users for technical help e.g. for specific campaign adaptions.)
More about organising see on Commons:Wiki Loves Earth 2016/Organise

Onde facer preguntas?

The primary place for questions or suggestions is the WLE 2016 talk page (English language preferred). For country specific issues, please use the contact pages linked in the above section "participating countries" (different languages).

Other places to get help:

Statistics

  • Watchlist – list of latest uploaded images and a table with number of uploaded images per country.
  • Wiki Loves Competitions Tools – a graphic and a table with number of uploaded images per country, number of used images, number of uploaders and number of uploaders registered after competition start.
  • Uploaders in Cat – a tool, which counts the number of uploaders in a Commons category (e.g. WLE 2015 in Bulgaria) and outputs a list with the number of uploaded images per uploader.
  • Unused files – a tool, which compiles a list of images in a category, which have not been used on any or a certain project.