Commons:Wiki Loves Earth 2016 in India
|Wiki Loves Earth 2016 India is a photo contest about protected natural areas, within areas in India. Images must be licensed under free licenses, see COM:Licensing.
Wiki Loves Earth (WLE) is an annual international photographic competition held during the month of June, organized worldwide by the Wikipedia community members with the help of local Wikimedia affiliates across the globe. Wikimedia India is conducting this competition in India. Participants take pictures of local natural heritage and scenic landscape in their countries, and upload them to Wikimedia Commons. The aim of event is to highlight the conservation areas of the participating countries with the goal to encourage people to capture pictures of these sights, and to put them under a free licence which can then be re-used not only in Wikipedia but everywhere by everyone.
The full WLE rules can be read at Commons:Wiki Loves Earth 2016/Rules. In short the rules are:
Not eligible ImagesEdit
The Wikimedia India Chapter (Registered Name: Wikimedia Chapter) is an independent and not-for-profit organization that is an affiliate of the Wikimedia Foundation with its office in Bangalore. Wikimedia India is an approved chapter by the Wikimedia Foundation for Wikimedians living in, or connected to India.
All entries about India will be judged by a panel, with 10 images selected for submission to the International WLE judging in August. The 10 Indian winners images will be featured on Wikimedia India’s website. The international winner will be awarded a Wikimania 2017 scholarship to Canada.
Protected Areas in IndiaEdit
All protected or listed areas along with its natural Flora or Fauna in India are within the scope of this competition.
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