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2017 countries

Wiki Loves Earth 2017 is an international photographic competition that will take 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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ConceptEdit

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 2017Edit

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 Algeria (UTC+1) ask here WLE 2017 lists wle-dz 573
  WLE Azerbaijan (UTC+4) ask here List of protected natural sites wle-az 427
  WLE Australia (UTC+10) – (UTC+8) ask here List of protected areas wle-au 1,500
  WLE Bangladesh (UTC+6) Help desk or contacts wikiloves.org/earth,   List of protected natural sites wle-bd 1,337
  WLE Biosphere Reserves (UTC+1) WLE 2017 lists wle-unesco 4,153
  WLE Bulgaria (UTC+3) ask your question here, or send us an e-mail   List of protected areas
List of endamic species
wle-bg 1,043
  WLE Brazil (UTC-3) – (UTC-5) ask your question here, or send us an e-mail rodrigopadula gmail.com, Wiki Loves Earth Brasil 2017 wle-br 12,477
  WLE Cameroon (UTC+1) contact us on georges_fodouop yahoo.fr wle-cm 675
  WLE Canada (UTC-2:30) – (UTC-7) Contact Wiki Loves Earth 2017 in Canada wle-ca 1,869
  WLE China (UTC+8) Ask your questions here WLE 2017 China List of reserves wle-cn 596
  WLE Croatia (UTC+2) ask here or contact us on hrvojebj gmail.com List of protected areas of Croatia wle-hr 462
  WLE Egypt (UTC+2) Contact us on our here wle-eg 1,368
  WLE France (UTC+2) contacts wikilovesearth.fr,   List of protected areas wle-fr 1,649
  WLE Georgia (UTC+4) Contacts   List of protected areas wle-ge 861
  WLE Germany (UTC+2) Contact us on our discussion page or find us on Facebook Wiki Loves Earth 2017/Deutschland Protected areas per federal state: wle-de-bb, -be, -bw, -by, -hb, -he, -hh, -mv, -ni, -nw, -rp, -sh, -sl, -sn, -st, -th 24,180
  WLE Greece (UTC+3) Contact us on our talk page or at team@wikimedia.gr wle.wikimedia.gr List of protected areas wle-gr 3,535
  WLE India (UTC+5.30) Ask your questions here find us on Facebook   List of protected areas wle-in 27,673
  WLE Indonesia (UTC+9) – (UTC+7) Contact Wiki Cinta Alam Indonesia wle-id 3,165
  WLE Iraq (UTC+3) ask here   wle-iq 565
  WLE Latvia (UTC+3) Contact us on our discussion page wle-lv 583
  WLE Libya (UTC+2) Ask your questions here wle-ly 175
  WLE Moldova (UTC+3) ask your question here, or find us on Facebook List of monuments (Romanian)
(also in Russian and Ukrainian)
wle-md 1,781
  WLE Morocco (UTC+1) Ask your questions on our discussion page or find us on Facebook More info about how the project will be executed in Morocco will be posted on this page consecutively. wle-ma 777
  WLE Nepal (UTC+5:45) ask here Natural Monuments in Nepal wle-np 4,088
  WLE Nigeria (UTC+1) contact us on wikimedia-ng@lists.wikimedia.org or olaniyanshola15 gmail.com wle-ng 703
  WLE Norway (UTC+2) Ask your questions here More info about how the project will be executed in Norway will be posted on this page consecutively. Map of protected nature wle-no 344
  WLE Pakistan (UTC+5) User:Saqib wle-pk 8,484
  WLE Russia (UTC+3) ask your question here, or send us an e-mail wikivoyage.ru Lists of objects (списки) wle-ru 6,923
  WLE Serbia (UTC+2) Ask your questions here wle.wikimedia.rs List of objects wle-rs 1,569
  WLE South Korea (UTC+9) Ask your questions here List of protected areas wle-kr 1,049
  WLE Spain (UTC+2) ask your question here www.wikilovesearth.es Lists of objects wle-es 2,501
  WLE Sweden (UTC+2) ask your question here www.wikilovesearth.se Lists of protected areas wle-se 1,188
  WLE Switzerland (UTC+2) ask your question here Wiki Loves Earth 2017 in Switzerland List of objects wle-ch 1,450
  WLE Taiwan (UTC+8) Ask your questions here wle-tw 412
  WLE Thailand (UTC+7) Ask your questions here List of national parks in Thailand wle-th 695
  WLE Tunisia (UTC+1) Ask your questions here More info about how the project will be executed in Tunisia will be posted on this page consecutively. wle-tn 273
  WLE Ukraine (UTC+3) wle@wikimedia.in.ua wikilovesearth.org.ua,   Списки wle-ua 15,152

You can also crop your WLE photos and create page banners for Wikivoyage! A separate prize will be given for the best banners, see here for details

TimelineEdit

  • 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

RulesEdit

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

Help and FAQEdit

Organise local contestEdit

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 2017 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 2017/Organise

Where to ask questions?Edit

The primary place for questions or suggestions is the WLE 2017 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:

WLE team

PrizesEdit

1st place winner will get a full scholarship to Wikimania 2018 in Cape Town, other international prizes are Amazon vouchers and there are also prizes per country.

Jury toolsEdit

StatisticsEdit

  • 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.