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Wiki Science Competition is an international scientific photo competition
organized by the global Wikimedia community
with the support of the University of Tartu and the Estonian Research Council
It is an evolution of the previous European competition
Upload period: November – December 2019
Check the main website or the page of your specific country for more information

National competitionsEdit

All of the upload forms can be accessed from here. An international category is also provided for countries without a specific category and transnational institution.

Some countries have specific national juries. Click on your country in the list for more information in your main language.




This competition originally started as a national competition and it was first organized in Estonia. In 2015, the contest was expanded to all of Europe and resulted in almost 10,000 freely licensed images attracting over 2,200 contesters. The 2017 edition was the first international one and saw an upload of more than 12000 files.

This year the event is organized globally for the second time.

How to participateEdit

Create your accountEdit

If you don't have one, you can create a global account that will give you a specific username on all Wikimedia platforms (including Wikimedia Commons) when you log in.

Plese notice that you need to wait at least four days before uploading a video file, while images can be uploaded right after the registration.

Check the rulesEdit

The main rules are listed on the Competition website. Here we provide a brief summary.

Check the national upload calendar for when the upload dates are for your region. Most countries' competitions run during November or December.
There is no limit to the number of files one can upload. If you upload more than one file, only one highest prize is eligible. The rest shall be awarded to the next highest scoring entrant.
The image must be published under a free use license or as public domain. The possible licenses are CC-BY-SA 4.0, CC-BY 4.0, CC0 1.0.
Images entered into the competition must be taken or authored by submitter of the image using e-mail registered Wikimedia account. In case of multiple authors, all the co-authors’ names must be provided. In case of institutional uploads, submission can be made by a representative of the organization.
The image needs to have a good scientific description. Description in English is required for every submitted image, although descriptions in other languages are also welcomed.
Upload the highest resolution possible. The image size should be at least 2 megapixels, unless the technology used does not allow it. The image must not contain water mark, logo, additional text, graphics, or insets.

Uploaded filesEdit

Do you need some idea? Do you want see how it's going? You can take a closer look to all files sorted by theme or country, in this category (2017) or this category (2019).

For a quick glance, an informal selection of every week of the 2019 edition is given here.

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Central notices can be suggested at this page.

Social networksEdit

Hashtags: #WikiScience #WikiScienceCompetition #WSC2019 #WikiScienceCompetition2019

Press and blogsEdit

A list of news published on line, ordered by date, in various languages is provided.

International JuryEdit

  •    Osama Shukir Muhammed AMIN (medicine)
  •   /  Wing Ying CHOW (chemistry)
  •    Valentina DOMENICI (chemistry)
  •   /  Daniel MIETCHEN (biophysics)
  •   /  Annalisa PLAITANO (biology, popularization)
  •    Nuggehalli Srinivas PRASHANTH (medicine)
  •   /  Achintya RAO (physics)
  •    Aleksandra SULIKOWSKA-BEŁCZOWSKA (art history)
  •   /  Marcos VALDES (astronomy, scientific outreach)
  •    Sven ZACEK (photography)