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Picture of the Year 2016 was the eleventh edition of the annual Wikimedia Commons image competition, which recognizes exceptional contributions by users on Wikimedia Commons.
The 2016 Picture of the Year competition has ended and we are pleased to announce the results:
In both rounds, people voted for their favorite media files.
- In the first round, there were 1475 candidate images.
- In the second round, people voted for the 58 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 4765 people who voted in total (R1 and R2).
- In the first round, 2553 people voted for all 1475 candidates.
- In the second round, 3625 people voted for all 58 finalists.
We congratulate the winners of the contest and thank them for creating these beautiful media files and sharing them as freely licensed content:
- 615 people voted for the winner, File:Jubilee and Munin, Ravens, Tower of London 2016-04-30.jpg.
- In second place, 443 people voted for File:Khaoyai 06.jpg.
- In third place, 352 people voted for File:Polar bear (Ursus maritimus) in the drift ice region north of Svalbard.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