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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.

Concept[edit]

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 2017[edit]

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
Flag of Algeria.svg WLE Algeria (UTC+1) ask here WLE 2017 lists wle-dz 311
Flag of Azerbaijan.svg WLE Azerbaijan (UTC+4) ask here List of protected natural sites wle-az 303
Flag of Australia.svg WLE Australia (UTC+10) – (UTC+8) ask here List of protected areas wle-au 990
Flag of Bangladesh.svg WLE Bangladesh (UTC+6) Help desk or contacts wikiloves.org/earth, Facebook List of protected natural sites wle-bd 1,179
Man and the Biosphere Programme Logo.svg WLE Biosphere Reserves (UTC+1) WLE 2017 lists 0
Flag of Bulgaria.svg WLE Bulgaria (UTC+3) ask your question here, or send us an e-mail Facebook List of protected areas wle-bg 0
Flag of Brazil.svg 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 4,225
Flag of Cameroon.svg WLE Cameroon (GMT+1) contact us on georges_fodouop@yahoo.fr wle-cm 0
Flag of Canada.svg WLE Canada (UTC-2:30) – (UTC-7) Contact Wiki Loves Earth 2017 in Canada wle-ca 0
Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg WLE China (UTC+8) Ask your questions here wle-cn 0
Flag of Croatia.svg WLE Croatia (UTC+10) – (UTC+2) ask here or contact us on hrvojebj@gmail.com List of protected areas of Croatia wle-hr 0
Flag of Egypt.svg WLE Egypt (UTC+2) Contact us on our here wle-eg 969
Flag of France.svg WLE France (UTC+2) contacts wikilovesearth.fr, Facebook List of protected areas wle-fr 934
Flag of Georgia.svg WLE Georgia (UTC+4) Contacts Facebook List of protected areas wle-ge 0
Flag of Germany.svg 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 18,519
Flag of Greece.svg WLE Greece (UTC+3) Contact us on our talk page or at team@wikimedia.gr wle.wikimedia.gr List of protected areas wle-gr 1,612
Flag of India.svg WLE India (UTC+5.30) Ask your questions here More info about how the project will be executed in India will be posted on this page consecutively. wle-in 0
Flag of Indonesia.svg WLE Indonesia (UTC+5.30) Contact Wiki Cinta Alam Indonesia wle-id 3
Flag of Iraq.svg WLE Iraq (UTC+3) ask here Facebook wle-iq 510
Flag of Latvia.svg WLE Latvia (UTC+3) Contact us on our discussion page wle-lv 219
Flag of Libya.svg WLE Libya (UTC+2) Ask your questions here wle-ly 159
Flag of Moldova.svg WLE Moldova (UTC+3) ask your question here, or find us on Facebook List of monuments (Romanian)
(also in Russian and Ukrainian)
wle-md 887
Flag of Morocco.svg 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 682
Flag of Nepal.svg WLE Nepal (UTC+5:45) ask here Natural Monuments in Nepal wle-np 2,632
Flag of Nigeria.svg WLE Nigeria (GMT+1) contact us on wikimedia-ng@lists.wikimedia.org or olaniyanshola15@gmail.com wle-ng 0
Flag of Norway.svg 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 91
Flag of Pakistan.svg WLE Pakistan (UTC+5) User:Saqib wle-pk 6,655
Flag of Russia.svg WLE Russia (UTC+3) ask your question here, or send us an e-mail wikivoyage.ru Lists of objects (списки) wle-ru 4,651
Flag of Serbia.svg WLE Serbia (UTC+2) Ask your questions here wle.wikimedia.rs List of objects wle-rs 582
Flag of South Korea.svg WLE South Korea (UTC+9) Ask your questions here List of protected areas wle-kr 443
Flag of Spain.svg WLE Spain (UTC+2) ask your question here www.wikilovesearth.es Lists of objects wle-es 1,198
Flag of Sweden.svg WLE Sweden (UTC+2) ask your question here www.wikilovesearth.se TBD wle-se 0
Flag of Switzerland.svg WLE Switzerland (UTC+2) ask your question here TBD TBD wle-ch 0
Flag of the Republic of China.svg WLE Taiwan (UTC+8) Ask your questions here wle-tw 0
Flag of Thailand.svg WLE Thailand (UTC+7) Ask your questions here List of national parks in Thailand wle-th 0
Flag of Tunisia.svg 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 156
Flag of Ukraine.svg WLE Ukraine (UTC+3) wle@wikimedia.in.ua wikilovesearth.org.ua, Facebook Списки wle-ua 6,966

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

Timeline[edit]

  • 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

Rules[edit]

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

Help and FAQ[edit]

Organise local contest[edit]

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:


Jury tools[edit]

Statistics[edit]

  • 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.