Commons:Wiki Loves Earth 2017/Rules

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The set of rules for the international part of the Wiki Loves Earth 2017 contest.


To take part in Wiki Loves Earth contest, a submission should:

  • Be self taken
    All entries must be original photographs uploaded by their authors. Photos uploaded by anyone else than author (even with permission) are not accepted.
  • Be self uploaded during the contest period (one of May or June 2017);
    You are also welcome to submit photos you may have taken in the past. What matters is that photos must be uploaded during the contest period (1st May — 31st May or 1st June – 30th June)
  • Be under a free license;
  • Contain an identified natural monument / natural park / protected area etc.;
    Lists of eligible sites are published by each participating country. Photos of representative species (animals, plants etc.) taken in an eligible site also qualify if they are properly identified.
  • Be nominated through a national contest;
  • Have at least 2Mpx.
    Photos under 2Mpx can be accepted in local contests, but should such photo be nominated for the international part the author will have to upload higher resolution or the photo will be disqualified.
  • A participant should have an activated e-mail address via Preferences of his/her account.


The rules can be adapted via the international team if need be. What competition is eligible to me?