Commons:Wiki Loves Earth 2020 in Ireland

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Ballycroy National Park viewed from the Nephin Beg Range, County Mayo by Youngbillyhappy (CC-BY-SA 3.0)

Wiki Loves Earth Ireland 2020link=Commons:Wiki Loves Earth 2020 in Ireland
   Ballycroy National Park viewed from the Nephin Beg Range, County Mayo by Youngbillyhappy (CC-BY-SA 3.0)
Wiki Loves Earth 2020 Ireland is a photo contest about protected natural areas, within areas in Ireland.
Images must be licensed under free licenses, see COM:Licensing.
The event is supported by Wikimedia Community Ireland.

Do you have pictures of National Parks, Nature Reserves, Geoparks or Special Areas of Conservation stored on your computer since your last trip?

This is a great opportunity to give them a second life in this Wiki Loves Earth contest. In addition to being seen by everyone, your pictures could be included in Wikipedia and contribute to the knowledge of Ireland's natural beauty. Freely licensed photos collected through Wikipedia Loves Earth may also be reused elsewhere than in Wikipedia.

Photos may have been taken at any time. The key criteria to be eligible for the contest are that they are to be uploaded to Wikimedia Commons in July 2020... and that they have been taken by you, of course!

There is no minimum age to participate, and there is no participation fee. Besides WLE being a competition, it is first a fun activity, ideal for families. The competition also allows us to share our unique natural environment, while improving our photographic talents!

The contest was initiated and first held (as pilot) by Wikimedia Ukraine in 2013, with 2020 being Ireland's first time taking part in the competition!

2020 winners![edit]


The full WLE rules can be read at Wiki Loves Earth - rules. In short:

  • two megapixel minimum image
  • be taken by you
  • be of a protected area (see below) in Ireland can include flora and fauna of the area
  • be described with the location, and co-ordinates if possible
  • be uploaded between 1-30 July 2020

We recommend that you license the images with CC-BY-SA-4.0

Note:please also remember to enable email from other users in your Preferences so that we can contact you.

Organising team[edit]

Ireland section[edit]

All entries about Ireland will be judged by a panel, with 10 images selected for submission to the International WLE panel after that.

Natural sites in Ireland[edit]

All protected or listed areas along with it natural Flora or Fauna in Ireland are within the scope of Wiki Loves Earth, and can be found on our lists:

If in doubt please upload the image and contact wikimediaireland at, and include as much information in the image description as possible including co-ordinates.