Commons:Wiki Loves Earth 2020 in Malaysia
Due to the current ease of lockdown (MCO) restriction by the Government of Malaysia where visitors are allowed back to enter public-designated forests and national parks starting 15 June 2020, the Wikimedia Community User Group Malaysia has decided to extend the submission deadline of photos for Wiki Loves Earth 2020 in Malaysia until 31 July 2020.
Malaysia Wikipedians announce their participation in this interesting photo contest, Wiki Loves Earth. Users are invited to take pictures of natural heritage sites, then, during the month of June, upload their best shots in Wikimedia Commons.
You have pictures of natural sites stalled in 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 preservation of Malaysia's natural heritage. Freely licensed photos (under Creative Commons license) collected through Wiki 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 June-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 inform about the existence of our natural heritage, while improving our photographic talents!
To take part in Wiki Loves Earth contest, a submission should:
The contest was initiated and first held (as pilot) by Wikimedia Ukraine in 2013.
It was ranked as the 2nd coolest project of Wikimedia Chapters at Wikimania 2013.
The people interested to help organize the contest are:
Wiki Loves Earth is an international photographic competition to promote natural heritage sites around the World through Wikimedia projects (mainly Wikipedia and Wikimedia Commons). Everybody can participate.
There are a lot of natural heritage sited in all participating countries. The goal of Wiki Loves Earth is to encourage people to take pictures of those natural sites, and to put them under a free licence so that others may access them through the Internet. To achieve that, an international contest will take place in June 2020. This page introduces the Malaysia part of this competition.
In June, you may upload as many picture as you want of identified natural monuments / natural parks / protected areas that you have visited. Pictures don't have to be taken in June, but must be uploaded that month to be considered. At the end of the month, the contest jury will begin evaluating the photographs and will choose the best 10 pictures of the natural site in Malaysia, and ultimately in the world.
How to participate
1 June - 31 July 2020 : The period of uploading photos to Wikimedia Commons
Certificates of participation will be given to all participants who submit photos that meet the conditions of the competition.
Email : wikilovesearthmalaysiagmail.com or through our official Instagram account .