Commons:Wiki Loves Earth 2021 in Kenya

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May 1st to June 30th 2021
Wiki Loves Earth 2021 in Kenya
Find natural heritage or monument
There are plenty of natural heritage or monument sites in your region!

Capture Images
Capture the naturale heritage or monuments in your country

Upload your photograph of natural heritage.

Please visit the winning photographs from this year's competition at the end of June, 2021.

Some of the 2020 Local winning photos

WLE in Brief

Wiki Loves Earth is an international photo contest, which aims to:

  • enrich project supported by Wikimedia Foundation Inc. with photographs of natural monuments and nature protected areas which are located in Kenya;
  • promote the creation of as many photographs of Kenyan natural monuments as possible, as well as provide all interested people and organizations with access to them;
  • support protection of the environment.

The competition takes off in Kenya from May 1st - June 30th .

This is Kenya's second year taking part in the competition.

In order to take part

All photos have to be your own.
Photos to the contests should be submitted in June 2021.
A photo should feature a natural monument, and the photo's description should contain geographical coordinates.
You place all photos under license CC BY-SA 4.0 or a "freer" license.
Participants have to indicate their email address in settings so that organizers can contact them if necessary.

How to participate
How to participate

You can participate in the Wiki Loves Earth contest by taking suitable pictures and uploading them to Wikimedia Commons during the month of May/June 2021. For the picture to be eligible, you can take it anytime, as long as you have taken it yourself and you upload it to Commons in May/June by using the appropriate form.

Rules to be eligible to the contest:

  • You must be the original photographer, and upload the photo yourself.
  • You must identify the location or species depicted in the picture.
  • You must accept to put your picture under the license CC-BY-SA 4.0 (details).

What you need to know

Decide what you want to photograph/upload
To be eligible for the Wiki Loves Earth contest, you must first confirm that the photograph is of a natural area, or identified flora or fauna. Different types of natural areas are eligible such as national parks, protected area, etc. If you already have such photographs, it is not important when you took them, it is only important that you upload them between May 1st and June 30th.
Take the photograph
Here are some advice to augment your chances to win the contest:
  • Adjust your camera to the highest resolution. Take several photographs of the natural site. Later choose the best pictures or upload them all if they are all good.
  • Remember what natural areas that you photographed because you will be required to identify them at the moment of uploading the pictures.
  • Make sure that the photographs are pertinent to represent the natural areas. For example, a photograph of cars in the parking of a national park doest not represent the natural park, but photographs of landscapes, wildlife, lakes, mountains, etc are all pertinent.
  • Make sure to respect the rules of the park where you are.
Upload your pictures
  • First, you need to have a Wikimedia account. The same account is good for all Wikimedia projects, including Wikipedia and Wikimedia Commons. It is totally free.
  • Second, use the link below while you are logged in to upload your pictures (the big red button in the next section)
  • Make sure to clearly describe what the photograph portrays in English. You may also add descriptions in any other languages.
  • Also, it is good to note that better categorisation and depicts statements increases the visibility of your photos.
  • Geo-coded images are always welcomed.