Commons:Wiki Loves Earth 2021 in Nepal

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June 1st to July 31th 2021
Wiki Loves Earth 2021 in Nepal

Wiki Loves Earth is an international photographic competition to promote natural heritage sites around the World through Wikimedia projects (mainly Wikipedia and Wikimedia Commons).Nepal has already participated in Wiki Loves Earth 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019 and 2020. With the help of the competition we have around 25,500+ pictures uploaded under creative commons license. Everyone, be it a newbie or expert photographer can participate to this event.

Join us contribute free-licensed photographs of natural heritages in Nepal.


Find a natural heritage or monument site from the given list, take a photo and upload it to Wikimedia Commons:


Find natural heritage or monument
There are plenty of natural heritage or monument sites in your region!

Capture Images
For examples: Here are the uploads from previous events.

Upload your photograph of natural heritages.

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

Local Prizes

Top 10 photographs will be awarded by digital certificates and featuring in official social media sites. Local Top 10 photographs will be competing International round.

International prize

Full scholarship to Wikimania 2021 (an annual meet-up of Wikimedians and Wikimedia affiliates around the world) or an Amazon voucher for the same value will be awarded

Why to participate?

Wiki Loves Earth in Nepal is an online photography competition to promote the natural heritage sites of Nepal. This photography competition is part of the international annual photographic competition Wiki Loves Earth (WLE).

Competition rules

We try to keep the competition clean and simple to participate. There are only a few rules for photos to participate in the contest in Nepal. Let's quickly go through them. Every submission should be:
BKV m 1 jms.svg All entries must be your own work; do not manipulate original images and make sure that there is no visible watermarks.
BKV m 2 jms.svg All photos must be uploaded within July 2021, to be eligible
BKV m 3 jms.svg All photos must be licensed under CC BY-SA license
BKV m 4 jms.svg Participants must have an active email account, if the organizers wish to contact
BKV h5 jms.svg Upload photos from the Natural Monuments in Nepal
BKV h6 jms.svg Captions and description are required
BKV h7 jms.svg Do not forget to add categories to your picture it will be helpful to everyone looking for your picture
BKV h8 jms.svg Make sure that you are not uploading duplicate images

Next to that, there are a few practical rules:
BKV m 1 jms.svg Sign in or Create a New Account on Wikimedia Commons
BKV m 2 jms.svg Name your photos well
BKV m 3 jms.svg Use our Upload Button at the top OR Click here to upload images
BKV m 4 jms.svg Share your upload success on social media with our hashtags: #WLENepal #WLE2021.
BKV h5 jms.svg And wait patiently for the results! All the best!

Organizing Team

1.Nabin K. Sapkota
2. Nirmal Dulal

Contact us

Please visit our facebook page for updates and other news.

The Jury

In June, you may upload pictures (old or new) as you want from the given monuments list that you have visited. At the end of the month, the national jury will evaluate the photographs and select the best 10 pictures of the natural monuments in Nepal to submit to represent in the international finale. If there are any doubts about the implementation of the rules, the jury decides.

Judging criteria

The jury will determine the winners of the international contest taking into the consideration the following criteria (in no particular order):

  • Technical quality (sharpness, use of light, perspective etc.);
  • Originality;
  • Usefulness of the image for Wikipedia.

Images that reach a top ranking of the international finale, will typically at least fulfill the technical criteria of the ‘Featured Image’ process at Wikimedia Commons. But feel free to submit images, and let the jury be concerned if they are good enough.


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