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From May 1st to June 15th 2021
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Wiki Loves Earth United Arab Emirates 2021

Wiki Loves Earth is an international photographic competition to promote natural heritage sites around the world through Wikimedia projects (mainly Wikipedia and Wikimedia Commons), and this is the Emirati version. Everybody can participate! There are a lot of natural heritage sites in United Arab Emirates, and the goal of Wiki Loves Earth is to encourage people to take pictures of those natural sites, and to put them under a free license so that others may access them through the Internet.

Wiki Loves Earth 2021 in United Arab Emirates is the 1st edition of Wiki Loves Earth in United Arab Emirates. The contest will take place from 1 May 2021 to 15 June 2021.

In May and June, you may upload as many pictures as you want of natural sites that you have visited. The pictures don't have to be taken in May, but must be uploaded during that month to be considered. Provide your photo with {{Wiki Loves Earth 2021|AE}} template. At the end of the month, the contest jury will begin evaluating the photographs and will choose the best 10 pictures of the natural sites in United Arab Emirates, and ultimately in the world.

How to participate

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

Find an object!

Join us contribute free-licensed photographs of Emirati natural heritage!

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

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

Upload your photograph of natural heritage.

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


The Emirati Jury will select up to 10 images, and the winners will participate in the international selection. The Jury also awards national prizes:


Special prizes

Why participate?

Participate in Wiki Loves Earth United Arab Emirates and help Wikipedia document protected areas, natural monuments and everything inside them!

Because it's fun! By photographing and sharing images of protected areas nearby you, you can explore more about United Arab Emirates and learn about its immense natural heritage. It's a nice challenge to improve your photography skills, and you can of course win some nice prizes.

N.B.: All pictures have to be uploaded from the 1st of May to the 15th of June. You can also upload images that you may already have taken in the past, for example during one of your travels to the country, but you can upload them only during the indicated period.

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 United Arab Emirates. Let's quickly go through them.
All entries must be original photographs uploaded by their authors.
All photos must be uploaded fronm May 1st to June 15th 2021, to be eligible
All photos must be under a free license
Participants must have an active email account.
Lists of eligible sites are published [[1]]. Photos of representative species (animals, plants etc.) taken in an eligible site also qualify if they are properly identified.
Captions and description are required
Make sure that there are no visible watermarks
All photos must have at least 2Mpx.

Next to that, there are a few practical rules and advice:
Sign in or Create a New Account on Wikimedia Commons
Name your photos well
Use the Find an object! button above or, if you already know the identifier of the depicted site you can Click here to upload the images
Do not forget to add categories to your picture – it will be helpful to everyone looking for it!
Share your upload success on social media with our hashtags: #WLE_Emirati #WLE2021.
And wait patiently for the results! All the best!

Contact the organizing team

* Wikimedians of United Arab Emirates User Group

  • Jury
    • Rachid Hamatou, Photojournalist from Algeria
    • Ernest Khalimov, professional Photographer from Estonia
    • Armand Séverin, professional Photographer from Belgium


Please visit our facebook page for updates and other news.

Local organizer