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Wiki Loves Earth 2022 in Sweden

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 Swedish version. Everybody can participate! There are a lot of natural heritage sites in Sweden, 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. The contest will take place from 1 May 2022 to 31 May 2022.

In May, 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 2022|SE}} template. At the end of the month, the contest jury will begin evaluating the photographs and will choose the best 15 pictures (divided in the categories landscape and macro) of the natural sites in Sweden, and ultimately in the world.

List of participating countries.


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

Find an object from the list!
Find an object from the map!

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.

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Please visit the winning photographs from this year's competition at the end of July, 2022.


The top 15 photos qualify for the international final. The Swedish Jury also awards national prizes:

1. place: voucher of 1,000 sek in a camera store
2. place: voucher of 500 sek in a camera store
3. place: voucher of 500 sek in a camera store
4 – 15. place: a nice mug, shopping bag, a pencil and some stickers.

Special prizes
The photographer behind the best photograph of a biosphere reserve gets a gift from the Swedish Unesco council.

Why participate?

Sweden is a large country, covered with nature. In every corner, there are spots in the nature well worth a visit. This competition is a great opportunity to bring your camera, go to the natural heritage sites listed, take some photos and show the planet from your point of view to the rest of the world!

Participating in the competition is a great way to experiment and learn which photos that gain recognition. You certainly don't need to be a professional photographer to take photos useful for Wikipedia. Here's a great chance to try it out! Entries to the local competition are eligible for selection to the international finale and did we mention there are prices to win?

Wikimedia Sverige also has a technology pool with several cameras and lenses that we can lend. Read more about them, how you could use them for Wiki Loves Earth, and other tips and ideas for WLE 2022 here.

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 Sweden. Let's quickly go through them.
BKV m 1 jms.svg All entries must be original photographs uploaded by their authors.
BKV m 2 jms.svg All photos must be uploaded within May 2022, to be eligible
BKV m 3 jms.svg All photos must be under a free license
BKV m 4 jms.svg Participants must have an active email account.
BKV h5 jms.svg Lists of eligible sites are published here. Photos of representative species (animals, plants etc.) taken in an eligible site also qualify if they are properly identified.
BKV h6 jms.svg Captions and description are required
BKV h7 jms.svg Make sure that there are no visible watermarks
BKV h8 jms.svg All photos must have at least 2Mpx.

Next to that, there are a few practical rules and advice:
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 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
BKV m 4 jms.svg Do not forget to add categories to your picture – it will be helpful to everyone looking for it!
BKV h5 jms.svg Share your upload success on social media with our hashtags: #WLESverige #WLE2022.
BKV h6 jms.svg And wait patiently for the results! All the best!


Please visit our Facebook page for updates and other news.

The Jury

In May, you may upload pictures (old or new) as you want from the given list that you have visited. At the end of the month, the national jury will evaluate the photographs and select the best 15 pictures of the natural monuments in Sweden 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.

Categories: The jury will submit a total of 15 images, divided between the categories landscape and macro. For each category a maximum of ten images can be submitted, and the jury will make the selection.

Local organizer

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  • Use this map to find natural heritage sites close to you. If you allow the map to use your location you might see green and blue areas close to you. Blue areas are without photos and green areas already have some images, but images from all areas are welcome in the contest.