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Wiki Loves Earth 2022 in Uganda

Wiki Loves Earth is an international photographic competition to promote natural heritage sites around the world through Wikimedia projects mainly Wikipedia and Wikimedia Commons.

In Uganda, the Wikimedia Community Usergroup is participating for the fourth time and invites all interested volunteers to join this year's competition! There are a lot of natural heritage sites in Uganda; 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 local competition will run from 28 May 2022 to 28 June 2022. (when local winners will be submitted to the international competition).

Local entries will be accepted starting on 28 May 2022 until 28 June 2022. 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 need to be uploaded during the competition time frame to be considered.

  • If you have pictures of natural sites stored on your computer since your last trip, this is a great opportunity to give them a second life in this year's Wiki Loves Earth contest.
  • The contest jury will begin selecting national winners on 09 July 2022 and will choose the best 10 pictures of the natural sites in Uganda, which will be considered in the international competition for a prize.
  • Besides winning prizes, your pictures could be used (by yourself or anyone else) on any Wikimedia project to contribute to the preservation of Uganda's natural heritage.

Timeline[edit]

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Start date:
28th May 2022
Upload period:
07th June 2022
End date:
28th June 2022
Selecting national winners : 29th June - 15 July 2022
Contacting national winners : 16 - 22 July 2022
Announcing and award of prizes : 23 - 29 July 2022
Submitting local winners to the international competition 30 August 2022
Meta/landing page updates and evaluation: 31 August 2022

Team members[edit]

The competition will be run by volunteers from the Wikimedia Community Usergroup in Uganda.
  • Sandra Aceng - Project lead
  • Kwera Faith - Jury Coordinator
  • Geoffrey Kateregga - Finance and comms lead
  • Alvin Ategyeka - Event Coordination
The above list will be updated as the competition progresses.
Jury members
  1. Ngumenawe Samson
  2. Hillary Musundi
  3. Zac  Balaba
International prizes


How to participate[edit]

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Step 1: Find protected areas, natural monuments, parks, or protected areas to photograph near you!
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Step 2: Take as many beautiful pictures as possible, try different angles. Even if the photo does not win a prize, it can help improve a selected Wikimedia project!
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Step 3: Make a selection of the best images, describe, name, and add other relevant details.
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Step 4: Log in to Wikimedia Commons. If you don't have an account yet Create one - and activate your email address.
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Step 5 : Publish (Upload) your photos
Upload your photos

Where are the natural sites?[edit]

Regions of Uganda

Legend

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  1. Bwindi Impenetrable
  2. Kibale National Park
  3. Kidepo Valley National Park
  4. Lake Mburo National Park
  5. Mgahinga Gorilla Nationals Park
  6. Mount Elgon National Park
  7. Murchison Falls
  8. Queen Elizabeth
  9. Rwenzori Mountains National Park
  10. Semuliki National Park

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  1. Ajai Wildlife Reserve
  2. Bokora Corridor Wildlife Reserve
  3. Kabwoya Wildlife Reserve
  4. Katonga Wildlife Reserve
  5. Kigezi Wildlife Reserve
  6. Matheniko Wildlife Reserve
  7. Pian Upe Wildlife Reserve
  8. Toro-Semliki Wildlife Reserve
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  1. Karenga Community Wildlife Management Area
  2. Entebbe Wildlife Sanctuary
  3. Ngama Island Chimpanzee Sanctuary
  4. Otze Forest Wildlife Sanctuary
  5. Ziwa Rhino Rhino Sanctuary
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  1. Lake Opeta
  2. Lake Bisina
  3. Lutembe Bay
  4. Mabamba Bay
  5. Murchison Falls
Contact us through any of the following channels;
Useful links

Rules and selection criteria[edit]

  • Every submission should be:
    • Self-taken and self-uploaded;
    • Uploaded between 28 May - 28 June 2022.
    • Freely licensed (This can be CC BY-SA 4.0 or any other free license, including CC0).
    • An identifiable nature monument or reserve.
    • Uploaded through the national campaign, automatically added with uploading via this link.
  • Participants can participate in the contest with multiple photos.
  • To be eligible to win a prize, participants in the contest must provide a way to contact them.
    • It is recommended that the participant has an activated e-mail address in his/her preferences and has the receiving of e-mails enabled.
    • If no way of contact is provided or no reaction is given, the photo(s) will stay part of the contest, but the uploader may not win a prize.
  • Additional International contest rules are published here.

The 2019 winning photos in Uganda[edit]

The top 10 Images in Uganda in 2020[edit]

The top 10 Images in Uganda in 2021[edit]