Commons:Wiki Loves Earth 2023 in Nigeria

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June 1st to July 31st 2023
Wiki Loves Earth 2023
in Nigeria

Wiki Loves Earth is an international photography competition to promote natural heritage sites around the World through Wikimedia projects (mainly Wikipedia and Wikimedia Commons). This is the fifth time Nigeria will be participating in the contest and it would be held during 1 June — 31 July 2023. In the first edition and second edition, over 1000 quality images were uploaded by participants in Nigeria. Everyone is welcome to get involved, whether as a participant (photographer), organizational volunteer, or both. Join us to contribute free-licensed images of natural heritages in Nigeria.


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 Nigeria!

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

Upload your photograph of natural heritages.


Why to participate?

Wiki Loves Earth in Nigeria is an online photography competition to promote the cultural heritage sites of Nigeria. This photography competition is part of the international annual photographic competition Wiki Loves Earth (WLE). With a lot of prizes to be won.

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 Nigeria. Let's quickly go through them. Every submission should be:
All entries must be your own work; do not manipulate original images and make sure that there is no visible watermarks.
All photos must be uploaded within June 1st to July 31st, 2023, to be eligible
All photos must be licensed under CC BY-SA license
Participants must have an active email account, if the organizers wish to contact
Captions and description are required
Do not forget to add categories to your picture as it will be helpful to everyone looking for your picture
Make sure that you are not uploading duplicate images

How to participate:
Sign in or Create a New Account on Wikimedia Commons
Name your photos well
Use our Upload Button at the top OR Click here to upload images
Share your upload success on social media with our hashtags: #WLENG #WLE2023.
And wait patiently for the results! All the best!

Contact the organizing team

Wikimedia User Group Nigeria


To Be Confirmed


Please join us on our Facebook,TwitterandInstagram pagefor updates and other news.

The Jury

Between 1 June and 31 July, you may upload pictures (old or new) as you want from the given list that you have visited. At the end of the competition, the national jury will evaluate the photographs and select the best 10 pictures of the natural monuments in Nigeria 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 local and 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.

Local organizer