Commons:Wiki Loves Earth 2023 in the Philippines

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July 1st to August 31st 2023
Wiki Loves Earth 2023
in the Philippines

Wiki Loves Earth is an international photography competition to promote natural heritage sites around the World through Wikimedia projects (mainly Wikipedia and Wikimedia Commons). The Philippines has already participated in Wiki Loves Earth 2018, Wiki Loves Earth 2019, Wiki Loves Earth 2020, Wiki Loves Earth 2021 and Wiki Loves Earth 2022 . With the help of the competition we have over 5,000 pictures uploaded under creative commons license. Everyone, be it a newbie or expert photographer can participate to this event.

Join us and contribute free-licensed photographs of natural heritages in the Philippines.


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.


Why to participate?

Wiki Loves Earth in the Philippines is an online photography competition to promote the cultural heritage sites of the Philippines. 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 the Philippines. 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 1 July to 31 August 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.
Upload photos from the protected landscapes and seascapes, and natural parks in the Philippines.
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.

Next to that, there are a few practical rules:
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: #WLEPH #WLE2023.
And wait patiently for the results! All the best!

Contact us

Please visit our WikiCommons Philippines for updates and other news.

The Jury

In July, you may upload pictures (old or new) as you want from the given monuments list that you have visited. At the end of the August, the national jury will evaluate the photographs and select the best 10 pictures of the natural monuments in the Philippines 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.


Aside from contributing photographs on Wikimedia Commons, you may also improve existing Wikipedia articles by adding contributed Wiki Loves Earth photos. Participating Wikipedia projects are Tagalog and Bikol Wikipedia.