Commons:Wiki Loves Earth 2024 in Serbia

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May 15 - July 15, 2024
Wiki Loves Earth 2024 in Serbia

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 Serbian version. Everybody can participate! There are a lot of natural heritage sites in Serbia, 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 May 15 until July 15, 2024.

In this period, 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 this period, but must be uploaded during that time to be considered. Provide your photo with {{Wiki Loves Earth 2024|rs}} template. At the end of the month, the contest jury will begin evaluating the photographs and will choose the best 10 pictures (divided in the categories landscape and macro) of the natural sites in Serbia, 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.

Please visit the winning photographs from this year's competition until the middle of August, 2024.


The top 10-15 photos, but not more than two photos from a single photographer, qualify for the international final. The Serbian Jury also awards national prizes:

1. place: 35.000 RSD
2. place: 23.000 RSD
3. place: 17.000 RSD

Special prizes

Why participate?

Serbia's natural beauty is a hidden gem waiting to be explored. From the lush forests of Kopaonik National Park to the stunning gorges of Djerdap National Park, Serbia offers a diverse range of picturesque landscapes that are truly worth capturing through photography. Whether it's the vibrant colors of autumn or the majestic snow-capped mountains in winter, Serbia's nature is a photographer's dream.

Participating in the competition is a great way to experiment and learn which photos 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?

Competition rules

We try to keep the competition clean and simple to participate in. There are only a few rules for photos to participate in the contest in Serbia. Let's quickly go through them.
All entries must be original photographs uploaded by their authors.
All photos must be uploaded within May 15 - July 15, 2024, to be eligible
All photos must be under a free license
Participants should have an active email account.
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.
Captions and description are required, also coordinates are preferable
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
Share your upload success on social media with our hashtags: #WLESerbia2024 #WLE2024.
And wait patiently for the results! All the best!

Contact the organizing team




Please visit our Instagram page for updates and other news.

The Jury

During the upper mentioned period, 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 10 pictures of the natural monuments in Serbia 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.

More about the process:

The jury will submit a total of 10-15 images, based on the rules and defined criteria. Also, as a part of special prizes, the jury will decide about individuals who sent the most photos in total, the most photos of different natural heritage sites, and the best photo of the macro world.

Local organizer

  • Ivan M,
  • Nikola T.
  • Nevena M.