Commons:Wiki Loves Earth 2024 in Uganda

From Wikimedia Commons, the free media repository
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Wiki Loves Earth 2024 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 fifth 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 15 May 2024 to 15 July 2024. (when local winners will be submitted to the international competition).

Local entries will be accepted starting on 15 May 2024 until 15 July 2024. 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 30 July 2024 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.


Start date:
15th May 2024
Upload period:
27 May 2024
End date:
15th July 2024
Selecting national winners : 25th July - 30 July 2024
Contacting national winners : 1 - 10 August 2024
Announcing and award of prizes : 15 - 20 2024
Submitting local winners to the international competition 30 August 2024
Meta/landing page updates and evaluation: 31 August 2024

Team members

The competition will be run by volunteers from the Wikimedia Community Usergroup in Uganda. Below are the Core Organising Team (COT).
  • Sandra Aceng - Project lead and Financials.
  • Shafik Mubiru - Project Coordination
  • Geoffrey Kateregga - Jury Coordinator
  • Ritah Nagujja -Communications and Marketing Coordinator
  • Alvin Ategyeka - Event Management

Jury members (TBA)
International prizes

Wiki Loves Earth 2024 Photo Hunt in Western Uganda


Places Visited

  • Lake Mburo National Park
  • Queen Elizabeth National Park
  • Lake Mburo
  • Lake Katwe
  • Kazinga Channel
  • Lake George
  • Twin Lake
  • Africa Lake
  • Amabere Waterfall Campsite
  • Nyakasura falls



Wiki Loves Earth 2024 Virtual Launch


Date: 25 May 2024; Time: 3:00-4:30 PM EAT

Wiki Loves Earth 2024 in Uganda Launch

Program for Wiki Loves Earth 2024 in Uganda Official Launch Event: (Online)

3:00 pm - 3:10 pm
  • Participants join in,
  • Introductions and,
  • Welcome remarks.
Alvin Ategyeka
3:10 pm - 3:20 pm
  • Brief about Wikimedia community User Group Uganda
  • Any other communication from the community
Geofrey Kateregga
3:20 pm - 3:30 pm
  • Overview of Wiki Loves Earth 2024 in Uganda
Sandra Aceng and Rita Nagujja
3:30 pm - 4:00 pm Good photography tips and good photo captions Giles Laurent
4:00-4:20 pm
  • How to upload Photos on Wikimedia commons.
  • How to Upload Videos on Wikimedia commons.
  • Licenses
  • Best Uploading practices.
Shafik Mubiru and

Geoffrey Kateregga

4:20-4:25 pm Launch + Celebrations Shafik Mubiru
4:20 pm - 4:30 pm
  • Questions and answers session
  • Closing remarks
Sandra Aceng

Participants during the Virtual Launch

No. Name/User Name Usergroup Organisation
1. Giles Laurent Global Wikimedian Wild Life Photographer and Trainee Lawyer
2. Sandra Aceng Wikimedia Uganda
3. Geoffrey Kateregga Wikimedia Uganda
4. Shafik Mubiru Wikimedia Uganda
5. Vanessa Mulondo Wikimedia Uganda
6. Titus Smiles Wikimedia Uganda
7. Timothy Akolamazima Wikimedia Uganda
8. Sharon Atyang Wikimedia Uganda
9. Nagujja Ritah Wikimedia Uganda
10. Emmanuel Oruk Wikimedia Uganda
11. Alvin Ategyeka Wikimedia Uganda
12. Kushemeza Amon Wikimedia Uganda
13. Drake Tamale Wikimedia Uganda
14. Chris Bernard Wikimedia Uganda
15. Musa Mukwaba Wikimedia Uganda
16. Moses Otukei Wikimedia Uganda Drone Pilot & Data Entrant

How to participate

Step 1: Find protected areas, natural monuments, parks, or protected areas to photograph near you!
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!
Step 3: Make a selection of the best images, describe, name, and add other relevant details.
Step 4: Log in to Wikimedia Commons. If you don't have an account yet Create one - and activate your email address.
Step 5 : Publish (Upload) your photos
Upload your photos

Where are the natural sites?

Regions of Uganda
Regions of Uganda


National Parks
  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

State Reserves

  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
State Nature Sanctuaries
  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
State Nature Sanctuaries
  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

  • Every submission should be:
    • Self-taken and self-uploaded;
    • Uploaded between 15 May 2024 - 15 July 2024.
    • 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 top 10 Images in Uganda in 2023


The top 10 Images in Uganda in 2022


The top 10 Images in Uganda in 2021


The top 10 Images in Uganda in 2020


The 2019 winning photos in Uganda



Images Stats
purge – Data as of 12:19 pm, 21 June 2024