Commons:Wiki Loves Folklore
Wiki Loves Folklore (WLF) is an international photographic contest where the photographers can contribute media (photographs, video, and audio) about their local folk culture to Wikimedia Commons under free licenses to be used on Wikipedia and any other places with attribution. This photography contest is focused on folk culture of different regions, including folk dances, folk music, folk activities, folk games, folk cuisine, folk wear, folklore, and tradition, including ballads, folktales, fairy tales, legends, traditional song and dance, folk plays, games, seasonal events, calendar customs, folk arts, folk religion, mythology, etc. The campaign is targeted at protecting the world’s intangible cultural heritage.
- Commons:Wiki Loves Folklore 2021, the contest in February 2021 (images)
- Commons:Wiki Loves Folklore 2020, the contest in February 2020 (images)
- Commons:Wiki Loves Love 2019, the contest in February 2019 (images)
Winning pictures in former editions
Wiki Loves Folklore is a project organized by the Open Heritage Foundation. We express our thanks to the project’s sponsoring partners Wikimedia Foundation, Wikimedia Belgium, Wikimedia France, Wikimedia Deutschland, and Le Sans Page for supporting the project in the past two years. We would like to also thank our Media Partners Scholastic, American Folklore Society, Archivalia Hypotheses (Germany), Wikiwand, Tribune India, Punjab Tribune, Ajit News, Dainik Bhaskar, Dainik Savera, Dainik Jagran, and Punjabi Jagran for their support to make this campaign visible to the public.
Collaborating partners in countries
The Wikipedia project has been supported by affiliates and partner organizations from 11 countries – India, USA, Italy, France, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Pakistan, Tunis, Ghana, and Geneva.