Commons:Wiki Loves Folklore 2021
Introduction to Wiki Loves Folklore
Wiki Loves Folklore (Meta-Wiki: Wiki Loves Folklore) is an international photographic contest organized annually at Wikimedia Commons to document folk cultures in different regions of the world. Wiki Loves Folklore 2021 is a continuation of Wiki Loves Folklore 2020 with the theme of folk culture. The origin of the project started in 2018 from Commons:Wiki Loves Love 2019 in the theme of ceremonies and festivals of love.
This photography contest is focused on folk culture of different regions on categories, such as, but not limited to, folk festivals, 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. You can check out some other suggestions and examples in our Category page.
- 1st prize: 400 USD
- 2nd prize: 200 USD
- 3rd prize: 100 USD
- Top 10 consolation prizes: 10 USD each
- Best Video prize and best Audio prize: 25 USD, 25 USD (each)
- Top uploader prize for images: First Prize 100 USD, Second prize 50 USD
- Wiki Loves Folklore Postcards to top 100 Uploaders
- Certificates and postcards to Local Organizers
(Disclaimer: Prizes to be dispersed in a gift card or voucher format.)
- February 1 – February 28, 2021
- Start for submissions: February 1, 2021 00:01 (UTC)
- Deadline for submissions: February 28, 2021 23:59 (UTC)
- Results Declaration: To be declared on July 25, 2021 at Commons:Wiki Loves Folklore 2021/Winners (Note: Result declaration is subject to changes and may be delayed subject to circumstances with pandemic.)
Folk culture by country, Folk art, Chinese fortune telling, Folk dance, Europeade, Folk festivals, Folklore, Folk games, Gavari, Folk groups, Folk magic, Folk museums, Folk music, Newweling, Folk religion, Traditional music, Traditional songs, Folk wrestling.
Winning images from 2020
淚中之愛 by 黃孝擎
Tbourida Moroccan folklore fantasy by Houssain tork
Viva for Niño by Herbert Kikoy
Bharatanatyam by Vijay Sundararaman Iyer
Theyyam by Shagil Kannur
Dance drama by Tapas Kumar Halder
Woman at Kalibo Ati-Atihan Festival by Elisolidum
Kadayawan Festival by Fpj455
Jallikattu festival by Sundaram Perumal
Theyyam by Adzac5848
Manobo Girl by Herbert Kikoy
Bal Krishna makeup by Tapas Kumar Halder
Hmong folk costume of Vietnam by Martyna.pedziach
Port de Grave Christmas Boat Lighting by Ting ting Chen
The water transfer (Ukraine) by Mikhail Kapychka
Tango Porteño by Manticora87
Ardhanarishvara by Tapas Kumar Halder
Raiyani Muharramah Gendang beleq by RaiyaniM
Examples for photos that can be sent in
Folklore People and Activities
What we won’t accept?
Pornographic and explicit images, artwork due to copyright issues, etc.
There will be 18 winning pictures, 1 winning video, 1 winning audio and 1 prize for the person uploading the most images.
Where to ask questions?
The primary place for questions or suggestions is the talk page (Use the language you prefer, we love diversity and will find a solution to help you whatever the language you prefer to use).