Commons:Wiki Loves Folklore 2021/Illustrate Wikipedia articles

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Welcome to Wiki Loves Folklore!


Wiki Loves Folklore Illustrate Wikipedia articles is being organized from 25th August to 25th September. It integrates the media files, including images and videos from the main Wiki Loves Folklore project to the relevant Wikipedia articles. This is one of the important phases to ensure the usage of the images we received in the photo contest of 2021 from 100+ countries to be used well in the related topics in encyclopedias in different languages.

How to participate[edit]

  1. 1Sign in or Create a New Account on Wikipedia (You can create account on any language Wikipedia including your own language).
  2. 2Find an article that needs a photo. There are many ways to do this. Here are some tips.
  3. 3Select the appropriate image from here. There are several ways to do this. See Commons:Simple media reuse guide and Here are additional tips.
  4. 4On the article page, click Edit and insert the image selected in Step 3, including a brief caption in the WP's language. Check the display position in "Preview" and make any necessary changes. Then click on "Publish changes".
  5. 5Include the hashtag #WLF21 in the edit summary of all articles improved with images.

Campaign rules[edit]

Images must be used between 25th August to 25th September .
There is no limit to the number of files one can use. There are, however, different categories of prizes (see below).
Participants must be a registered user on any Wikimedia project. Sign in or Create a new account on Wikipedia (You can create an account on any language Wikipedia, for use in your own WP and on all Wikimedia projects).
The image caption and description must be clear and be suitable for the topic of the article.
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Participants must include the hashtag #WLF21 in the Edit summary of all articles improved with images. For example: "+image #WLF21"

Campaign timeline[edit]

  • Start for entries: 25th August, 2021 00:01 (UTC)
  • Deadline for entries: 25th September, 2021 23:59 (UTC)
  • Results announcement: 15th October, 2021

International prize categories[edit]

Winning prizes for the user(s) with the most number of unique Wikipedia articles improved with photos

  1. 1st Prize 100 USD
  2. 2nd Prize 75 USD
  3. 3rd Prize 50 USD
  4. 5 Consolation prizes 5 USD each (Minimum 50 articles improved)

The prizes will be dispursed in form of online coupons.

How to add new inspirations for more languages?[edit]

The tool needed is the GLAMify tool.

How it works: for a given category on Wikimedia Commons, and based on images for articles based in a source language Wikipedia, suggests images for articles based on another language Wikipedia

Option 1: Go to m:User:Ijon/GLAMify and follow the steps.

Option 2: Make a request just here

The process described above could be technically improved. A Phabricator task describes the needs: