Commons:Wiki Loves Folklore 2023 in Ireland

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Wiki Loves Folklore 2023 - 1 February to 31 March 2023
Sharing Ireland's intangible cultural heritage with the world

Wiki Loves Folklore is an international photographic competition to enjoy and celebrate the cultural diversity from around the World through Wikimedia projects (mainly Wikipedia and Wikimedia Commons). Everybody can participate.

In Ireland, we are calling on people to dive into their photo archives or visit local sites with connections of Irish culture, folklore or storytelling and upload them to win!

The basic aim of the competition is to collect photos of human cultural diversity to illustrate articles in the worldwide free encyclopaedia Wikipedia and other Wikimedia Foundation projects. The photos provided must match the theme, including, but not limited to festivals, material culture, dances, cuisine, clothing or daily life routine emphasizing on folk culture of the island of Ireland.

To find out about all the other national competitions taking place, visit the international website.

The contest in Ireland is organized by Wikimedia Community Ireland.


Top tips


The jury will judge individual entries based on the following criteria (in no particular order):

  • Technical quality
  • Originality
  • Potential usefulness and overall value of the image (including its licensing) to the Wikimedia projects

Out and about

  • Please be respectful and considerate to your fellow photographers, and to others.
  • If you are photographing building interiors, stop straight away if you are asked to do so. Some places prohibit interior photography, but in others you may be allowed to continue if you ask for permission.
  • Do not trespass on private property (it is perfectly OK, though, to take photographs while standing in a public place such as the street).
  • Where possible avoid photographing vehicles, and particularly vehicle numberplates.
  • Please do not upload photographs of posters, noticeboards, signs, or anything else having text or two-dimensional images that might be copyright-protected. That applies even to text or images that are in a public place and that everyone else is taking pictures of. Ancient wall paintings in churches are fine, as are photos of stained glass windows of any date.

Contest Timeline

  • 1 February: The contest officially opens, and uploading of photos begins.
  • 31 March: Contest closes, uploading of photos ends.
  • May: Winners will be announced.


  • Oein DeBhairduin
  • Sharon Slater


Images Stats
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Take a photo and upload it to Wikimedia Commons
Make sure to enter your email address on your Wikimedia profile otherwise we may not have a way to contact you if you win one of the prizes.


You can win the following prizes:

  • 1st Prize: €80 Amazon voucher
  • 2nd Prize: €60 Amazon voucher
  • 3rd Prize: €40 Amazon voucher

Contact us!

There are several ways to contact us:

Identify some Irish intangible cultural heritage
From festivals, crafts, traditional food, dances, furniture, clothing or daily life - find inspiration for your images here.

Take photos
Take as many and as good photos as you can, try different angles. Even if the photo doesn't win you a prize, it may help Wikipedia!

Describe your images
Describe what you photographed in the image description and captions. Record the place's name, description, and date of photo.

Upload to Commons
Upload your images to Wikimedia Commons between 1 February and 31 March. Create an account, if you don't have one already.