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Welcome to Wiki Loves Folklore!
(The 2020 iteration of Wiki Loves Love)

Introduction to Wiki Loves Folklore

Wiki Loves Folklore (Meta-Wiki: Wiki Loves Folklore) is an international photographic contest organized by Wikimedia community to document cultures in different regions of the world. Wiki Loves Folklore is continuation of Commons:Wiki Loves Love 2019 project with the theme of folk culture.

The basic aim of the competition is to collect photos of human cultural diversity to illustrate articles in the worldwide free encyclopedia Wikipedia and other Wikimedia Foundation projects. The photos provided must match the theme, although the contest is not limited to any official list of protected areas, which means that most users will be able to find several pertaining subjects close to theme, whether festivals, dances, cuisine, clothing or daily life routine emphasizing on folk culture of that area.


  • 1–29 February 2020
  • Start for submissions: February 01, 2020
  • Deadline for submissions: February 29, 2020 23:59 (UTC)
  • Results Declaration: around April 14, 2020


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.

Examples for photos that can be sent in

Folklore People and Activities

Folk Cuisine

Folk Dances

Folk Festivals

Folk Music

Folk Costumes/Clothing

What we won’t accept?

Pornographic and explicit images, artwork due to copyrights issues, etc.


  • 1st prize: 400 USD
  • 2nd prize: 300 USD
  • 3rd prize: 100 USD
  • Top 15 consolation prizes: 10 USD
  • Video, Audio prize: 50 USD, 50 USD
  • Wiki Loves Love Postcards to top 500 Uploaders
  • T-shirts and Certificates to International Team
There will be 15 winning Pictures/Videos.

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).