Commons:Wiki Science Competition 2019

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Wiki Science Competition is an international scientific photo competition
organized by the global Wikimedia community
with the support of the University of Tartu and the Estonian Research Council
It is an evolution of the previous European competition
Upload period: November – December 2019
Check the main website or the page of your specific country for more information

National competitions[edit]

All of the upload forms can be accessed from here. An international category is also provided for countries without a specific category and transnational institution.

Some countries have specific national juries. Click on your country in the list for more information in your main language.




This competition originally started as a national competition and it was first organized in Estonia. In 2015, the contest was expanded to all of Europe and resulted in almost 10,000 freely licensed images attracting over 2,200 contesters. The 2017 edition was the first international one and saw an upload of more than 12000 files.

This year the event is organized globally for the second time.

How to participate[edit]

Create your account[edit]

If you don't have one, you can create a global account that will give you a specific username on all Wikimedia platforms (including Wikimedia Commons) when you log in.

Create your account here!

Plese notice that you need to wait at least four days before uploading a video file, while images can be uploaded right after the registration.

Check the rules[edit]

The main rules are listed on the Competition website. Here we provide a brief summary.

Check the national upload calendar for when the upload dates are for your region. Most countries' competitions run during November or December.
There is no limit to the number of files one can upload. If you upload more than one file, only one highest prize is eligible. The rest shall be awarded to the next highest scoring entrant.
The image must be published under a free use license or as public domain. The possible licenses are CC-BY-SA 4.0, CC-BY 4.0, CC0 1.0.
Images entered into the competition must be taken or authored by submitter of the image using e-mail registered Wikimedia account. In case of multiple authors, all the co-authors’ names must be provided. In case of institutional uploads, submission can be made by a representative of the organization.
The image needs to have a good scientific description. Description in English is required for every submitted image, although descriptions in other languages are also welcomed.
Upload the highest resolution possible. The image size should be at least 2 megapixels, unless the technology used does not allow it. The image must not contain water mark, logo, additional text, graphics, or insets.

Uploaded files[edit]

Do you need some idea? Do you want see how it's going? You can take a closer look to all files sorted by theme or country, in this category (2017) or this category (2019).

For a quick glance, an informal selection of every week of the 2019 edition is given here.

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Central notices can be suggested at this page.

Social networks[edit]

Hashtags: #WikiScience #WikiScienceCompetition #WSC2019 #WikiScienceCompetition2019

Press and blogs[edit]

A list of news published on line, ordered by date, in various languages is provided.


Commons:Wiki Science Competition 2019/2017


Commons:Wiki Science Competition 2019/2019


Commons:Wiki Science Competition 2019/2021

International Jury[edit]

  • Wikidata-logo-v3.pngNuvola Iraqi flag.svg Osama Shukir Muhammed AMIN (medicine)
  • Wikidata-logo-v3.pngNuvola United Kingdom flag.svg/Nuvola German flag.svg Wing Ying CHOW (chemistry)
  • Wikidata-logo-v3.pngNuvola Italy flag.svg Leonardo D'IMPORZANO (journalism, popularization)
  • Wikidata-logo-v3.pngNuvola Italy flag.svg Valentina DOMENICI (chemistry, popularization)
  • Wikidata-logo-v3.pngNuvola German flag.svg/Nuvola USA flag.svg Daniel MIETCHEN (biophysics)
  • Wikidata-logo-v3.pngNuvola Italy flag.svg/Nuvola France flag.svg Annalisa PLAITANO (biology, popularization)
  • Wikidata-logo-v3.pngNuvola Indian flag.svg Nuggehalli Srinivas PRASHANTH (medicine)
  • Wikidata-logo-v3.pngNuvola Indian flag.svg/Nuvola Swiss flag.svg Achintya RAO (physics)
  • Wikidata-logo-v3.pngNuvola Polish flag.svg Aleksandra SULIKOWSKA-BEŁCZOWSKA (art history)
  • Wikidata-logo-v3.pngNuvola German flag.svg Andreas THUST (microscopy)
  • Wikidata-logo-v3.pngNuvola Chile flag.svg/Nuvola Italy flag.svg Marcos VALDES (astronomy, scientific outreach)
  • Wikidata-logo-v3.pngNuvola Estonian flag.svg Sven ZACEK (photography)