Wiki Loves Folklore 2021 is an international photography contest organized
on Wikimedia Commons to document folklore and intangible cultural heritage
from different regions, including 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, folk religion, mythology and many more.
In the last two years, we have been able to document around 27000 media
from over 125+ countries. In 2019, we had a successful international
edition that ran from 1-28 Feb 2019 where we got 7121 images from 1700+
participants from over 120 countries in the theme pertaining to the
festivals and ceremonies from different parts of the world. In 2020, the
competition elicited 19,052 image submissions, 144 videos, and 13 audio
files, the campaign documented folk culture of over 125 countries around
the globe. Over 1496 photographers took part and around 20 affiliates
collaborated in the project.
How to contribute?
Starting 1 February to 28 February, interested Wikipedians, Wikimedians,
folks, Glam advocates and Cultural enthusiasts can help bridge the
knowledge gap on documentation on the theme folklore. If you are interested
in participating in the photography campaign, start photographing and
collecting media of your local culture and get ready for the photo campaign
happening on Commons. For more information check our project page.
Who can Participate?
This is open to all open evangelists with interest to the aforementioned.
Contact me for any questions.
Joy Agyepong and Hardarshan Benipal
Wiki Loves Folklore