As Wiki Loves Earth is just two days away, the organizing team is pleased
to share two interesting stories from Wiki Loves Earth:
* “Take only photos, leave only footprints”. It is highly important to
ensure that Wiki Loves Earth participant help nature while taking
photographs, not harm it. Australian WLE team shares their experience on
how to achieve it, and we put their experience in the international
* “Raising awareness of nature’s fragility”. Spanish WLE winners discuss
their motivation to participate in the contest, tell the stories behind
their winning pictures — and share reflections on the benefits of Wiki
Loves Earth for nature.
Thanks to the Spanish team for preparing this interview.
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as part of the structure data the depicts
released this week. They are not in the UploadWizad yet so this is not
relevant for the Upload-Campaign.
But I would like to make clear that (after the upload finished) the
protected area a photo was taken should not be shown with the depicts
statement. A protected area is a theoretical entity and can not be a
depict(of a photography). If there is an item for the real physical
object this can be added of course.
I the future there will be the "located in protected
area(P3018)"(https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/Property:P3018) statement for
So I would recommend to answer with this if there are questions of
participants or maybe write this in the FAQ or other information about
your local contest.
If you think it would be good to have the protected area information in
the depicts statements for now and want to correct this after the P3018
statement got released, do this, but I think it would be better to add
this Information based on the categories then.
Feel free to say if you disagree.
We are pleased to announce Wiki Loves Earth 2019 — the 6th edition of Wiki
Loves Earth international photo contest, which will take place in May and
June this year. The previous five contests have attracted more than 500,000
photos on Commons (see https://tools.wmflabs.org/wikiloves/earth), and we
hope that Wiki Loves Earth 2019 will show even better results.
And we need your help to make it happen! You can:
== Organise a local contest ==
If you are interested in organising Wiki Loves Earth 2019 photo contest in
your country — please do it! We would gladly help you with the first steps.
To declare your participation, please add your country to
. If you don't have much experience in organizing WLE, you can learn more
on how to organize a contest in your country (it’s not that difficult!)
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Commons:Wiki_Loves_Earth_2019/Organise . You
can write to wle-team(a)wikimedia.org.ua and the international team will help
== Join the International team ==
If you do not plan to participate in organising a local contest and want to
help other countries/affiliates/groups to organise it — please consider
joining the international team. Write a letter to wle-team(a)wikimedia.org.ua
describing your experience with organising projects (especially photo
contests!). And please mention what languages you speak. Note that if you
want to organise a contest locally — you should not be a part of the
The tasks are listed here:
Please sign up on the talk page if you are interested in performing
== Suggest a jury member ==
If you know good nature photographers (whether they are from Wikiprojects
or not!), please tell us! We will contact them and see if they can become
jury members of local or international contests.
== Spread information ==
Please share info about the contest, translate the main page of the contest
into your languages, post on social media etc. If you have an interesting
story to share, please contact us at wle-team(a)wikimedia.org.ua or on social
Please subscribe to our blog and follow accounts on social media:
* Blog: http://wikilovesearth.org
* Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/interwle
* Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/wikilovesearth
* Twitter: https://twitter.com/WikiLovesEarth
antanana / Nataliia Tymkiv
Disclaimer: This letter is sent in my Wikimedia volunteer capacity as a
member of the organising committee for Wiki Loves Earth 2018, not as a
Board member of Wikimedia Foundation