Dear Wikimedians,

We are pleased to announce the Wiki Loves Earth international photo contest starting in less than a week! Our aims are to raise public awareness about protected areas and to create the biggest database of free photos of nature heritage sites from all over the world.

This is the 10th edition of the competition. In 2013 we held WLE in Ukraine for the first time, and in 2014 it went international. Overall, WLE collected 767k free photos, with around 180k being used in the wikiprojects — and we are going to make even more impact organizing Wiki Loves Earth 2022! The contest runs throughout May 1 – July 31, with different dates for each country.

Want to become a part of our WLE family? 

— Join a local team in your country (check this list of participating countries, or if there is no one organize a contest yourself! Find out more about the process in our detailed guidelines at

— Take part in WLE 2022 and upload your photos: check our rules at and start preparing your submissions! 

We will be happy to answer your questions during our Office Hour on April 26 at 14.00 UTC+2. Read the info 🔼, prepare your questions and let's talk!

Meeting ID: 841 5067 9860
Passcode: wle22

And you are always welcome to contact us at

To find out more about WLE, check our:

Best regards,

Iryna Yehiazarova

Project Manager for Wiki Loves Earth 2022

on behalf of the international organizing team