Krishna Chaitanya Velaga
Lead coordinator
Wiki Loves Uniformed Services (India)

8 May 2017

Wiki Loves Uniformed services (India) (WLUS) is a public photo competition on Wikimedia Commons for use on Wikipedia and other project websites of the Wikimedia Foundation. For this year, the predominant aim of the project is the improve the quality of images of different uniformed services operating from the Indian sub-continental region. Apart from the primary goal as mentioned above, the project also aims to educate people about and promote donating images to Commons on a national scale from the vibrant Indian photography community. Through this campaign, more people will access and contribute to Wikipedia and its sister projects. 
                So we request you and to encourage the photographers around you to participate in the contest and win prizes worth INR 1,00,000/- Not only the participants will have a chance to participate and win prizes in the contest, but also they will be the contributors to the Wikimedia Foundation's mission of access free knowledge and free content. 
                 Wiki Loves is an contest-type initiative by the Wikimedia community that holds prizes for the participants. These initiatives are taken up to increase the images available to use regarding a particular category. Previously in India—Wiki Loves Earth, Wiki Loves Monuments and Wiki Loves Food, were held. All these three initiatives were a huge success with more than 8,000 images pooled in for each contest. So this year, WLUS targets the images of uniformed services of India. More information can be obtained from the links below.

Thanking You.

Best regards,
Krishna Chaitanya Velaga

Useful Links:
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