Dear all,

Wiki Loves Earth (WLE) is an annual international photographic competition held during the month of May, organised worldwide by theWikipedia community members with the help of local Wikimedia affiliates across the globe. Participants take pictures of local natural heritage and scenic landscape in their countries, and upload them on Wikimedia Commons. The aim of the event is to highlight the conservation areas of the participating countries with the goal to encourage people to capture pictures of these sights, and to put them under a free license which can then be re-used not only in Wikipedia but everywhere by everyone across different domains.

India participated in such a photography contest for the first time in 2014. The winners could be found here. This year WMIN is participating again and we need your support.

Do you have pictures of protected areas of India, or from your recent trip to any national park on your computer? This is a great opportunity to give them a second life in this Wiki Loves Earth contest. In addition to being seen by everyone, your pictures could be included in Wikipedia and contribute to the knowledge of India’s natural beauty. Freely licensed photos collected through Wikipedia Loves Earth may also be reused elsewhere than in Wikipedia.

You can upload photos that may have been taken by you at any time. The key criteria to be eligible for the contest are that they are to be uploaded to Wikimedia Commons during June 2016.

You can sign up as a volunteer and participate in discussion over here.