[WikiEN-l] Picture of the Year 2014 Results

Srikant Kedia wikiodisha1 at gmail.com
Fri Mar 20 17:54:05 UTC 2015

Dear Wikimedians,

The 2014 Picture of the Year competition has ended and we are pleased to
announce the results:

We shattered participation records this year -- more people voted in Picture
of the Year 2014 than ever before. In both rounds, 6698 different people
voted for their favorite media files.

   - In the first round, 4504
   people voted for all 983 candidates
   - In the second round, 3824
   people voted for the 54 finalists (the R1 top 30 overall and top 2 in each

In the second round - the "three votes" system was enabled for the first
time this year - eligible users could vote for up to 3 finalists - each of
these 3 votes counted equal.

We congratulate the winners of the contest and thank them for creating
these beautiful media files and sharing them as freely licensed content:

   1. 547 people voted for the winner, Two Julia Butterflies (Dryas iulia)
   drinking the tears of turtles in Ecuador
   2. In second place, 416 people voted for An Emperor Penguin (Aptenodytes
   forsteri) in Antarctica jumping out of the water
   3. In third place, 410 people voted for High above Tocopilla, Chile, one
   of SQMs Boxcabs coasts downhill to the Reverso switchback

*Click here to view the top images >>*

We also sincerely thank to all 6,698 voters for participating. We invite
you to continue to participate in the Commons community by sharing your work

the Picture of the Year committee

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