Photo by Udhabkc, freely licensed under CC BY-SA 4.0.

Nepal’s victorious monument photos include the birthplace of Buddha

Wiki Loves Monuments 2015, an international photography competition, was held locally in Nepal for the third time this year. Their photos are extraordinary.

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"Shangrila Resorts" by Zaeemsiddiq, under CC-BY-SA-3.0

See the stunning winning photographs from Wiki Loves Earth 2015

Wiki Loves Earth, a photo competition where participants picture protected areas and upload their photos to Wikimedia Commons, was held internationally for the second time in 2015 and gathered 26 countries. The contest is over, and we are now able to present the international winners.

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Photo by Federico Di Iorio, freely licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0.

In September, we love monuments

Today marks the start of the sixth edition of Wiki Loves Monuments, the largest photography competition in the world. Thousands of Wikipedia readers and contributors from more than 30 countries around the globe will be taking part in the contest, hoping to document their local heritage, contribute to Wikipedia, and perhaps win a little prize. Here’s a preview of the competition with a special focus on a long-term participant, Italy.

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La mujer que nunca conociste: the first Iberocoop contest on women biographies

During the months of March and April 2015, Iberocoop led the largest international contest on women biographies, which brought 391 new articles to Wikipedia about women from all over the world.

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Photo by Ben Tubby, freely licensed under CC BY 2.0

The Chinese Wikipedia’s Dong Yuan Ling wants you to contribute articles

The Online Edit-a-thon called “Dong Yuan Ling”(Chinese: 动员令/動員令, literally means Mobilization Order) is an annual tradition of Chinese Wikipedia in every summer will start on 4 July this year. In next two months, Editors on Chinese Wikipedia will be encourage to join the activity and improve some topic of Chinese Wikipedia that it weeks on. The first Dong Yuan Ling was held in 2006, and this year is the thirteenth Dong Yuan Ling.

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Photo by Alejandro Escamilla, freely licensed under CC0 1.0.

Plan your next Wikimedia writing contest with the Evaluation Report and Toolkit

In the spirit of better understanding Wikimedia programs, the Learning and Evaluation team at Wikimedia Foundation worked with 17 community members to capture data about 39 writing contests to understand the outcomes of contests. We also reached out to interview a variety of program leaders that had hosted successful contests. Today we happily announce the launch of two new products: a writing contest evaluation report and a program toolkit.

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"RhB Ge 4-4 II Wiesener Viadukt" by Kabelleger, under CC-BY-SA-3.0

Wiki Loves Monuments 2014 has begun!

Calling all photographers! It’s that time of year again: Wiki Loves Monuments 2014 has begun! On Monday, September 1, for the fifth consecutive year, participants from around the world began competing in the world’s largest photography competition, which will last until the end of September. […]

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"Wikipedia Summer of Monuments" by Harej, under CC-BY-SA-3.0

Introducing Wikipedia Summer of Monuments

As Americans across the United States kick off the 4th of July weekend, the “Summer of Monuments” campaign has launched an exciting photo contest focusing especially on Southern states whose history is underrepresented on Wikimedia Commons.

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Wikimedia Ukraine initiates new photo contest – “Wiki Loves Earth”

Preliminary Logo of Wiki Loves Earth Wikimedia Ukraine is launching a new photo contest, “Wiki Loves Earth,” on April 15, 2013. The goal of the contest is to collect free pictures of Ukraine’s Natural Heritage sites, landscapes and ornamental gardening objects in order to illustrate articles on Wikipedia. Anyone can…

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Wikimedia Commons Picture of the Year Winners Announced

2,463 votes were cast by Wikimedians to decide the fifth annual Picture of the Year in the recent competition on the Wikimedia Commons.   All 783 pictures promoted to featured picture status in the previous year were included in the competition.  The organizing committee is pleased to announce the results, and would like…

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