Events

  1. Wiki Loves Monuments needs you to help preserve historical memory for future generations

    PhotobyFuzzypiggy, CC BY-SA 3.0.

    The largest photography competition in the world aims to document the monuments and cultural heritage sites of today for others to enjoy tomorrow. It’s being held right now, and you can contribute.... Read more

  2. Writing women into Wikipedia with the United Nations: the #HERstory editathons

    Photo by BrillLyle, CC BY-SA 4.0.

    One editor published her first Wikipedia article at a Cairo #HERstory editathon. “I attended without having a clue about what should I do or how to write on Wikipedia,” she said. “I can’t wait to write more.”... Read more

  3. Wiki Loves the Olympics encourages collaboration on Wikimedia projects

    Photo by Giacomo Sparaciari, CC BY-SA 3.0.

    Weeks before the 2016 Summer Olympics kicks off, the Wikipedia community has made strides to turn this enthusiasm for the Olympics and Paralympics into collaboration to expand content about the games on Wikimedia projects.... Read more

  4. Meet the amateur photographer who has taken the most featured pictures on Wikimedia Commons

    Photo by Diego Delso, CC BY-SA 4.0.

    Out of 15,084 images Delso has taken and uploaded, the Wikimedia community has rated 306 as ‘featured’ and 8,696 as ‘quality.’... Read more

  5. Wikipedia edit-a-thon, 72 hours long, is recognized with a Guinness World Record

    Photo by Salvador alc, CC BY-SA 4.0.

    Wikimedia Mexico and Museo Soumaya partnered for the event, named #72HorasConRodin for the “progenitor of modern sculpture.”... Read more

  6. Wikivacation contest in Poland offers opportunities for tourists and locals alike

    Photo by Adam Kliczek, CC BY-SA 3.0.

    The new contest will allow participants to submit their beautiful shots of monuments, nature, and art located in public space, along with small urban architecture of historical value. You can also write new articles where these pictures can be used.... Read more

  7. Community digest—First-ever Wikipedian-in-residence in Brazil; First women in science edit-a-thon in Venezuela

    Photo by MGromov, CC BY-SA 4.0.

    The position will stimulate the use of Wikipedia as a means of scientific dissemination; twenty-one women scientists now have articles on the Spanish Wikipedia.... Read more

  8. Europeana Art History Challenge finishes

    Photo by Pierre-Joseph Redouté, public domain/CC0.

    The largest-ever GLAM-Wiki competition (and the first to highlight Wikidata) has concluded.... Read more

  9. Wikimedians gather in Italian alpine town Esino Lario for 12th Wikimania

    Photo by Luisella Aliprandi, CC BY-SA 3.0.

    Each year, members of the Wikimedia community convene in one location to share experiences, learn from each other, and discuss the most critical issues of the movement. Wikimania 2016 will draw over a thousand attendees from more than 60 nations to Esino Lario, which has a year-round population of less than 800, from June 24-26.... Read more

  10. In worldwide vote, Wikimedia users select extraordinary picture of the year

    Photo by NASA, public domain/CC0.

    1,322 pictures. 56 finalists. One winner. The vote for Wikimedia Commons’ picture of the year is over.... Read more