Events

  1. How the world’s largest photo competition attracts a very human collection of heritage

    Photo by Crispino87, CC BY-SA 4.0.

    Wiki Loves Monuments drew 277,365 entries from 10,748 participants this year, the largest pool of submissions of any photo competition. Volunteers go through all of those, first on the national level, then for the global finals. The top 15 photos—winnowed all the way down from the more than a quarter-million—will be announced next week.... Read more

  2. Community digest: Wikipedians in Bulgaria revive their history through the Archives Challenge, news in brief

    Photo, public domain/CC0.

    This month, Wikipedia editors develop and use 6,500 freely-licensed photos in the Archives Challenge. In addition, this week’s news in brief includes editathons in NYC and Belgrade, a prestigious prize for the Wikimedia community in Estonia, new resources for holding Wikimedia events in Africa, and more.... Read more

  3. The top fifteen phenomenal winning photos from Wiki Loves Earth

    Photo by Joao lara mesquita, CC BY-SA 4.0.

    115,000 images were submitted as part of Wiki Loves Earth this year.... Read more

  4. Let’s judge copyright law by its contribution to learning and education

    Photo courtesy of Mike Masnick.

    Opening our event series Free Open Shared, Mike Masnick of Techdirt gave an energetic talk about the need for copyright reform.... Read more

  5. Armenian and Spanish communities come together around castles

    Photo by Kike Sempere Barrachina, CC BY-SA 3.0 ES.

    Wikimedia chapters in both countries organized a cross-cultural contest to bring the two editing communities closer together.... Read more

  6. Community digest: Editors around the world get ready for Wikipedia Asian Month, news in brief

    Photo by Jordy Meow, CC BY-SA 3.0.

    A new round of Wikipedia Asian Month starts today. For the month of November, volunteer editors will contribute new Wikipedia articles about this diverse continent. In addition, this week’s news in brief from the Wikimedia movement includes a new report on transparency from the Foundation’s board and a magazine article featuring four Wikipedians.... Read more

  7. Building a more inclusive movement at WikiConference North America 2016

    Photo by Geraldshields11, CC BY-SA 4.0.

    Held earlier this month in San Diego, WikiConference North America took a proactive approach to inclusivity, featuring dozens of talks on how Wikipedians can improve and uplift the movement as well as the community.... Read more

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. 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