[WMCEE-l] Invitation to participate at Wiki Loves Earth 2017

Nikola Kalchev nikola.kalchev at gmail.com
Wed Feb 8 18:03:34 CET 2017

Dear Wikimedia colleagues,

After four wonderful editions of Wiki Loves Earth resulting in over 300,000
new photos on Commons, we are happy to invite you to the 5th edition of
Wiki Loves Earth international photo contest –

As a reminder, Wiki Loves Earth is focused on natural heritage (protected
natural areas of all possible types) in different countries. Like Wiki
Loves Monuments, the contest is organised in a federative way – meaning
that it depends only on YOU and your affiliate/group if the contest will
take place in your country.

Last year we had 26 participating countries organising local contests. In
addition, owing to partnership with UNESCO we had a special nomination for
photos of biosphere reserves all over the world, getting photos from 27
other countries, such as Argentina, Canada, Indonesia, Italy, South Africa
and many others. This shows that photographers around the world have a
great enthusiasm about Wiki Loves Earth – so we hope to see many of you
organising a local contest in your country this year!

In order to join please add your country on the contest page:

You can learn more on how to organise a contest in your country (it’s not
that difficult!) here:

If you want to participate or are interested but not sure, we would like to
hear your say:


   Please tell us what kind of assistance you would like to get from the
   international team! Just email us at wle-team at wikimedia.org.ua to tell
   what you need to start in your country

   To avoid eternal dissatisfaction with jury tools, we have set up a page
   with an action plan:
   Please share your thoughts about it on the talk page!

   Finally, you can subscribe to our mailing lists at
   https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikilovesearth (
   wikilovesearth at lists.wikimedia.org) to get our updates.

We hope to see many new participants in Wiki Loves Earth this year and we
are happy to help you if you have any questions.

Best regards,

Nikola / User:Lord Bumbury

On behalf of the Wiki Loves Earth international team
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