Vote for the Picture of the Year on Wikimedia Commons

The image shows a lightbulb against a red background. The filament within the bulb is burning sue to the presence of oxygen.
The Picture of the Year 2013 by Stefan Krause from Germany. Click to see in full.

This post was written by Wikimedia UK volunteer Livia Morarasu

It’s that time of the year! The voting for the annual Wikimedia Commons Picture of the Year Contest is now open and there is plenty to marvel at.

Last year a total of 981 pictures  were promoted to ‘featured picture’ status in categories ranging from plants and fungi, cities and bridges, panoramic views, interiors and details or vehicles and crafts. All Wikimedians with more than 75 live edits before January 1, 2015 are welcomed to select their favourite shots and, thus, recognize the most remarkable contribution made on Commons in 2014.

We know that selecting just one great snap is a difficult task, and so users may vote for as many images as they like in the first round, ending on January 31, 2015, at 23:59 [UTC]. Only the top 30 pictures will be included in the second round, starting on February 14, 2015. Don’t forget that anyone can become a part of the Commons community by uploading  their work and maybe see their name in the Picture of the Year 2015 competition.

Congratulations to the photographers who shared their work as freely licensed content and good luck to all!