Wiki Loves Monuments 2016: follow up and thank you!

Every year thousands of people from across take part in the world’s largest photography competition. After a hiatus in 2015, the UK took part in this year’s competition. The winners were outstanding, and if you haven’t seen them yet you can do so on our blog. For the UK, 266 people uploaded more than 6,270… read more »

Wiki Loves Africa competition focuses on Music and Dance

Cape Town, 28th November 2016 – Music and dance are the very beat of this vibrant continent. It is therefore fitting that for the third Wiki Loves Africa media competition, the focus will be on Music and Dance. Wiki Loves Africa encourages participants to contribute media – photographs, video or sound files – to illustrate a… read more »

Awaken the Dragon breathes fire into the sails of Wikipedia in Wales

WikiProject Wales has been running a competition aimed at targeting core articles for Wales and getting them up to Good Article status. At the same time it is aiming to dramatically reduce the number of stub articles on wikipedia and encourage quality new content creation. You can see the scoreboard here, where User:Cwmhiraeth is currently… read more »

Your pictures on one of the busiest websites in the world?

This post was written by Michael Maggs, a volunteer organiser of Wiki Loves Monuments (and Wikimedia UK Chair) September is your chance to take part in the annual photography competition to improve Wikipedia. The encyclopaedia is visited by 500 million people every month, and is seeking help from RPS members improve its photos. Wiki Loves… read more »

Vote for your picture of the year…

This post was written by Stuart Prior, Wikimania Liaison Once again, it’s time for Wikimedia Commons’ Picture of the Year. This really does showcase the quality of photographers we have out there contributing to the community, and there’s a lovely diversity in the work displayed. Not to forgot those adding illustrations, maps and diagrams (I… read more »

Announcing the winners of the Wiki Loves Monuments photo contest in the UK

Wikimedia UK is delighted to announce the UK winners of the 2013 Wiki Loves Monuments competition. Wiki Loves Monuments is the world’s largest photography contest. The objective is to collect high quality photographs of some of the world’s most important buildings – in the UK, this means Grade I and Grade II* listed buildings. Over… read more »

Bringing Chester’s listed buildings onto Wikipedia

  This post was written by Wikimedia UK volunteer User:Rock drum On 7 September 2013, Wikimedians and amateur photographers gathered in the Grade II-listed St Michael’s Church for Wikipedia Takes Chester, a day-long photo scavenger hunt, held to increase participation in Wiki Loves Monuments UK (which you can still take part in!). Events like this are… read more »

Winner of the 2012 Picture of the Year contest

This is a guest post by User:Mono and was originally published on the Wikimedia Foundation blog here 3990 votes were cast by Wikimedians to determine the seventh Picture of the Year in this yearly competition on Wikimedia Commons. A total of 988 pictures promoted to featured picture status in the previous year were included in the competition. The… read more »

Voting opens for 2012 Wikimedia Commons Picture of the Year competition

The below message was originally shared via email by the Wikimedia Commons Picture of the Year Committee. We’re happy to share it here. Wikimedia Commons is happy to announce that the 2012 Picture of the Year competition is now open. We’re interested in your opinion as to which images qualify to be the Picture of the Year… read more »