The Wikimedia Basis is Holding a Pictures Competitors
The Wikimedia Basis, the identical group that owns Wikipedia and Wikimedia Commons is holding its personal picture competitors proper now.
The identical group that has been a supply of public use pictures for therefore many bloggers, content material writers and even journalists is now holding its personal picture competitors by its Wikimedia Commons “free media repository”.
The worldwide images contest has been dubbed “Wiki Loves Folklore” by its organizer and its open to any participant wherever on the earth.
This occasion is thematically organized annually and although the prizes are pretty small when it comes to money worth, it’s a doubtlessly helpful competitors with straightforward entry necessities.
For the 2023 occasion, the topic is a continuation of Wikimedia’s a number of earlier “Wiki Loves Folklore” competitions courting again to 2018.
For this occasion, the main focus is on folks tradition in several classes and completely different elements of the world. As Wikimedia itself explains, these may embrace,
“folks festivals, folks dances, folks music, folks actions, folks video games, folks delicacies, folks put on, folklore, and custom, together with ballads, folktales, fairy tales, legends, conventional track and dance, folks performs, video games, seasonal occasions, calendar customs, folks arts, folks faith, mythology and so on.”
Wikimedia has posted much more particular ideas and examples on its Class web page to assist photographers with their picks.
For winners of this 12 months’s contest, all of the prizes are damaged down on the occasion homepage. Mainly although, their prime spots contain profitable $500 USD, $400 USD and $300 USD for 1st, 2nd and threerd place prizes respectively.
It’s additionally value noting (and barely disappointing) that these prizes and all different money rewards for decrease winner classes are dispersed as reward playing cards or vouchers as a substitute of precise cash in some kind.
Nonetheless, the competition is a straightforward submission for anybody and runs till the 31st of March, giving photographers loads of time to think about their picks. It began on February 1st.
Wikimedia has a number of fundamental floor guidelines for all submissions. These primarily include photographs they received’t settle for, which embrace:
- Photographs outdoors the scope of the competitors classes or theme
- Photographs that don’t include EXIF info
- Photographs with an excessive amount of digital processing and modification
- Pornographic or “express” pictures (this presumably doesn’t embrace culturally vital nude and express photographs)
- Photos in violation of copyright
- Non-photographic paintings
photographers can discover out extra through the occasion web page in the event that they really feel their curiosity and aggressive spirit perked.
Additionally, they’ll contact Wikimedia about additional particulars by posting on the muse’s dialogue discussion board web page or emailing the occasion organizers at [email protected]