Wikipedia launches photo competition in Pakistan


If you have pictures of the beautiful Northern Pakistan don’t forget to submit it to Wikipedia before May 31.

As part of an international photography competition ‘Wiki Loves Earth’ Wikipedia is accepting entries from Pakistan in its ‘Wiki Loves Northern Pakistan’ category.

“The aim of a month-long international Wiki Loves Earth photography competition is to highlight and promote the natural heritage sites of the participating countries with the goal to encourage people to capture pictures of naturally significant sites, and to put them under a free licence as opposed to traditional copyright which can then be re-used not only on Wikipedia but everywhere by everyone freely,” states the website.

To achieve that, Wiki Loves Earth is annually taking place every September since 2013.

This is the first time Pakistan is participating in the multinational photography competition.

To participate in the competition users need to register an account on Wikipedia and upload the photographs. All entries have to be original.

The judges will look for creativity and originality.

In June a jury will evaluate the pictures. The top 10 winners will gets lots of non-cash presents.

The international winner however will get to travel to Italy free of cost to attend the Wikimania conference in 2016.