Invitation to participate in Wiki Loves Earth 2020Edit
You are receiving this because you or your organization have organized Wiki Loves Earth before or have been planning it.
We are pleased to announce that the 8th year in a row the Wiki Loves Earth international photo contest will gather pictures of nature from different parts of the world! As always, our aims are: — Raising public awareness as WLE helps to attract attention to protected areas. — Creating the biggest database of free photos of nature heritage sites everyone can use.
Overall WLE collected 585k free photos of nature heritage sites, with around 130k being used in the wikiprojects — and we are going to make even more impact organizing Wiki Loves Earth 2020! This year the contest will take place between May and July (we extended the international contest this year so it runs through July 30th). We already have 21 participating countries and looking forward to welcoming more. Exactly New Zealand can become a part of the WLE family!
How to join Wiki Loves Earth 2020? 1. Assemble a team of volunteers devoted to organizing WLE in your country (see our guide https://w.wiki/KYA to get an understanding of what this job entails). 2. Declare your participation by adding your country to the list at https://w.wiki/KYH. 3. Create a list of nature heritage objects in your region/country (if you do not have one). Find out more about it here — https://w.wiki/LQ4. 4. Decide on dates of your contest. Please consider how much time you need to prepare and what is the best time in your country. You are free to decide when exactly to hold your contest within the international timeframe, though we advise to do it for no less than two weeks and no more than two months. Contact us if you have any questions. 5. Create your local landing page, start working on promotion and gathering pictures of nature heritage sites of your country! Learn more about how to organize a contest in the guide — https://w.wiki/KYA.
Important: — Due to the spread of COVID-19, there are restrictions for offline public events. Please find our advice on how to handle the situation — https://w.wiki/KiE. — If you need some funding for the contest promotion and prizes, we encourage you to apply for a rapid grant (up to 2 000 USD) from the Wikimedia Foundation. Here you can find more information about it — https://w.wiki/L3K. Deadline of the current application cycle is April 15th, and the next cycle is between 1st and 15th of May. The earlier you are planning to start the contest, the sooner you need to apply. If you need any help, please contact us, and we'll support you in every step of the grant application process.
If you need assistance from the international team to get WLE 2020 started in your country, please don't hesitate to write to us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
In case you're not active in your organization or not responsible anymore for this kind of projects, please forward this email to a person we could get in touch with. Thanks!
Best regards, Anastasiia Petrova Project Manager for International Wiki Loves Earth 2020 on behalf of the international organizing team