Wiki Loves Earth UAE photo contest now open to entries

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Wiki Loves Earth UAE photo contest now open to entries

 

DUBAI – Photography enthusiasts in the UAE can now submit their entries to the Wiki Loves Earth photography competition.

The annual international contest asks contributors to upload pictures of natural heritage sites in the UAE on the Wikimedia Commons website.

The aim of the initiative is to improve Wikipedia’s database of free-to-use images and to increase the visibility of UAE’s natural heritage sites.

The UAE edition of the contest is organised and managed by Wikimedians of UAE User Group, currently led by Ahlam Bolooki, Director of Emirates Airline Festival of Literature.

Winners of the UAE competition will be awarded cash prizes of up to $250 (Dh917) for the best photographs submitted between May 1 and June 15.

A panel of judges will choose the best ten pictures, which are also to be submitted as UAE finalists in the international Wiki Loves Earth contest. The top winners of the international contest will win online vouchers.

“Last year, 1,057 photos entered in the competition shared the beauty of Emirati heritage sites with the global Wikipedia community,” said Bolooki. “There are some incredibly talented artists and photographers in the UAE and I can’t wait to see the entries this year,” he added.

To learn more about Wiki loves Earth UAE and how to register in the contest, click here


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