Wikipedia Pages Wanting Photos
#WPWPIG (Wikipedia Pages Wanting Photos in Nigeria) is a competition aiming at adding pictures to Wikipedia articles between July 1st and August 30th, 2021. The primary aim of the WPWP Campaign is to promote the use of digital media files collected via various advocacy programs, photowalks, GLAM projects and contests including international photography contests organized by the community.
Wikimedia Commons has more than 62 millions multimedia files, which the majority are photographs. Right now, only a small portion of those are used to illustrate Wikipedia articles. Adding pictures to Wikipedia is a great way to contribute to the free encyclopedia, making the articles better for all readers.
How to participate
To take part in this campaign, you only need to add at least one picture to a Wikipedia article. When you do so, make sure to include the hashtag #WPWPIG in the edit summary. You can add the pictures to Igbo and English language versions of Wikipedia.
At the end of the international campaign, the people who have contributed the most will be eligible to win various cash prizes from the international team organizing the campaign.
Furthermore, Igbo Wikimedians User Group will give prizes to the 3 highest contributors who added the most photos with the hashtags #WPWPIG, the 3 highest new contributors and consolation prizes for the top 10 runner ups.
Here are a few suggestions of categories of images on Wikimedia Commons that could be added to Wikipedia articles:
Help to find articles that don't have photos in your preferred language:
- Go to http://petscan.wmflabs.org.
- From Categories tab, you can select your language code (en for example).
- Select articles category in this language Wikipedia.
- Click on the "Page Property" tab, then select "Lead image=NO".
- Click on "Do it".
- CC Search (free-licensed images search engine from Creative Commons)
- International WPWP campaign on Meta-Wiki
- Nearby (a tool on Wikipedia to find articles about places around your location))
- How to participate guide (from the International Organizing Team)
- Looking for possible new articles: how to use PetScan (PDF) (in English only)
How you can help
Not everybody knows how to add pictures to Wikipedia articles or how to upload them on Wikimedia Commons. You can help by hosting a contribution or training activity as part the #WPWPIG campaign. For example, it could be interesting to host a thematic activity about your city or your region to improve a series of articles that are important to you. Because of COVID-19, all activities must be online only.
Wikimedia Igbo is available to help you to host such online activities. A programme of activities will be announced a few days before the beginning of the campaign. If you want to be part of it, write to us as soon as possible to ndewowikimediaigbo.org.