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Wiki Loves Folklore Illustrate Wikipedia articles is being organized from 1st August to 31st August 2020. It integrates the media files, including images and videos from the main Wiki Loves Folklore project to the relevant Wikipedia articles. This is one of the important phase to ensure the usage of the 18700 images we received in the photo contest of 2020 from 110+ countries to be used well in the related topics in encyclopedia in different languages.

Participation to WPWP Campaign[edit]

Wikipedia Pages Wanting Photos (WPWP) is a campaign where Wikipedians across Wikipedia language projects and communities add photos to Wikipedia articles lacking images. This is to promote the use of digital media files collected from various Wikipedia photography contests, photowalks organized by the Wikimedia community, on Wikipedia article pages. Photos help to grasp the reader's attention better than a wall of text, illustrate content, and make the article more instructive and engaging for readers.

How to participate [edit]

Sign in or Create a New Account on Wikipedia (You can create account on any language Wikipedia including your own language). The list of all language Wikipedia can be found here.

Find an article that needs a photo. There are many ways to do this. Here are some tips.

Select the appropriate image from [here https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Category:Images_from_Wiki_Loves_Folklore_2020]. There are several ways to do this. See Commons:Simple media reuse guide and Here are additional tips.

On the article page, click Edit and insert the image selected in Step 3, including a brief caption in the WP's language. Check the display position in "Preview" and make any necessary changes. Then click on "Publish changes".

Include the hashtag #WPWP and #WLF</> in the edit summary of all articles improved with images.

How do you want to participate? [edit]

This section is designed to fit neatly with your level of participation in the campaign. Click the buttons below to discover the modes of participation.

Campaign rules [edit]

Images must be used between 1st July to August 31th 2020.

There is no limit to the number of files one can use. There are, however, different categories of prizes (see below).

The image must be from Category:Images from Wiki Loves Folklore 2020

Participants must be a registered user on any Wikimedia project. Sign in or Create a new account on Wikipedia (You can create an account on any language Wikipedia, for use in your own WP and on all Wikimedia projects). The list of all languages of Wikipedia can be found here.

The image caption and description must be clear and be suitable for the topic of the article.

Participants must include the hashtag #WLF in the Edit summary of all articles improved with images. For example: "+image #WLF"

Campaign timeline[edit]

  • Start for entries: 1st August, 2020 00:01 (UTC)
  • Deadline for entries: 31st August, 2020 23:59 (UTC)
  • Results announcement: 31st October, 2020

International prize categories[edit]

Winning prizes for the user(s) with the most number of unique Wikipedia articles improved with photos

  1. 1st prize USD300
  2. 2nd prize USD200
  3. 3rd prize USD100
  4. top 15 Consolation Prize USD150

(Note: Local co-ordinators can ping the Wikilover90 if they wish to organize the campaign in their Local Wikipedia edition. We also have separate funds allocated for local prizes for top 5 winners of each language edition along with token of appreciation for local coordinators. By July 20, we will provide support for connecting local list of articles with Petscan. Currently, the categorization work is on-going to ensure there are proper topics wise categorization for facilitation for search.)

How to add new inspirations for more languages ?[edit]

The tool needed is the Glamify tool. https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/User:Ijon/GLAMify

How it works : for a given category on Wikimedia Commons, and based on images for articles based in a source language wikipedia, suggests images for articles based on another language Wikipedia

Option 1: Go to https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/User:Ijon/GLAMify and follow the steps.

Option 2: Make a request just here

The process described above could be technically improved. A Phabricator task describes the needs : https://phabricator.wikimedia.org/T211441