Wiki Loves Folklore 2021 in Italy

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Wiki Loves Folklore
Wiki Loves Folklore

Wiki Loves Folklore is an international Wikipedia contest organized by the Wikimedia community to document cultures in different regions of the world with emphasize on theme of folk culture. This project page focuses on articles written on the topic on Wikipedia in different languages. A parallel photo contest is organized on Wikimedia Commons Folklore theme). For information on the photo contest visit the page on commons.

Sub themes are : folk dances, folk music, folk activities, folk games, folk cuisine, folk wear, folklore and tradition, including: ballads, folktales, fairy tales, legends, traditional song and dance, folk plays, games, seasonal events, calendar customs, folk arts, folk religion, mythology etc.

Wiki Loves Folklore 2021 in Italy, page in Italian Wikipedia.

WikiDonne contests[edit]

In addition to the main contests in Wikipedia and Commons, WikiDonne User Group is organizing two additional sub contests

Judging criteria for media[edit]

  • A good photo has a good story to tell.
  • A good photo removes all unnecessary distractions from the chief element, so that the latter is not out of the focus.
  • Potential usefulness and overall value of the image (including its licensing) to the Wikimedia projects.
  • Technical quality – Image parameters such as focus, lighting, saturation, ISO etc. will be taken into consideration.

The jury will judge individual entries based on the following criteria:

  • Technical quality
  • Originality
  • Potential usefulness and overall value of the image (including its licensing) to the Wikimedia projects.


  • Commons contest: February 1 – February 28, 2021
    • Start for submissions: February 1, 2021 00:01 (UTC)
    • Deadline for submissions: February 28, 2021 23:59 (UTC)
    • Results Declaration: Declared on April 14, 2021 at Women in Folklore Winners [Note:Result declaration is subject to changes and may be delayed subject to circumstances with pandemic.)
  • Wikipedia contest: February 1 – March 31, 2021
    • Writing articles: February 1st (00:01 UTC) to March 31st (23:59 UTC) 2021.
    • Deadline for uploading entries to Fountain: March 31, 2021 11:59 PM UTC.
    • Declaration of the winners: around April 14, 2021.



For the Wikipedia editathon we will use tehhe Fontain tool at this link.

Past editions[edit]