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WLL Subtitled Logo (transparent).svg This page is dedicated to the organisation of Wikimedia Loves Love, an international photo contest which aims at documenting love testimonials through all their diversity.
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Wiki Loves Love
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Wikimedia Loves Love is an international photo contest which aims at documenting love testimonials through all their diversity
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created on13:01, 28 April 2018‎ (UTC)

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About Wiki Loves Love[edit]

Wiki Loves Love is an international photography campaign which aims to document love testimonials across various societies, communities and beyond through the whole world. From monuments to ceremonies, from miscellaneous objects used as symbol of love to tender gestures, let's show to the world how love is expressed everywhere and in various ways.

The 2019 edition is essentially a Wikimedia Commons contest which will attain the valuable media - images and videos about different festivals and wedding ceremonies in cultures around the globe that can later support various Wikimedia projects. It will animate the broader Wikimedia community in improving its coverage on various cultures and new forms of heritage that haven’t otherwise been documented so far.


September 2018[edit]

It's time to announce the theme for WLL 2019, which will scope people contributions performed in the contest: "Celebrations of love, festivals of love and weddings in different cultures, subcultures and communities". We hope you will love this theme as much as ourselves and that it will inspire you in wonderful contributions!

The contest will be run in February 2019, the month which include the Valentine's Day!

April 2018[edit]

This project is in a really early phase of brainstorming and design. Please join the conversation, tell us what you think about it, what you would suggest as next step to achieving a great successful photo contest about love.

Previous Edition[edit]

A first edition was conducted in 2016, as a side project of Wikipedia 15 in Strasbourg. It was smaller in thematic scope, more geographically targeted, and didn't generate much participation. For the next edition, the geographical scope will be larger, it will be clearly be open to international participation and far greater outcomes are expected. Be bold to join in effort to make the next edition a success !

Other Love Initiatives in Wikimedia[edit]

The Wikimedia is full of passionate people, and conceals some love nuggets, here are a list of interesting links that themselves point to further resources

Participate in organisation[edit]

We are actively looking for people wanting to join our team and foster love in the Wikimedia world and beyond. Help from experienced people in other Wikimedia photo contests or other Wikimedia international projects would be especially useful, but all good will will be welcome with warm love!

You can also provide your feedback and proposal to help in one of the following place:

Remember: your help would be especially useful if you already were involved in such a contest before, but there is love for everybody!


Kaizenify 17:41, 16 January 2019 (UTC)

  • Though young, the project address a couple of things others are quite interested in. Eugene233 (talk) 10:17, 25 January 2019 (UTC)
  • I support this project Because i love love and musik 08:16, 7 February 2019 (UTC)
  • we all need more touch and understanding. I think seeing it from around the works means we can and do show love many ways. Chiffkinney1000! (talk) 01:44, 8 February 2019 (UTC)
  • Jason M. C., Han (talk) 01:57, 11 February 2019 (UTC)
  • I support this project because love is essenstial og existential for all life on earth.

LOVE is a basic need. Just like water, sleep and food (in that order) - but first and formest comes love. There are several incidents concerning infants/babies, who had been feed, given water when thirsty, keept clean and neet, a bed to sleep in, and a schelter such as a house or a tent. BUT without care; human contact such as the very important physical touch from another human in a gentle and caring way; without sentimental and emotional care in touch AND speech - ...the babies died...!

That is why I, and others who has this knowledge, gladly and with seriousity will support WLL = Wiki Loves Love!!

PLEASE send this note around to as many people as possible; which I guess that The Meta Wiki already is cabable of.

( It´s just me who is a bit of a dinosaur on digital medias, - please cut this sentence out of this original message).

WITH LOVE from a dane called Mette Berner Skipper Mbskippergobal4Us (talk) 14:03, 14 February 2019 (UTC)


  • Volunteer Psychoslave (talk) 13:12, 2 June 2018 (UTC)
  • Volunteer I would like to be a volunteer for your project. I can design posters, banners, write blogs and help in other promotional activities for your events. 07:44, 29 June 2018 (UTC)
  • Volunteer Hi, I open to any role as my main motive is to make the project a successful one, being a painter, photographer and a Software guy, I can be a give a good choice. Best wishes!! Rajeeb (talk) 06:50, 25 July 2018 (UTC)
  • Volunteer Translation to Ukrainian, PR in Ukraine, contact point for massmedia, any other help. Perohanych (talk) 22:02, 5 January 2019 (UTC)

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