Wikimedia CEE Meeting 2015/Programme/Photo contests/European Science Photo Competition takes Wikipedia

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Title of your proposal[edit]

Name(s) and/or username(s)
Ivo Kruusamägi / User:Kruusamägi
Type of submission (Please choose one)
  • Lecture (one-to-many)

Wikipedia is an extremely suitable platform for scientific photos: things like open access, wide userbase and the interest towards additional information makes it not just a possible repository for images, but an active environment, that can really bring science closer to general public with engagement between the community of editors and photographers. Collecting and sharing the information to the the world is something that Wikipedia does well. What will happen if we'll combine the science communication and Wikipedias need for thous images: European Science Photo Competition.

In the years 2011–2013 the concept was tested in Estonian Science Photo Competition and now it is about a time to bring it in front of a larger crowd. To carry out an European Science Photo Competition and ask more people from scientific community to share their findings and everyday passion in the form of visual communication. And to do it in Wikipedia. Work to bring that contest alive is in action and we need CEE region to join that. This talk is on how will it happen and what can CEE region do to be present in this event.

Preliminary preparation (if necessary)
Expected outcomes

CEE countries will participate in the competition.

Duration (without Q&A)

30 min

Specific requirements
Slides or further information
Interested attendees (Please add yourself, and you may indicate your questions to the presenter).
  1. --Olena Zakharian (talk) 17:54, 26 August 2015 (UTC)
  2. Halibutt (talk) 18:12, 26 August 2015 (UTC)
  3. Spiritia 21:56, 27 August 2015 (UTC)