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Wikipedia Pages Wanting Photos


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#WPWP runs every July 1st to August 31st. Join the Campaign!


Wikipedia Pages Wanting Photos (WPWP) is an annual 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 WP 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.

Thousands of images have been donated and contributed to Wikipedia Commons via various advocacy programs, photowalks, and contests including international photography contests such as Wiki Loves Monuments, Wiki Loves Africa, Wiki Loves Earth, Wiki Loves Folklore, etc. Yet relatively few of these photos have been used on Wikipedia articles. Today, the Wikimedia Commons hosts millions of photo images but only a tiny portion of these have been used on Wikipedia article pages. This is a huge gap that this project aims at bridging.

How to participate[edit]

BKV m 1 jms.svg 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.

BKV m 2 jms.svg Find an article that needs a photo. There are many ways to do this. Here are some tips.

BKV m 3 jms.svg Select the appropriate image on Commons. Click here to search for the image using the correct title or category. There are several ways to do this. See this simple media reuse guide. Here are additional tips.

BKV m 4 jms.svg 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".

BKV h5 jms.svg Include the hashtag #WPWP in the edit summary of all articles improved with images.

BKV h6 jms.svg You may also participate by creating new articles for quality photos.

How do you want to participate in #WPWP?[edit]

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

Campaign rules[edit]

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Images must be used between 1st July to August 31th 2020.
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There is no limit to the number of files one can use. There are, however, different categories of prizes (see below).
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The image must be published under a free use license or as public domain. The possible licenses are CC-BY-SA 4.0, CC-BY 4.0, CC0 1.0.
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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.
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The image caption and description must be clear and be suitable for the article.
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Participants must include the hashtag #WPWP in the Edit summary of all articles improved with images. For example: "+image #WPWP"

Campaign timeline[edit]

The WPWP Campaign is annual.

  • Start for entries: 1st July, 2020 00:01 (UTC)
  • Deadline for entries: 31st August, 2020 23:59 (UTC)
  • Results announcement: September 30, 2020

International prize categories[edit]

  1. Winner for the most image usage on Wikipedia articles (TBD)
  2. First runner-up for the most image usage on Wikipedia articles (TBD)
  3. Winner for the most "Quality Image" usage on Wikipedia articles (TBD)
  4. Winner for the highest number of new articles with image (TBD)
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