Wikipedia Pages Wanting Photos/FAQ and Contest Rules
Wikipedia Pages Wanting Photos
Here follows a list of questions and answers.
Q1. Is registration mandatory, or optional for community members?
- Registration here is not mandatory. It is optional. Participants only need to add the hashtag #WPWP to the edit summaries of all articles improved with photos. However, some Wikimedia affiliates communities who are organizing the WPWP Campaign locally may require registration. Participants who failed to register with such community may not be eligible for the local prize but would still be eligible for the international prize
Q2. When I am using the FIST tool, I often find images on a specific language's Wikipedia. Is there a possibility to transfer those images to Wikimedia Commons, so that the image becomes available to all projects?
- You may only transfer them to Wikimedia Commons if their license is compatible with the Wikimedia Commons license(s) (CC-0, CC-BY or CC-BY-SA) without any other restrictions. Some Wikipedia languages accept images under fair use terms, and fair use is not compatible with the Wikimedia Commons licenses.
Q3. Are fair-use images uploaded to local Wikipedia allowed
- Some local Wikipedia (e.g English Wikipedia) allows fair-use images. They are only allowed for use on local Wikipedia languages where they are allowed and they would still qualify for prizes
Q4. Is it compulsory for participants to add #WPWP to the edit summaries of all articles improved with images?
- Yes, participants must add the #WPWP hashtag to the edit summaries of all articles improved with images