Wikipedia Pages Wanting Photos/FAQ and Contest Rules

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

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

Campaign rules[edit]

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Images must be used between 1st July to 31st August 2020.
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There is no limit to the number of files one can use. Although, there are different categories of prizes.
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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 account on any language Wikipedia including your own language). See the list of all language editions of Wikipedia.
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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"