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Frequently asked questions[edit]

Q1. Is registration mandatory, or optional for community members?

Registration 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 licenses without any other restrictions. For more information, see Commons:Licensing. 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]

Images must be used between July 1 to August 31, 2023.

There is no limit to the number of files one can use. There are, however, different categories of prizes. However, do not deface Wikipedia articles with photos. Only add a photo to an article that has no photo.

The image must be published under a free use license or as public domain.

Participation is only allowed for registered users who have had account for at least a year. To be eligible, a participant must have registered account (this can be on any Wikimedia project) on or before July 1, 2022. Additionally, if participating on English Wikipedia, a participant must be in extended confirmed group.

Poor or very low-quality photos are generally not acceptable.

  1. The image caption and description must be clear and be suitable for the article.
  2. All image additions must include a caption that describes what the image is of.
  3. Images should be placed where relevant in the article.
  4. Do not add photos to articles in a language you do not speak fluently. Users who repeatedly add captionless images, irrelevant images, etc. may be disqualified.

Participants must include the hashtag #WPWP in the Edit summary of all articles improved with images in addition to a descriptive edit summary, for example "Improving with an image to infobox" #WPWP. Do not insert the hashtag (#WPWP) into an article. Please see: Guide on how to use WPWP Campaign Hashtags