Photo contest: Wiki Loves Earth 2017 Australia

By AG Staff 24 May 2017
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Wikipedia is looking for those photos of national parks, bushland or just about any type of natural beauty that you forgot you had lying around after your last holiday.

THE DEADLINE FOR this year’s Wiki Loves Earth photography competition is coming around quickly. You have until the 31 May, which is next Wednesday, to submit your photography.

There are only a few simple rules: photography has to be focused around protected areas of Australia’s natural environment, it has to be appropriately labelled, categorised and uploaded in time, and lastly, it has to be your own photography.

Almost 1000 entries have already been submitted to Wikimedia Commons for this year’s competition and can be viewed online here.

“In addition to being seen by everyone, your pictures could be included in Wikipedia and contribute to the knowledge of Australia’s natural beauty,” states the competition’s own Wikipedia page.

Entries will be judged by a panel of six, with 10 Australian winners receiving $100 each along with a canvas print of their entry.

Check out some of last year’s winners below:

Wiki Loves Earth

Turtle swimming across Green Island, The Great Barrier Reef, QLD. (Image: Danjgi/Wikimedia)

Wiki Loves Earth

Great Otway National Park, VIC. (Image: Faj2323/Wikimedia)

Wiki Loves Earth

A dingo roaming Fraser island, QLD. (Image: Newretreads/Wikimedia)

Wiki Loves Earth

Fly Amanita, Mount Lofty Botanic Gardens, SA. (Image: Michael hartwich/Wikimedia)