Wiki Loves Earth is a photo contest initiated and held by Wikimedia Ukraine in 2013. The goal of the photo contest was to collect and publish under the CC-BY-SA license pictures of Ukraine’s Natural Heritage sites, landscapes and ornamental gardens in order to illustrate articles on Wikipedia and other Wikiprojects (Wikivoyage, Wikinews, Wikiquote etc.). The idea is pretty much the same as Wiki Loves Monuments contest, but natural monuments are the main concern here.
There were 11,736 picture entries at the competition, uploaded from 15 April to 15 May 2013. 1104 natural monuments of Ukraine (out of listed 7384) were photographed and 365 people took part in the contest.
Number of newly ilustrated articles about the natural heritage sites – 172.
The contest was ranked as the 2nd coolest projects of Wikimedia Chapters at Wikimania 2013.
In 2014 it became international with more countries participating:
- Armenia & Nagorno-Karabakh
Wikimedia chapters can add their countries on the https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Commons:Wiki_Loves_Earth_2015 page.