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Wikipedia Pages Wanting Photos (WPWP) Campaign

Wikipedia Pages Wanting Photos (WPWP) is an annual campaign where Wikipedians across Wikipedia language projects and communities add photos to Wikipedia articles lacking images. This is to promote the use of digital media files collected from various WP photography contests, photowalks organized by the Wikimedia community, on Wikipedia article pages. Photos help to grasp the reader’s attention better than a wall of text, illustrate content, and make the article more instructive and engaging for readers.

Thousands of images have been donated and contributed to Wikipedia Commons via various advocacy programs, photowalks, and contests including international photography contests such as Wiki Loves Monuments, Wiki Loves Africa, Wiki Loves Earth, Wiki Loves Folklore, etc. Yet relatively few of these photos have been used on Wikipedia articles. Today, the Wikimedia Commons hosts millions of photo images but only a tiny portion of these have been used on Wikipedia article pages. This is a huge gap that this project aims at bridging.

How to participate

Sign in or Create a New Account on Wikipedia (You can create account on any language Wikipedia including your own language). The list of all language Wikipedia can be found here.

 Find an article that needs a photo. There are many ways to do this. Here are some tips.

 Select the appropriate image on Commons. Click here to search for the image using the correct title or category. There are several ways to do this. See this simple media reuse guideHere are additional tips.

 On the article page, click Edit and insert the image selected in Step 3, including a brief caption in the WP’s language. Check the display position in “Preview” and make any necessary changes. Then click on “Publish changes”.

 Include the hashtag #WPWP in the edit summary of all articles improved with images.

 You may also participate by creating new articles for quality photos.

Campaign timeline

The WPWP Campaign is annual.

  • Start for entries: 1st July, 2020 00:01 (UTC)
  • Deadline for entries: 31st August, 2020 23:59 (UTC)
  • Results announcement: 30th September, 2020

International prize categories[edit]

Winning prizes for the user(s) with the most number of unique Wikipedia articles improved with photos

  1. 1st prize US$500
  2. 2nd prize US$400
  3. 3rd prize US$300

Winning prizes for the user(s) with the most number of unique Wikipedia articles improved with audio

  • US$200

Winning prizes for the user(s) with the most number of unique Wikipedia articles improved with video

  • US$200

Winning prizes for the new user(s) with the most number of unique Wikipedia articles improved with photos

  • US$200

Winning prizes for user with the most Wiki Loves Africa image usage on IgboSwahiliYorubaLugandaHausaShonaAmharicLingala and Afrikaans Wikipedias. More info.

  • US$100

For more details: https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia_Pages_Wanting_Photos

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