Over 1200 amateur snappers have already submitted images to Wikimedia Australia’s Wiki Loves Earth photography competition, which also serves as a conduit for Wikipedia to populate its massive catalogue of Australian articles. There’s a week left in the competition, and a few small prizes are up for grabs alongside the general good karma of helping out the world’s largest repository of knowledge.
This is the first year that Australia is participating in Wiki Loves Earth, and the prize up for grabs is small but significant — the 10 most significant images win a $100 cash prize and have their entries forwarded to compete in the international round of judging, the prize for which last year was a paid trip to the Wikimania 2016 conference in Italy.
To enter the competition in its final week, you can submit an entry here — it must be at least two megapixels in resolution, of a protected or listed area within Australia, you must have taken it yourself, and the photo must be described and categorised according to Wikipedia’s existing (high) standards. [Wiki Loves Earth]