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From: Євген Букет <>
Date: Tue, Feb 12, 2013 at 1:54 AM
Subject: [Chapters] Wiki Loves Earth
To: Dimce Grozdanoski <>,,,,,,,,,,,, Yuri Perohanych <>


Wikimedia Ukraine is initiating a new photo contest – “Wiki Loves Earth”,
its goal being collecting pictures of Ukraine Natural Heritage sites and
Landscape and Ornamental Gardening objects for illustrating articles in the
worldwide free Internet encyclopedia Wikipedia.

Everybody can take part in the competition. A registration on Wikimedia
Commons (one of many Wikipedia sister projects) is required. You are to
find in the list of natural heritage objects the ones you know of, take a
picture of them yourself (it could be done anytime, previously or starting
now) and upload them to Commons (during April 15 – May 15, 2013). The
authors of the best pictures will be awarded with prizes. The results
announcement and the awarding ceremony will be held in Kyiv, on June 5,
2013, on the World Environment Day.

The Organizational Committee has already started preparation work on the
competition list, and almost 8 000 of entries are to be included there.
Nature reserves, landscape parks, protected areas, natural heritage sites,
botanical (dendrological), zoological gardens and parks, and ornamenting
gardening objects will be in the list.

Yuri Perohanych, Wikimedia Ukraine Executive Director, said that this photo
contest will draw the society’s attention to the existing problems of
Ukraine natural heritage protection, and the contest itself is to show the
perspectives of green/eco tourism in Ukraine.

As Yevhen Buket, the contest coordinator, pointed out, the idea to initiate
such a competition has arisen after conducting a successful international
photo contest Wiki Loves Monuments in Ukraine this September. The goal of
the contest was collecting pictures of cultural heritage monuments of

Wikimedia Ukraine invited Ministry of Ecology and Natural Resources of
Ukraine, environmental organizations, as well as donors and sponsors, to
help with the organization of the competition and contribute to the contest
prize fund.

More information in Ukrainian:ВЛЗ


Best regards,

Yevhen Buket, WM UA

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