Out of more than 230,000 submissions from nearly 7,700 participants, fifteen winning images were announced today in the eleventh annual Wiki Loves Monuments photography contest.

Few people were able to travel in 2020, but Wiki Loves Monuments has some inspiration for your next adventure.

Eleven years since its founding, the world’s largest photography competition attracted over 230,000 stunning submissions from amateur and professional photographers alike for its 2020 edition.

Participants from around the world, representing…

Which English Wikipedia entries got the most views this year? Here’s the top 25.

This is my sixth annual post sharing the list of Wikipedia’s most popular articles of the year, and each year I’ve had to come up with different ways of saying “people really love the latest pop culture.”

Then 2020 happened — and, as with most things this year, the list…

Photo of an Indonesian bull race is crowned after a multi-round vote by thousands of volunteer contributors from around the globe.

The scene is remarkable: two bulls scrabble for footing, sending mud flying everywhere, as they race down a rice field. Behind them, a solitary man is holding onto harnesses for dear life.

(Left unseen is the person behind the camera, standing directly in the path of the bulls.)

Welcome to…

Out of more than 200,000 submissions, fifteen winning images were announced today in the tenth Wiki Loves Monuments photography contest.

Wiki Loves Monuments isn’t your typical photography competition. For starters, it’s the world’s largest, as recognized by the Guinness Book of World Records. It’s also a platform for global collaboration in making beautiful, significant photos of monuments freely available to anyone, anywhere.

As part of the competition, photographers from around…

Which English Wikipedia entries got the most views this year? Here’s the top 25.

You should see me in a crown
I’m gonna run this nothing town
Watch me make ’em bow
One by one by one

Billie Eilish, “You Should See Me In A Crown” (2019)

Billions of people visited Wikipedia over the course of a chaotic 2019, and we now have the…

Today, Tunisian free knowledge advocate Emna Mizouni was named the 2019 Wikimedian of the Year. The award was given in recognition of her inspiring leadership within the global Wikimedia movement, especially within Arab and African communities, and for her tireless work in raising awareness of Tunisia’s extensive history and culture.

How do you define “play”? These photographers set out to answer that question.

Children playing around a wrecked airplane. A toddler plays peek-a-boo. Teens play barefoot street soccer.

Welcome to the wonder of Wiki Loves Africa, an annual themed photo contest which aims to re-balance the lack of visual representation and content that Wikipedia and Wikimedia Commons hold about the continent.

Over the…

Five years ago, Manavpreet Kaur administered several tests for entry-level forensics diploma students at Punjabi University, located in Patiala, Punjab, India.

From her vantage point, Kaur — who had recently completed a Ph.D. in forensic science — quickly realized that not all of the students were comfortable with the course…

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