Wiki Loves Folklore is a vibrant celebration of global cultural diversity, and Ireland is once again taking part in the international Photography Competition!

Wikimedia Community Ireland invites everyone to dive into their photo archives or explore local sites connected to Irish culture, folklore, or storytelling. By uploading these images, you can participate in the Wiki Loves Folklore photo competition and be in with a chance to win prizes.

What is Wiki Loves Folklore 2024?

Running from February 1st to March 31st, Wiki Loves Folklore is an international photo contest dedicated to documenting tangible and intangible cultural heritage across the globe. This year’s theme is folklore heritage, encouraging participants to capture the essence of Irish cultural narratives and traditions. You can find out more about Wiki Loves Folkore 2024 Ireland here.

Focus on Intangible Heritage:

Wiki Loves Folklore shines a spotlight on intangible cultural heritage, including folk traditions, performing arts, social practices, knowledge of nature, and traditional craftsmanship. By contributing to the contest, you play a crucial role in preserving and sharing these rich cultural aspects.

Why Participate?

By joining Wiki Loves Folklore, you become part of a global effort to celebrate and preserve cultural heritage. This competition has engaged contributors from over 158 countries, fostering inclusivity and diversity in cultural documentation. Your contributions not only showcase Irish folklore and heritage but also make this information accessible to a global audience.

First Place Wiki Loves Folklore Ireland 2023, Ag Déanamh Aráin Making Bread, Seán Ó Domhnaill, CC0, via Wikimedia Commons

After Uploading:

Your uploaded photos will become part of Wikimedia Commons, a vast repository of freely licensed multimedia content. This commitment to free licenses ensures that these assets are available for reuse, contributing to a shared resource for knowledge and creativity.

How to Get Involved:

To participate in the photography contest:

  1. Grab your camera or phone.
  2. Capture pictures, video clips, or sound files related to Irish folklore.
  3. Or have a look through your archives! Did you attend a cultural event, festival or parade during the year? Did you participate in a folk tradition in your community? Photos of Irish food, music and dance, you can enter these photos too!
  4. Upload your contributions to Wikimedia Commons.

Upload here! 

Embrace the opportunity to be part of this cultural celebration, sharing your unique perspective through captivating visuals or active community contributions. Wiki Loves Folklore welcomes your participation showcase Ireland’s culture and your photography skills!

Second Place Wiki Loves Folkore 2023, St.Patrick’s Day Parade, Oncewerecolours, CC BY-SA 4.0 <https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0>, via Wikimedia Commons

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