Wiki Loves Earth photo competition returned to Ireland for 2021 from 1-30 June.

The competition calls on participants to take pictures of protected areas of natural beauty, such as National Parks, Nature Reserves, Ramsar Sites, and Special Areas of Conservation. This year the competition covers the whole island of Ireland, and you can find lists of eligible sites in Leinster, Munster, Ulster and Connacht.

Photos may have been taken at any time. The key criteria to be eligible for the contest are that they are to be uploaded to Wikimedia Commons in June 2021 and that they have been taken by you, of course!

The full WLE rules can be read here, but in short:

  • photos need to be two megapixel minimum image
  • be taken by you
  • be of a protected area (see these lists here and here) in Ireland including the area’s flora and fauna
  • be uploaded using the links in the lists above
  • be described with the location, and co-ordinates if possible
  • be uploaded between 1-30 June 2021

To participate you need a Wikimedia account, you can create an account here. Be sure to add your email address so that we can contact you when you win!


  • 1st Prize: €250 Amazon voucher
  • 2nd Prize: €125 Amazon voucher
  • 3rd Prize: €75 Amazon voucher
  • Highly Commended: €40 Amazon voucher

Contest Timeline

  • 1 June: The contest officially opens, and uploading of photos begins.
  • 30 June: Contest closes, uploading of photos ends.
  • August: Winners will be announced.

2021 Jury

  • Dr Rena Maguire
  • Dr Ruth Carden
  • Ivo Kruusamägi

Got a question? Please have a read of the FAQs, and if your question isn’t already answered, please email

What makes Wiki Loves Monuments special

  • Since the global competition began in 2013 in Ukraine
  • The competition is led and driven by a global network of volunteers
  • The competition is open to everyone, and participation is free
  • Participants will see their photos used in Wikipedia articles with a potential audience in the hundreds of millions
  • All entrants help to provide a range of locally-sourced images that are available for use on Wikipedia and elsewhere

Besides WLE being a competition, it is first a fun activity, ideal for families. The competition also allows us to share our unique natural environment, while improving our photographic talents!

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