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Wiki Loves Earth is an international photographic competition to promote natural sites around the World, through Wikimedia projects (mainly Wikipedia and Wikimedia Commons). Everybody can participate.
There are a lot of natural areas in all participating countries. The goal of Wiki Loves Earth is to encourage people to take pictures of those sites and to put them under a free licence to allow others to access them through the Internet. To achieve that, an international contest is taking place in June 2017. This website presents the Canadian part of this competition.
The goal of the contest is to put online as many pictures of recognized natural areas of Canada as possible during the month of June 2017 on Wikimedia Commons in order to share them, for free, with the world. The list of recognized natural areas in Canada is available on this website. 2017 has been chosen as the first year for Canada to participate in this contest since it coincides with the 150th anniversary of Confederation and access to all Canadian national parks is free.
All pictures will be donated to Wikimedia Commons under a free licence, so they can be used freely around the world. Wikimedia Commons is an online repository hosting free multimedia content. Wikipedia relies solely on Commons as its media repository.
In June, you can upload as many pictures as you want of the recognized natural areas that you have visited. Pictures don't have to be taken in June, but must be uploaded that month to be considered for the contest. Starting on July 1, the contest's Canadian jury will begin evaluating the photographs, and awarding prizes for the best pictures in Canada. The Canadian jury will also select the 10 best from Canada to be sent to the international jury.