Wiki Science Launch 2017

Thursday, November 9, 2017 - 18:30
Free

Join Wikimedia Community Ireland and Science Gallery Dublin to launch the local edition of Wiki Science, the international photography contest.

The competition calls on participants to take pictures related to the science and upload them to Wikimedia Commons under a free license, to generate a more robust collection of open-licenced scientific images.

The contest was held for the first time in Estonia, and spread throughout Europe in 2015. That year, the contest collected 9,793 images with free license of more than 2,200 participants who uploaded them to Wikimedia Commons. This year will be the first time this contest will be held worldwide.

There are five images categories in total:

  • People in science
  • Microscopy images
  • Non-photographic media
  • Image sets
  • General category 

For the Irish competition, Wikimedia Community Ireland will be awarding a sixth prize for an image representing Women in STEM.

Click here for more details and to view the competition rules in full.