Wiki Loves Folklore

Wiki Loves Folklore  is an international photographic contest organized annually at Wikimedia Commons to document folk cultures in different regions of the world. 

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What is Wiki Loves Folklore?

A international photography contest  focused on folk culture of different regions, including folk dances, folk music, folk activities, folk games, folk cuisine, folk wear, folklore, and tradition, including ballads, folktales, fairy tales, legends, traditional song and dance, folk plays, games, seasonal events, calendar customs, folk arts, folk religion, mythology, etc. The campaign is targeted at protecting the world’s intangible cultural heritage.

How to get involved?


Get ready

You can participate in the contest itself! Grab your camera (or any relevant device) and shoot pictures or a video clip or a sound file.


Log In to Wikimedia commons and upload

Create an account or Log in to your Wikimedia Commons account. Upload your image using special Upload wizard for Wiki Loves Folklore.


Be a part / host a local event

Be part of a local event! In this case, please check out Local events. If you want to organize your own events (please do!), then check out the Organizers' FAQ

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