Wiki Loves Folklore

Explore and Celebrate Intangible Cultural Heritage: Join Wiki Loves Folklore, an International Photographic Contest!

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What is Wiki Loves Folklore?

Wiki Loves Folklore is a captivating international photography contest that celebrates the rich tapestry of folk culture from diverse regions around the globe. Our focus is on preserving and promoting the essence of intangible cultural heritage through the art of photography. This extraordinary contest invites participants to capture the vibrant spirit of folk traditions through their lenses. From mesmerizing folk dances and enchanting folk music to captivating folk activities, games, and cuisine – we encompass it all. Immerse yourself in the fascinating world of folklore, which includes ballads, folktales, fairy tales, legends, traditional songs and dances, folk plays, seasonal events, calendar customs, folk arts, folk religion, mythology, and more.

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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