Feminism and Folklore is an international writing contest organized at Wikipedia annually in the month of February and March to document folk cultures and women in folklore in different regions of the world on Wikipedia. This project is the Wikipedia edition of the photography campaign Wiki Loves Folklore (WLF) that is organized on Wikimedia Commons to document folklore traditions around the world. 

The basic aim of the competition is to collect articles on human cultural diversity in the worldwide free encyclopedia Wikipedia and other Wikimedia Foundation projects.

This year Feminism and Folklore will focus on feminism, women biographies and gender focused-topics along with folklore for the project in league with Wiki Loves Folklore gender gap focus with folk culture theme on Wikipedia.

Folklore – around the world, including, but not limited to folk festivals, folk dances, folk music, folk activities, folk games, folk cuisine, folk wear, fairy tales, folk plays, folk arts, folk religion, mythology, etc.

Women in folklore– includes but is not limited to, women and queer personalities in folklore, folk culture (folk artists, folk dancers, folk singers, folk musicians, folk game athletes, women in mythology, women warriors in folklores, witches and witch hunting, fairytales and more).

The project aims to document the gaps related to culture and gender under the theme of women and queer personalities in folklore professions and mythologies. It is organized from 1 February – 31 March. The 2019 version saw the participation of 100 participants from 15 languages Wikipedia organized by local coordinators. The 2020 edition saw the participation of 19 Wikipedia language editions which resulted in over 3700 articles made by 350 participants. 

For more information on how to participate and prizes, visit our project page on the meta-wikiYou can check out our blogpost here for more information.