Welcome to 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. Wiki Loves Folklore 2022 is a continuation of Wiki Loves Folklore 2021 with the theme of folk culture. The origin of the project started in 2018 from Wiki Loves Love 2019 in the theme of ceremonies and festivals of love.


This photography contest is focused on folk culture of different regions on categories, such as, but not limited to, folk festivals, 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. You can check out some other suggestions and examples in our Category page.


  • 1st prize: $400 USD
  • 2nd prize: $200 USD
  • 3rd prize: $100 USD
  • Top 10 consolation prizes: $10 USD each
  • Best Video prize and best Audio prize: $25 USD, $25 USD (each)
  • Top uploader prize for images: First Prize $100 USD, Second prize $50 USD
  • Wiki Loves Folklore Postcards to top 100 Uploaders
  • Certificates and postcards to Local Organizers

(Disclaimer: Prizes to be dispersed in a gift card or voucher format.)


  • February 1 – February 28, 2022
  • Start for submissions: February 1, 2022 00:01 (UTC)
  • Deadline for submissions: February 28, 2022 23:59 (UTC)
  • Results Declaration: To be declared on July 25, 2022 at Commons:Wiki Loves Folklore 2022/Winners and our website (Note: Result declaration is subject to changes and may be delayed subject to circumstances with pandemic.)


Folk culture by country, Folk art, Chinese fortune telling, Folk dance, Europeade, Folk festivals, Folklore, Folk games, Gavari, Folk groups, Folk magic, Folk museums, Folk music, Newweling, Folk religion, Traditional music, Traditional songs, Folk wrestling.

What we won't accept

Pornographic and explicit images, artwork due to copyright issues, etc.


There will be 18 winning pictures, one winning video, one winning audio and one prize for the person uploading the most images.

Where to ask questions?

The primary place for questions or suggestions is the talk page (Use the language you prefer, we love diversity and will find a solution to help you whatever the language you prefer to use).

Writing competition

There will also be a writing competition Feminism and Folklore 2022 from 1st February 2022 till 31 March 2022. Create or expand articles on feminism, women biographies and gender-focused topics for the project in league with Wiki Loves Folklore gender gap focus with folk culture theme on Wikipedia. Participate now in your local language.


  1. Check if your country is taking part in the contest and its specific timeline.
  2. Register on Commons or login, using your personal account.
  3. Find the lists of natural objects for your country.
  4. Check eligibility criteria for your pictures, prepare your submissions and upload your photos from protected areas!


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