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Wikimedia Commons Wiki Loves Food 2021 India Photo Contest

Organisation : Wikimedia Commons
Contest Name : Wiki Loves Food 2021 India Photo Contest
Applicable For : Indian Citizens
Last Date :14 April 2021
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Wikimedia Commons Photo Contest

Wiki Loves Food 2021 in India is a public photo competition on Wikimedia Commons. It shall aim at developing and improving the quality and quantity of pictures of various cuisines found from all over India and thus highlighting and celebrating the profusion, diversity and ethnicity of Indian cuisines.

How To Participate?

Step 1:
Don’t have a Wikimedia Commons account yet? Create one – takes just a few moments! Make sure that your email address is confirmed.

Step 2:
We hope, you have taken good photos of some mouth-watering food from different angles. Start uploading them.

Step 3:
It is preferred to give the title of the image in the format Name of the Food – Location – State Name – Serial Number (Example: Kolkata Biryani – XYZ Resturant, Kolkata – West Bengal – DSC 0001.jpg).

Step 4:
Write down what you’ve photographed in the description part to let people know about the food.

Step 5:
Images should be without any signature or watermark or border.

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Competition Rules

We try to keep the competition clean and simple to participate. There are few ground rules to participate in the contest for India. Let’s quickly go through them.

Every submission should:
** be self taken and self uploaded;
** be uploaded from 15 March 2021 to 14 April 2021;
** have proper title and description;
** have your permission with a CC BY-SA license to re-use the image;

Next to that, there are a few practical rules:
** You should have a verified e-mail address on Wikimedia Commons;
** If the photo gets deleted for any reason, it is automatically disqualified from the competition;
** You are responsible for following the law while taking and uploading the photographs.

Judging Criteria

The jury will determine the winners of the contest taking into consideration the following criteria. Kindly note that this is just not another photography contest.

In order of importance, the criteria are as follows:
** Effort put into researching the subject and taking the image – we welcome descriptive notes on the subject, how the photo was taken, processed etc.
** Quality of description provided on the image (in any language) [judged primarily on the basis of what is provided by the image submitter rather than other contributors].
** Value of the image in terms of usage – ideally demonstrated by usage in any Wikimedia project of any language with appropriate captions and well-referenced text surrounding the image that demonstrates that the article has been greatly enhanced by the image.
** Value of the image based on uniqueness – is it filling a blank, is it from a location that is hard to reach, is it the only image of its kind etc.
** Technical quality (sharpness, use of light, perspective, composition, etc.)

Grounds for rejection of submitted images can include but are not limited to:.
** suspected of copyright violation;
** if required jury members may contact participants via talk pages or email – if they cannot be reached or responses to emails are not received within 48 hours – then the submission may be considered suspect and be rejected, participants may please ensure that they enable email, watch talk pages, and check their spam folders;
** lack of full EXIF information – where possible, contributors should include (or link to file versions with EXIF) other versions/from other angles in the other versions details;
** excessive processing, use of filters that are unrealistic;
** watermarks or credits on the image (credit to the author is ensured through the license and may also be included in the EXIF);
** resolution below 5 megapixel.

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