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«Shoot Science for Wikipedia» Scientific illustration! Help illustrating science-related Wikipedia articles with quality modern photography and media-files.
Timeframe: 2nd of April - 31st of May 2019
15 awards: Three winners in each of the five nominations will receive monetary prizes amounting to 10 000 rubles.

Take part and upload illustrations!
Organizers: Wikimedia RU Non-Profit Partnership & Nauka TV channel.

Contest works are accepted from the 2nd of April through the 31st of May 2019. For uploading, one must have a registered Wikimedia Commons account showing a valid email address, for us to be able to contact the contest participant in case of his or her victory!

The contest is conducted in five nominations: «People in Science», «Microscopy images», «Non-photographic media», «Image sets» and «General category». Three winners will be selected in each of these, thus the jury will identify fifteen winning illustrations.

Each of these winners will receive monetary prize of 10 000 rubles.

All works must be uploaded under the free license. Possible license types are CC-BY-SA 4.0, CC-BY 4.0, CC0 1.0, and others.

Images, uploaded in the framework of the contest, must be taken or created by the uploading author. In case of multiple authors, names of all co-authors must be shown. If uploading is done on behalf of the organization, it must be done by an authorized representative thereof.

All images must contain good and detailed description in Russian or in English, and very desirable in both. This is important, as it's exactly the description that very much makes the image scientific!

Try to upload images in maximum resolution available, except for cases of technological limitation thereof. Images should not contain any watermarks or logos.

What to upload — 5 nominations!


People in Science. Scientists in their natural habitat. Examples:

Microscopy images. All images obtained using microscopes. Examples:

Non-photographic media. Audio and video files, computer-generated imagery, scientific visualization: infographics etc. Examples:

Image sets. 2–10 images that are thematically linked and submitted as a set. Can be placed in one file or separately. Examples:

Science around us. All else goes into this category from archaeology to zoology and from vulcanology to astronomy. Examples:

1. Contest timeframe:

  • 1.1. From the 2nd of April through the 31st of May 2019 — uploading contest works.
  • 1.2. From the 1st through the 15th of June 2019 — judging.
  • 1.3. 15th of June 2019 — publishing contest results & informing the winners.
  • 1.4. From the 15th of June through the 8th of July 2019 — delivering prizes to winners.

2. Contest participation conditions

  • 2.1 Contest participants are not limited by the number of works filed for the competition.
  • 2.2 All works must be uploaded under free license. Acceptable types are CC-BY-SA 4.0, CC-BY 4.0, CC0 1.0, and others.
  • 2.3 Contest participants are not discriminated by their citizenship.
  • 2.4 Contest is open for both professional and amateur photographers.
  • 2.5 By entering a work for the competition, the participants confirms having read, understood and accepted these conditions.

  • Three winners in each of the five nominations will receive monetary prizes amounting to 10 000 rubles. Total prize fund amounts to 150 thousand rubles.
  • Stanislav Kozlovsky — Ph.D. (Candidate of Sciences) in Psychology, docent of Lomonosov Moscow State University.
  • Sergey Vladimirov — Ph.D. (Candidate of Sciences) in Physical & Mathematical Sciences, docent of Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology.
  • Dmitry Jukov — Russian Wikipedia administrator, free knowledge advocate.
  • Anatoly Tsapenko — Ph.D. (Candidate of Sciences) in Mathematics, member of Wikimedia RU Non-Profit Partnership.



«Wikimedia RU» Non-Profit-Partnership — Non-Commercial Partnership for the Advancement of Encyclopedic Knowledge is a legally independent non-profit organization, established to support activities conducted within the territory of the Russian Federation related to development of free encyclopedic, educational and other information, reflecting knowledge accumulated by humanity. The leading project of the kind is a free internet-encyclopedia «Wikipedia», whose editions in the languages of Russia are one of the main aspects of «Wikimedia RU» activities.

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«Nauka» TV Channel Logo

«Наука» — Russia's 24/7 TV Channel about discoveries and achievements in the field of Science and Technology. «Nauka 2.0» TV Channel started broadcasting in test-mode on the 15th of February 2011, launching full scale cable and satellite broadcasts in Russia's networks on the 2nd of April 2011. Since November 2011 TV Channel has enlarged its coverage area to include Latvia. Live programs were initiated in December 2011, starting with Noble Prize awarding ceremony at Stockholm. In April 2016 «Nauka 2.0» TV Channel was renamed as «Nauka». Since March 2017 the channel is broadcasting in 16:9 wide-screen TV format with MTS.