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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 2020
18 awards: Three winners in each of the six 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 2020. 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 six nominations: «People in Science», «Microscopy images», «Non-photographic media», «Image sets», «Nature» and «Science around us». Three winners will be selected in each of these, thus the jury will identify eighteen 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 — 6 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:

Nature. Scientific photoes about any natural phenomena. 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 2020 — uploading contest works.
  • 1.2. From the 1st through the 22nd of June 2020 — judging.
  • 1.3. 22nd of June 2020 — publishing contest results & informing the winners.
  • 1.4. From the 22nd of June through the 10th of July 2020 — 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.
Please be mindful of the current COVID-19 outbreak related measures and keeping quarantines when shooting science.

  • Three winners in each of the six nominations will receive monetary prizes amounting to 10 000 rubles. Total prize fund amounts to 180 thousand rubles.
  • Dmitry Zhukov — Russian Wikipedia administrator, free knowledge advocate, Russian Wikipedia contributors since 2005.
  • Stanislav Kozlovsky — Russian Wikipedia administrator, Ph.D. (Candidate of Sciences) in Psychology, docent of Lomonosov Moscow State University, «Wikimedia RU» executive director.
  • Mariya Semyonova — Editor-in-chief of «Nauka» TV channel.
  • Sergey Vladimirov — Ph.D. (Candidate of Sciences) in Physical & Mathematical Sciences, docent of Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology, Russian Wikipedia contributors since 2008.
  • Anatoly Tsapenko — Ph.D. (Candidate of Sciences) in Mathematics, Russian Wikipedia contributors since 2007.



«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.

«Nauka» TV channel logo
«Nauka» TV channel logo

«Nauka» — Russia's most popular TV channel about science and discoveries. «Nauka» 's films and programs cover main achievements of Russian and international scientific community in a simple and accessible way. «Nauka»'s programs won dozens of prestigious awards, translated into 7 languages and available for viewing in many countries of the world.