Image of Connemara National Park wins first prize in Wiki Loves Earth 2022

Competition aims to create a crowd-sourced bank of quality photos that will be free for all to use
Connemara National Park in October by Oliver Gargan

23 September 2022

An image of Connemara National Park has won first prize in the Irish round of the international photography competition, Wiki Loves Earth.

Organised by local Wikimedia affiliates, the movement behind free encyclopaedia Wikipedia, and run in Ireland by the Wikimedia Community Ireland, Wiki Loves Earth was created to raise awareness of protected sites and habitats internationally, and create a crowd-sourced collection of diverse and high quality photos that will be free to use for education, tourism, and awareness.

From amateurs to professionals, photographers of all skill levels were invited to photograph protected sites including national parks, nature reserves, Special Areas of Conservation, Area of Outstanding Beauty, Ramsar sites, and Geoparks across Ireland and Northern Ireland and upload their photos to Wikimedia Commons. The top ten Irish images will now go forward to the international round of the competition.




The other winners of the Wiki Loves Earth Ireland competition were:

  • Connemara National Park in October by Oliver Gargan
  • Wicklow Mountains by Diego Lopez
  • Connemara National Park in October by Oliver Gargan
  • Connemara National Park in October by Oliver Gargan
  • The abandoned cable car station near the summit of Bray Head by Nowriver
  • Tree at the River Boyne by Diego Lopez
  • Upper Lake in Glendalough, Wicklow by R.undefined
  • Connemara National Park by Diego Lopez
  • Glendalough Lower Lake by Diego Lopez
  • Sunset on the crest of the Galtee Mountains by 7ules D

In 2022, 40 countries took part in the Wiki Loves Earth competition. All images are uploaded to Wikimedia Commons, Wikimedia’s online repository that makes public domain and freely licensed educational media content (images, sound and video clips) available to everyone.

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