Wikimedia Commons Picture of the Year 2019 competition is now open

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Wikimedia Commons Picture of the Year 2019 competition is now open

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Dear Wikimedians,  


We are happy to announce that the 2019 Picture of the Year competition is now open. 

 The Commons Picture of the Year is a competition that was first run in 2006. It aims to identify the best freely licensed images from those that during the year have been awarded Featured picture status. This is the fourteenth edition of POTY. 


Wikimedia users are invited to vote for their favorite images featured on Commons (FP) during the year 2019, to produce a single Picture of the Year.  
Hundreds of images that have been rated Featured Pictures by the international Wikimedia Commons community. From professional animal and plant shots to breathtaking panoramas and historically relevant images, Commons features pictures of all flavors.  
For your convenience, we have sorted the images into topic categories. 

Two rounds of voting will be held: 

  • In the first round, you can vote for as many images as you like. The first round category winners and the top ten overall will then make it to the final. 

  • In the final round, when a limited number of images are left, you must decide on the one image that you want to become the Picture of the Year.  

To vote, you must be an established Wikimedia user with more than 75 edits before January 1, 2020.  

To see the candidate images just go to the POTY 2019 page on Wikimedia  
Round 1 begins on 8 March 2020, 15:00 and ends on 22 March 2020, 23:59:59 [UTC] 
Round 2 begins on 5 April 2020, 15:00 and ends on 19 April 2020, 23:59:59 [UTC] 

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