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Thursday, February 15, 2024

Wiki Loves Earth shortlists 10 pictures of Pakistan for international contest

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The Wiki Loves Earth contest has selected top 10 pictures of Pakistan’s landscape to compete in the international Wiki Loves Earth Contest 2018. In 2015, a Pakistani photographer’s submission of Skardu’s Shangrila Lake won the international contest. Pakistan beat 28 other participating nations in 2015.

The organization has stated they have received 90,000 submissions from nearly 8000 contestants. Out of which 1250 are photographers from Pakistan. This has made Pakistan the third largest participant in the contest.

The competition Wiki Loves Earth 2017 has seen more than 15,000 participants from 36 countries, with over 130,000 photographs submitted throughout the month of May. The winner of the competition is yet to be announced. The contest was first held in Ukraine in 2013.

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The picture of far-northern areas of Pakistan including the areas of Gilgit Baltistan dominated the submissions. The photographers have submitted the breath-taking photos of Kachura Lake, Karambar Lake, Hunza Valley, Arang Kel, Astore, and Nanga Parbat, Jarbasu Lake, Kalam valley, Siri Paya from Shogran Valley, Boyun Valley Swat, Payee meadows and Makara Peak.

Wikipedia Organization-a non-profit organization from Canada has been organizing the event since 2013. The primary aim of the event is to ensure the conservation of protected areas across the participating country.

The British Backpacker’s society research has placed Pakistan as the top adventurous destination in its list issued earlier this year. The foreign media organization CNN in its report stated that not only the mountain scenery is beyond wildest imagination but the friendliness of the locals and the society will change every negative perception about Pakistan.

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The photographs submitted in the competition do not have any copyright issues and can be used for any purpose but the user must attribute the photographer.

Hopefully, Pakistan wins this year’s competition.