Join the WordPress World Photography Day Challenge – WP Tavern

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To celebrate World Photography Day, the WordPress Photo Directory team has issued a challenge designed to get people to contribute:

Submit a photo that captures something unique to your areain a way that helps represent the geographic diversity of the WordPress community.

Since its launch, the WordPress photo directory has grown to 3,633 free CC0-licensed photos. The purpose of this challenge is to raise awareness of the yearbook project and encourage people to contribute photos to expand the collection.

Photo contributors are encouraged to submit an original image of something from their area (neighborhood, town, city or country), such as a landscape, street, local wildlife, nature or landmark. In addition to following the directory guidelines, entrants should also add the following information to indicate their work under this initiative:

  • (1) The location or place where the image was taken (e.g. city and/or country)
  • (2) The word WorldPhotographyDay22

Photo Directory Team Contributor Marco Almeida has an additional recommendation for well-known places that have an English equivalent for the name in the original language:

Quick suggestion for submissions: If you upload a photo that is of regional interest and the location name is not the same in English and the local language, repeat the photo description in both languages. For instance: “Walking on the sidewalk of Lisbon – A andar na calçada de Lisboa”. This will ensure that the photo is both searchable by “Lisbon” and “Lisboa”.

Submitted photos that are approved may be featured on the WordPress.org social media channels. Photo contributors will also receive a contributor badge on their WordPress.org profiles, which I was surprised to find on mine after contributing a picture of my morning oatmeal few months ago.

Entrants may submit up to five photos at a time, but will need to wait for them to be reviewed before submitting more. If your photo is approved, the Photo Directory team asks you to leave a comment on the challenge post with the link to the photo and the story behind it.

More specific instructions for submitting photos are available in the ad. If you are a photography enthusiast, this challenge is a great opportunity to give back to the world of free WordPress resources. The challenge will end on August 28, 2022.

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