“Film Science!” photo contest started! 

The TV channel "Science" together with the "Wikimedia RU" launches a photo contest "Film Science!". The best of the submitted works will be able to illustrate Wikipedia articles devoted to science in 300 languages of the world.

The call for applications and start of the competition are timed to the birthday of "Science”, this year the channel celebrates 8 years.

“Film Science!” is a contest of user-made videos and photos, focused on video bloggers, television journalists, scientists, and students interested in popularizing scientific knowledge. The project was launched by the TV channel "Science" with the support of the Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation in 2017. In the first year of its existence, the competition attracted over 200 authors from six countries (Estonia, Latvia, Serbia, Ukraine, Belarus, Kazakhstan) and 67 regions of Russia. And last year 474 authors took part in the international competition, having sent 1551 works (photos and videos).

This year the event will be held in two stages: a photo contest in April-June and a video contest traditionally will be held in August-October.

“Illustrations are extremely important to Wikipedia. Sometimes, in order to understand something, it is better to see it with your own eyes once than read a hundred times. For articles on science, illustrations are especially needed. Please note that the photos that will be sent to the contest will help illustrate Wikipedia not only in Russian but also in 300 other languages of the world. Thanks to you, people from all over the world will be able to broaden the horizons of their knowledge!”- said Stanislav Kozlovsky, administrator of Russian “Wikipedia”, candidate of psychological sciences, associate professor of Moscow State University, executive director of “Wikimedia RU”.

The winners will be chosen by an expert jury composed of: the editor-in-chief of the “Science” channel Maria Semyonova, the administrator of Russian Wikipedia Stanislav Kozlovsky, candidate of Physical and Mathematical Sciences, associate professor of the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology, author of the Russian Wikipedia since 2008 Sergey Vladimirov, administrator of the Russian Wikipedia, popularizer of free knowledge Dmitry Zhukov, candidate of Physical and Mathematical Sciences, author of the Russian “Wikipedia” since 2007, Anatoly Tsapenko.

All submitted works must be uploaded under a free license. The image requires a good and detailed explanation in Russian and - highly desirable - in English. This is important because it is the description that largely makes the image scientific!