This is first such competition ant it will take place in November 2015. It is brought to Wikipedia because it is an active environment dedicated to collecting and sharing educational content. The idea of this competition is to bring more science to Wikipedia.
Wikipedia excels in communication of knowledge and science photos are appreciated for their high informational quality, which should make collaboration between wiki community and science photographers beneficial for both. Science photo competition is a motivational framework for catalyzing the formation of sustainable relationship between the two.
Between 2011 and 2013 the concept was successfully tested during the Estonian Science Photo Competition.
European Science Photo Competition 2015 consists of two levels: there will be a local competition in each participating country and the local organizing team will forward chosen pictures to the international competition. At the moment it is suitable time for forming local organizing teams, as well as for volunteering to participate in the organization of the Europe-wide final. The role of local organizers should not be underestimated as they are responsible for the promotion of this competition, selection of regional winners and cooperation with local partners and sponsors.
It is also possible to exclude the local level if it is considered more suitable, and to limit the work only to passing on the photos to the international competition. The goal is that all the local photographers in Europe would have the possibility to participate in the competition.