Wiki Loves Monuments 2017 is an international photo contest about cultural heritage monuments, which is open to everybody and is organised by the local chapters of Wikimedia and volunteer groups from different countries. Wikimedia Foundation is the entity supporting Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia, among many other projects.
Cultural Heritage is an important part of the knowledge gathered and spread by Wikipedia. Everyone can contribute, both with images and articles. An image is worth a thousand words, in all languages.
Everyone is invited to upload images of monuments under a free license for use in the different Wikipedias. The idea of this project is to get a global and unique vision of the cultural heritage of each country.
On 2017 edition we will center on monuments and municipalities for which there are still no images under a free license on Wikimedia Commons, the Wikimedia project where multimedia files are centrally stored. Additionally, we are also looking of Roman Thermae.
Wiki Loves Monuments is organised in Spain by Wikimedia Spain Association, which promotes and spreads Free Knowledge on Spain. IF you are interested in colaborating on contests or other activities, you may associate or donate.
Rules to participate
The basic rules for this contest are as follows:
- Photograph monuments or municipies still without photo on Wikipedia, or thermae (may be done at any time).
- Publish the photograph under a free license.
- Upload it to Wikimedia Commons between the 1st and 30th September of 2017.
- The photographs must have been taken by the participants and must have been loaded by themselves.
- The monument identifier must be provided with the photographs (with help of the existing listings and the map). This is not required for thermae and municipies.
There's no limit of the number of images that you can upload. What are you waiting for to go out and take photos? (read the complete terms of participation)
History of the contest
Wiki Loves Monuments contest was organised for the first time in 2010 in the Netherlands. In 2011 it took place in 18 European countries, achieving 169.000 photographs, in 2012 it was organized in 33 countries worldwide, totalizing 350.000 photography, and finally in 2013 366.000 in 52 countries. Wiki Loves Monuments has been registered in the Guinness World Record Book as the largest photography competition.
Selection process and awards
The contest is composed of 2 different phases, the first one takes place within Spain with a national jury and with our prizes; in the second phase, of international scope, the best 10 photographs of each national contest will participate with an international jury that will select the best pictures of monuments in 2017 worldwide and will also grant important prizes.
Additionally, on this edition there is an extra prize for panoramic images 7:1 that could be used as header for PAge Wikivoyage articles. All of them will be reviewed by an international jury. More information about this special prize is available on its Commons page.
Participating in the contest is very easy, you may do so through Wikimedia Commons
by following these steps:
Everyone may participate in this contest.
Try to take original pics.
There are many interesting places, take advantage of your free time!
Monuments may be nearer to you than you think.
If you are going to be travelling to one of the countries that participates in this contest, do not forget your camera…
And focus on the details!
If you have any doubts, you may contact us.
By participating in this contest, you accept its terms and conditions.
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