Wiki Loves Monuments 2014 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.
Joining Wiki Loves Monuments 2014 contest you will contribute to improve the contents of Wikipedia!
Rules to participate
The basic rules for this contest are as follows:
- Photograph monuments, which can be done at any moment.
- Publish the photograph under a free license.
- Upload it to Wikimedia Commons between the 1st and 30th September of 2014.
- 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.
- In this year's edition the virtual library Europeana will award a special prize for the best participating photograph of a monument related to the First World War.
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 169.348 photographs, and in 2012 it was organized in 33 countries worldwide, totalizing 366.061 phohtography, in both cases a Guiness World Record. This year we hope to beat the participation in the former edition, both, in terms of participationg countries and in terms of number of uploaded pictures.
Selection process and awards
The contest is composed of 2 different phases, the first one takes place within Spain with an Spanish 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 2014 worldwide and will also grant important prizes.
The contest in Spain has the support or collaboration of:
Participating in the contest is very easy, you may do it through our Flickr group
or 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 at email@example.com.
By participating in this contest, you accept its terms and conditions.
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