Wiki Loves Monuments 2016 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 2016 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 2016.
- 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).
- In this year's edition the hotel chain Paradores de Turismo will award a special prize to the best photography of any of the Paradores hotels int he Spanish geography (more details).
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 2016 worldwide and will also grant important prizes.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
By participating in this contest, you accept its terms and conditions.
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