250,000 uploads and a few days to go

  • Posted on: September 26, 2013
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With only a few days left to upload your pictures in most countries (except Israel), we just received the 250,000th upload! Compared with last year, we received slightly more uploads from slightly less people, but with roughly four days to go, we would need a bit more than 100,000 photos to break our own world record!

To reach this we need all the help we can get – please upload any photos of monuments you have left through the upload page of your country, help Wikipedia with more photos of cultural heritage, have a chance to win a prize if you have a great photo – or just be part at an attempt to break the world record for the World Largest Photography Competition (that is currently held by the 2012 Wiki Loves Monuments competition).

We heard that some people are confused about the number of pictures they are allowed to submit to the competition. Let us be clear: you’re invited to submit as many pictures to the competition as you like! There are people that only submit one of their finest pictures, but also many people who submit thousands. We appreciate both, and all images will be treated and considered equally, independent how many pictures someone submits.

We’re looking forward to a few more exciting days!

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Lodewijk "Effeietsanders" Gelauff has been an active member of the Wikimedia community since 2005; over the years, he helped out as a steward and an administrator of several wikis as well as a board member of Wikimedia Nederland, member of the Chapters Committee and organiser of various internal Wikimedia activities. In 2010, he led Wiki Loves Monuments in the Netherlands together with Maarten, and was mainly responsible for the community-related part of the contest as well as for documentation, and internal and external communication. In 2011-2013, he was a member of the international organizing team. After that, he has remained involved as jury coordinator and advisor.

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