Of all the photography contests out there, Wiki Loves Monuments is a very specific one. Not only because it is focused on cultural heritage monuments, but also because it is organised in a federative fashion by Wikimedia volunteers from many countries around the globe.
The federative aspect, among other things, means that besides the national awards offered by the local organising teams, contestans are also able to win awards on the international level.
We are happy to inform you that one of these awards will be generously sponsored by Europeana, an Internet portal gathering over 10 million of books, paintings, films and museum objects, who also supported us last year with a prize in the special Art Nouveau category. But that’s not all!
This year, Europeana will be sponsoring another award in a category for GLAM pictures – photographs of gallery, library, archive or museum buildings from all around the world. Additionally, Europeana will be organising a virtual exhibition of the best photos, which will be available for public view on their website. More information is available on the Europeana blog; the GLAM pictures are also being gathered in this category on Wikimedia Commons.
We would like to use this opportunity to thank Europeana for their continous support for Wiki Loves Monuments, and wish good luck to all participants in the special category!