More than 120,000 uploads

More than 120,000 uploads

  • Posted on: September 14, 2013
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Two weeks in the competition, it is about time to give a short update on where we’re at with Wiki Loves Monuments this year. Already, more than 120,000 images have been uploaded by 4,700 people in 51 countries. Many photos have been submitted by ‘superuploaders’ that submit large amounts of photos per person (often Wikimedians that want to make sure a whole area gets attention), but at the same time many people also submit one single beautiful picture.

Many of these photos come from European countries – the top-10 of countries with most uploads is lead by Germany, Spain and Poland; the same top-3 (but ordered differently) as in 2012. This is mostly thank to the power uploaders in those countries. For example, User:Tilman2007 uploaded already more than 7000 photos in Germany, of which more than 5000 in the first day of the competition. This is more photos than in most countries!

But on the other hand, for the number of people participating, India is by a leap the country in lead with more than 730 people, followed on a distance by the United States, France and Russia, all around 340 (for now!). To give you a taste of what has been submitted, just a few random gems that have been uploaded.

Want to see more statistics? Take a look at this statistics page maintained by Platonides.

Malbork Castle, Poland. Photo: Diego Delso, CC BY-SA

Malbork Castle, Poland. Photo: Diego Delso, CC BY-SA

Genoese tower in Porto, Corsica, France. Photo: Myrabella, CC BY-SA

Genoese tower in Porto, Corsica, France. Photo: Myrabella, CC BY-SA

One of the most popular monuments in contest: Qutub Minar in Delhi, India. Photo: Ehsanahmed000, CC BY-SA

One of the most popular monuments in contest: Qutub Minar in Delhi, India. Photo: Ehsanahmed000, CC BY-SA

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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.

4 Comments

  1. Alicia · September 15, 2013

    To enter a photo, does it have to be in the country we are currently residing in?
    I have photos from my travels I would like to upload for the international competition but I wasn’t sure if I should upload those to the national competition first.

    Thanks in advance!

    • Lodewijk · September 15, 2013

      Hi Alicia,

      We would love you to submit those photos you made on your travels. For Wiki Loves Monuments, the location of the monument is the deciding factor to which national competition the photo should be uploaded, not where you live or what your nationality is. It is also not important when you made the picture (we have received beautiful pictures of Jerusalem covered with white snow last year). However, it is not possible to submit anything directly to the international competition, you will always have to go through a national competition.

      So please go to the website of the national competition of the relevant country (you will find a link to those in the sidebar if you visit a specific page on this website) and follow the instructions. You may have to struggle a bit with a translation website in some cases, please let us know if you need help.

      Enjoy reliving your travels during uploading!

  2. Anna · September 26, 2013

    how to upload photo?

    thank you