After almost a year of preparations we’re proud to announce the winner of Wiki Loves Monuments 2011. Wiki Loves Monuments started in 2010 as a photo competition in one country (Netherlands) and turned into a European competition in 2011. 18 countries participated in the organization and over 165.000 photos were contributed by over 5000 (mostly new) users. Of these 165.000+ photos 169 finalists were selected for the European jury. The jury consisted of the following members:
- Michael Biedowicz, director of photography of the Zeit Magazin
- Ann Branch, head of the Culture programme and actions unit at the European Commission
- Sebastiaan ter Burg, professional CC-BY-SA photographer
- Tomasz Ganicz, president of Wikimedia Polska, Wikipedian since 2001 and enthusiast photographer
- José Gustavo Góngora, Wikipedian since 2006 and philologist
- Marina Milella, archaeologist in Rome and Wikipedian since 2004
- Sneška Quaedvlieg-Mihailovic, Secretary-General of Europa Nostra
The jury selected the following 12 photos: 11 runners up and 1 winner. The top 13 photos will be bundled in a calendar. The full jury report with the top-26 and the reasoning of the jury is available here, on Wikimedia Commons.
Congratulations to Mihai Petre and all the other photographers!
(1) Winter picture of Chiajna Monastery. The monastery is situated on the outskirts of Bucharest, Romania. by Mihai Petre
(2) Mural painting in the Purila manor depicting landlord Friedrich Gustav von Helffreich's (1759-1845) townhouse in Tallinn, Estonia. by Tiigrr
(3) Ruins from the former monastery Anhausen near Satteldorf, the Anhäuser Mauer, Germany. by Memorino
(4) Hotellneset coal harbour area, Longyearbyen, Svalbard, Norway. by Bjoertvedt
(5) Fontaine des mers on the place de la Concorde in Paris, France. by Pierre-Louis FERRER
(6) Church of Saint Alexandr Nevsky (“Capella”) in the Alexandria Park, Peterhof, Russia. by Koryakov K. M.
(7) The old Sennalpe Batzen (lower building) and the new Alpe Batzen (upper building), two chalets surrounded by mountain pastures in Schröcken, Bregenzerwald, Vorarlberg, Austria. by Böhringer
(8) Old Jewish Cemetery, part of the Central Cemetery in Vienna (Wien), Austria. by HeinzLW
(9) Hjortsberga grave field (Raä no Hjortsberga 8:1) in Hjortsberga parish, hundred of Medelstad, Ronneby municipality, Blekinge, Sweden. by Achird
(10) The cemetery with Douaumont ossuary (Verdun), France (Meuse). by Jean-Pol GRANDMONT
(11) One of two Sant Ferran Castle's stables in Figueres, Spain. by Asarola
(12) Central part of the ceiling of the Galerie des Batailles at the Palace of Versailles, France. by -donald-