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!