Title: World’s largest photography competition returns for 2016
Wiki Loves Monuments, the Guinness World Record holder for the largest photography competition, returns in 2016. The competition brings together photographers from around the world to take stunning pictures of our cultural heritage to be shared on Wikipedia. The competition begins on 1 September and the deadlines for submissions is 30 September. Everyone is invited to take part – all you need is a camera! The winner can choose from a €1,000 cash prize or a scholarship of up to €2,000 to Wikimania 2017 in Montreal.
Since the competition started in 2010 nearly 1.5 million photographs have been uploaded. Winning photos from 2015 included an aerial photograph of Westerheversand Lighthouse in Germany, the Museum of the Inconfidência in Brazil, and the interior of the Vakil Mosque in Iran. Last year more than 6,000 people took part in 33 countries. Those photos were viewed xyz times in July 2016 alone. (use this tool https://tools.wmflabs.org/glamtools/glamorgan.html – as an example Italy’s number is 1.4 million) Millions of people across the world benefit from people like you contributing their images.
More than 6,000 people from 33 countries took part in last year’s competition. The competition is growing this year with 40 countries across six continents running local contests. There are eight first time participants including Nigeria, Greece and Bangladesh. If your country is not running a contest this year you can still take part if you have photographs from other countries.
Entrants need to own the copyright of their submissions and release them under an open licence. You can use Wiki Loves Monuments’ interactive map to explore heritage near you and find what still needs to be photographed. The overall winners will be announced in December. To learn more about how to participate visit the competition’s website.
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Notes to editors:
Wiki Loves Monuments is an international photo contest for monuments, organized by Wikimedia this September. Wikimedia is the movement behind Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia – a global collaboration authored by volunteers. Detailed statistics are available here: https://tools.wmflabs.org/wlm-stats/
The 2012 edition of the competition has been recognised by Guinness World Records as the world’s largest photography competitionhttp://www.guinnessworldrecords.com/world-records/largest-photography-competition/