More than 25.000 images were uploaded for the French contest of Wiki Loves Monuments. Today the jury announced the results for France, and it can be taken as a sign for our international community and contest structure, a good karma for the traditional Franco-German Friendship or just as “fun fact” that the winning image was taken by a German.
The five-headed jury consisted of Yann Arthus-Bertrand, internationally renowned photographer, professional photographer Gwenn Boussard, Benoît Evellin, recent Wikimedian in residence at the Château de Versailles, Rémi Mathis, president of Wikimedia France and Marie-Lan Nguyen, amateur photographer and Wikimedian.
A price ceremony will take place at December 9, 19:30 h at the Musée de Cluny in Paris.
And here are the 10 best photos from France that go to the European contest:
1: Central part of the ceiling of the Galerie des Batailles at the Palace of Versailles. Author: -donald-. License: CC-BY-SA-3.0
2: Fontaine des mers on the place de la Concorde in Paris. Author: BigPilou. License: CC-BY-SA-3.0
3: Castle of La Ferté in La Ferté-Saint-Aubin. Author: PMRMaeyaert. License: CC-BY-SA 3.0
4: East view of the Château de Quéribus. Author: Groumfy69. License: CC-BY-SA 3.0
5: Sculpture in the carrière de Froidmont, by an American soldier in 1918. Author: Vifdor. License: CC-BY-SA-3.0
6: Nave of the Église Saint-Maimbœuf in Montbéliard. Author: Bresson Thomas. License: CC-BY-3.0
7: Huilerie-moulin, in Fondremand. Author: JGS25. License: CC-BY-SA
8: Coal mine in Liévin. Author: JÄNNICK Jérémy. License: CC-BY-SA-3.0
9: Cemetery with Douaumont ossuary Verdun. Author: Jean-Pol GRANDMONT. License: CC-BY-SA-3.0
10: Chapel Saint-Aubert, Le Mont-Saint-Michel. Author: EdouardHue. License: CC-BY-SA-3.0