History-charged winner images in Argentina

History-charged winner images in Argentina

  • Posted on: October 31, 2012
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Maybe it’s a cliché, but after the snowy Canada, we definitely would like to present the winners of a more southernly country. Let’s go to Argentina!

Wikimedia Argentina and Wikimedia Ibercoop successfully cooperated to organize Wiki Loves Monuments in this country. They organized a launch event at the University of La Plata at September 3rd and used it not only to present the photo contest, but signed cooperation contracts with the university to digitize public domain work. An example that shows how Wiki Loves Monuments fits like a glove in the wider GLAM activities.

The international organizers are happy to see how active and successful the Spanish-speaking world adopted the contest, hopefully this is a good sign to form a diverse international team to organize Wiki Loves Monuments 2013!

But now let’s have a look at the impressive winner images of Wiki Loves Monuments Argentina:

1st place: Cemetery of Puerto Darwin. Islas Malvinas by Tomás Terroba

1st place: Cemetery of Puerto Darwin. Islas Malvinas by Tomás Terroba

2nd place: Palace of Congress of Argentina, by Miguel by César

2nd place: Palace of Congress of Argentina, by Miguel by César

3rd place: Galileo Galilei planetarium, by Emmanuel Iarussi

3rd place: Galileo Galilei planetarium, by Emmanuel Iarussi

4th place: National Flag Memorial, Rosario, by Leandro Kibisz

4th place: National Flag Memorial, Rosario, by Leandro Kibisz

4-10th place:  Mill of San José de Jáchal, by Marcelo Zalazar

4-10th place: Mill of San José de Jáchal, by Marcelo Zalazar

4-10th place: Monument of Christ the Redeemer of the Andes by KIAIMAR13

4-10th place: Monument of Christ the Redeemer of the Andes by KIAIMAR13

4-10th place: Cancha de Bochas (Bocce court) at Ischigualasto National Park, by Perrito666

4-10th place: “Cancha de Bochas“ (Bocce court) at Ischigualasto National Park, by Perrito666

4-10th place: Train at Tucumán Station, by Constanza Benintende

4-10th place: Train at Tucumán Station, San Miguel de Tucumán, by Constanza Benintende

4-10th place: Detail of frieze in the Buenos Aires metropolitan cathedral, by Fpetrus

4-10th place: Detail of frieze in the Buenos Aires metropolitan cathedral, by Fpetrus

4-10th place: Tower of Chos Malal, by Horusgauna

4-10th place: Tower of Chos Malal, by Horusgauna

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Elke was member of the international team in 2012. More information available here: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Commons:Wiki_Loves_Monuments_2012/Who%27s_who

3 Comments

  1. Todor Bozhinov · October 31, 2012

    The winning image is from the Falkland Islands, which are not internationally recognized as part of Argentina, but rather as a British Overseas Territory. Is this allowed by the rules of the contest?

    • Todor Bozhinov · October 31, 2012

      To clarify on my comment: the Falkland Islands are actually a matter of a sovereignty dispute and some countries do recognise the Argentine position. However, de facto control over the islands is still British, as currently reflected on Wikipedia, and this may make the photo controversial.

    • Спас Колев · November 1, 2012

      The rules require just monument identification. It seems that if your national monument identification system assigns an identifier to the Moon that should be OK…