Welcome, finalists of the Philippines!

Welcome, finalists of the Philippines!

  • Posted on: October 30, 2012
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Let’s spin the globe a bit further east and fly over from Ukraine to the Philippines, to the country that kicked off Wiki Loves Monuments 2012 already in March – with an impressing event in Quezon City where goverment officials as well as Creative Commons activists held keynotes and speeches. The Philippines planned their local contest around their climate, as the early summer (April/May) is the best photo season – followed by several month of rain season, the “tag-ulan“ (as I just learned from the English Wikipedia article …).

However, Wiki Loves Monuments Philippines kept up activities and promotions on a high level throughout the rainy season until September, when over 2,300 photos where uploaded to Wikimedia Commons. Congratulations!

So let’s have a look at the winners of Philippines, who have been awarded already in a ceremony in Manila this month (you are really quick, guys!):

1st place: Early morning at the Vigan Cathedral, in Vigan, Ilocos Sur, by Jsinglador

1st place: Early morning at the Vigan Cathedral, in Vigan, Ilocos Sur, by Jsinglador

2nd place: Manila Cathedral, by Bhoyetjumpay

2nd place: Manila Cathedral, by Bhoyetjumpay

3rd place: The Ruins of the Mariano Ledesma Lacson Mansion in Talisay, Negros Occidental at dusk, by Ninya Regalado

3rd place: The Ruins of the Mariano Ledesma Lacson Mansion in Talisay, Negros Occidental at dusk, by Ninya Regalado

4th place: Capas National Shrine Monument, by RainJorque

4th place: Capas National Shrine Monument, by RainJorque

5th place: Paoay Church, by Leoviernes1

5th place: Paoay Church, by Leoviernes1

6th place: The Main Building of the University of Santo Tomas by Tristantamayo

6th place: The Main Building of the University of Santo Tomas by Tristantamayo

7th place: Bell tower of the Quiapo Church in Manila, by Obra19

7th place: Bell tower of the Quiapo Church in Manila, by Obra19

8th place (tie): Batad Rice Terraces, by Captaincid

8th place (tie): Batad Rice Terraces, by Captaincid

9th place (tie): Daraga Church, by Angelonce

9th place (tie): Daraga Church, by Angelonce

10th place: Manila Central Post Office by the Pasig River, by Corteco8

10th place: Manila Central Post Office by the Pasig River, by Corteco8

A special price worth mentioning is the “best Android app entry“, which awards the best image uploaded by our brand new WLM Android App. Good idea!

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Best Android entry: Paoay Church, by jacapph

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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