Wiki Loves Monuments is over – but not entirely

Wiki Loves Monuments is over – but not entirely

  • Posted on: October 7, 2012
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Wiki Loves Monuments 2012 was a very successful contest, with more than 350,000 submissions by more than 15,000 people in 33 countries! We would like to thank all volunteers and participants for helping to organize this contest and submit pictures. The winners of the national competitions will are known and each country has submitted up to ten nominees for the international finale. A dedicated jury has judged all these nominated pictures, and after long deliberations, we know the winners!

Countries that participated in Wiki Loves Monuments 2012

Wikipedia is working through the year to bring together the sum of all human knowledge, and share it with everyone on the world. And the cultural heritage nearby you is part of that knowledge!

Therefore, we hope that even though you will not win any prizes with it, you will remain active in submitting content to the Wikimedia projects. You can help by submitting photos the same way you used to do during the contest (the upload forms will remain active) or by improving the text of the articles directly by clicking ‘edit’ at the top of the page.

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Lodewijk "Effeietsanders" Gelauff has been an active member of the Wikimedia community since 2005; over the years, he helped out as a steward and an administrator of several wikis as well as a board member of Wikimedia Nederland, member of the Chapters Committee and organiser of various internal Wikimedia activities. In 2010, he led Wiki Loves Monuments in the Netherlands together with Maarten, and was mainly responsible for the community-related part of the contest as well as for documentation, and internal and external communication. In 2011-2013, he was a member of the international organizing team. After that, he has remained involved as jury coordinator and advisor.