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Wikipedia launches 'world's largest photo contest' to expand image collection

By dpreview staff on Aug 30, 2012 at 22:36 GMT

Wikipedia has launched what it calls 'the world's largest photo contest' to increase the number of images of historic sites in its image database - Wikimedia Commons. The contest, called 'Wiki Loves Monuments 2012' will run throughout September 2012, with the best entry receiving a photo tour of Hong Kong, coinciding with the Wikimania 2013 conference. Wikipedia has run photographic competitions before, but this is the biggest yet, and will involve volunteers from more than 30 countries. Click through for more details.

US entrants are being encouraged to concentrate on images of sites from the National Register of Historic Places (NRHP). The 'Wiki Loves Monuments 2012 - USA' contest is a sub-set of the global competition.

All images must be uploaded to the Wikimedia Commons under a free license, which means that they will be available free of charge, for use by anybody, for any purpose, as long as the photographer is credited. Judges for the competition include photographers and Wikipedia administrators, and the grand prize - a photo tour to Hong Kong - will be announced in December.

Press Release:


Participants in world’s largest photo contest -- Wiki Loves Monuments 2012 -- will upload images under free license for use on Wikipedia.

The White House's south portico (CC-BY-SA-3.0/Matt H. Wade at Wikipedia)

San Francisco -- August 29, 2012 -- Wikipedians around the world will participate in the world’s largest photo contest, Wiki Loves Monuments 2012, from September 1st through 30th. Thousands of volunteers in more than 30 countries will upload photos of historic sites throughout the month, making hundreds of thousands of photos available under a free license on Wikipedia’s image database, Wikimedia Commons (http://commons.wikimedia.org).

In last year’s contest, 5,000 photographers from 18 European countries uploaded more than 168,000 photos. This year’s contest will have significantly greater participation, including the United States and many non-European countries for the first time. Volunteer Wikipedians organize the contest in each country, with the winning photos from national contests considered by an international jury in late October. The international jury will announce the top-ten international photos and the overall best picture winner in early December.

“There are millions of historically and culturally significant monuments and buildings around the world, though most of them still have no freely-available images on the Internet,” said Lodewijk Gelauff, one of the founders of the first Wiki Loves Monuments photo contest in 2010. “Wiki Loves Monuments is an important way for volunteers around the world to showcase the cultural heritage in their countries and share these images with everyone through Wikipedia.”

The photos will be uploaded to Wikimedia Commons under a free license, so they can be used by anybody, for any purpose, as long as the photographer is credited. Many of the photos will appear in Wikipedia, the world’s largest encyclopedia, and all will be available to download at no cost.

“In the U.S., anybody can photograph any of the 87,000 sites on the National Register of Historic Places for this contest,” said Peter Ekman, national coordinator for the U.S. part of the contest. “By uploading your photos you are sharing our national heritage with everybody in America and in the rest of the world. The photos will be free to use, and free of cost, forever.”

The Wiki loves Monuments App

In conjunction with the contest this year, the Wikimedia Foundation, the nonprofit that operates Wikipedia, has also developed a free Wiki Loves Monuments mobile application for Android smartphones, available in the Google app store. With this app, Wikipedians for the first time will be able to upload photos to Wikimedia sites through their mobile devices. The app displays nearby historic sites automatically, allows users to upload directly through their Wikimedia accounts, and is available in many different languages.

Try the app here: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=org.wikipedia.wlm

U.S. Jury

For full bios, see http://wikilovesmonuments.us/judging/

  • Carol M. Highsmith specializes in capturing America with her camera. Her collection at the Library of Congress has over 20,000 photos that she has donated to the public domain.
  • Heather Moran is the photographer and archivist of the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA) where she photographs and works to digitize the Muni collection.
  • Rick Prelinger is an archivist, teacher, writer, lecturer and filmmaker. He is the founder and President of Prelinger Archives, co-founder of the Prelinger Library in San Francisco, and Board President of the Internet Archive.
  • Daniel Case has been a Wikipedia editor since 2005, and is now an Administrator. His work has recently focussed on WikiProject:National Register of Historic Places
  • Howard Cheng is an administrator at both Wikipedia and Wikimedia Commons who works on the “Picture of the Day,” and “On this Day…” features on Wikipedia’s main page.
  • Daniel Schwen, is an administrator on Wikimedia Commons and contributor of numerous Featured Pictures.
  • David Shankbone is one of Wikipedia’s most influential photographers, whose photos appear in over 5,000 Wikipedia articles in 200 languages

Grand Prize: photo tour to Hong Kong

The top 10 photos and grand prize winner of the international Wiki Loves Monuments contest will be announced in beginning of December. The grand prize winner will be invited to a photo tour in Hong Kong for the annual meeting of Wikipedia editors, photographers, and collaborators: Wikimania 2013.

More information

International contest: http://www.wikilovesmonuments.org
U.S. contest: http://wikilovesmonuments.us

Comments

Total comments: 79
puneetvikramsingh
By puneetvikramsingh (Sep 4, 2012)

I wanted to donate some bucks to wikipedia but my wallet was total empty. now I got a chance to donate a pic .....loving it :P

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Randello
By Randello (Sep 3, 2012)

I too would have liked to have participated but the U.K. is not a participating country!! Does anyone know why this is, maybe DPR could find out?

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Lgelauff
By Lgelauff (Sep 3, 2012)

Hi Randello,

Unfortunately the UK doesn't participate because they were unable to find a volunteer who was willing to take the lead in the organization.

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Andrew D Brierley
By Andrew D Brierley (Sep 2, 2012)

I would love to contribute to this, got all excited about having an assignment only to find that for some reason they don't want anything from Australia??

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Lgelauff
By Lgelauff (Sep 3, 2012)

Hey Andrew,

we're sorry that you're not able to participate with photos of Australian monuments. Unfortunately we weren't able to set up an organizing team this year in Australia. It seems that maybe next year they are more successful at that.

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CFynn
By CFynn (Sep 2, 2012)

While I can understand why some full time professional photographers may not want to contribute photographs for free, for an serious amateur it can be satisfying to contribute photographs to Wikimedia Commons where it is likely the photos will be used to illustrate informative articles read by huge numbers of people all over the world, kids can use them in their school assignments and so on. They will also be there for posterity long after the photographer has gone.

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RodluvanII
By RodluvanII (Sep 1, 2012)

I'm guessing no one in Hong Kong will care much about this.

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Deleted pending purge
By Deleted pending purge (Sep 1, 2012)

Nothing wrong with giving something freely to someone whose services you get for free.
My beef is, they needlessly complicate things by recognizing or not recognizing many countries, while at the same time requesting input from individuals.
If someone wanted to envision an international contest, then all national commitees and such useless admin should've been ommited. You either want images or you don't.
Interpose some "commitee", and you instantly create a bunch of demi-gods who suddenly know better, and also have a relative who's got the camera.
So, thanks but no, thanks.

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Matthew Roth
By Matthew Roth (Sep 2, 2012)

Hi OldArrow,
The national subdivision was based on the lists that correspond with the competition, given that the goal is to get photos that have encyclopedic relevance. And "only" 31 countries are participating because that's where the local volunteers were able to organize the lists (in some countries like Hungary, the national monument agency would not release the lists), the technology, the people, etc. As an all-volunteer operation, the shortcomings often come when there aren't folks able to do the work. On the flip side, it's pretty amazing that it's an all-volunteer competition on pace to upload over 300,000 photos in a month.

More info at www.wikilovesmonuments.org or wikilovesmonuments.us

thanks!
Matthew

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photosen
By photosen (Sep 1, 2012)

Nothing like a lazy self righteous git.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/WikiLeaks

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Klaus H
By Klaus H (Sep 2, 2012)

Not paying attention? Soooo funny ;-))))

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OneGuy
By OneGuy (Sep 1, 2012)

I'd love "Mr. Wiki Leaks" to leave the protection of the foreign embassy and make himself available to formal scrutiny.

Theft is accountable: photos, docs, private files. Money, too. Until then, screw Wiki.

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Lgelauff
By Lgelauff (Sep 1, 2012)

Hi OneGuy,

Just for the record: 'WikiLeaks' is not related at all in any way with Wikipedia, Wikimedia or Wiki Loves Monuments. While the name may have similarities, the organizations and people are totally different. Wikimedia is best known from the online encyclopedia: Wikipedia.

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OneGuy
By OneGuy (Sep 1, 2012)

Geez, Lglauff, I thought you'd say Wiki is suing the guy for copyright (at least). I guess they do not care about their reputation and so they do not deserve my sympathy or support.

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micdair
By micdair (Sep 2, 2012)

Suing for what? Is the dpreview suing any other site with the "review" in it's name?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wiki

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JakeB
By JakeB (Sep 3, 2012)

Get confused easily, don't you?

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Esa Tuunanen
By Esa Tuunanen (Sep 1, 2012)

Those ones complaining about these pictures given by people as gift to whole mankind should have bigger worries.

Tax havens with bank secrecy must be costing world trillions every year when big corporations, institutions and rich people move their profits to outside access of countries where they make their profits.
That's big cause of economical problems of states causing decrease of public services with rising fees and higher taxation for every one of us.
At worst these same corporations are even getting tax returns and subsidies from countries they're stealing from!

Why aren't you screaming bloody murder because of that?

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doctor digi
By doctor digi (Sep 1, 2012)

If you don't agree with it then don't enter.

However, I think this is a thousand times better than some people putting tens of thousands of their photos up on Flickr (and paying for a "pro" account for the priviledge). Why pay to create content for someone else to use to build a company and make money?

I'd rather have a shot at a trip to HK than a bunch of "Great Capture" awards and disingenuous self-serving comments about my photos.

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RichardBalonglong
By RichardBalonglong (Sep 1, 2012)

Nice... Exchange deals are nice... You get to have the "chance" to travel and you make the best photos for them and for your portfolio... But many are already tired with this (I for one)...
What if your camera gears broke? What if your budget runs low? How will you and your equipment survive for the next day?
Anyway, I leave this kind of things to the photography freshmen...

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TaxiDinner
By TaxiDinner (Aug 31, 2012)

Let's call this contest what it really is, the "Wiki-is-to-cheap-to-pay-for-it's-own-quality-stock-photography-by-real-working-professionals-who-paid-hard-earned-cash-for-their-very-expensive-camera-gear-and-photography-education-not-to-mention-the-blood-sweat-and-tears-contest. Don't get me wrong, there will be very good photos submitted by high-quality amateurs who want to see their work published but have a "day job" and don't really care that they are selling their souls and betraying the photo industry's working professionals, and by those that are so desperately fooled to thinking that getting published on Wiki will somehow launch the career they want so very badly. It's not about the quality of photos because when zillions of images are submitted, you will get enough good ones. Don't do it people, you are giving away all of your rights to YOUR image for FREE. Did Nikon or Canon give you your camera for free? Did you get the oil in your car changed for free? I don't think so!

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snapshotist
By snapshotist (Sep 1, 2012)

Yes, you are giving your rights away. That's the point. If you don't believe in the Creative Commons licensing, this isn't for you.

But if you want to contribute your imagery to the modern-day, global encyclopedia to help advance human knowledge, this is a great thing for you to do.

Not everything in this world has to be about making a buck and Wikimedia is a non-for-profit organization doing a lot of good in this world. I think it's unfortunate you would want to dissuade people from participating in this.

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MarkInSF
By MarkInSF (Sep 1, 2012)

Wikipedia is an entirely volunteer effort, and everyone knows it. Many of the world's foremost experts in their fields have contributed and now they want to improve their images and are asking photographers to be as generous. How much simpler could it be? No one is being deprived of a living.

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Stollen1234
By Stollen1234 (Sep 1, 2012)

its actually from the people for the people..evern professional can contribute and they are welcome

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Eleson
By Eleson (Sep 1, 2012)

"Don't do it people, you are giving away all of your rights to YOUR image for FREE."

Well, that's the whole point, willingly and knowingly doing things for free.
Do you have a problem with the fact that some (obvoiusly not you) like and endorse the idea?

Funny part is, I bet all here that are scared about the FREE stuff, have all used wikipedia ... - Walk the talk plz.

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DemonLee
By DemonLee (Aug 31, 2012)

Whilst I appreciate Wiki is free and funded on donations, I am quietly confident if I asked my mortgage lender to give me some time whilst I wait for donations, it will be a short trip to a park bench.

People should be encouraged to contribute to Wiki - but to then give consent to every Tom Dick and Harry to use it free of charge - no way pal.

I would imagine there are 1,000's of images of historic places worldwide, it's not like photography is some new fad, it's been around over 100yrs and there are likely to be a stack of images, royalty free that Wiki could obtain or maybe it would have been better to ask people to donate a £1 - then Wiki could buy the images no doubt from some Stock Library, because that is what images are worth these days to most - bugger all!

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nathantw
By nathantw (Aug 31, 2012)

Since I'm basically doing that anyway by having a Flickr site I might as well try to win a trip to Hong Kong.

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zos xavius
By zos xavius (Aug 31, 2012)

To all you people that don't want to give anything away for free, or claim that this undermines your ability to earn income: you people are selfish. There are a lot of national landmarks that sadly don't have more than an awful cell phone picture. If you care anything about the preservation of history you would realize that there is a real need to document these places. There isn't any money out there to pay people to do this. Its nice that wikipedia is trying to generate interest. Next time you use wikipedia, think of all the countless, thankless articles people have written for you to learn from. These people took their time to write something for you, but it undermines your profession to give back a little? Please. In case you haven't noticed, you lose control of everything you post to the internet. Watermarks help, but stuff is still lifted constantly. My stuff included. I've been working on getting a list together and was going to take some pictures before this contest was even announced. I'm sure a lot of people will see my name and my pictures. That alone is worth something in the long term as well.

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_chalkie_
By _chalkie_ (Aug 31, 2012)

This is just the sort of photo competition I'd love to enter, but giving away your pictures free isn't at all appealing. I'm happy for a picture to be used for the purpose of promoting the competition but not to be used as a resource in this way, without payment.

I often get asked for permission to use my Flickr pics and often get "oh, we're not interested any more" replies when I ask for a fee in return. I always point out that while I am an amateur I still have to buy all my own equipment (which isn't tax deductible) and create the images in my own time.

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zos xavius
By zos xavius (Aug 31, 2012)

Quit telling them you are an amatuer! You are doing it wrong! If you are asking for money and taking it, you have become a pro.

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BitFarmer
By BitFarmer (Sep 2, 2012)

Giving away a portion of your work for just a good cause, to document history before it vanish on a free-to-use platform like wikipedia, it is more than ok to me, is an honor to me, honestly, i did participate last year and will do again now.

And if you would want to make money of it, just do good shoots and offer a "copy with your family here" to tourist or invent something, but helping wikipedia wont make you a poor man, but a richer human being in a culturally richer, better humanity.

Sorry if i made you cry or lough!!

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D1N0
By D1N0 (Aug 31, 2012)

I had great fun seeking out missing monuments in my city in 2010 and 2011. Sadly, all monuments are accounted for now. I'll have to move.

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Lgelauff
By Lgelauff (Aug 31, 2012)

There is unfortunately quite a lot of uncovered terrain in Friesland. Maybe an idea for a weekend trip?

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Edwaste
By Edwaste (Aug 31, 2012)

I would like to participate, but I'll probably be arrested for being a Terror Suspect.

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jsis
By jsis (Aug 31, 2012)

This is a contest for the rich people.

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bikinchris
By bikinchris (Aug 31, 2012)

Sorry, not interested in giving away images. It undermines the photographer industry.

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zkz5
By zkz5 (Aug 31, 2012)

Yeah. Cthulu forbid we simply contribute to the world around us.

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CFynn
By CFynn (Aug 31, 2012)

Chris - have you never used Wikipedia? Or do you only use encyclopaedias that you have to pay for?

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bikinchris
By bikinchris (Aug 31, 2012)

Sorry guys. Wikipedia is nice, but it doesn't pay for groceries to give away images for free. I am not allowed to cite Wiki sites in research anyway.

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zos xavius
By zos xavius (Aug 31, 2012)

Maybe all those volunteers should quit writing and editing articles...I mean it just undermines the publishing industry.

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zos xavius
By zos xavius (Aug 31, 2012)

Chris: people give to the world around them all the time and still manage to buy groceries. Maybe volunteer firefighters should call it quits because it doesn't put food on their table.

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BJL
By BJL (Aug 31, 2012)

Great idea and I love Wikipedia and am interested in offering some photos, but having an Android app but no iOS app is shooting themselves in the foot for the sake of political correctness.

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Lgelauff
By Lgelauff (Aug 31, 2012)

Hi, an iPhone app is also available: http://itunes.apple.com/en/app/123poi/id504532912 . Different app though.
Look forward to uploads! (WLM organizer)

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Joshua Chung
By Joshua Chung (Aug 31, 2012)

Hong Kong is not in the list???

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Lgelauff
By Lgelauff (Aug 31, 2012)

Unfortunately we can only organize the contest in countries where volunteers want to organize it. In Hong Kong the Wikimedia volunteers are already very busy with organizing the Wikimania conference of 2013.

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CFynn
By CFynn (Sep 2, 2012)

It would be nice if there was a combined group for smaller countries where there are unlikely to be enough volunteers to form a group of their own. Hope this will be considered next time.

I live in Bhutan where there are plenty of significant monuments without photos in Wikimedia Commons - but it would be almost impossible to find enough people for a panel.

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CameraLabTester
By CameraLabTester (Aug 31, 2012)

The Hong Kong holiday is a pinch of salt to the enormous humongous gazillion pictures buffet feast Wiki is gonna amass as a windfall...

Talk about disparity to the extremes...

Yet like zombies, contestants all go like lemmings over the cliff.

.

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nawknai
By nawknai (Aug 31, 2012)

Wikipedia is a website that works based on donations. What sort of prize were you hoping for? I think this is pretty good, and it's not like Wikipedia can sell your photos afterwards. They're free for everyone to use. That's the deal.

And I think the prize is pretty cool.

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Antonio Rojilla
By Antonio Rojilla (Aug 31, 2012)

This lemming is more than happy to contribute with a little of his humble work to a site that has changed his life for better.

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rikkus
By rikkus (Aug 31, 2012)

Where's the 'Curmudgeon' button?

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Roger Nordin
By Roger Nordin (Aug 31, 2012)

This is a great way to contribute to Wikipedia, other than sending them my hard earned $$$ (whcih I've also done in the past, more than once) - doing what I like, but for a purpose; taking photos, for the good of mankind. What better prize could there be?

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photophile
By photophile (Aug 31, 2012)

"yet like zombies, contestants all go like lemmings over the cliff."

How many things can you find wrong with the above sentence ? A terrific question for an English and/or biology exam.

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itzhak_
By itzhak_ (Aug 31, 2012)

Oh, oh! I know the answer! Zombies don't go over cliffs, because they are afraid of heights!

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Zindanfel
By Zindanfel (Aug 31, 2012)

I'm going to check the National Register of Historic Places to see if there is a Zombie Cliff or a Lemming Cliff near my town. Dilemma: Could I shoot zombies in Live View?

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Marx81
By Marx81 (Aug 31, 2012)

I agree they should have add a second prize perhaps Kowloon only tour...:-)

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Harlz
By Harlz (Aug 31, 2012)

Australia isn't on the list, awwww... looks like fun for those involved!

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SigmaChrome
By SigmaChrome (Aug 31, 2012)

That's ok 'cos Australia has no significant monuments at all... Hang on... what about the 'Dog on the Tucker Box" and hundreds of others...? Oh well, I guess we're just not important enough.

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bed bug
By bed bug (Aug 31, 2012)

Gee I have a great shot of the big prawn, that would have been an instant winner ;-(

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bossa
By bossa (Aug 31, 2012)

The MCG would have to be the biggest monument around the place but size is not always measure of importance. A simple plaque could have more significance than all the huge monoliths around the world combined.
Considering we have a few cities in the top 10 best in the world they are obviously missing the plot.

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scott_mcleod
By scott_mcleod (Aug 31, 2012)

Sydney Opera House, anyone???

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matts1809
By matts1809 (Aug 31, 2012)

What about the harbour bridge with $10K of fireworks going off around it, I have seen a few of those even in the old 35mm days.

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steve joseph
By steve joseph (Aug 31, 2012)

And the UK is not in it either, so clearly there are no monuments here either

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micdair
By micdair (Aug 31, 2012)

I don't think someone picked the countries that are or are not important. It's more likely a question of the wiki volunteers/supporters in each country willing/being able to arrange the event.

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Lgelauff
By Lgelauff (Aug 31, 2012)

You can also participate with photos you may have made when you were on vacation in a country that does participate. If you visited Paris, feel free to upload that great photo of the Eiffel tower through www.wikilovesmonuments.fr !

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forest23
By forest23 (Sep 1, 2012)

And the Uk is not on the list either. I have an image of Stonehenge
which won a competition. But I don't really want thieves or picture editors using it.

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IcyVeins
By IcyVeins (Aug 31, 2012)

They expect "significantly greater participation" than 160,000 images, and yet they offer only a single prize?

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Barney Britton
By Barney Britton (Aug 31, 2012)

By submitting pictures, you're effectively giving away them away to be used for free, forever, anywhere on the web. So if you're motivated by personal reward, this really isn't the competition for you. In any way.

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IcyVeins
By IcyVeins (Aug 31, 2012)

The fact that they are giving away a prize proves that they are trying to motivate people to enter with personal reward. If everyone who entered was motivated only by the reasons you stated, there would be no reason to offer a prize.

However by only offering one prize, albeit an excellent one, they are not giving that much incentive to people who would enter for personal reward, due to the incredibly slim odds of winning. This is why lottery numbers games offer many lesser prizes in addition to the grand prize, instead of just one grand prize. Wikipedia could create more interest and thus get more photos by doing the same.

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Barney Britton
By Barney Britton (Aug 31, 2012)

Yeah, but just by entering this, you're consenting to giving your work away for free. Which a lot of people just won't do, on principle. So the whole thing is geared towards attracting photographers with a certain 'open source' mentality.

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dguk51
By dguk51 (Aug 31, 2012)

Oh and talking of motivation, Wikipedia seem to be after a European Union Prize for Cultural Heritage worth 10,000 euros for having this contest. So will they pass that on to the winner?

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vtr
By vtr (Aug 31, 2012)

@Barney Britton
that "mentality" made one of the best encyclopedias around.

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Hentaiboy
By Hentaiboy (Aug 31, 2012)

There are minor prizes. Read the link.

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Barney Britton
By Barney Britton (Aug 31, 2012)

@vtr - exactly.

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MarkInSF
By MarkInSF (Sep 1, 2012)

The prize also gets people talking about the contest. Like here an now.

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Esa Tuunanen
By Esa Tuunanen (Sep 1, 2012)

Dguk51, do you really think they're going to make money from this even if they get prize from EU?

Just like you crave money from your pictures all equipment, services etc. they need for both Wikipedia and Wikimedia and arranging this competition costs them.

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Camediadude
By Camediadude (Aug 30, 2012)

Count me in!

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Camediadude
By Camediadude (Aug 31, 2012)

Guys, in my mind at least, the prize offered here is largely symbolic. Of course it would be impossible to compare the "value" of such a trip / tour to that of the combined efforts, time and imagery produced by thousands of participants. How do we put numerical values on such things anyway ... But what this may mostly be crafted to do is to serve as an impetus for many, a "goal" and motivating factor for folks to aim towards. We humans (like most animals) like working towards a prize often times, even when the odds and the actual rewards do seem a tad silly when looked at in a certain way. I for one do not care too overly much for such a trip anyhow, and wonder if it can be gifted and then used by another if won.

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Greg lamont
By Greg lamont (Aug 31, 2012)

Are they asking for current pics for the month of september only or archives ?
Did not really see a statement either way, I may have missed it.
Greg

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Lgelauff
By Lgelauff (Aug 31, 2012)

Greg: you can upload images from whenever you made them. It doesn't matter when you made the photo or where you live - as long as /you/ are the author.
Lodewijk (Wiki Loves Monuments organizer)

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MarkInSF
By MarkInSF (Sep 1, 2012)

Lovely message, 'dude. Well said.

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Total comments: 79