Wiki Loves Monuments — And Your Photos!

The Wikipedia photo contest around cultural heritage is open! Wiki Loves Monuments is a public photo competition around cultural heritage monuments, organised by Wikipedia/Wikimedia chapters and groups.

Participating countries to Wiki Loves Monuments 2015
Participating countries to Wiki Loves Monuments 2015

This year again, different MENA countries participate: Algeria, Egypt, Tunisia along with four others from the Levant (Syria, Lebanon, Jordan, and Palestine).

The only rules of the contest are:

  • you need to have taken the picture yourself;
  • the subject of the picture is a historical site recognised by the government or national organization specialised in cultural or historical landmarks, or is on the UNESCO World Heritage List;
  • you accept to upload the picture under a CC BY-SA 4.0 licence.

Submissions are open until 30 September 2015, so go ahead and submit your photographs!

As per the rules:

After the contest period, a local jury judges the participating photos and chooses the 10 best photos of that country/area. At least the number one winner, and mostly more winners, receive a prize, often reached out during a prize ceremony. In some local contests there is an additional special prize category for photos about a certain subject.

The 10 winning photos of a country/area participate in the international round of the photo contest.

Below are our picks from the 2014 edition. Enjoy — and don’t forget to participate!

The arch of Markouna, in the municipality of Tazoult (Algeria). Image from Hamza-sia, CC-by-SA 3.0
The arch of Markouna, in the municipality of Tazoult (Algeria). Image from Hamza-sia, CC-by-SA 3.0
The great Mosque of Muhammad Ali Pasha or Alabaster Mosque is a mosque situated in the Citadel of Cairo in Egypt and commissioned by Muhammad Ali Pasha between 1830 and 1848. Image by Hoba offendum, CC-by-SA 3.0
The great Mosque of Muhammad Ali Pasha or Alabaster Mosque is a mosque situated in the Citadel of Cairo in Egypt and commissioned by Muhammad Ali Pasha between 1830 and 1848. Image by Hoba offendum, CC-by-SA 3.0
Erbil Citadel and Machko tea house in Erbil (Arbil), Kurdistan Region of Iraq. Image by MSinjari, CC-by-SA 3.0
Erbil Citadel and Machko tea house in Erbil (Arbil), Kurdistan Region of Iraq. Image by MSinjari, CC-by-SA 3.0
Jerash is the capital and largest city of Jerash Governorate, situated in the north of Jordan. Jerash is the site of the ruins of the Greco-Roman city of Gerasa, also referred to as Antioch on the Golden River. Image by Ted Chi, CC-by 2.0
Jerash is the capital and largest city of Jerash Governorate, situated in the north of Jordan. Jerash is the site of the ruins of the Greco-Roman city of Gerasa, also referred to as Antioch on the Golden River. Image by Ted Chi, CC-by 2.0
Sidon Sea Castle at night. The Crusaders built the castle in the 13th century on a small island 80 m away from the shores off Sidon. Image by Ahmad Zaatari, CC-by-SA-3.0
Sidon Sea Castle at night. The Crusaders built the castle in the 13th century on a small island 80 m away from the shores off Sidon. Image by Ahmad Zaatari, CC-by-SA-3.0
Calligraphy and decorations on the Dome of the Rock (Qubbat al-Sakhrah) in Jerusalem, Palestine. Image by nborun, CC-by 2.0
Calligraphy and decorations on the Dome of the Rock (Qubbat al-Sakhrah) in Jerusalem, Palestine. Image by nborun, CC-by 2.0
View of Qalaat Ibn Maan in the distance from Palmyra. Image by AnaTam, CC-by-SA 3.0
View of Qalaat Ibn Maan in the distance from Palmyra. Image by AnaTam, CC-by-SA 3.0
Arch of Alexander Severus (Dougga), Tunisia. Image by Agnieszkaphoto, CC-by-SA 3.0
Arch of Alexander Severus (Dougga), Tunisia. Image by Agnieszkaphoto, CC-by-SA 3.0

 
Posted on: September 17, 2015, by : rayna