Commons:Wiki Loves Monuments 2011/Etherpad/EuropaNostra
Wiki Loves Monuments
Wikipedia runs a European photo contest in more than 10 countries.
Wiki Loves Monuments is a photo contest for European monuments, organized by Wikimedia this September. Wikimedia is the movement behind Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia - a global collaboration authored by volunteers.
Cultural heritage is an important part of the knowledge Wikipedia collects and disseminates. Everybody can contribute images as well as write articles. An image is worth a thousand words, in every language at once and local enthusiasts can (re)discover the cultural, historical, or scientific significance of their neighbourhood.
Wikipedia volunteer communities in over 10 countries have joined this initiative, and are enthusiastically paving the way to make participation easy for others. The contest is inspired by the successful 2010 pilot in the Netherlands, which resulted in 12,500 freely licensed images of monuments that can now be used in Wikipedia and by anybody for any purpose.
Any support is welcome: from uploading a single image, spreading the word about the contest, to becoming a partner or sponsor. This September, cultural heritage will be in the spotlight on Wikipedia - from Portugal to Estonia.
Link to the winning images of 2010: https://secure.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/wiki/Commons:Wiki_Loves_Monuments_2010#Awards (click to go to high resolution versions)
Link to website: http://www.wikilovesmonuments.eu