In many countries, UNESCO World Heritage Sites are exposed to major problems and threats: armed conflicts and wars, natural disasters, pollution,
mismanagement and uncontrolled activities. In Libya, armed conflict led 5 World Heritage Sites to the Danger list. The aim of this contest is to document, inform, promote, and raise awareness, through photographies that illustrate these 5 Sites.
Photographies can range from general views of the sites to specific details, they can showcase architectural and natural elements, existing damages,
and human activity within the sites.
The contest starts on 28 August 2021 and ends on 15 November 2021. The campaign will continue until 31 December 2021.
A first prize of 250 usd and a second prize of 150 usd will be awarded to the two best photos of each site.
Finally, the top 10 photos will be featured on Whindanger website by the end of December 2021.
And your photos will tell their stories to the whole world !
All participating photos will be under free license and can be used on Wikipedia articles. Therefore, you will contribute in enhancing the biggest free online encyclopedia in the World, and make the whole world discover the culture of Libya !
This contest is open to everyone who wants to participate, there are no restrictions in terms of the number of photos uploaded by person, or the date when they have been taken. All photos should be taken by the participant, and should clearly respond to the theme of the contest
How to participate ?
Prepare your photos !
Be creative, but do not forget the contest theme and target sites ! Log-in !
You do not have an account on Wikimedia Commons ? You can create one immediately! Do not forget to verify your email adress ! Upload your photos !
By using the upload buttons in the buttom of this page. Do not forget to add a clear title, a short descrition and the date of publication !
Whindanger is a project by Wiki World Heritage, implemented in Libya in collaboration with Scene for Culture and Heritage.
The project aims to promote and raise awareness about UNESCO World Heritage Sites in danger in 34 countries,
through the creation of an interactive website using Wikimedia projects and following a participatory creation process.
The website content will be mainly generated from Wikidata. As to content creation, it is through organizing writing workshops and photography contests
in the target countries.