Commons:Wiki Loves Classics 2019

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Wiki Loves Classics 2019, the first edition of Wiki Loves Classics, is a photo contest whose purpose is to increase the amount of freely-licensed material related to ancient Greek and Roman monuments (and other ancient civilizations especially from the Mediterranenan area) on Wikimedia Commons. It also aims to improve the quality and quantity of Wikidata items and Wikipedia articles about them, including the illustration of the items/articles related to the uploaded pictures.

Photographers in the best places will get a participation certificate and a printed copy of their image of hand-made high quality paper by the Impresa Sociale Magnani of Pescia.

Flyers[edit]

Participating countries 2019[edit]

All countries taking part to Wiki Loves Monuments 2019 are inserted in this table.

Here is a list of countries which certainly have items related to classical antiquity (it also include previous civilizations). Please scroll the lists in order to know the pictures of monuments that you can upload. The presence in the lists depends on the legal situation in different countries, and some countries might not take part this year and we are not encouraging an upload without a national organizer.

For every question contact us in the talk page.

Country General list of monuments All files uploaded Wiki Loves Classics files Percentage
Flag of Albania.svg Albania List of monuments Uploaded files WLC files 9/108 = 8.3%
Flag of Armenia.svg Armenia List of monuments Uploaded files WLC files 524/21089 = 2.5%
Flag of Algeria.svg Algeria List of monuments Uploaded files WLC files 187/483 = 38.7%
Flag of Austria.svg Austria List of monuments Uploaded files WLC files 0/4635 = 0%
Flag of Croatia.svg Croatia List of monuments Uploaded files WLC files 10/547 = 1.8%
Flag of France.svg France List of monuments Uploaded files WLC files 314/8325 = 3.8%
Flag of Germany.svg Germany List of monuments Uploaded files WLC files 18/16144 = 0.1%
Flag of Greece.svg Greece Lists of monuments Uploaded files WLC files 412/1717 = 24.1%
Flag of Italy.svg Italy List of monuments Uploaded files WLC files 833/25885 = 3.2%
Flag of Ireland.svg Ireland List of monuments Uploaded files WLC files 34/1099 = 3.1%
Flag of Kosovo.svg Kosovo List of monuments Uploaded files WLC files 1/94 = 1.1%
Flag of Malta.svg Malta List of monuments Uploaded files WLC files 0/136 = 0%
Flag of Morocco.svg Morocco List of monuments Uploaded files WLC files 39/778 = 5.0%
Flag of Portugal.svg Portugal List of monuments Uploaded files WLC files 252/6372 = 4.0%
Flag of Romania.svg Romania List of monuments Uploaded files WLC files 168/2960 = 5.7%
Flag of Slovenia.svg Slovenia List of monuments Uploaded files WLC files 0/494 = 0%
Flag of Spain.svg Spain List of monuments Uploaded files WLC files 388/8774 = 4.4%
Flag of Switzerland.svg Switzerland List of monuments Uploaded files WLC files 3/1799 = 0.2%
Flag of Ukraine.svg Ukraine List of monuments Uploaded files WLC files 45/31810 = 0.1%
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg United Kingdom List of monuments Uploaded files WLC files 82/10437 = 0.8%

Selection process[edit]

Jury[edit]

Wikimedians are mostly involved in the first steps of the selection processes, members from the academia join progressively the later steps.

Categories[edit]

We will select a winner and a runner-up for these five categories:

  • landscapes and views
  • coexistence or contrast of modern and classic
  • architectural details
  • museum collections and objects
  • epigraphs and writings

Another category was initially debated, namely "women in classics", but we could see at the categorization phase that there was not enough material. The "epigraphs" category was also at risk of being dropped but had enough decent upload and a clear defined nature. Next edition the categories will be proposed since the beginning and not adapted on the existing upload, so we can encourage a better aim in this direction.

Steps[edit]

The phases of the selection process are summarized in this subpage

Winners of our parallel competition[edit]

Results were publisehd on January, 21st and announced the following day. tweet

Finalists of national competitions[edit]

These photos became national finalists in 2019.

We will compare our selections with this one at the end of the process.