Commons:Wiki Loves Monuments 2015 in Tunisia
You have pictures of monuments stalled in your computer since your last trip? This is a great opportunity to give them a second life in this Wiki Loves Monuments contest. In addition to being seen by everyone, your pictures could be included in Wikipedia and contribute to the preservation of Tunisia's cultural and historical heritage. Freely licensed photos collected through Wiki Loves Monuments may also be reused elsewhere than in Wikipedia.
Photos may have been taken at any time. The key criteria to be eligible for the contest are that they are to be uploaded to Wikimedia Commons in September 2015... and that they have been taken by you, of course!
There is no minimum age to participate, and there is no participation fee. Besides WLM being a competition, it is first a fun activity, ideal for families. The competition also allows us to inform our cultural heritage, while improving our photographic talents!
Launched in 2010 in the Netherlands as "Rijksmonument", meaning "monument of the nation", the contest gave us 12,500 free pictures of Dutch monuments. The success of that competition attracted the attention of several other Wikimedia chapters, and the 2011 edition of Wiki Loves Monuments extended to 18 European countries. Within a month, more than 5,000 participants upload nearly 170,000 photographs under a free licence, a world record, certified by Guinness Book of Records.
The 2012 edition of the Wiki Loves Monuments left Europe, and this time 35 countries took part in the competition to beat WLM's own record: 15,000 participants uploaded 350,000 pictures on Wikimedia Commons.
The people interested to help organize the contest are :
All actions to organize the contest are coordinated on the discussion page. Your help is welcome!
Wiki Loves Monuments is an international photographic competition to promote historic sites around the World through Wikimedia projects (mainly Wikipedia and Wikimedia Commons). Everybody can participate.
There are a lot of historic monuments in all participating countries. The goal of Wiki Loves Monuments is to encourage people to take pictures of those monuments, and to put them under a free licence so that others may access them through the Internet. To achieve that, an international contest will take place in September 2015. This page introduces the Tunisian part of this competition.
In September, you may upload as many picture as you want of monuments that you have visited. Pictures don't have to be taken in September, but must be uploaded that month to be considered. At the end of the month, the contest jury will begin evaluating the photographs and awarding prizes for the best pictures in Tunisia, and ultimately in the world.
The competition is organized by the CLibre and Carthagina associations.
How to participate
1. Select cultural heritage monuments to photograph on the official list on Wikipedia. It is imperative that you take the photos yourself.
Here are some tips to increase your chances of winning the contest:
Frequently asked questions
Is the contest free?
Yes, there is no cost to participate. You must only become a member of Wikimedia Commons and register for the contest.
When can I take pictures?
Any time. The contest takes place during the whole month of September, but you can submit pictures taken at any time, even ones taken several years ago. The only rule is to upload them to Commons between September 1st and 30th.
Am I allowed to retouch my pictures?
Yes. You can retouch your picture with any software.
Can I submit any type of pictures?
No, they must represent a cultural heritage monument from the official list.
Can I submit pictures taken in another country?
Yes, if it is a historic place recognized by the government of that country. However, you will have to upload through the upload wizard of that country and you will be eligible for the contest of that country.
If I didn't find an answer to my question
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