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Wiki Loves Monuments 2015 in the Levant
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Wiki Loves Monuments Levant 2015 contest is now ready to receive pictures from Syria, Lebanon, Jordan, and Palestine. During the whole month of September participants can upload their pictures of the Levant's monuments and historical sites. Pictures may have been taken at any time but need to be uploaded before September 30, 11:59 pm to be eligible for the contest.

The only rules of the contest is that you need to have taken the picture yourself, that the subject of the picture is a historical site recognized by the government or national organization specialized in cultural or historical landmarks, or on the UNESCO World Heritage List, and that you accept to upload the picture under a CC BY-SA 4.0 licence.

Conditions participation
  • Nr01.png participation at all stages of the Contest is purely voluntary and free
  • Nr02.png participants must be registered to Wikimedia Commons
  • Nr03.png All photographs must be uploaded personally by the photographer.
  • Nr04.png All entries must be uploaded by September 30 2015 at 23:59, to be eligible.
  • Nr05.png all work must be licensed CC BY-SA 4.0.
  • Nr06.png The uploaded photos must be categorized with Special upload contest page to facilitate the task
  • Nr07.png contest participants must have an active email account, if the organizers wish to contact
  • Nr08.png each country/region can elect 10 winning photos

Ever thought of seeing your own photos on Wikipedia ?

This is your chance to take part in our annual photography competition to improve Wikipedia. The encyclopedia is visited by 500 million people every month, and needs you to help improve its photos.

Wiki Loves Monuments Levant is aimed at listed buildings and ancient monuments in the countries of the Levant, and starts on Monday 1st September. The contest is supported by Wikimedia foundation.

There are dozens of eligible sites to photograph!

It doesn't matter when your photos are taken so long as they're uploaded by the end of September. If you took some stunning pictures back in April, or five years ago, you can still upload them.

To enter, you'll need to agree to release your entries under a free licence allowing them to be freely used by anyone for any purpose, including Wikipedia. You retain copyright, and can require anyone using your images to attribute them to you as photographer.

Wiki Loves Monuments (WLM) is an annual international photographic competition during September, organised worldwide by the Wikipedia community members. Participants take pictures of historical monuments and heritage sites in their region, and upload them to Wikimedia Commons. The aim of event is to highlight the heritage sites of the participating countries. The Levant is participating for the first time as a single entry. In previous years, Palestine, Jordan, Syria, and Lebanon have participated individually.

Winners of 2014 Wiki Loves Monuments Palestine

Winners of 2014 Wiki Loves Monuments Syria
Winners of 2014 Wiki Loves Monuments Jordan

Winners of 2014 Wiki Loves Monuments Lebanon
Guide for 2015
Help desk
  • For any queries regarding the competition please contact one of the volunteers.
  • لأية استفسارات حول المسابقة يرجى الاتصال بأحد المتطوعين
  • We're looking for volunteers who love photography and cultural heritage.
  • نحن نبحث عن متطوعين يحبون التصوير والتراث الثقافي
  • Fjmustak
  • bachounda

How to participate[edit]

Load your pictures in September 2015

'Some guidelines that improve your chances of winning the contest'

  1. Choose the image of the greatest definition.
  2. Picked up more than one image meme monument.
  3. You can choose the best picture.
  4. You can upload more than one image if the quality is good.
  5. In case you are photographing the details of an architectural monument, like a house or the door, take an overall picture of the monument in question
  6. Make sure to take the consent of the site owner if you want to take pictures indoors.
  7. You can also participate with photos taken in previous dates, but any pictures exluent uploider before 1 September 2015

Related Articles[edit]

Wiki Loves Monuments 2015
2010 competition - 2011 competition - 2012 competition - 2013 competition - 2014 competition

Tools - FAQ - Media - List of landing page, monuments and uploadlink - Winning photos - Training

For local organisers - Landing pages - CentralNotice - Upload campaigns - Winners (tracking page) - Lists of monuments

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