Wiki Loves Monuments (WLM) is an annual international photographic competition held during the month of September, organised worldwide by Wikimedia chapters, groups and local Wikipedia volunteers. The public takes photos of monuments, upload those to Wikimedia Commons, and then they can be used in Wikipedia and elsewhere. According to the Guinness Book of Records, the 2011 edition of the Wiki Loves Monuments broke the world record for the largest photography competition. In 2013, the Wiki Loves Monuments competition was held across six continents including Antarctica and had official participation from more than fifty countries around the world.
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. This year Nigeria is participating this competition and this page introduces the Nigeria part of this competition. The local competition is supported by Wikimedia User Group Nigeria and organized locally by members of Wikimedia User Group Nigeria.
Start date: 1st September 2016
End date: 30th September 2016
Decision of Competition: end of October 2016
Everyone is welcome to get involved, whether as a participant (photographer), organizational volunteer, or both. Please help to promote this competition by telling your friends and by sharing this news to social medias. Hashtag: #WLMNigeria
Prepare your photos of any Monuments in Nigeria from the list below. Sign in or Create a New Account on Wikimedia Commons
Name your photos well. Note the monument ID from the list below.
Use our Upload Button below ORClick here to upload as many as you can. You'll find the upload button in the right corner in every monuments from the list as well.
Share your upload success on social medias with our hashtags: #WLMNigeria.
And wait patiently for the results! All the best! (Details rules and FAQ)
All entries must be your own work. However images with watermarks are not permissible.
All photos must be uploaded within September 2016, to be eligible.
All photos must be licensed under CC BY-SA 4.0.
Participants must have an active email account, if the organizers wish to contact. (Details rules and FAQ)
All the entries included in the lists below will be considered as Monumental Buildings of Nigeria for the Photography contest. Any other buildings, not included in the lists, will not be allowed for the contest.