Commons:Wiki Loves Monuments 2017 in the United States/Winners
Wiki Loves Monuments 2017
Wiki Loves Monuments 2017 in the United States saw over 1,400 people (most of any participating country this year!) contribute over 8,000 photos of cultural and historic sites from all over the United States and its territories. In addition to National Register of Historic Places sites, we welcomed uploads of sites designated by state- and local-level historical institutions and societies. Hundreds of these photos are already being used to illustrate pages across various Wikimedia projects!
After several weeks and three rounds of judging by our jury members, we are pleased to announce the winners of Wiki Loves Monuments 2017 in the United States. These photos are recognized for their photographic quality, artistic merit, and their encyclopedic value as illustrations of unique historical sites.
We were impressed by all of the uploads, and regret having to narrow it down to just 10. That being said - congratulations to the following winners of the US contest and their amazing photographs! Each winner will receive a certificate and a Wiki Loves Monuments T-shirt, and the top-three will receive a cash prize. In addition, all ten winners will move on to the international jury for a shot at winning an international Wiki Loves Monuments prize.
Capilla de San Juan Bautista, a church in La Garita, Colorado. This historic church was built to replace another that had burned down, and its construction was completed in 1923. The church was abandoned in 1957, and added to the National Register in 1980.
By Andrew T. Smith
Selectmen's Building and its nearby historic foot bridge in the Somesville Historic District in Somesville, Maine.
By Firoz Ansari
The ceiling of the Cincinnati Museum Center at Union Terminal (originally the Cincinnati Union Terminal) in Cincinnati, Ohio. The station opened in 1933. Since the decline of railroad travel, the station has found other uses, including housing museums, theaters, a library, and more.
By Arun Sreeranganathan
Manassas National Battlefield Park in Prince William County, Virginia. The site of two major American Civil War battles (First and Second Battles of Bull Run) are preserved here.
By John M. Packard
St. Agnes Mission Church, located in Sagauche, Colorado.
By Andrew T. Smith
The inside of the Umpqua River Light on the Oregon Coast, at the mouth of the Umpqua River on Winchester Bay. This lighthouse was first lit in 1894, and stands at a height of 61 feet.
By Mark Rosengarten