- About the contest
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.
The aim of Wiki Loves Monuments photography competition is to highlight and promote the cultural heritage sites of the participating countries with the goal to encourage people to capture pictures of historically and culturally significant sites, and to put them under a free license as opposed to traditional copyright which can then be re-used not only on Wikipedia but everywhere by everyone freely. To achieve that, Wiki Loves Monuments is annually taking place every September since 2010.
Cultural heritage is an important part of the knowledge Wikipedia collects and disseminates. Everybody can contribute images as well as write articles. An image is worth a thousand words, in every language at once and local enthusiasts can (re)discover the cultural, historical, or scientific significance of their neighborhood.
The contest is inspired by the successful 2010 pilot in the Netherlands, which resulted in 12,500 freely licensed images of monuments that can now be used in Wikipedia and by anybody for any purpose. The 2012 contest in 35 countries resulted in more than 350,000 images submitted by over 15,000 participants, adding to the sum of all human knowledge gathered on Wikipedia.
- Why participate?
Wiki Loves Monuments Malaysia ( WLM Malaysia) is an online photography competition about cultural heritage sites in Malaysia. It is a part of the international annual photographic competition Wiki Loves Monuments (WLM), which is officially the biggest photography competition in the World according to the Guinness World Records.
This is the Fourth year Malaysia is participating in this multinational photography competition. The world is waiting to see what cultural heritage of Malaysia mean to you! Its time to show the world the true asian and culturally rich heritage site of Malaysia and off course there is a chance of winning prizes as well, so please participate!
So don’t be daunted, Click Click Click. Do more Lah!
Every national contest will be able to nominate top 10 of their photographs for the international contest. These nominated pictures will be judged by the international jury, which will then award extra prizes to the best images from all participating countries.
The more you participate the more chances you get to WIN this Global competition.
Select - Spot - Snap - Share!
Salute & Make Malaysia Proud!
Information about the international competition is available on www.wikilovesmonuments.org
Participants can upload pictures taken by themselves of listed buildings within Malaysia and upload them to Wikimedia Commons during the month of September under a free license. Upload photographs do not have to be taken during September but any time of the year. If the participant have photographs taken during the international travel and that country is participating in the contest he/she can upload those photographs in the national competition of that country as well. Please Click here to see participating countries in Wiki Loves Monuments this year.
- Competition rules
There are only a few rules for photos to participate in the contest. Wiki Loves Monuments in the Malaysia will follow the same rules as the international competition.Every submission should be
- Self taken and self uploaded
- Uploaded in September 2018
- Freely licensed on Wikimedia Commons CC BY-SA license
- Contain an identified monument from the list of Monuments in Malaysia
Next to that, there are a few practical rules:
- The participant should have an activated e-mail address on the Wikimedia Commons;
- If the photo gets deleted for any reason, it is automatically disqualified from the competition;
- Participants are responsible for following the rules while taking and uploading the photo
- The first winner will get to choose the first prize etc.
- Judging criteria
The local and international jury will determine the winners of the contest taking into consideration the following criteria (in no particular order):
- Technical quality (sharpness, use of light, perspective etc.)
- Usefulness of the image for Wikipedia
Images that reach a top ranking of the international finale, will typically at least fulfill the technical criteria of the ‘Featured Image’ process at Wikimedia Commons. But feel free to submit many images, and let the jury be concerned if they are good enough.
- Jury process
In October, the contest jury will begin evaluating the photographs and award prizes for the best photos in Malaysia as well as around the world.
User:Ammarah Khalid is the point of contact for WLM Malaysia 2018