- Wiki Loves Monuments, something for you?
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 they are shared with the world through the Internet. To achieve that, an international contest will take place in September 2018. This page introduces the Tanzania part of this competition.
Thus 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 will choose the best 10 pictures of the monuments in Azerbaijan, and ultimately in the world.
- Why participate?
Participate in Wiki Loves Monuments, the largest photography competition in the world, and help Wikipedia document monuments and heritage buildings.
Participating is fun! By photographing and sharing images of heritage nearby you, you can explore more about Tanzania heritage and learn about it! It's a good challenge to improve your photography skills, and you can of course win some nice prizes.
Tanzania will select three winners on this competition, and each winner will receive an Amazon E- Gift card that can be spent on amazon.com market place.
- The Prizes are;
- First position Prize will be Amazon e-Gift Card worthy $200
- Second position Prize will be Amazon e-Gift Card worthy $100
- Third position Prize will be Amazon e-Gift Card worthy $50
The national jury will select up to 10 images that will represent Tanzania in the international finale. These images will compete for the international awards. More information about the international competition is available on www.wikilovesmonuments.org .
You can also upload images that you may have taken already during one of your travels to the national competition of that country. Check if your travel destination participates in Wiki Loves Monuments this year.
- Competition rules
We try to keep the competition clean and simple to participate. There are only a few rules for photos to participate in the contest in Tanzania. Let's quickly go through them. Every submission should be:
- Self taken and self uploaded;
- Uploaded during September 2018;
- During the upload process, you give permission with a CC BY-SA license to re-use the image;
- Contain a listed monument, which you have identified using the monument identifier (see elsewhere on this page);
Next to that, there are a few practical rules:
- You should have an activated e-mail address on Wikimedia Commons;
- If the photo gets deleted for any reason, it is automatically disqualified from the competition;
- You are responsible for following the law while taking and uploading the photo.
- Judging criteria
The jury will determine the winners of the international contest taking into the 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.
Our jury will process the images through two or three rounds during October. At the end of this process, the jury determines the top-10. If there are any doubts about the implementation of the rules, the jury decides.
- Meet the Jury
- Sameer Kermalli (Photographer) -Quality and Ownership
- Rashid Kindamba (Photographer) -(Creativity and Skills
- Hanif Abdulrasul (Photographer)-Chief Judge
- Iddy John-Quality and Usefulness of the image for Wikipedia
- More about Tanzania monuments
Tanzania referes monuments as cultural heritage which are associated with antiquities, this cultural heritages are range the pliocene period about four million years to to present, and they have been categorized into seven groups;
- Archaeological or Paleontological sites such Olduvai Gorge, Laetoli Footprint, Isimila Stone Age site, Engaruka Ruins;
- Historical sites such as Kaole Ruins, Kunduchi Ruins, Kilwa Kisiwani Ruins, Songo Mnara Ruins;
- Historical towns such as Bagamoyo, Kilwa Kivinje, Mikindani;
- Traditional Settlements such as Kalenga in Iringa and Bweranyange in Kagera;
- Historic Buildings like Colonial Administrative Buildings (BOMAs) in many Districts in Tanzania;
- Sites with special memories like Colonialists Cemetery, Cemeteries of World War I and II and Defensive Walls;
- Natural Features and Structures such as Mbozi Meteorite, Amboni Caves and Kondoa Rock Art Shelters to name only a few.
as listed with the Ministry of Tourism in Tanzania under the Antiquities Division
See the link below for listed Monuments in Tanzania
Other Munements list will be added soon to make it easy for you.
Please join our facebook page, Instagram and twitter page for updates and other news. For any queries regarding the competition and technical support please contact us through;
- firstname.lastname@example.org | email@example.com
- Wiki Loves Monuments Tanzania Team
- Iddy John-Project Lead and Mentor
- Antoni Mtavangu -Organizer and Mentor
- Maryam Mgonja-Outreach, Communication and Mentor
Detailed information about the competition can be found at out official pages linked below:
How to participate
Where are the monuments?
For Wiki Loves Monuments 2018, you can upload images that are on one of these two official sites:
- Antiquities sites as defined by the Minsitry of Natural Resources and Tourism
- cultural World Heritage Sites on the list of UNESCO
List of monuments
- Kondoa Rock-Art Sites (upload)
- Ruins of Kilwa Kisiwani and Ruins of Songo Mnara (upload)
- Stone Town of Zanzibar (upload)
Cultural sites on the UNESCO tentative list:
- Oldonyo Murwak (upload)
- The Central Slave and Ivory Trade Route (upload)
List of eligible sites in 2018. Ministry-defined monuments:
- Oldupai Gorge. Arusha, Ngorongoro (upload)
- Laetoli Foot print. Arusha, Ngorongoro (upload)
- Ambon Caves. Tanga, Tanga urban (upload)
- Tongoni Ruins. Tanga, Tanga Urban (upload)
- Bagamoyo Historic Town. Coastal region, Bagamoyo (upload)
- Kaole Ruins. Coastal region, Bagamoyo (upload)
- Kondoa Irangi Rock Art. Dodoma, Kondoa (upload)
- Kwihara Livingstone Memorial Museum. Tabora, Tabora Uriban (upload)
- Ujiji Livingstone Memorial Museum. Kigoma, Kigoma Urban (upload)
- Mbozi Meteorite. Mbeya, Mbozi (upload)
- Isimila Site. Iringa, Iringa rural (upload)
- Kalenga Museum. Iringa, Iringa Urban (upload)
- Kilwa Kisiwani Ruins. Lindi, Kilwa (upload)
- Songo Mnara Ruins. Lindi, Kilwa (upload)
- Mikindani Historic Town. Mtwara, Mtwara Urban (upload)
- Bweranyange Museum. Kagera, Karagwe (upload)
- Kunduchi Ruins. Dar es Salaam, Kinondoni (upload)
- Magomeni Museum. Dar es Salaam, Kinondoni (upload)
- Engaruka Irrigation Furrows. Arusha, Monduli (upload)