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Wiki Loves Monuments 2020 in Georgia

Wiki Loves Monuments is an annual international photographic competition held during the month of September, organised worldwide by the Wikipedia community members with the help of local Wikimedia affiliates across the globe. Participants take pictures of local 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 with the goal to encourage people to capture pictures of these monuments and to put them under a free licence which can then be re-used not only in Wikipedia but everywhere by everyone.

This year, by organisation of Wikimedia UG Georgia's members, Georgia is participating in the contest for the fourth time.

Join us contribute free-licensed photographs of the Cultural and Historical Heritage in Georgia!

Participate

Find a cultural or historical heritage site from the given list, take a photo and upload it to Wikimedia Commons:

Find an object!

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Find Cultural and Historical heritage or monument
There are plenty of heritage or monument sites in your region!


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Capture Images
For example: Here are the uploads from previous events.


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Upload
Upload your photograph of Cultural and Historical heritage.


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Winners
Please visit the winning photographs from this year's competition at the end of October, 2020.

Prizes

The top 10 photos qualify for the international final. The Georgian Jury also awards national prizes:

1. Place: Smartphone (Xiaomi)
2. Place: Camera (Canon ZoeMini)

3. Place: Earbuds (Xiaomi Wireless Earbuds)

Why participate?

Georgia is one of the oldest states in the world, which has a rich history and culture. This contest is a great opportunity to bring your camera, go to the heritage sites listed, take some photos and show the history and culture of Georgia from your point of view to the rest of the world!

Participating in the contest is a great way to experiment and learn which photos that gain recognition. You certainly don't need to be a professional photographer to take photos useful for Wikipedia. Here's a great chance to try it out! Entries to the local competition are eligible for selection to the international finale and did we mention there are prizes to win?

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 Georgia. Let's quickly go through them.
BKV m 1 jms.svg All entries must be original photographs uploaded by their authors.
BKV m 2 jms.svg All photos must be uploaded within September 2020, to be eligible
BKV m 3 jms.svg All photos must be under a free license
BKV m 4 jms.svg Participants must have an active email account.
BKV h5 jms.svg Lists of eligible sites are published on Georgian.
BKV h6 jms.svg Captions and description are required
BKV h7 jms.svg Make sure that there are no visible watermarks
BKV h8 jms.svg All photos must have at least 2Mpx.
BKV h9 jms.svg Please note, that there is no yet freedom of panorama in Georgia, so you can only upload photos of monuments if the architect died before 1950, or if the building was constructed before this date (if the architect is unknown).

Next to that, there are a few practical rules and advice:
BKV m 1 jms.svg Sign in or Create a New Account on Wikimedia Commons
BKV m 2 jms.svg Name your photos well
BKV m 3 jms.svg Use the Find an object! button above or, if you already know the identifier of the depicted site you can Click here to upload the images
BKV m 4 jms.svg Do not forget to add categories to your picture – it will be helpful to everyone looking for it!
BKV h5 jms.svg Share your upload success on social media with our hashtags: #WLMGeorgia #WLM2020.
BKV h6 jms.svg And wait patiently for the results! All the best!

Contact the organizing team

* Wikimedia UG Georgia

Updates

Please visit UG-GE Facebook page or WLM Georgia Facebook page for updates and other news.

The Jury

In September, you may upload pictures (old or new) as you want from the given list that you have visited. At the end of the month, the national jury will evaluate the photographs and select the best 10 pictures of the heritage monuments in Georgia to submit to represent in the international finale. If there are any doubts about the implementation of the rules, the jury decides.

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.);
  • Originality;
  • Usefulness of the image for Wikipedia.

Local organizer

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contests@wikimedia.ge


Wiki Loves Monuments in Georgia
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