Commons:Wiki Loves Monuments 2020 in Morocco

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November 1st to 30th 2020
Wiki Loves Monuments 2020 in Morocco

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. By submitting your photos to the competition, you share and help preserve the cultural heritage of Morocco for all Moroccans and the rest of the world, to enjoy through the internet.

In November, you may upload as many pictures as you want of cultural sites that you have visited. Pictures don't have to be taken during the month, but must be uploaded during that month to be considered. Provide your photo with {{Wiki Loves Monuments 2020|MA}} template. 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 Morocco, and ultimately in the world.


Find a cultural heritage or monument site from the map, take a photo and upload it to Wikimedia Commons:

Find a monument on the map and load your pictures!

Directly load your pictures!

Find cultural heritage or monument
There are plenty of cultural heritage or monument sites in your region!

Capture Images
Bring your camera, and explore the monuments!

Upload your photograph of cultural heritage.

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

Why participate?

Morocco is a culturally rich country, with monuments wherever you go. In every corner, there are cultural heritage sites worth a visit. This competition is a great opportunity to bring your camera, go to the heritage sites listed, take some photos and show the planet and culture from your point of view to the rest of the world!

Participating in the competition 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 with many prices to win.

Wikimedia Morocco (or Wikimedia MA User Group) helps organize the competition in Morocco. You could read more about the activities of the user group and join if you are interested..

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 Morocco. Let's quickly go through them.
BKV m 1 jms.svg All entries must be your own work; do not manipulate original images and make sure that there is no visible watermarks.
BKV m 2 jms.svg All photos must be uploaded within November 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 below.
BKV h6 jms.svg Captions and description are required
BKV h7 jms.svg Make sure that you are not uploading duplicate images
BKV h8 jms.svg All photos must have at least 2Mpx.

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 our Upload Button at the top to upload 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: #WLMMar #WLM2020.
BKV h6 jms.svg And wait patiently for the results! All the best!

Contact us

Please visit our facebook page for updates and other news.

The Jury

In November, you may upload as many pictures (old or new) as you want from the given monuments 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 cultural heritage monuments in Morocco to submit to represent in the international finale. If there are any doubts about the implementation of the rules, the jury decides.

Eligible objects

The competition name refers to monuments, but in the Moroccan context this is to be interpreted as anything from four types of heritage sites: protected buildings or ancient remains. Each of these sites are often given unique identification numbers by official authorities and any official site is eligible. The lists below may not be fully up to date.

When possible, please submit the identification number in the competition upload tool for automatic labeling. When uploading in other ways, use one of the templates below.

Template {{Wiki Loves Monuments 2020|MA}} is automatically added to the description when using the tool. If you upload in other ways, make sure to add this yourself.

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.


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