Commons:Wiki Loves Monuments 2022 in the Philippines
Wiki Loves Monuments (WLM) is an international photography competition to promote historical sites around the World through Wikimedia projects (mainly Wikipedia and Wikimedia Commons). Everyone can participate in the competition which aims 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.
Philippines has been organizing Wiki Loves Monuments competition. Since 2018 more than 2,000 pictures have been uploaded under creative commons license through this event. Everyone, be it a newbie or expert photographer can participate.
Join us and contribute free-licensed photographs of cultural and historical heritages in the Philippines.
Wiki Loves Monuments in the Philippines is an online photography competition to promote the cultural heritage sites of the Philippines. The photography competition is part of the international annual photography competition Wiki Loves Monuments (WLM), which is officially the biggest photography competition in the World according to the Guinness World Records. This is the third successive year the Philippines is participating in this biggest photography competition.
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 the Philippines. Let's quickly go through them. Every submission should be:
All entries must be your own work; do not manipulate original images and make sure that there is no visible watermarks.
All photos must be uploaded within October 2022, to be eligible
All photos must be licensed under CC BY-SA license
Participants must have an active email account, if the organizers wish to contact
Upload photos from the priority list of Monuments of the Philippines
Captions and description are required
Do not forget to add categories to your picture it will be helpful to everyone looking for your picture
Make sure that you are not uploading duplicate images
Next to that, there are a few practical rules:
Sign in or Create a New Account on Wikimedia Commons
Name your photos well
Use our Upload Button at the top OR Click here to upload images
Share your upload success on social media with our hashtags: #WLMPhilippines #WLM2022.
And wait patiently for the results! All the best!
In October, you may upload pictures (old or new) as you want from the given monuments list that you have visited. At the end of the competition, the national jury will evaluate the photographs and select the best 10 pictures of the monuments in the Philippines to submit to represent in the international finale. The international jury will then announce the international winners later.
Theme of this year competition
The main theme of this year’s competition is to collect Quality Images, Valued Images and Featured Images of built heritage particularly churches, lighthouses and bridges during the Spanish period, Gabaldon school buildings and colonial structures build during the American period, and other monuments of the Philippines that were not be covered in the previous editions as well as images from the priority list of cultural heritage sites.submitted entries so far through this competition.
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.
The top 3 photographs shall win a gift certificate.
Last years WLM winners
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 images, and let the jury be concerned if they are good enough.