Commons:Wiki Loves Monuments 2023 in Zambia

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Wiki Loves Monuments 2023 in Zambia - October 1st to October 31st, 2023
Photograph Your Cultural Heritage Sites & Monuments for Wikipedia and win!

Wiki Loves Monuments is an annual international photographic competition organized by the Wikimedia community to encourage people to capture pictures of cultural heritage sites and monuments around the world and to release them under a free license, allowing their use on Wikimedia Commons and other platforms. The competition also aims to raise awareness of cultural heritage and the need to preserve it for future generations.

How to participate

Step 1: Find monuments in your locality. Check: are they in the lists of the monuments? Note the monument ID!

Step 2: Make photos of the monuments. Make as much and as good photos of as many monuments as you can.

Step 3: Classify your photos: which ID belongs to which monument?

Step 4: Upload your photos to Wikimedia Commons from 1 to 30 September.


Old Drift Cemetery

There are a few rules for photos to participate in the international contest. These rules are also adopted as rules for participation on a national level. Every submission should be:

  • Self taken and self uploaded;
  • Uploaded in September 2023;
  • Freely licensed;
  • Contain an identified monument;
  • Nominated through a national contest

Next to that, there is a practical requirement:

  • The participant must have an activated email address on Wikimedia Commons. No email address may result in your submissions being disqualified. This can be created in just a few minutes.

For More information: Commons:Wiki Loves Monuments

Zambia's first

In 2023, Zambia will be participating in Wiki Loves Monuments for the first time, joining over 50 other countries in the competition. This presents an exciting opportunity for Zambians to showcase their rich cultural heritage by taking pictures of the country's monuments and heritage sites, including historical buildings, statues, parks, and landmarks.

The event will run for the entire month of September 2023, during which participants will be invited to upload their photographs of monuments and heritage sites to Wikimedia Commons. A panel of judges will then select the best images based on their quality, composition, and representation of the monument or heritage site.

Why take part

By participating in Wiki Loves Monuments 2023 in Zambia, you will not only have the chance to win prizes but also contribute to the documentation and preservation of Zambia's cultural heritage for future generations. So grab your cameras and start exploring Zambia's historic landmarks and monuments!