Wiki Loves Monuments was a photo competition/scavenger hunt that took place throughout the Netherlands between September 1 and September 30, 2010. In 2011 the photo contest drew 172,305 entries from over 5,000 participants in 18 European countries which is now global in 2012.
The contest gives everyone the opportunity to discover and showcase our country’s rich heritage at the same time get a chance to win prizes and compete with the world’s best in the International Round of the competition.
Anyone who has a digital camera (including cellphone or tablet cameras) can participate in the world’s largest photo contest. With hundreds of sites listed and scattered all over the country, all it takes is to capture images and upload it at the event website.
Competitors must be registered online to be eligible to compete
Teams should be a minimum of one and a maximum of three persons
All pictures submitted should be taken during the competition
You should not make persons on the street the focus of your photographs, without their permission. If someone is in the background, or part of a crowd, or happens to be standing in front of a building in an inconspicuous way, it’s OK.
The entrant(s) must be in a position to release the image under a CC license to be uploaded to Wikimedia Commons and released under a compatible Creative Commons or Public Domain license.
Respect the police/authority: if the police or someone in authority asks you to stop taking pictures, stop.
The national juries will nominate photos for the international contest, which has its own jury and awards. The main prize will be a photo trip to Hong Kong, connected to a visit to Wikimania, the annual meeting where Wikimedians from all over the world meet each other, with a maximum value of 2000 euro! Besides that there will be a number of photography-related vouchers, ranging from 400 euro worth (second prize) to 50 euro worth (tenth prize).