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Wiki Loves Monuments 2015 International Photo Contest

Wikimedia is currently hosting its 2015 Wiki Loves Monuments international photo contest and inviting photographers across more than 30 countries to participate.

Wiki Loves Monuments is a photo contest for monuments. It has been created because cultural heritage is an important part of the knowledge Wikipedia collects and disseminates.

The main prize this year is a trip to Wikimania – the official annual conference of the Wikimedia Foundation – in Esino Lario, Italy in June 2016, including travel and accommodation.

Wikimedia invites you to take pictures of cultural heritage monuments and upload them to Wikimedia Commons for use on Wikipedia.

The Wiki Loves Monuments contest is inspired by the successful 2010 pilot in the Netherlands, which resulted in 12,500 freely licensed images of monuments that can now be used in Wikipedia and by anybody for any purpose. Wiki Loves Monuments 2012 resulted in more than 350,000 images submitted by over 15,000 participants, adding to the sum of all human knowledge gathered on Wikipedia.