2012 Winners of Wiki Loves Monuments announced

Wiki Loves Monuments, the world’s largest online photo contest, announced in December 2012 the international winners out of a selection of 350.000 pictures uploaded by more than 15.000 people.

Aqueduct of Segovia. Photo: Eric Titcombe

Aqueduct of Segovia. Photo: Eric Titcombe

Europa Nostra has been a partner of Wikipedia’s photography contest around monuments and heritage sites since 2011, when it was extended to 18 European countries. In 2012 there were 35 participating countries globally. Europa Nostra’s Secretary General, Sneška Quaedvlieg – Mihailović, was for the second year part of the jury that decided the winners of the international competition and signed on behalf of the international jury the official certificate delivered to the volunteer photographers across the globe that dedicated their time to take pictures of cultural heritage.

Eight European countries featured among the final selection: Spain, France, Italy, Estonia, the Netherlands, Poland, Norway and Austria. Images of Denmark, Romania, Sweden and Serbia were among the 42 finalists. The final jury report explaining the rationale including comments on the winning photographs is available at Wikimedia Commons.

Monument: Safdarjung’s Tomb
Location: New Delhi, India
Photographer: Pranav Singh CC BY-SA 3.0

Photographer: David Corral Gadea CC BY-SA 3.0 ES
Monument: Aqueduct of Segovia
Location: Segovia, Castilla y León, Spain

Photographer: Captaincid CC BY-SA 3.0
Monument: Ifugao Rice Terraces
Location: Batad, Ifugao, Philippines

Photographer: Selbymay CC BY-SA 3.0
Monument: Château de Maintenon
Location: Eure-et-Loir, France

Photographer: Andrea Parisi CC BY-SA 3.0
Monument: Teatro Comunale di Ferrara
Location: Ferrara, Italy

Photographer: Narender9 CC BY-SA 3.0
Monument: Taj Mahal
Location: Agra, Uttar Pradesh, India

Photographer: Jiuguang Wang CC BY-SA 3.0 ES
Monument: Basilica of Our Lady of the Pillar
Location: Zaragoza, Aragon, Spain

Monument: Argentine Cemetery
Location: Port Darwin, Falkland Islands/ Islas Malvinas
Photographer: Tomás Terroba CC BY-SA 3.0

Monument: Hermann Castle
Location: Narva, Estonia
Photographer: Zentsik CC BY-SA 3.0 EE

Monument: Balaban and Katz Chicago
Location: Theatre Chicago, United States of America
Photographer: Raymon Sutedjo-The CC BY-SA 3.0 ES

Monument: The windmills of Kinderdijk: Windmill no. 4 of the Overwaard
Location: Kinderdijk, the Netherlands
Photographer: Tarod CC BY-SA 3.0 NL

Monument: Former vodka distillery at Komorniki Estate
Location: Komorniki, Polkowice, Poland
Photographer: Zetem CC BY-SA 3.0 PL

Monument: Kjeungskjær fyr (lighthouse)
Location: Bjugnfjorden, Sør-Trøndelag, Norway
Photographer: Rha009 CC BY-SA 3.0 NO

Monument: Stift Altenburg
Location: Altenburg, Austria
Photographer: C. Cossa CC BY-SA 3.0 AT

Monument: Baptistery of St. Peter
Location: Asti, Italy
Photographer: Marco.odina CC BY-SA 3.0

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