Photographers, bloggers, natives, tourists--get your cameras ready!
Or your archives.
Wiki Loves Monuments 2012 is in progress!
Wikipedia needs photos, old or new, of your local cultural heritage and the best entries in their big photo contest will get prizes.
I read through the list of moreshet/heritage places in Israel and realized that my archive is already full of such pictures.
Maybe I should upload a bunch and try for the shekel prizes of
- First place: ILS 5000 (about $1,250)
- Second place: ILS 3000 (about $750)
- Third place: ILS 2000 (about $500)
Check the website to see if your country is participating and what the final date is.
In Israel, the contest (like everything else here) starts and ends (Oct. 15) later than in non-Jewish countries because of the chagim, the holidays.
About the contest for Israel
FAQs in Hebrew
Help Desk in English
Wiki Loves Monuments blog
2011 contest jury report (judging criteria, etc.)
I am new to this; does anyone have any advice? It sounds like a good thing to do, this contributing to Wiki and freely sharing pictures of my beloved country . . . . Is it?
It means anyone in the world can use our photographs, for any purpose, including commercial.
UPDATE: See added information in the comments section, e.g. re the Wiki contest in the USA.
UPDATE #2: The Jerusalem Post writes about the competition in Israel.
(This post can be good for Our World Tuesday.)