Wiki Loves Monuments South Africa 2013
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Nick Roux (centre) accepting the first place and most uploads awards on behalf of Leo-za1
from event organisers Dumisani Ndubane (left) and Douglas Scott (right).
On Saturday the 23rd of November 2013 Wikimedia South Africa hosted the awards gala for the 2013 Wiki Loves Monuments Photographic competition. We wish to give our warmest congratulations to this year's winners.
Additionally we would like to thank everyone that attended this year's award gala held at the Midrand Premier Hotel in Midrand, Gauteng Province. Around forty people attended from across the country representing all walks of life and all with an interest in South Africa's heritage.
We would also like to thank our sponsors and organisational supporters. Without them this event would not have been possible. This year we would like to welcome Orms as our newest partners for Wiki Loves Monuments South Africa moving forward.
- THANK YOU FOR PARTICIPATING!
Submissions for the 2013 Wiki Loves Monuments photographic competition in South Africa has come to an end.
This year 6,432 photographs were submitted to Wiki Loves Monuments South Africa. This is a fantastic increase from the 1,858 submitted last year. We have also noted that the quality of pictures submitted this year in South Africa has greatly increased. We would like to thank each of the 89 participants that submitted photographs in 2013.
If you missed this year's competition or would like to participate again in next year's competition then start taking photographs now to submit in Wiki Loves Monuments 2014 in September 2014.
- You can view all of the photographs submitted during Wiki Loves Monuments South Africa 2013 on Wikimedia Commons here.
- You can view all of the photographs submitted globally during 2013 on Wikimedia Commons here.
This year a grand total of 369,589 photographs were submitted by 11,943 participants from all over the world totalling 1,287.9 gigabytes of submitted pictures. This is a slight increase of 4195 photographs from the 365,394 submitted globally in 2012. Thereby once again making this year's competition the largest photographic competition in the world.
- THE WINNERS ARE...
The winners for the 2013 Wiki Loves Monuments ZA photographic competition are:
- Vouchers from Orms to the value of R7,500.
- Vouchers from Orms to the value of R4,000.
- Vouchers from Orms to the value of R2,500.
- Most Entries Prize: with a staggering 1,677 photographs goes to Leo za1
- Vouchers from Orms to the value of R3,000.
Congratulations to our winners!
Our top three winning photographs have been submitted with seven other submissions as part of the ten top photographs submitted by South Africa into the international Wiki Loves Monuments competition. All of the competing photographs for the international competition, including the South African entries, can be viewed here.
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The first place winning photograph. Valley of Desolation-013 by Leo-za1
The second place winning photograph. The Arthur Nathan Swimming Pool in Bloemfontein by Leanri van Heerden.
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The third place winning photograph. The Boschendal Wine Cellar, south end by Chris Snelling.
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The best proposed monument winner by Suzi-k
South African Monuments
Find your monument's SAHRA-ID
The 3614 national heritage estates in South Africa are categorized into three grades:
- Heritage resources with qualities so exceptional that they are of special national significance. There are 18 sites in this category.
- Heritage resources which, although forming part of the national estate, can be considered to have special qualities which make them significant within the context of a province or a region. There are 3019 sites in this category, of which 1500 sites are unmapped.
- Other heritage resources worthy of conservation. There are 39,145 sites in this category, all of them unmapped.
This competition will target photographing, uploading and categorizing grade I and II monuments. Read more on Commons…
A list of grade I through to grade II monuments in your province and their respective SAHRA ID can be found here.
Below is a list of some suggested monuments for participants to photograph of both listed and unlisted locations. As always participants are encouraged to photograph widely as they like and also consider photographing other listed and unlisted locations.
Suggested listed monuments
These locations are all listed grade I and II monuments in South Africa. You can see a list of other monuments nearby by clicking on their respective links.
- Table Mountain, Cape Town. SAHRA-ID: 9/2/018/0022 (other nearby monuments)
- Muizenberg Railway Station, Main Road, Muizenberg, Cape Town. SAHRA-ID: 9/2/081/0031 (other nearby monuments)
- Oak trees, Dorp Street and The Avenue, Stellenbosch. SAHRA-ID: 9/2/084/0001-026 (other nearby monuments)
- Tokai Arboretum, Tokai Forest, Tokai, Cape Town. SAHRA-ID: 9/2/111/0017 (other nearby monuments)
- Jonkershuis, Non Pareille, Daljosafat, Paarl District, Western Cape. SAHRA-ID: 9/2/069/0001/002-03 (other nearby monuments)
- Johannesburg City Hall Complex, Rissik Street, Johannesburg. SAHRA-ID: 9/2/228/0068 (other nearby monuments)
- Old High Court of Griqualand West, Southey Street, Kimberley, Northern Cape. SAHRA-ID: 9/2/049/0011 (other nearby monuments)
- Fort Murray, Zwelitsha District, Eastern Cape. SAHRA-ID: 4/K/King/1 (other nearby monuments)
- St James Church, 35 Somerset Street, Graaff-Reinet, Eastern Cape. SAHRA-ID: 9/2/033/0016 (other nearby monuments)
Suggested unlisted monuments
Unfortunately a number of the suggested unlisted monuments we had recommended previously might be subject to Freedom of Panorama issues. We have therefore asked that pictures of monuments that were built recently not be submitted. We are sorry for the confusion.