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The Wiki Loves Monument Photographic Competition launched at the beginning of Heritage Month ran throughout September. You can see the photos that have already been uploaded here. It is easy to take part: go to a heritage site near you, take the photo, and upload!

Uploading is simple and can be done either by using the mobile/tablet app (for android, download here) or by plugging your camera into your computer and using our upload wizard. Remember that you have to register first, and all entries are released under the CC-BY-SA licence. For more information on this licence, click here.

Taking and entering award-winning photographs will give you the extra edge. Click on these links for tips on composing photos, taking photographs of buildings and landscapes.

If there is a notable heritage site that you think is worthy of national recognition, please take a photograph of the existing site and nominate it for consideration by the National Heritage Council and the South African Heritage Resource Agency. This is your chance to keep Heritage alive!

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Wiki Loves Monuments 2012 participating countries

This competition is now officially the biggest photo competition in the world according to the World Guinness Records!!

Introduction to Wiki Loves Monuments

Wiki Loves Monuments (WLM) is an international public competition where you can photograph symbols of our cultural heritage (buildings, statues, shipwrecks, etc.) and share the photos with the world by uploading them to Wikimedia Common. Wikimedia Commons is a database of freely usable media files to which anyone can contribute and which anyone can use. Wiki Loves Monuments is organised separately in every participating country by the local wikimedia community. The top photographs from South Africa will receive national and provincial prizes. The best photographs from participating countries will be entered into an international contest. One lucky photograph will win a ticket to Hong Kong.

Wiki Loves Monuments began as a pilot project in the Netherlands in September 2010. Over 12,500 photos were entered by more than 250 participants. Due to this huge success, the project was rolled out to 18 European countries in 2011. More than 165,000 pictures of European monuments were entered for the 2011 competition. This year, the competition is going global and is being held in 35 countries!

Connect with your Heritage. Get your camera, phone or tablet, visit a heritage site and start clicking! Read more on Commons...

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