The first Wiki loves Monuments competition in South Africa and the African continent has been completed, and the winning pictures have been announced. These pictures were selected out of 1861 images submitted. they have been further submitted for the international competition round and we hope that they do us all proud!!
Below is a photo pose of all 5 Winners during the prize giving function held at the OR Tambo Premier Hotel on the 17th November 2012.
Below are the Winning photographs of South African monuments available on Wikimedia Commons.
- McClean Observatory Cape Town.jpg
1st Prize McClean Observatory Cape Town by Wimfilmalter
- Mosaic walkway at the Donkin Reserve Port Elizabeth South Africa.jpg
2nd Prize Mosaic walkway at the Donkin Reserve Port by Kay-africa
- Swartberg Pass 01.jpg
3rd Prize Swartberg Pass 01 by Chris Snelling
We are threw in a last minute change to the prizes by awarding a runner up prize for most uploads for the competition. Because the first and second placed entrants were so close together (Roche Pietersen on 198 pictures and Rute Martins on 180 pictures) we awarded prizes to both of them. We would like to thank all participants and encourage everyone who will be in South Africa next September to have a camera handy and click away!!