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Wiki Loves Monuments South Africa
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The photo competition for monuments and heritage sites

Wiki Loves Monuments South Africa 2014

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What is Wiki Loves Monuments?
Click here to learn more about Wiki Loves Monuments in South Africa.

Events

Wiki Loves Monuments has organised a number of events during the month of September. If you are interested in submitting photographs to Wiki Loves Monuments, then please join us.

Cape Town V&A Waterfront

20 September 2014: V&A Waterfront Scavenger Hunt and Upload Marathon

Date: Saturday, 20 September 2014
Time: 10:00am - 2:00pm
Location: Clock Tower Vida e Caffé, V&A Waterfront, Cape Town
Join us for a leisurely monument scavenger hunt starting and ending at the Clock Tower Vida e Caffé at the V&A Waterfront to photograph nearby monuments. We will meetup where we started at 1:00pm where we will be on hand to help people upload and submit their photographs to the competition. You can find a list of monuments in the area at the link here.



Simon's Town station

24 September 2014: Wikitakes Simon's Town

Date: Wednesday (Heritage Day), 24 September 2014
Time: 10:00am - 3:00pm
Location: Simons Town Train Station, Cape Town
On Heritage Day we will be meeting for a monument scavenger hunt in Simon's Town to photograph nearby monuments and Jubilee Square. You can find a list of monuments in the Simon's Town area at the link here. Participants will have an option to take photographs in the surrounding area or join the first part of the Simon's Town Museum Heritage Day programme, which will consist of a procession from the Simon’s Town station, to the Forced Removals Monument, at Jubilee Square, the laying of a wreath, speeches and a procession back to the Museum. After which participants will be able to choose between breaking off for lunch elsewhere in Simon's Town or viewing the firing of the Gun (a listed monument) at the Middle North Battery. We will meetup after lunch at 1:00pm the Simon's Town Museum for an upload marathon to help people upload and submit their photographs to the competition.

Participants are encouraged to bring a picnic lunch, a camera, and some sunscreen. A list of monuments will be available at the event.

Franschhoek

27 September 2014: Wikitakes Franschhoek

Date: Saturday, 27 September 2014
Time: 10:00am - 2:00pm
Location: Old Library, Franschhoek
Join us for a leisurely monument scavenger hunt at the Old Library, Franschhoek to photograph nearby monuments. We will meetup where we started at 1:00pm where we will be on hand to help people upload and submit their photographs to the competition. You can find a list of monuments in the area at the link here.

South African Monuments

The number of registered grade I through grade II monuments in South Africa by province. The size of the numbers is loosely relative to the number of registered monuments in each province.

Find your monument's SAHRA-ID

The 3614 national heritage estates in South Africa are categorized into three grades:

  • Grade I:
Heritage resources with qualities so exceptional that they are of special national significance. There are 18 sites in this category.
  • Grade II:
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.
  • Grade III:
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.

Suggested monuments

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.

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.

Enter your Photo
Share our Heritage

Competition Rules

  1. The pictures have to be your own work and uploaded by yourself.
  2. Only pictures uploaded during the month of September 2014 are eligible. Uploaded photographs do not have to be taken during September 2014.
  3. Pictures must not have been uploaded to Wikimedia Commons before.
  4. Only pictures released under a free license are eligible to participate.
  5. All uploads must show its SAHRA ID number. If they are proposed monuments, use the code "New".
  6. You need to have account at Wikimedia Commons.

Awards

National awards

The prizes for Wiki Loves Monuments South Africa are:

  • First Prize
Vouchers from Orms to the value of R10,000.
  • Second Prize
Vouchers from Orms to the value of R6,500.
  • Third Prize
Vouchers from Orms to the value of R4,000.


  • Best Picture of a Proposed Monument
Vouchers from Orms to the value of R3,000.
  • 2nd Best Picture of a Proposed Monument
Vouchers from Orms to the value of R1,500.


  • Best Submission – Western Cape
Vouchers from ORMS to the value of R 4 000.00
  • 2nd Best Submission – Western Cape
Vouchers from ORMS to the value of R 2 000.00


International contest

The national juries will nominate photos for the international contest. International awards can be found here.

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