02 August 2010

Wiki Loves Monuments

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Wikimedia Nederland will organize the photo contest Wiki Loves Monuments in September 2010. Following the success of Wiki Loves Art photographers are invited to take photos of the Dutch rijksmonumenten. A ‘rijksmonument’ is a Dutch object with special cultural historic value, beauty or special meaning to science as described in the ‘Monumentenwet 1988’. Some of the objects are marked with a special blue/white shield.

Blue white shield of the Haagse Conventie

From 1 thru 30 September 2010 photos can be uploaded to a special web site. Photographers can only upload photos of their own and are asked to release the photos under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Netherlands license so they can be used in the Wikipedia and other Wikimedia projects. The photos do not have to be made in September 2010, they can be taken earlier. Detail photos and photos of the inside are allowed.  Each photo must contain the ‘rijksmonumentnummer’.

Here are some resources to find a rijksmonument near your place:

Wiki Loves Monuments will coincide with the Open Monumenten Dag (the Dutch Europen Heritage Days) on 11 and 12 September 2010. They are organizing a photo contest for young persons between 10 and 18 years old.

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