[Wiki Loves Monuments] Article draft for Europa nostra. please proofread!
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Sat May 14 09:12:03 UTC 2011
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On 14 mei 2011, at 10:38, elya <ew_wp at web.de> wrote:
> Wiki loves monuments
> European photo contest runs in more than 10 countries.
> Wiki Loves Monuments is a Europe-wide photo contest around monuments in
> September, organized by Wikimedia, the movement behind Wikipedia.
> Wikipedia is the popular free Encyclopedia with more than 400 million
> visitors per month - collaboratively authored by volunteers.
> Cultural heritage is an important part of the knowledge Wikipedia aims
> to collect and disseminate. Everybody can contribute, not only by
> writing articles, but also by taking pictures. An image tells more
> than a thousand words and can be useful in many different languages at
> the same time.
> Cultural heritage is around the corner - almost everywhere. And
> everybody can participate easily by raising awareness of monuments
> nearby their home. And even locals can (re-)discover the cultural,
> historical or scientific significance of their neighborhood.
> Wikipedia volunteer communities in more than 10 countries joined this
> initiative enthusiastically and pave the way to make participation as
> easy as possible. The contest is inspired by the highly successful 2010
> pilot in the Netherlands, resulting in more than 12.500 new images under
> a free license, which can be used in Wikipedia and by anybody for any
> Any support - from a single image in the contest to spreading the word
> or becoming a partner - is warmly welcomed. This coming September,
> cultural heritage will be in the spotlight on Wikipeda from Portugal to
> Winning photo of 2010
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