German war cemetery wins Wiki Loves photo contest

We are pleased to announce that this photo of the Cemetery of German soldiers in Tişiţa (a township in the city of Mărăşeşti, Vrancea County, Moldavia, Romania) is the winner of the Wiki Loves Monuments 2013 First World War category.

'Cimitirul ostașilor germani', Elena Loredana, CC BY-SA‘Cimitirul ostașilor germani’, Elena Loredana, CC BY-SA

Wiki Loves Monuments is a worldwide volunteer-driven photography contest focused on cultural heritage monuments. Europeana has been an official partner of the contest since 2011, sponsoring a special category award. First, it was Art Nouveau (2011) and in 2012 it was GLAM (galleries, libraries, archives and museums) buildings. This year, Europeana awarded a special prize for the best photograph of a monument related to the First World War.

During September 2013, 2,605 photographs were submitted to the ‘First World War related monuments’ category. We then shortlisted 25 photographs and asked you to vote for your favourites on Facebook.

The Cemetery of German soldiers in Tişiţa received the most votes so is the winner! Congratulations to the photographer, Elena Loredana, who will receive a high resolution aluminium print of her winning picture. The German Cemetery commemorates the Battle of Mărăşeşti, which took place during First World War, between the Kingdom of Romania and the German Empire.

Thanks to all the participants and here’s to next year’s contest!

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