Freedom Monument celebrates Latvia’s independence

Guest blog by the National  Library of Latvia to celebrate Latvia’s Independence  Day on 18 November. People have always honoured their heroes – those who have wrought majestic accomplishments and been involved in great historical events – by building monuments to them. Monumental stones and words of gravitas ensure that powerful thoughts and uplifting accomplishments […]

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WWI Monuments: Vote Now

Vote for the Wiki Loves Monuments 2013 winner

The Wiki Loves Monuments 2013 competition closed on 30 September. With more than 370,000 submissions coming from 50 different countries, it has been a huge success, surpassing its own record set last year. The winners of the international photo competition will be announced in early December, but before that it’s up to you to vote for […]

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Europeana Loves Wiki Loves Monuments

Wiki Loves Monuments is back and it’s now the biggest international photograph competition in the world! WLM 2012 is organised by Wikimedia and aims to produce a pool of freely licensed pictures of monuments from all over the world. By taking part in the competition participants will help enrich Wikipedia articles on cultural heritage, data which can […]

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Your votes please!

We are excited to announce that voting is open for the Art Nouveau Category in the Wiki Loves Monuments competition! Wiki Loves Monuments is a photo contest that was organised in over 15 European countries last summer. An impressive number of pictures were uploaded, with over 169,000 entries. Europeana is an official partner and is sponsoring 1 of […]

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Wiki Loves Monuments Launch: Rules & Prizes

Wiki Loves Monuments,  the photograph competition organized by Wikimedia, has been launched!  The contest, which is on for this September, aims to produce a good amount of freely licensed pictures of European monuments which can then be re-used not only in Wikipedia but everywhere by everyone. Rules Every submission should be: Self taken and self uploaded […]

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