Wiki Loves Monuments comes to the county

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The world’s biggest photography competition, Wiki Loves Monuments, is taking place in Ireland for the first time this year.

The world’s biggest photography competition, Wiki Loves Monuments, is taking place in Ireland for the first time this year.

The competition aims to raise awareness of Ireland’s national monuments and create a crowd-sourced bank of quality photos that will be free to use for education.

Amateur and professional photographers are being invited to photograph the national monuments in their locality and upload their photos to www.wikilovesmonuments.ie. Entries will be judged by a four-person expert panel and the winners will be announced on Friday 31st October.

The project is being supported by The Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, National Heritage Week, The Heritage Council of Ireland, The Office of Public Works, Open Knowledge Ireland and Dimension Data.

For full details of the competition see www.wikilovesmonuments.ie which includes a listing of each county’s national monuments. For updates see @wikimediaIE #WLMIE and Wikimedia Ireland’s Facebook page.

All images are uploaded to Wikimedia Commons, Wikimedia’s online repository that makes public domain and freely-licensed educational media content (images, sound and video clips) available to everyone.

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