Wikipedia has launched a photo contest that's expected to be the world's largest "by a large margin," the online encyclopedia says.
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Wiki Loves Monuments 2012 encourages people to photograph monuments "of historic and cultural relevance," upload them to Wikimedia Commons under a free license, and allow Wikipedia to use them. Judges will determine the best photo submissions, narrowing them down to the top ten finalists by mid-October. An international jury will then select the grand prize winner.
The third annual competition, which takes place in September, has 30 countries participating this year. It started off in the Netherlands in 2010, expanded to Europe last year and has now gone global.
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"Given the large increase in participating countries this year, organizers are hopeful that up to 10,000 volunteers will participate and will contribute hundreds of thousands of photos to the commons," according to a Wikimedia Foundation blog post by Matthew Roth.
The 2011 contest saw 5,000 volunteers upload over 168,000 photos to Wikimedia Commons.
For more on this year's contest, check out the video above. Will you participate? Tell us in the comments.
This story originally published on Mashable here.
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