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2012 Wiki Loves Monuments Philippines Winner:
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MAKATI CITY — In ceremonies appropriately held at a cultural heritage monument — the Nielson Tower, home to the Filipinas Heritage Library at the Ayala Triangle, Makati City, the winners of Wiki Loves Monuments Philippines 2012 were announced in a culminating event that celebrated the beauty and splendor of Filipino Cultural Heritage. Over 2,300 entries from 319 participants were submitted in the month long uploading period that began at the stroke of midnight of September 1st and ended at the close of the last minute of September 30.
Wiki Loves Monuments Philippines 2012 finalists were treated by event organizers Wikimedia Philippines to dinner and were serenaded by the Molave Theatre Guild of the Polytechnic University of the Philippines, Manila. Host and project manager Roel Balingit proceeded to present some interesting facts about the local competition and the attainment of the 2011 edition of Wiki Loves Monuments of the Guinness World Record for the largest photography competition. See full article and list of winners
MANILA — At the stroke of midnight of September 1 in the Philippines, Wikipedia launched what it’s targeting to be officially the world’s largest photo competition — the 2012 edition of Wiki Loves Monuments. Owing to the success of Wiki Loves Monuments in 2011 where over 5,000 participants uploaded over 165,000 photos of cultural heritage sites from across 18 European countries, this year’s Wiki Loves Monuments has gone global with 35 countries in participation, including the Philippines.
Wikimedia Philippines, the local chapter of the San Francisco-based Wikimedia Foundation, is spearheading the local campaign to gather images of Philippine cultural heritage sites until September 30 when the uploading period winds up.
The top 10 entries will advance to the international round of the competition where it will compete against the best cultural heritage photographs of the other participating countries. With about 690 officially declared cultural heritage and historical sites throughout the country, plus practically every 50 year-old structure as defined under the National Cultural Heritage Law, Philippine organizers are hoping that a good number of these sites and structures will finally have their freely-licensed photographs so that they can find their way to related Wikipedia articles and at the same time showcase the beauty and richness of the country’s cultural heritage as Wikipedia is consistently among the most visited websites worldwide.
The winners of Wiki Loves Monuments Philippines will be announced on October 20 with the top winner receiving a cash prize of ₱15,000 and an all expense-paid participation at the 2013 Wikimania in Hong Kong. Wiki Loves Monuments Philippines is being held in partnership with the National Commission on Culture and the Arts, the Department of Tourism and the National Parks Development Committee.
QUEZON CITY — Citing the need to time the launch with the onset of summer and travel season in the country, Wikimedia Philippines held the kick off event of Wiki Loves Monuments at the Alumni Hall of the University of the Philippines in Diliman, Quezon City last March 24. Despite an unusual summer downpour which caused heavy traffic around the metropolis, around 60 people came to the first global launch of the competition. Project co-manager Roel Balingit set the tone of the program by introducing the concept behind Wiki Loves Monuments, its beginnings in the Netherlands just two years ago and the feat it achieved when it gathered over 167,000 images of heritage monuments from 18 European countries in 2011.
Juliet Villegas, Executive Director of the National Parks Development Committee (NPDC) an agency under the Department of Tourism greeted the project with excitement and encouraged everyone to travel and capture all these cultural heritage, in line with the department's new branding campaign It's more fun in the Philippines as the project has also been endorsed by the Department of Tourism seeing that it will promote the fascinating narrative of the country through its heritage monuments. Ivan Henares, Vice President of the Heritage Conservation Society, who has traveled in all of the country's 80 provinces and a Wikipedia editor himself, called on everyone to contribute to the project and make Philippine heritage sites known to the world even as a lot of provinces do not have comprehensive listing of heritage sites.
Emman Ramirez, the other project co-manager shared his experience in the movement from his participation at the GLAMcamp Amsterdam last December and how the competition was brought to the country with much prodding from overseas counterparts during the meet. Video greetings from Wiki Loves Monuments organizers from Australia, Germany and Chile were shown to the audience including one from Wikimedia Foundation Executive Director Sue Gardner, who broke the news that the winner of the Philippine competition gets an all expense paid ticket to Wikimania 2013 which may be held in London, Hong Kong, Surakarta, Bristol or Naples. The contest's mechanics and criteria were further discussed with the audience, plus the prizes at stake for the winners. The top ten entries from the Philippines, known by October 20, and other participating countries gets to advance in the international finals of the competition.
Wiki Loves Monuments is set to be participated by no less than 28 countries, with more than a dozen also building up their capabilities to organize their national competitions, Wiki Loves Monuments aims to gather quality free license images of the world's heritage monuments and make it available to anyone in the world through Wikipedia.
Wiki Loves Monuments in the Philippines is in partnership with the National Commission on Culture and the Arts and the Department of Tourism. The organizers of the event have also inked a deal with the NPDC and the Intramuros Administration, both under the Department of Tourism, to allow photographers to shoot around the site they manage without the imposition of non-commercial photography fees.
GLAMcamp Amsterdam participants with WMPH delegates Emman Ramirez and Josh Lim.
MANILA — Wikimedia Philippines together with Asaf Bartov, Wikimedia Foundation's Head of Global South Relationships met with the Deputy Executive Director of the National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA) and some department heads, and presented GLAM ideas and sample projects. They were well-received, and a second meeting with the chairman of the NCCA and the commissioners for each of the four letters of GLAM will follow. NCCA approval would be key to creating cultural partnerships in the Philippines.
Later that week, WMPH and Asaf gave a GLAM talk at the National Library of the Philippines, before the Director and several department heads. The Library is interested in exploring possible partnerships further.
Still later, WMPH and Asaf met with the director of the Intellectual Property Office of the Philippines, where they raised several concerns, including the legal question of Freedom of Panorama, the false copyright statements on many government Web sites including their own (e.g. "all rights reserved" when Philippines law states all government work is in the public domain), and the fact government statistics are not made freely available to the public. The director agreed to look into all these matters, and welcomes further cooperation with WMPH on matters related to intellectual property, including joint outreach possibilities.
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