On 1 September Wiki Loves Monuments 2014 started for the fourth time in Belgium and Luxembourg. We want to organize Wiki Loves Monuments to give users who are not writers a chance to participate in a concrete goal. Also we think it is important to collect over the years as much as possible photos from different monuments to have a better coverage of Belgium and Luxembourg. In September people can upload their photos, in October the jury will select the winners and in November the prize giving ceremony will be organized. This will be announced on Twitter and our website.
Wiki Loves Monuments in Belgium and Luxembourg is this year supported by the Royal Institute for Cultural Heritage (KIK-IRPA) (site), the Brussels-Capital Region (site), Onroerend Erfgoed (agency of the Flemish Government) (earlier VIOE: Flemish organization for Immovable Heritage) (site), Creative Commons Belgium (site) and the Wikimedia Foundation.
Wiki Takes... Leuven
As part of Wiki Loves Monuments we organized at 28 September a Wiki Takes... photo tour in the city Leuven (Louvain) to make photos of the local cultural heritage. Leuven has a large number of monuments of what we have no photo of on Wikipedia. Still, we would like to make visible on Wikipedia which monuments there are in this city. In several groups of 2 or 3 people, we followed a route through the city to photograph the monuments. Each group got a list of monuments on that route. Afterwards we had a drink and talked about the event.
The photo tour has resulted in a much better coverage of the monuments in Leuven, especially in the city centre. Most photos where uploaded during Wiki Loves Monuments, but some were after the contest. Nevertheless those are very welcome as well.
Results Wiki Loves Monuments
The edition of 2014 of Wiki Loves Monuments in Belgium and Luxembourg has resulted in
- 2320 photos uploaded of monuments in Belgium
- 242 photo uploaded of monuments in Luxembourg
Total: 2562 uploads
These uploads were made by in total 153 participants, of what 145 participated with photos of Belgian monuments and 12 participated with photos from Luxembourg.