As reported by the BBC, India won the first prize in Wiki Loves Monuments 2012

As reported by the BBC News, India won the first international prize in Wiki Loves Monuments 2012

In October, the contest jury will begin evaluating the photographs and award prizes for the best photos in Pakistan and globally.

Judging criteria

A panel of photographic experts will select the best 10 entries on the following criteria:

  1. Technical quality of the photograph;
  2. Originality and creativity;
  3. Potential usefulness and overall value of the image to the Wikipedia

Pakistan Best Picture Prizes

The top 10 winners will get exclusive Wikipedia gifts.

International Best Picture Prizes

The Pakistani jury will nominate the ten highly commended photos for the international contest, which has its own jury and awards. The first international winner will win travel scholarship (with a maximum value of $2,500) to attend the international Wikimania conference in Canada in August, 2017. Visit the international website to learn more about international prizes.

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To claim the prizes, the participants must provide the correct email address when creating an account on Wikipedia.