See the gorgeous winning photos from Bangladesh’s wiki loves monuments 2018 — the largest photography competition in the world aims to document the monuments and cultural heritage sites of today for others to enjoy tomorrow. Bangladesh took part in the international Wiki loves monuments (world's largest) photography competition for the 3rd time in September 2018. During the competition, a total of 377 Bangladeshi participants uploaded 4784 freely licensed photographs of different monuments and sites in Wikimedia Commons. Among all the participants, 83% were new to Wikimedia projects. A Bangladeshi participant named Aminul Joy uploaded more than 1500 photographs alone. Internationally, the competition attracted 13878 competitors from 56 countries who together uploaded 265395 photographs this year in which 87394 photographs came from Russia, Italy and Germany.
Out of the 4784 Bangladeshi photographs, the jury of the Wiki Loves Monuments Bangladesh Contest have selected the 10 winning photographs. The jury of Bangladeshi competition consisted of 3 experienced photographers from 3 different countries. They were: Arild Vågen, Basotxerri and Selbymay. All the 10 winning photographs are extraordinary and, of course, released by their authors under the free license. The global winners will be announced later this year (hopefully December) and we have to wait to see whether any of these 10 winning photographs from Bangladesh makes it to the top list of the global winners' list. Meanwhile in 2017, Two photos of a Bangladeshi monument, taken by Bangladeshi photographers, secured places in the final list of Wiki Loves Monuments competition.
The top 10 photographs (including the one above) that will represent Bangladesh as the finalists of the international contest, as decided by our jury: