Baitul Aman Jame Masjid also known as Guthia Mosque, located at Wazirpur in Barisal, Bangladesh. Photo by Azim Khan Ronnie, freely licensed under CC-BY-SA 4.0..
Bangladesh has taken part in the international Wiki loves monuments (world's largest) photography competition for the second time in September 2017. During the competition, a total of 119 Bangladeshi participants uploaded more than 3000+ freely licensed photographs of 200+ different monuments and sites in Wikimedia Commons. Among all the participants, 61% were new to Wikimedia projects and 8% of them were women. Many of the photographs uploaded in the contest are now being used to illustrate Bangladesh related Wikipedia articles. Out of the 3000+ photographs, the jury [note1] of the Wiki Loves Monuments Bangladesh Contest have selected the 10 winning photographs.
All the 10 winning photographs are stunning, extraordinary and, of course, released by their authors under the free license. The global winners will be announced later in this year (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. Here are the top 10 photographs that will represent Bangladesh as the finalists of the international contest, as decided by our jury:
Friday Prayer at Baitul Mukarram National Mosque. Photo by Azim Khan Ronnie, freely licensed under CC-BY-SA 4.0..
Inside view of Baitul Mukarram National Mosque. Photo by Jubair1985, freely licensed under CC-BY-SA 4.0..
Kamaruzzaman Chattar Monument, Rajshahi. Photo by Mmrsafy, freely licensed under CC-BY-SA 4.0..
Bangabandhu Bridge also known as Jamuna Multi-purpose Bridge. Photo by Rohul Amin Khan, freely licensed under CC-BY-SA 4.0..
Inside view of Darasbari Mosque, a historic mosque that was built in 1479 AD. Photo by Porag61, freely licensed under CC-BY-SA 4.0..
Hardinge Bridge. Photo by Azim Khan Ronnie, freely licensed under CC-BY-SA 4.0..
Shahid Minar, University of Rajshahi. Photo by Nahid Hossain, freely licensed under CC-BY-SA 4.0..
National Martyrs’ Memorial, Savar, Bangladesh. Photo by Farruk Ahmed Bhuiyan, freely licensed under CC-BY-SA 4.0..
Lalbagh Fort, an incomplete 17th century Mughal fort complex. Photo by Shafin Khan, freely licensed under CC-BY-SA 4.0.
Secretary, Wikimedia Bangladesh and
Organizer, Wiki Loves Monuments 2017 in Bangladesh
[note1]: The jury of Bangladeshi competition consisted of 3 experienced photographers from three different countries. They were: Rifat Jamil Eusufzai, Selbymay and Basotxerri.