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Gold medal icon.svg Inside Guthia Mosque, situated in BarisalBangladeshPhoto by Azim Khan Ronnie, freely licensed under CC-BY-SA 4.0.

See the gorgeous winning photos from Bangladesh’s wiki loves monuments 2018 — the largest photography competition in the world that 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 (the 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 of which 87394 photographs came from Russia, Italy and Germany.


Out of the 4784 Bangladeshi photographs, the jury of the Wiki Loves Monuments Bangladesh Contest has selected the 10 winning photographs. The jury of the Bangladeshi competition consisted of 3 experienced photographers from 3 different countries. They were: Arild VågenBasotxerri and Selbymay. All the 10 winning photographs are extraordinary and, of course, released by their authors under a free license. The global winners will be announced later this year (hopefully in 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:

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Silver medal icon.svg Fountain inside the Museum of Independence, Dhaka, Bangladesh. Photo by Pallab Kabir, freely licensed under CC-BY-SA 4.0.

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Bronze medal icon.svg The Daily life at Baitul Mukarram National Mosque in Dhaka. Photo by Shahriar Amin Fahim, freely licensed under CC-BY-SA 4.0.

SAARC Fountain 01.jpg
4 green.svg  SAARC Fountain, Dhaka, Bangladesh. Photo by Azim Khan Ronnie, freely licensed under CC-BY-SA 4.0.

Shaheed Minar of Jahangirnagar University.jpg
5 green.svgThe Shaheed Minar of Jahangirnagar University is the tallest Shaheed Minar in Bangladesh. Photo by Syed Sajidul Islam, freely licensed under CC-BY-SA 4.0.

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6 green.svg Hardinge Bridge is a steel railway bridge over the river Padma located in western Bangladesh. Photo by Shahriar Amin Fahim, freely licensed under CC-BY-SA 4.0.

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7 green.svg Inside view of Baitul Mukarram National Mosque. Photo by Nazmul Hasan Khan, freely licensed under CC-BY-SA 4.0.

পঞ্চরত্ন গোবিন্দ মন্দির 3.jpg
8 green.svg  Pancha Ratna Govinda Temple, Rajshahi, Bangladesh. a title="File:পঞ্চরত্ন োবিন্দ মন্দির 3.jpg" href="">Photo</a> by <a class="new" title="User:" href="">Abdul Momin</a>, freely licensed under <a " href="" rel="nofollow">CC-BY-SA 4.0.</a></span></sm"></i></span></p><p style="text-align: cent"><span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: "><a class="image" href=""><img src="" srcset="" href=" alt=" width="580" height="387"></a><"><br /><span style="font-size: 12pt; font-fa"><i><small><img src="https://upload.wikimedi" srcset="" href=" alt=" width="20" height="20">  <span"><a class="extiw" title="w:en:Baitul Mukarram " href="">Baitul Mukarram National Mosque</a>. <a title" href="">Photo</a> by <a class="new" title="User:Md. Na" href="">Nazmul Hasan Khan</a>, freely licensed under <a " href="" rel="nofollow">CC-BY-SA 4.0.</a></span></small></"></span></p><p style="text-align: center;"><span"><a class="image" href="https://commons.wikimedia."><img src="" srcset="" href=" alt=" width="580" height="387"></a></span>"><span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: 'times"><i><small><img src="" srcset="" href=" alt=" width="20" height="20"> <span style="><a class="extiw" title="w:en:Guthia Mosque" href="">Guthia Mosque</a>. atitle="File:বাইতুল আমান জামে ম"জিদ 10.jpg" href="">Photo</a> by <a title="User:Amdadtan" href="">Amdad Hossain</a>, freely licensed und"r CC-BY-SA 4.0.


Here are some honourable mentions:

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Sharshadi Shahi Mosque built by Fakhruddin Mubarak ShahPhoto by Amdad Hossain, freely licensed under CC-BY-SA 4.0.

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National Martyrs’ Memorial. atitle="File:National Martyrs’ Memorial 06.jpg" ">"hoto by Azim Khan Ronnie, freely licensed under CC-BY-SA 4.0.

Puthia Boro Mondir.jpg
Pancha Ratna Shiva TemplePhoto by Abdul Momin, freely licensed under CC-BY-SA 4.0.

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Keane BridgePhoto by Rafayat Haque Khan, freely licensed under CC-BY-SA 4.0.

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Baitul Mukarram National MosquePhoto by Ehsanul Siddiq Aranya, freely licensed under CC-BY-SA 4.0.

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Guthia MosquePhoto by Azim Khan Ronnie, freely licensed under CC-BY-SA 4.0..

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National Martyrs’ Memorial. atitle="File:National Martyrs’ Memorial 08.jpg" ">"hoto by Azim Khan Ronnie, freely licensed under CC-BY-SA 4.0.

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Somapura Mahavihara. atitle="File:পাহাড়পুর বৌদ্ধ বিহার 22.jpg" href="">Photo</a> by <a class="new" title="U" href="">Abdul Momin</a>, freely licensed under"CC-BY-SA 4.0.

Nahid Sultan,
Secretary, Wikimedia Bangladesh,
Organizer, Wiki Loves Monuments 2018 in Bangladesh

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