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Commons:Wiki Loves Monuments 2015 in Armenia & Nagorno-Karabakh

Wiki Loves Monuments 2015 Armenia

Վիքին սիրում է հուշարձաններ 2015 • Wiki Loves Monuments 2015 • Վիքին սիրում է հուշարձաններ 2015 • Wiki Loves Monuments 2015
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In 2013, Armenia took part in Wiki loves Monuments contest for the first time. The contest was organized and coordinated in Armenia by Wikimedia Armenia. Earlier Armenian Parliament had already amended Armenian law on copyright to allow freedom of panorama in Armenia by the initiative of WMAM[1]. Nagorno Karabakh also joined Wiki loves Monuments contest with Armenia. But as there is no FoP in Nagorno-Karabakh, it was taken photos of monuments whose architect died before 1944.[2]

Armenia has about 25 000 state-registered monuments. Most of these are not widely known; many are hidden in forests, mountains and rocks, and some are unfortunately endangered. Armenian participants of the contest faced the challenge to find monuments in the lists, photograph them and upload them to Wikipedia Commons (for most of the participants it was their first time to contribute to any Wikimedia project).


How to participate?Edit


Step 1
Find monuments in your locality. Check: are they in the lists of the monuments? Note the monument ID!

Step 2
Make photos of the monuments. Make as much and as good photos of as many monuments as you can.

Step 3
Classify your photos: which ID belongs to which monument?

Step 4
Upload your photos to Wikimedia Commons from 1 to 30 September. Do you need help? Come to one of the workshops (see below)!

Lists of MonumentsEdit


  1. Legislation: National Assembly of RA. Retrieved on 2013-04-26.
  2. Nagorno-Karabakh is de jure part of Azerbaijan, but it is de facto independent republic. Azerbaijan has also no FoP. Read more about Nagorno-Karabakh in English Wikipedia.