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No problem, and thank you for sharing the photo! I also added File:St. Xavier High School (Cincinnati), stadium entrance.jpg, which I think is gorgeous. – Minh Nguyễn (talk, contribs) 09:35, 5 September 2014 (UTC)
are you awareEdit
that in the United States there is no freedom of panorama, that the rights to pictures of public artwork, though placed in public space, are still owned by the artist who created the work and not by the photographer who takes the picture? Carptrash (talk) 18:13, 14 September 2016 (UTC) (mostly found on wikipedia)
- Hi Carptrash! I was not aware of this. I assume you're referring to my photo of the Holocaust Memorial? Do you have recommendations on what actions I should take? --Eekim (talk) 04:18, 21 September 2016 (UTC)
- I'm sorry that I did not include what the picture was, that was sloppy of me. In any case I was not so much thinking of what you might have done in the past as to be aware of this in the future. Carptrash (talk) 05:03, 21 September 2016 (UTC)
Wiki Loves Monuments 2017 in the United States – Results!Edit
Thank you for contributing to Wiki Loves Monuments 2017 in the United States during the month of October! The United States contest saw over 1,400 people (the most of any nation this year) contribute over 8,000 great photos of cultural and historic sites from all over the United States and its territories. Hundreds of these photos are already being used to illustrate pages on various Wikimedia projects.
We're excited to announce that our national judging process has concluded, and that we have selected the winners of Wiki Loves Monuments 2017 in the United States! These photos are recognized for their photographic quality, artistic merit, and their encyclopedic value as illustrations of unique historical sites. We were amazed by all of the uploads, and regret only being able to formally recognize the top 10. That being said – congratulations to our national winners and their amazing shots! Our 10 winners will be sent to the international Wiki Loves Monuments jury, who will then select the winners of the international contest. If you're interested in seeing the winners of the other national contests, you may do so at Wiki Loves Monuments 2017 winners.
If you would like to view all the photos submitted for the U.S. this year, you may do so here.
Finally, we have also created a feedback form for all U.S. participants to fill out. The survey is optional and anonymous, and only takes a minute or two – we hope to use the feedback to organize better events in the future!
A quick thank you to our national jury, as well as Commons editors who have helped categorize and place photos for the event. And finally, thank you for participating in Wiki Loves Monuments and helping to preserve our history through photography - we hope to see you again for future Commons photography events!
Wiki Loves Monuments in the United States – Back for 2018!Edit
Hello! Last year you contributed to Wiki Loves Monuments 2017 in the United States. Thanks to people like you it was a great success, with over 1,400 people contributing over 8,000 photos of cultural and historic sites from all over the country. Hundreds of these photos now help illustrate Wikipedia articles, improving our open knowledge about United States history, culture, and heritage.
I'm pleased to say that we're back this year with Wiki Loves Monuments 2018 in the United States, and I'd like to welcome you to participate once again in the event. Check out our updated event page for more information. The event runs similar to last year with some small but exciting changes: improved state guides, an interactive map, and a larger prize pool! Like last year, you'll be able to upload your photos of any registered historical site in the United States through the end of September (even if the photos were taken before this month).
Once again, thank you for participating in Wiki Loves Monuments 2017, and we hope to see you again in this year's event! If you'd like to respond to this message directly, please do so on on my talk page. ~Kevin Payravi (talk) 11:47, 11 September 2018 (UTC)
File:Holocaust Memorial at California Palace of the Legion of Honor.jpg has been listed at Commons:Deletion requests so that the community can discuss whether it should be kept or not. We would appreciate it if you could go to voice your opinion about this at its entry.
If you created this file, please note that the fact that it has been proposed for deletion does not necessarily mean that we do not value your kind contribution. It simply means that one person believes that there is some specific problem with it, such as a copyright issue.