Wikipedia Loves Art – Prizes

Earlier this year, the Victoria & Albert Museum and Wikimedia UK took part in “Wikipedia Loves Art”, a free content photography contest.

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V&A Museum – Image via Wikipedia (PD)

We had over 30 people attend the Victoria and Albert event, and over 460 photographs submitted to Flickr. Globally, more than 50 teams from fourteen museums submitted over 5,000 photographs, with London submitting the second highest number of photographs from any location.

All of these photographs have now been assessed and processed and are now being prepared for upload to Wikimedia Commons and use on Wikipedia. We can now announce the winners from the V&A, as follows:

  • First place: vavaval (Val_McG and dj_photo0 with 142 points
  • Second place: opalartseekers4 (Forever Wiser) with 88 points
  • Third place: ukfgr (the wee pixie and mrsraggle) with 82 points
  • Forth place: veronikab with 75 points
An image from the winning team (CC-BY-SA)Image source: Val_McG
image from the winning team (CC-BY-SA)

Vavaval win a large print of one of their photos on soft textured fine art paper, courtesy of Robbies Photographics, plus two tickets to a V&A exhibition of their choice.

The four winners also win a pack from moo.com comprising 50 Business Cards and 20 Postcards featuring photographs of their choice.

We are contacting the winners individually with details of how to claim their prizes.

The Digital Team at the V&A and Wikimedia UK really appreciate the effort that all the teams made to photograph so many objects as well as the time they spent uploading their work.

Thank you for your patience with us whilst we have processed these photographs, and we hope you enjoyed participating in this event. If you have any comments about this event or how it could be improved in the future, please let us know.

Our thanks to the Brooklyn Museum, the Digital Team at the V&A, Wikimedia New York, our sponsors, moo.com and Robbies Photographics and all the people who participated in the event.

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