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Wikipedia Monument Competition

Not every competition can surface on the internet without the feeling of doubt but the integrity of Wikipedia makes the 2016 Wikimedia Photography Competition a fun to be part of.

Nigeria is up for the 2016 Wiki Loves Monuments Competition. According to the wikipedia article, "Wiki Loves Monuments (WLM) is an annual international photographic competition held during the month of September, organised worldwide by Wikimedia chapters, groups and local Wikipedia volunteers. The public takes photos of monuments, upload those to Wikimedia Commons, and then they can be used in Wikipedia and elsewhere."

It doesn't take any stress nor photography prowess. If you're a Nigerian and there is a monument nearby, just take a shot and be part of the fun. What is a monument? A monument is a structure built for commemorative or symbolic reasons, or as a memorial; Olumo Rock in Abeokuta, Ogun state is an example of a monument.

The competition is supported by Wikimedia User Group Nigeria and and the competition starts 1st September, 2016 till 30th September, 2016 then the competition result by the end of
October 2016. Contestants can promote their monument pics on social network sites with the hashtag #WLMNigeria.

It must be clearly stated that wikipedia expects contestants to upload only the images of the monuments listed below:-

1) Chief Okoroji's House in Arochukwu, Abia State

2) Obu House in Elu Ohafia, Abia state

3) Chief Ochu Kalu's House in Ndi Okerere Abam, Abia State

4) Omo Ukwu Of Ndi Nzera Clan Asaga-ohafia in Ohafia, Abia State

5) Sukur Cultural Landscape in Madagali, Adamawa State

6) Gidan Madaki In Kafin Madaki in Kafin Madaki, Bauchi State

7) Dutsen Damisa Rock Paintingnear in Gumje, Bauchi State

8) Dutsen Zane Geji, Rock Paintings in Toro, Bauchi State

9) Shadawanka Rock Paintings in Bauchi, Bauchi State

10) Shira Rock Paintings in Shira, Bauchi State

11) The Cairn Of Stones at The Foot Of Panshanu Pass, near Mile 31 On The Jos-bauchi Road Known as Kwandonkaya in Toro, Bauchi State

12) First Mining Beacon, Tilden Fulani in Bauchi, Bauchi State

13) Rabeh’s House/fort in Dikwa, Borno State

14) The Old Residency in Calabar, Cross River State

15) The Old Consulate in Calabar, Cross River State

16) Chief Egbo Bassey’s House in Calabar, Cross River State

17) Carved Stone Monoliths in Alok, Cross River State

18) Carved Stone Monoliths in Emagbabe, Cross River State

19) Palace Of Chief Nanna Of Koko in Koko, Delta State

20) Chief Ogiamen’s House in Benin City, Edo State

21) Chief Aikoriogie’s House, Enogie Of Obazagbon Edo State, Benin City Walls and Moat in Benin City, Edo state

22) Chief Nwokolo’s House in Ukehe, Enugu State

23) Rock Paintings at Dutsen Habude in Birnin Kudu, Jigawa State

24) Rock Inscriptions, Gong and Shelter at Dutsen Mesa in Birnin Kudu, Jigawa State

25) Rock Paintings at Dutsen Murufu in Birnin Kudu, Jigawa State

26) Rock Paintings at Dutsen Zango in Birnin Kudu, Jigawa State

27) Zaria City Walls in Zaria, Kaduna State

28) Kufena Hillsnear in Zaria, Kaduna State

29) Steel Foot Bridge, Built By Lord Lugard in Kaduna, Kaduna State

30) Habe Mosque in Maigana, Kaduna State

31) Habe Mosque in Bebeji, Kano State

32) Gidan Makama in Kano, Kano State

33) Kano City Walls And Gate in Kano, Kano State

34) Gobarau Minaret in Katsina, Katsina State

35) The Tumuli and Baobab Tree Known as Durbi-takusheyi in Katsina, Katsina State

36) Old Katsina Training College in Katsina, Katsina State

37) Ojogwu Atogwu Tumulus near The Palace Of The Attah Of Idah in Idah, Kogi State

38) Relics Of The Steamer “dayspring” in Jebba Hydroelectric Power Station, Kwara State

39) Old West African Frontier Force Fort in Okuta, Kwara State

40) Old West African Frontier Force Fort in Yashikera, Kwara State

41) Stone Figures in Ofaro, Kwara State

42) Stone Figures in Ijara, Kwara State

43) Ilojo Bar in Lagos Island, Lagos State

44) Iga Idunganran (Oba's Old Palace) in Lagos Island, Lagos State

45) Water House in Lagos Island, Lagos State

46) Old Secretariat in Marina, Lagos State

47) Tsoede's Tomb in Gwagwade, Niger State

48) Site Of Mai Jimina's House in Wushishi, Niger State

49) Ruins and Site Of Colonial Government House in Zunger, Niger State

50) The Katamba Of The Palace Of Etsu Nupe, Mohammed in Bida, Niger State

51) Sungbo's Shrine Oke-Eri, near Ijebu-ode in Ogun State

52) Igbara Oke Petroglyphs near Igbara-oke in Ondo State

53) The Old Palace Of The Deji Of Akure in Akure, Ondo State

54) River-side Shrine and Sacred Grove Of Oshun in Osogbo, Osun State

55) Shrine Of Osun In The King's Market in Osogbo, Osun State

56) Shrine Of Osun at Afin Ata-oja (palace) in Osogbo, Osun State

57) Ita Yemoo in Ile-Ife, Osun State

58) Carved Stone Figure in Igbajo, Osun State

59) Stone Causeway in Bokkos, Plateau State

60) Stone Causeway Forof in Bokkos, Plateau State

61) Stone Causeway Trading in Bokkos, Plateau state

62) King Jaja's Statue in Opobo, Rivers state

63) Ruins Of Ancient City Of Surame in Surame

For detail about rules of the competiton and how to apply CLICK HERE

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