Over the month of September we are holding a photography competition called "We Love Monuments!"
To participate you need to take pictures of listed buildings and monuments in Newcastle (there are 773, so you have a choice for the subject of your photo!), share them on Wikimedia Commons under an open license then email us. If all of this did not make sense, no worries: here are the full competition rules and explanations (plus some frequently asked questions).
We Love Monuments! 2016 prize: the winner of the competition will be decided by a public vote and will be rewarded with a £30 voucher and a copy of the book Newcastle & Gateshead : architecture and heritage with their winning picture on the cover.
Tyne Bridge Publishing prize: Tyne Bridge Publishing are generously sponsoring the competition. The Tyne Bridge Publishing prize winner will be chosen by the Tyne Bridge team and will also receive a copy of the book Newcastle & Gateshead : architecture and heritage with their winning picture on the cover. Be curious and view all titles on Tyneside history published by Tyne Bridge.
We aim to open the public vote for the main prize from 10th to 20th October with the winners for both prizes being announced on 21st October 2016.
We Love Monuments! is our own Newcastle version of the Wikimedia Foundation's Wiki Loves Monuments international contest. Since the rules are almost the same apart from the restriction we put on entries being in Newcastle, it means that when you enter our competition you will also enter the national Wiki Loves Monument UK competition - and be in with another chance for your photos to be admired and perhaps win a prize. An added bonus for you which we think is pretty cool!
Commons are Forever #CmnsR4ever
This event is part of the Commons are Forever series developed by Newcastle Libraries with support from the Carnegie UK Trust, which aims to empower participants about our rights to use creative works that are free of copyright, e.g. in the public domain, and to in turn share what we create with others.
Feature image: Old and New Newcastle [cropped] by Alan Warriner, published under a Creative Commons Attribution Share-Alike license (Source: Wikimedia Commons), winner of We Love Monuments! 2015; Mimi and Eunice sketch CC BY-SA Nina Paley