Wiki Loves Monuments 2012 proved to be a huge success in Panama, where 120 participants added nearly 2500 photos to Wikimedia Commons. As stated by the WLM organizers in Panama, the competition offered contestants the chance to illustrate the heritage and valor of the Central American state through the perspective of a lens. This year’s winners embodied that philosophy, as their photos portrayed Panama’s statues, historic neighborhoods and theaters.
The judges separated winners into two categories. The first category was for the general public, where winners were awarded with cash prizes. The second category exclusively centered on student participants, where winners received Canon Powershot cameras in addition to cash rewards.
Jawad Qadir, Communications Intern