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1st place: Les quatre barres de la senyera catalana by Ricardo Bofill in Barcelona, Catalonia. Photo: Coldcreation.

The international jury is happy to announce the winning photos of Wiki Loves Public Art 2013. All in all, more than 9,250 images were uploaded as part of the contest by 225 uploaders, of which 57 percent were first time contributors. All five participating countries had the opportunity to nominate 10 photos to the international contest.

The international jury consisted of me, Arild Vågen (Sweden), (Anav Sonara) (India), Ingrida Vosyliūtė (Lithuania) and Michael Kramer (Germany).

The jury chose to use Wikimedia Commons as the platform for the jury’s work and we created a jury page there. The work was carried out in three stages. In the first round each member of the jury had the opportunity to nominate images to the second and third round. The five images that received three or more votes in the first went directly to the final. The second round included all the images that received two votes in the first round and each jury member had 5 votes. The third and final round included five images from the first round and four images from the second round. From the nine images in the final, we chose three winners.

We awarded the first prize to Coldcreation’s images of Ricardo Bofill´s artwork Les quatre barres de la senyera catalana in Barcelona. Comment from the jury: Simple and bright, well balanced, good composition, lighting, catches the spirit of Barcelona.

We awarded the second prize to Kartanofoto’s images of Emil Wikström’s fountain Aino. Comment from the jury: Vivid and vibrant photo, nice dominance of green color (background, reflections in the water, statues).

We awarded the third prize to Gila Brand’s images of Yaacov Agam’s sculpture. Comment from the jury: Strong, expressive and charming photo, well chosen camera angle and focus, emphasis on the most significant details.

The full results of WLPA are available here.

Arild Vågen, coordinator of the international jury for WLPA 2013.