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Wikimedia Venezuela organized the photo contest WikiViajes por Venezuela 2014, which ran between April 15 and May 31 with a theme centered on Venezuela’s heritage and identity. The competition focused on photographs of nature, urban landscapes, holiday destinations, typical locations, economic activities, crafts, customs and cuisine that showed the cultural particularities of Venezuela.

More than 14,000 photographs were submitted, which will better illustrate articles on Wikipedia, and especially Wikivoyage the free travel guide that anyone can edit, a project of the Wikimedia Foundation that was launched in early 2013.

Two winners were determined by popular vote, counting the number of “Likes” received on Facebook. The voting took place between October 15 and October 30 via the Facebook photo albums made available to the public. You can find the winners below.

  • 1. First Place
  • 2. Second Place
 El_roedor_mas_grandeChigüire, the biggest rodent.

“El roedor mas grande” by Daniel10ortegaven, under CC BY-SA 3.0

  • 3. Third Place

MEDANOS_DE_CORO_-FALCON_01Médanos de Coro National Park.
“MEDANOS DE CORO -FALCON 01” by Julioreylagarto, under CC BY-SA 3.0

  • 4. Special Award

01_-_Playa_Edo._VargasBeach of Vargas state.
“Playa Edo. Vargas” by Luis Jaimes, under CC BY-SA 3.0

Oscar Costero, Wikimedia Venezuela