‘Wiki Loves Monuments’, aimed at documenting the world’s cultural heritage under a free license, recently concluded after receiving an overwhelming response.
The competition has been taking place since 2010 and has been officially categorised as the biggest photography competition in the world by Guinness World Records.
Pakistan became a part of the competition for the first time in 2014.
The global 2016 edition has seen more than 10,500 contestants participating from 43 countries, with over 265,000 photo submissions throughout the month of September.
Pakistan became the country with the seventh-largest number of submissions and participants, as 370 photographers participated and 11,000 photographs were submitted (70 per cent of them by Ibn-e-Azhar, an MBA graduate).
While the international winners of Wiki Loves Monuments 2016 are yet to be announced, the top 10 pictures to represent Pakistan as decided by Pakistan’s jury are here:
Noor Mahal in Bahawalpur
Tomb of Jahangir in Lahore
Wazir Khan Mosque in Lahore
Faisal Mosque Islamabad
Minar-i-Pakistan in Lahore
Pakistan Monument in Islamabad
Rohtas Fort in Jhelum
Badshahi Mosque in Lahore
Derawar Fort in Bahawalpur
Tomb of Bibi Jawindi in Uch Sharif