Wikipedia wants your summer photos

September 4, 2012

Education

The online encyclopedia Wikipedia wants your summer vacation photos.

Wikipedia fans can now send digital pictures of their favorite historic landmarks to the “Wiki Loves Monuments USA” website.

The international contest runs throughout September in conjunction with the National Register of Historic Places. Participants must be Wikimedia Commons account holders and submit pictures that comply with Wikipedia’s photo licensing rules.

Last year, 5,000 people in 18 countries submitted more than 165,000 images, according to Wikipedia.

Jackson City Hall is one of many sites in Mississippi that is listed on the National Registry of Historic Places.

The Magnolia State is covered with such NRHP historic sites from the William Faulkner home in Oxford to the Biloxi Lighthouse.

What are some of your favorite historic landmarks in Mississippi?

See below for some of mine (in no particular order).

1) Greenwood Cemetery, Jackson

2) King Edward Hotel, Jackson

3) Medgar Evers House, Jackson

4) Beauvoir, Biloxi

5) Canton Courthouse, Canton

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About Stephen McDill

Stephen McDill joined the Mississippi Business Journal in 2008 after working in radio and television. He is a graduate of Belhaven University and has won awards for his writing and photojournalism from the Associated Press and Mississippi Press Association.

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