Winners of WLM Portugal

João Martinho, with a photo of the Carmo Church in Lisbon was the Portuguese winner of Wiki Loves Monuments. The framework, focus, lighting, resolution, absence of distortion and manipulation and composition were the reasons that convinced the jury, consisting of representatives from the [ Pousadas de Portugal], [ Fotosport], [ IGESPAR], [ Sintra Town Hall] and two Wikimedians who gathered this weekend in Sintra to evaluate each of the 16 000 photos from 244 photographers in the competition. Other awards include second and a third place for “Best Photography”, a prize to the best photo of the Pousadas de Portugal and three prizes to the photographers who submitted the largest number of photographs of differents monuments. In the category of “Highest Number of Distinct Monuments” photographed, Frédéric Marie was the winner, who submitted photos for 447 different monuments. All the pictures that have been uploaded can be found [ on Wikimedia Commons].

== Gallery ==

The best picture in the contest: ruined main nave of the Carmo Church in Lisbon, by JoaoMartinho63. License: CC-BY-SA-3.0
2nd place: Guarda Cathedral in the winter, by Alexa Pinto. License: CC-BY-SA-3.0
3rd place: General views of Óbidos village, by Anitsircana. License: CC-BY-SA-3.0
4th place: main altar of pilgrimage church of Our Lady of Remedies in Lamego, by António Amen. License: CC-BY-SA-3.0
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5th place: Santa Marta lighthouse in Cascais, by Jaimrsilva. License: CC-BY-SA-3.0
Judiaria de Castelo de Vide (4).jpg
6th place: Jewish quarter of Castelo de Vide, by Concierge.2C . License: CC-BY-SA-3.0
7th place: Ancient Roman Bridge at Chaves, by João Carvalho. License: CC-BY-SA-3.0
8th place: Clérigos tower in Porto, by Andre.Figueiredo. License: CC-BY-SA-3.0
9th place: Alcácer do Sal, along the Sado River, showing the Reconquista Moorish Castle, by Joaomartinho63. License: CC-BY-SA-3.0
10th place: Chapel of the Divine Heart of Jesus in Porto, by Concierge.2C . License: CC-BY-SA-3.0

== Thanks! ==
The jury and the organizers would like to thank all participants for their fine contributions and especially [ João Carvalho] who uploaded 2625 pictures, more than anybody else in Portugal!