We are st,ill verifying his identity, but someone claiming to be the winner
did contact us via Facebook.


On Mon, Dec 10, 2012 at 8:24 AM, CherianTinu Abraham
<tinucher...@gmail.com>wrote:

> I was told that the 1st prize winner reached out to us after seeing the
> "The Hindu" article.
>
> -TC
>
>
> On Mon, Dec 10, 2012 at 7:31 AM, Arun Ramarathnam <arunra...@gmail.com>wrote:
>
>> Great stuff, though unfortunate they couldnt locate the winner! That's
>> rather unfortunate.
>>
>> regards
>> Arun
>>
>>
>> Arun Ramarathnam
>> Bangalore, India
>> www.arunram.net | www.twitter.com/arunram
>>
>>
>>
>> On Mon, Dec 3, 2012 at 10:27 PM, Karthik Nadar 
>> <karthik...@wikimedia.in>wrote:
>>
>>> Dear all,
>>>
>>> It is immense pleasure for me and Naveen to announce that India has won
>>> officially at the photo-contest Wiki Loves Monuments internationally. Two
>>> of the photos from India among 3,60,000+ have made it to the top-10.
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> 1. Tomb of 
>>> Safdarjung<https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Tomb_of_Safdarjung,_New_Delhi.jpg>
>>>  from
>>> Delhi has received from the highest ranking by the international jury,
>>> as the image *wins first prize globally*. The photo plays with the
>>> light and gives a wonderful contrast between the darkness of the room and
>>> the lighted tomb, giving it a dramatic effect. The photographer is Pranav
>>> Singh, from Delhi.
>>>
>>> *Safdarjung's Tomb, a garden tomb with a marble mausoleum in New Delhi,
>>> India. It was built in 1754 in the late Mughal Empire style, and was
>>> described as "the last flicker in the lamp of Mughal architecture".*
>>>
>>> *Comments from Jury: **The strong light contrast between the lighted
>>> tomb and the darkness of the room emphasizes the monument, and gives it a
>>> dramatic component. The tomb is sharp and detailed, and free of visual
>>> distractions; with gravity and a perfect sense for the angle of view and
>>> light this picture presents the object - the architecture and light forming
>>> a stage for the tomb, focusing on the details of the stone carving. All in
>>> all a nicely framed and executed picture that seems to speak of the
>>> significance of this tomb.*
>>>
>>> *
>>> *
>>>
>>> 2. The Taj 
>>> Mahal<https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Rear_side_of_Tajmahal.jpg> is
>>> no where lying behind. The winning photo from India *ranks 6th
>>> internationally*. The photographer is Narender Kumar, again from Delhi.
>>>
>>> *The Taj Mahal, is a mausoleum located in Agra, India, that was built
>>> under Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan in memory of his favorite wife, Mumtaz
>>> Mahal. It is one of the most famous Indian buildings and considered a
>>> symbol for love world wide.*
>>>
>>> *Comments from Jury: **The Taj Mahal is probably one of the most
>>> photographed monuments in the world - and definitely in this competition.
>>> This particular image gives an impressive view of the silhouette, showing
>>> also the adjoining buildings. The complex seems to wake up, out of the
>>> mist. It gives context and mystery at the same time showing just a bit more
>>> than on most pictures.*
>>> *
>>> *
>>> *
>>> *
>>> *
>>> *
>>> It's happy moment for the Indian community. Congratulations to all
>>> winners. Thanks to the entire Indian community and to the Wikimedia India
>>> Chapter for constant cooperation.
>>>
>>> *
>>> *
>>> *
>>> *
>>>
>>>    - Official announcement:
>>>    http://www.wikilovesmonuments.org/and-the-2012-winner-is/
>>>    - 
>>> http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wiki_Loves_Monuments_2012_winners(2012 
>>> contest finalists)
>>>    - Stats: More than 3,60,000 images was uploaded globally. 15,000
>>>    participants, most of them (2000+) were from India alone.
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> --
>>> Karthik Nadar.
>>> Secretary,
>>> Wikimedia India Chapter.
>>>
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