Last June 25, 2019 we made a ceremony and an exhibition in Mexico City for the winners of the first edition of Wiki Loves Mexico.
Carmen Alcázar, president of Wikimedia Mexico, highlighted the success of the first edition of the photographic contest that showed many cultural expressions of Mexico with free licensed materials ready to use in the Wikimedia projects. "We are happy for the hundreds of photos that were sent by people from whole Mexico," Carmen said. Cristian Jiménez, one of the winners of the "Knowledge and Practices Concerning Nature and the Universe" category shared his experience recognizing that he have always wanted to retribute Wikipedia for all the knowledges I have gained reading the encyclopaedia. "I was already satisfied uploading my photos and with that in some sense give back something to Wikipedia but when I received the news of being one of the winners of this national contest I felt so honored and excited", Jiménez said.
Unfortunately not all the winners was based in Mexico City, place of the ceremony, but others like Brian Leon came to the ceremony from Acapulco, Guerrero, 400 kilometers far from the capital. "Sharing my photos with Wikipedia is a way to share with the world the huge cultural heritage of my state, Guerrero, I will be happy if more people with my work can see the richness of the places I have the luck to meet", Brian said.
All the winner photos were exhibited in the place of ceremony. Prizes like tablets was provided by Secretariat of Culture of Mexico and Amazon gift cards was given with the support of a Wikimedia Foundation grant.