November 11, 2013, Updated November 12, 2013
Pini Berman’s photo garnered the NIS 5,000 grand prize.

Israelis proved once
again that they’re snap happy when it comes to the country’s national
heritage sites
. Local photographers – amateur and professional alike – shot
more than 7,000 photos for the 2013 Wiki Loves Monuments photography

Pini Berman took first prize for his photo titled, “Jaffa at Night – View from the Sea” and pocketed the NIS 5,000 prize. Berman’s photo will now move on to the international competition.
Second prize (NIS 3,000) was awarded to Reuven Brenner for his beautiful shot of Saint Peter’s Church. Yehuda Asulin took third place (NIS 2,000) with his photograph of the Ethiopian Church in Jerusalem.

Yehuda Asulin’s shot of the Ethiopian Church in Jerusalem won NIS 2,000.

 The 10 best photos, as selected by Wikimedia Israel judges, are on display on the bottom level of the Dizengoff Center shopping mall in Tel Aviv through the end of November.

Reuven Brenner took third prize for this picture inside Saint Peter’s Church in Old Jaffa.

Wiki Loves Monuments is an annual competition dedicated to collecting quality images of world heritage sites.

Another photographer submitted this picture of the sun clock on Zoharei Chama Synagogue in Jerusalem.

This year’s contest brought in over 370,000 photos from 52 participating countries.

The Port of Jaffa.
Amos Gal took the photo of an old bus stop in the Beit Shean Valley.
Zvika Zion snapped Jerusalem’s Hurva Synagogue from an unusual vantage point

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