Wiki Loves Monuments is a federative contest, and therefore each contestant is able to win prizes in their respective national contest. Please take a look at these more specific websites for more details. You can find a list of the national contests in the sidebar to the right of the page.
The national juries will nominate photos for the international contest, which has its own jury and awards.
The main prize will be a trip to Wikimania in London in July/August 2014, including travel and accommodation. Wikimania is the annual meeting where Wikimedians from all over the world meet each other and discuss the global movement. This prize has a maximum value of €2000.
In addition, there will be a number of photography-related vouchers, ranging from €500 (second prize) to €50 (fifteenth prize), including an aluminum print of a winning photograph (see below), sponsored by Europeana.
The distribution of these awards is determined by the principle that the first prize winner will have the first choice from the prizes, and so on – to ensure that every prize winner gets the prize he or she would like the most. Prizes are not exchangeable for money. In total, 16 prizes are available.
- Grand Prize: A trip to Wikimania 2014 in London, including conference access, accommodation, and more. Maximum value is €2000.
- Photography-related voucher of €500
- Photography-related voucher of €400
- Photography-related voucher of €300
- Photography-related voucher of €200
- 2 photography-related vouchers of €100 each
- 8 photography-related vouchers of €50 each
- Large scale aluminum print of the winning photo (sponsored by Europeana)
- Special award (see below)
This year, there are three ‘special awards’ which run in parallel to the regular competition. These awards do not influence the outcome of the regular competition.
There is a special award for the best photo related to the First World War (the WW1 category): a large-scale aluminum print of the winning photo, awarded and sponsored by Europeana. Europeana is an internet portal gathering over 10 million of books, paintings, films and museum objects and will also set up a special exhibition around this special category. Pictures from all around the world are eligible for this category, the prize will be awarded on top of any other prizes the photo may have won.
There is a special award for the best photos from Arab speaking countries (Algeria, Egypt, Jordan, Syria and Tunisia), sponsored by Guiddoo. This comprises of three photography related vouchers worth € 200, € 150 and € 100 for the best three photos from these countries. The prize will be awarded by a mixed jury from the participating countries based on their 10 nominees per country for the international competition.
Another special award, for the East, Southeast and South-Asian countries (China, Hong Kong, India, Nepal, Philippines, Taiwan and Thailand) is also sponsored by Guiddoo. This comprises of three photography related vouchers worth € 200, € 150 and € 100 for the best three photos from these countries. The prize will be awarded by a mixed jury from the participating countries based on their 10 nominees per country for the international competition.
The decisions of the organizers and juries are final. Void where prohibited or restricted by law. Prizes are not exchangeable for money. The organizers reserve the right to cancel the contest or modify the rules at their sole discretion.