Wiki Loves Monuments

Countdown to Excellence: anticipation builds for the WLM 2023 winners

on Feb 26, 2024

There is a building up of excitement as we approach the highly anticipated announcement of the winners of the Wiki Loves Monuments 2023! Right from its inception in 2010, the Wiki Loves Monuments competition has recorded an incredible array of submissions from photographers around the world, and towards the winners’ announcement ceremony, the anticipation is always at an all-time high.

In this 2023 edition, WLM received national #Top10s submissions from 43 countries which passed through the examining lenses of the Wiki Loves Monuments International Jury, thereby presenting displays of beautiful submissions which made the review and selection process an exciting and challenging task. In these submissions, one notices the retrace into the ancient antiquities and ruins, followed by a tentative but firm visit to the classical age and finally bringing us back into the present, resulting in varieties of the 21st-century monumental masterpiece which has been willingly deposited into the Wikimedia Commons repository for free and easy accessibility. Indeed, these submissions have truly illustrated the power and beauty of monumental photography.

As we prepare to unveil the winning images of the WLM 2023, we want to take a moment to express our deepest gratitude to all the photographers and Wiki Loves Monuments shutterbugs who participated in the 2023 edition of the Wiki Loves Monuments competition. Your passion, dedication, and talent have been truly inspiring, and we are honored to have had the opportunity to showcase your incredible work.

We also want to thank our sponsors, supporters, partnering organizations and the entire Wiki Loves Monuments photography community for their unwavering enthusiasm and support throughout the competition. Your collective efforts have played a crucial role in making WLM 2023 a resounding success.

The winners of WLM 2023 will not only receive recognition and accolades for their exceptional achievements but will also serve as ambassadors for the art of photography, inspiring countless others to pursue their creative vision and passion for monumental photography.

Stay tuned for the official announcement of the WLM 2023 winning images, as we prepare to celebrate the outstanding submissions that have risen to the top 25s of the Wiki Loves Monuments 2023. Join us in honoring their remarkable talent and the transformative power of photography via WLM-international social media channels – Instagram, Facebook, LinkedIn, Mastodon and X (Twitter).

Image credit: Bruno Tamm Rabello – CC BY-SA 4.0 Brazil – WLM 2023