Europeana prizes GLAM photos

  • Posted on: September 9, 2012
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Of all the photography contests out there, Wiki Loves Monuments is a very specific one. Not only because it is focused on cultural heritage monuments, but also because it is organised in a federative fashion by Wikimedia volunteers from many countries around the globe.

The federative aspect, among other things, means that besides the national awards offered by the local organising teams, contestans are also able to win awards on the international level.

Logo of Europeana

Logo of Europeana.

We are happy to inform you that one of these awards will be generously sponsored by Europeana, an Internet portal gathering over 10 million of books, paintings, films and museum objects, who also supported us last year with a prize in the special Art Nouveau category. But that’s not all!

This year, Europeana will be sponsoring another award in a category for GLAM pictures – photographs of gallery, library, archive or museum buildings from all around the world. Additionally, Europeana will be organising a virtual exhibition of the best photos, which will be available for public view on their website. More information is available on the Europeana blog; the GLAM pictures are also being gathered in this category on Wikimedia Commons.

We would like to use this opportunity to thank Europeana for their continous support for Wiki Loves Monuments, and wish good luck to all participants in the special category!


  • Tomasz was member of the international team in 2012. For more information, see:

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Tomasz was member of the international team in 2012. For more information, see:


    • Tomasz · September 10, 2012

      Hello Valery,
      thank you for your comment and your interest in Wiki Loves Monuments!

      The competition is organised where there are volunteers to organise it. Organising a photo competition like this one requires a lot of on-the-ground work, and most of it is done by volunteers. Unfortunately, it didn’t work out for Bulgaria this year.

      If you are interested to help with the organization of WLM for your country in 2013, please have a look at and leave us your contact details. Thank you!

  1. Heinz Egger · September 19, 2012

    ich kann das leider nicht erurieren. Oder geht es darum, dass einseitig eine Behörde genannt wird?

    Oder ist es der Hauptpreis der Europeana, ein Großformatausdruck für den Sieger?