Wiki Loves Monuments

The Fetsund Booms by Jarle Kvam, CC BY-SA 4.0

The Fetsund Booms by Jarle Kvam, CC BY-SA 4.0


  • Presenting the 2022 winners from the world’s largest photo contest

    These are the winning pictures of the international finale of Wiki Loves Monuments! After another exciting edition, the jury completed its deliberations in February 2023, and we officially announced the winners through out social media channels today. In 2022, from over 150.000 entries, 337 pictures were selected by the juries of the 36 national competitions […]

    on Apr 18, 2023
  • Inclusive storytelling through photographs: Role of Wiki Loves Monuments

    This week the last upload campaigns for Wiki Loves Monuments 2022 have come to a close. While we wait for the teams and their juries to decide on their national winners, lets us take a moment to share with you the final report of the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion research that was conducted by researcher […]

    on Nov 03, 2022
  • Wiki Loves…. Wikidata!

    This is a guest blog by Axel Petterson from Wikimedia Sweden. Do you have a bunch of monuments ready to use in a “Wiki Loves” competition? Great! You have organized them in some kind of list already? Even better! But what does it take to go from that to getting the list to be structured […]

    on Sep 29, 2022
  • The Wiki Loves Monuments story of Brazil, and of the 2021 winner of the international competition

    This blog was contributed by Wiki Movimento Brasil Wiki Loves Monuments is an international photo contest organized by the Wikimedia community annually. In Brazil, the contest has been taking place since 2015 and since 2019 it has been organized by the user group Wiki Movimento Brasil. Until 2018, there were around 1,500 participating monuments in […]

    on Sep 22, 2022
  • Wiki Loves Monuments in 2022

    And we’re off! Wiki Loves Monuments 2022 has started again: national teams from 40 countries around the world will be organizing the annual photo competition, which is focused on getting more photographs of built heritage monuments. After the national competitions, the organisors will submit the top 10 images from their country to the international competition […]

    on Sep 22, 2022
  • Wiki Loves Monuments in Focus: Challenges of Hosting Diverse, Equitable and Inclusive Photo Competitions

    Over the years, Wiki Loves Monuments (WLM) has constantly worked towards documenting and disseminating diverse cultural places and histories through photographs. Annually hosted by over 50 countries across the world, the competition aims to encourage participation in Wikipedia and other Wikimedia projects, while fostering an important need for digital documentation of built heritage sites in […]

    on May 30, 2022
  • Take a journey around the world with the Wiki Loves Monuments winners 2021

    From the lush green hills of the historical site San Andrés, El Salvador, to the overwhelming waterfalls in Murchison Falls National Park, Uganda, to the capturing temple of David in Jerusalem, Israel. Where local restrictions would allow, people have gone out again to capture their wonderful surroundings and share them with the world through the […]

    on Apr 19, 2022
  • We, the Jurors of Wiki Loves Monuments 2021, have recently completed the jury process. The international team is in the process of finalizing the communications, and we as the 2021 jury feel it pertinent to point out a few elements, for clarity and transparency. Wiki Loves Monuments is an international photographic competition, born and developed […]

    on Apr 12, 2022
  • The final stage of WLM 2021 has begun

    The Wiki Loves Monuments team is very excited to be able to share with you the first results of the national juries of Wiki Loves Monuments 2021. This year was the tenth year for Wiki Loves Monuments as an international competition, and we had people from 37 countries participating in our photo competition for built […]

    on Dec 20, 2021
  • Wiki Loves Monuments in 2021

    It is time for Wiki Loves Monuments again, starting on 1 September! Wiki Loves Monuments is an annual photo competition celebrating built cultural heritage. It is organized by volunteers around the world, and up to the top ten photographs from each country are selected for an international finale. These may be regular sights for some […]

    on Aug 31, 2021
  • Travel the world through the lenses of Wiki Loves Monuments 2020 winners

    Out of more than 230,000 submissions from nearly 7,700 participants, fifteen winning images were announced today in the eleventh annual Wiki Loves Monuments photography contest. Picture above: Thirteenth place winner of the 2020 Wiki Loves Monuments competition. Photo by Teodoro Corbo, CC BY-SA 4.0. Few people were able to travel in 2020, but Wiki Loves Monuments has some […]

    on Mar 19, 2021
  • Wiki Loves Monuments in 2020

    Also in complicated times like 2020, we will organize Wiki Loves Monuments – albeit in a slightly modified form. Because of the coronavirus pandemic, the amount of in-person activities has been decreased to a minimum, and most countries will not organize any in-person activities (photo walks, lectures, workshops etc) at all. However, as far as […]

    on Aug 30, 2020