Wiki Loves Monuments

A man cycling outside the wall of the Grand Palace, Bangkok – Thailand by Kriengsak Jirasirirojanakorn, CC BY-SA 4.0

A man cycling outside the wall of the Grand Palace, Bangkok – Thailand by Kriengsak Jirasirirojanakorn, CC BY-SA 4.0


  • Winners in Portugal

    João Martinho, with a photo of the Carmo Church in Lisbon was the Portuguese winner of Wiki Loves Monuments. The framework, focus, lighting, resolution, absence of distortion and manipulation and composition were the reasons that convinced the jury, consisting of representatives from the Pousadas de Portugal, Fotosport, IGESPAR, Sintra Town Hall and two Wikimedians who […]

    on Oct 24, 2011
  • New users win in Poland

    The Polish Wiki Loves Monuments jury gathered on Saturday, October 15, to decide about the results of the Polish edition of the contest. The meeting and an e-mail voting that followed ended on today, so we’re now proud to announce the results. From over 16,700 photos uploaded by Polish users we have chosen 134 pictures […]

    on Oct 19, 2011
  • Winners in Sweden

    After a tough jury work, where more than 5000 pictures has been evaluated back and forth against each other, the contest has now come to an end. It has been a joyfull work and it is an incredible amount of good pictures that now can be used on Wikipedia. All the pictures that has been […]

    on Oct 18, 2011
  • Wiki took Cologne!

    One day, 9000 monuments: no chance? The Cologne Wikipedia crowd and our sponsor Pausanio called Cologne citizens to action and invited them to a „Wiki takes Cologne” day on Sunday from 10-17 h. A clear blue sky sent us the first photographers at 9:45, and over the whole day people – among them a significant number of […]

    on Sep 25, 2011
  • Special award for Pyrenees-Mediterranean

    Wiki Loves Monuments has a range of prizes at different levels: local, national or European. The Euroregion Pyrenees-Mediterranean proposes another different possibility: a cross-border prize for the best photo of the euroregion formed by Catalonia, Balearic Islands, Languedoc-Roussillon and Midi-Pyrénées; two Spanish regions and two French ones. Euroregions are cooperation structures between contiguous territories located in different European countries. The […]

    on Sep 12, 2011
  • Hippie Bug93 – one of the super participants

    It’s been almost ten days since Wiki Loves Monuments started and we’re about to reach 27,000 uploads. Germany, the first country with more than 4,000 submitted pictures, is now steady the country with the most uploads. Among the most active uploaders is a user called Hippie Bug93 who despite being new to the Wikimedia projects […]

    on Sep 09, 2011
  • There are monuments everywhere, and it is quite simple to participate! However, it is of course much more fun to go together with a group, explore the monuments of a city and make sure the whole city has been covered. That is exactly what we try to accommodate in Wiki takes the City! We organize […]

    on Sep 08, 2011
  • European Heritage Days

    Monuments are exciting to see from the outside – but once a year a whole lot of monuments opens up, and shows what is behind those doors! The European Heritage Days offer everybody the opportunity to get to know more about the monuments throughout Europe – many monument owners cooperate by voluntarily opening their buildings […]

    on Sep 07, 2011
  • Wikimedians team up to make European Cultural Heritage Accessible to the World Volunteers from 16 European Countries Have Uploaded 15,000 Images and Counting Wikimedians from 16 European countries announced the first-ever Pan-European Wiki Loves Monuments contest, a photography contest, running throughout the month of September, focused on capturing and sharing images of important monuments and […]

    on Sep 06, 2011
  • Barely three days going, we welcomed today the 5000th upload for Wiki Loves Monuments! Participation is high throughout Europe, but some countries are doing especially well. France (almost 1000 uploads), Germany (800+) and Poland (750+)  are currently the countries with most uploads, closely followed by the Netherlands (550+), Belgium (500+), Spain (700+) and Estonia (400+). Some other […]

    on Sep 03, 2011
  • Wiki Loves Monuments takes off

    After several months of preparation, Wiki Loves Monuments took off this night, and already we passed the 500 submissions! 16 countries are currently participating, all from Portugal to Estonia. You can find a full overview in the right side bar. It is very exciting to see people from all over Europe enthusiastically uploading images from […]

    on Sep 01, 2011
  • The sky over Europe is clear blue, lenses are polished, and our teams are busy with the last preparations for the contest. From tomorrow on you’ll be able to take part in the first pan-European photo contest of Wikipedians. It’s all European, but it’s very local in the end; photographers, video people, and, most of […]

    on Aug 31, 2011