Wiki Loves Monuments

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  • Winners of Wiki Loves Monuments 2017 in Iran

    We are thrilled to announce the 10 winning photos of Wiki Loves Monuments 2017 in Iran. These photos are selected by Iran’s jury ( Diego Delso, Hamid Eskandari, David Gubler, Sam Javanrouh, Mohammad Majidi, Kimia Rahgozar) and volunteers from the more than 4700 photos uploaded by 383 uploaders. These photos are now nominated to compete […]

    on Nov 04, 2017
  • Wiki Loves Monuments banner contest

    Wikivoyage, a free travel guide everyone can edit, is one of Wikimedia sister projects. High-quality illustrations are central to a travel guide. Of particular importance are page banners placed on top of every page in most language versions of Wikivoyage, including English Wikivoyage that contains over 25,000 travel guides to all countries of the world. […]

    on Sep 05, 2017
  • On September 1, Wikimedia volunteers around the world will start the 2017 edition of Wiki Loves Monuments. This is the eighth year for the world’s largest photo competition, with over 45 countries this year. You can join the competition by submitting a photograph of a nationally registered monument on Wikimedia Commons before September 30, following […]

    on Sep 01, 2017
  • Wiki Loves Monuments 2017 – Last call for interested organizers

      In less than a week, more than 50 national competitions from countries and regions across the world take part in the 8th edition of Wiki Loves Monuments, the largest photo competition in the world. Throughout the month of September, people in these countries will be invited to share photos of their national heritage through […]

    on Aug 25, 2017
  • Wiki Loves Monuments 2016 statistics

    In 2016, Wiki Loves Monuments (WLM) was a top ranking Wikimedia community initiative in terms of attention raised. In this post, we provide further stats on the 2016 contest. Overall contest growth in a nutshell All key metrics showed significant growth compared to last year: the number of participating countries (more than 30% increase), the number […]

    on Feb 01, 2017
  • Winners of 2016

    We are proud to announce the 15 winning photographs of Wiki Loves Monuments 2016. More than 10,700 photographers participated this year, submitting over 275,000 photographs of historic buildings, monuments, and cultural heritage sites to Wikimedia Commons for use on Wikipedia, Wikivoyage, and other free knowledge projects. Thanks to them, more heritage sites from a diverse selection […]

    on Dec 15, 2016
  • Photographing unseen monuments in Spain

    For another year, Wikimedia Spain has organized Wiki Loves Monuments. This year’s edition has gathered 9449 photographs from our country by 274 different participants. Wikimedia Spain would like to thank them for their interest in the contest, and their contribution to cultural heritage and municipalities can diffuse through Wikipedia and other Wikimedia projects. The organization […]

    on Nov 06, 2016
  • Soviet expedition cemetary nominated

    With the national winners (and nominees) dripping in for the international jury, it is time to share some of the winners as they come out! The first results we’re sharing come from Antarctica. Antarctica is perhaps the strangest place participating in Wiki Loves Monuments – it has no permanent inhabitants, it is practically cut off […]

    on Oct 28, 2016
  • Cultural Heritage Laws & Freedom of Panorama

    The annual Wiki Loves Monuments (“WLM”) photography contest, the world’s largest photography competition, is an opportunity for people around the world to share images of their country’s most beautiful and important monuments with the global community. However, its organisation in some EU countries is difficult or even impossible. In this blogpost, Dimitar Dimitrov and Aeryn […]

    on Oct 18, 2016
  • What’s next?

    In most countries, submissions for Wiki Loves Monuments have been closed (with the exception of Albania, Bulgaria, and Israel), and it’s time to give a quick update on what the next steps are. During the month of October, the national juries are deliberating about what the best images from their country are. Depending on the […]

    on Oct 11, 2016
  • UNESCO and Wikimedia collaborate to promote built cultural heritage

    Wiki Loves Monuments is proud to be supported by UNESCO through its Unite4Heritage program. Unite4Heritage is a global movement powered by UNESCO that aims to celebrate and safeguard cultural heritage and diversity around the world. Launched in response to the unprecedented recent attacks on heritage, the campaign calls on everyone to stand up against sectarian […]

    on Sep 27, 2016
  • Two-thirds update

    It has been 20 days since the launch of Wiki Loves Monuments 2016 and it is time for an update on what we have achieved together. In the majority of the more than 40 participating countries the photo submissions are accepted until September 30. Participation So far, more than 120,000 photos have been uploaded by 5741 participants as part of […]

    on Sep 21, 2016