Wiki Loves Monuments

The winner goes to Hong Kong

on Aug 29, 2012

The first prize of the international finale of Wiki Loves Monuments 2012 is known! We have tried hard to find a prize that would be equally interesting to people from all countries.

Besides the eternal glory and the national prize that the finalist may have won, he or she will get a scholarship to visit and photograph the city of Hong Kong in August 2013! This trip will not be just a trip to see a great city on the brink between the Western and Eastern worlds, but will also be an opportunity to visit Wikimania, the annual meeting of Wikimedians from all over the world. For the follow up prize winners several photography related vouchers will be secured, ranging from 400 to 50 euro.

Besides that, a certificate of the accomplishment will be available for the top-15 photos. But that is not all! The top-13 photos will be printed in a 2013 calendar which will be distributed to all participating countries. Also a travelling exhibition is being organized with the 13 best photos. As you can see we will put the best photos to good use, and give some extra exposure for the winners. Stay tuned for more details on this in future blog posts!

All in all we hope that, together with the sometimes terrific prizes on a national level, this will be something that motivates people to submit a photo – not only to win something, but also to promote their national cultural heritage in this large photo competition. As an organizing team, we are looking forward to all the wonderful submissions we’re expecting. Do you want to participate? Click on one of the country names in the sidebar on the right, and find out more!


  • Lodewijk

    Lodewijk "Effeietsanders" Gelauff has been an active member of the Wikimedia community since 2005; over the years, he helped out as a steward and an administrator of several wikis as well as a board member of Wikimedia Nederland, member of the Chapters Committee and organiser of various internal Wikimedia activities. In 2010, he led Wiki Loves Monuments in the Netherlands together with Maarten, and was mainly responsible for the community-related part of the contest as well as for documentation, and internal and external communication. In 2011-2013, he was a member of the international organizing team. After that, he has remained involved as jury coordinator and advisor.