Wiki Loves Monuments 2014 Has Started

Wiki Loves Monuments 2014 Has Started – Good Luck to all participants and all new participating countries.

Wiki Loves Monuments is an annual event which takes place across the globe every September,  for the past five years.

The competition is designed to bring together people who value their local historic environment with amateur and professional photographers alike to capture images of the world’s historic monuments.

These photos are then shared with the world under free licences via Wikimedia Commons, a free media repository which amongst other things provides most of the images for Wikipedia.


  • Deror was member of the international team in 2014. More information available here:

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  1. Andleeb Abrari · September 1, 2014

    A bit suprised though; no India in participant countries !

  2. Wiki Loves Monuments photo competition · September 1, 2014

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  3. Aalok Joshi · September 1, 2014

    Yeah….no India in participating countries.

  4. David Godwin · September 1, 2014

    NO United States? Why are so many countries missing this year?

    • Saqib · September 2, 2014

      One reason is missions nearly accomplished. Second is lack of interest this year!

  5. Sundar · September 2, 2014

    No India this time? This when an Indian entry won last time.

  6. Saqib · September 2, 2014

    Yes thats why we’re not letting do India this year otherwise it will win again ! 😛

  7. David Godwin · September 3, 2014

    how can I view US map to see if my photos from last year were posted I would also like to look at other photos from my area not taken by me.

    • symac · September 6, 2014

      Hello David Godwin,
      you can use this map to look at monuments described on wikipedia : red icon shows monuments missing a picture, green icons the one with monuments.

      If the picture used isn’t yours it doesn’t mean your picture hasn’t been used. It can be used in another place on wikimedia sites. Best way is to go to your pictures on and scroll down to the section “File usage on other wikis”.

      Hope this helps.

  8. boddu satish · September 6, 2014

    Hi this is Satish from India.

  9. Pranav Singh · September 6, 2014

    oh no ! no India this time, Damn, can’t win again now 😛

  10. Shah Jamal Wazir · September 7, 2014

    i am from Khyber pukhtoonkhwa Pakistan. Is PAKISTAN is also in participating countries…???
    Reply must…

    Previously, i was left from this competition due to lack of pakistan in participating countries…

  11. dr rajesh dogra · September 8, 2014

    why India is left out ? its not fair . India is the only country in the world which has thousands of monuments which are worth visiting ! the number surpasses any other country in the world. it will mtake a life time to cover them all. hence india must be included in every contest so that the world becomes aware of its heritage .

    • Lodewijk · September 8, 2014

      Actually, India has much less monuments – but that is because the threshold to call something a ‘monument’ is in India much higher than in other countries.

      The contest this year is only held in a part of the countries that participated in the past years, because the volunteers in those countries chose to put a different focus on their activities. However, it is likely they will return next year with renewed enthusiasm!

      — Lodewijk

  12. Poppei · September 9, 2014


    I am an OpenStreetMap contributor and I blogged about using an OpenStreetMap-based Android App with which you can directly navigate to the cultural heritage monuments. Also I described how these can be mapped so that they appear on special Historical Maps.


  13. Roman · September 12, 2014

    How about using pictures from Ingress game? There is a lot of monuments already with good quality photos, coordinates and description. Which are not even in Wiki. You might ask Google or players(who has rights) to get permission to use their pictures.