Wiki Loves Monuments

Winners of the special awards of Wiki Loves Monuments 2023

on May 30, 2024

After previously announcing the winners of Wiki Loves Monuments 2023 we have the pleasure to also present the winning pictures of the special awards of 2023!

In 2023 almost 220.000 images have been contributed by more than 4.700 photographers in 46 national contests. From this vast collection of pictures documenting monuments and world heritage around the globe the winners were chosen by the juries on national and international level. A warm thank-you from the international coordination team to all who took part als photographers, organizers and in the juries, and everyone that helped make this competition possible! For a complete overview of all nominees, winners and runners-up, please check out the Winners page on Wikimedia Commons!

Special prize for Previously Undocumented Monuments

The goal of Wiki Loves Monuments is the documentation of heritage sites. Many places have already been covered thanks to all the contributors since the first contest in 2011, but there are still monuments that are missing images. To reward photographers who dedicate their work to such sites special prizes are awarded in this category.

Special prize for Central and South-East Asian Heritage

Following the special award for images of Sub-Saharan African heritage in 2022, in 2023 three pictures of monuments in Central and South-East Asia have been awarded.

Special prize of Wiki World Heritage

Wiki World Heritage funds a special prize for the best picture of a monument listed on UNESCO’s World Heritage List. Preference has been given to photographies associated with a lesser-documented site on Commons.