Wiki Loves Monuments 2018 Photo Contest

Hey, photographers, it’s September, and that means it’s time again for the world’s largest and most culturally documentational photography contest — all you have to do is contribute an image to the common good, that is, Wikimedia Commons’ free media library:

Wiki Loves Monuments 2018

Wiki Loves Monuments 2018 Photo Contest


Participate in Wiki Loves Monuments, the largest photography competition in the world, and help Wikipedia document monuments and heritage buildings. The only thing you have to do for that is to upload a freely-licensed image of a monument in one of the participating countries to Wikimedia Commons.

Wiki Loves Monuments is running in more than 40 countries around the world from the 1st – 30th of September 2018 (unless mentioned otherwise). Every country has its own monuments, organisation, partners and awards – and the ten best photos for each country will be submitted to the international finale. By entering a national competition, you automatically compete in the international competition.

Click on one of the country names below to go to the local competition page, or go directly to the main Upload Wizard page where you can choose your monument’s country and start your upload from there…


p dir=”ltr”>So you’ve got a great cause to contribute to, and prizes to win as well, why it just doesn’t get any better than that, does it now?

  • Head on over to to find monuments that pictures are being solicited for

  • Check in at Participating Countries for the rules governing uploading for that country’s monuments

  • Upload your pictures from the Upload Wizard

  • Hopefully win an award … and if not, simply bask in the warm glow of having contributed your bit to mankind’s freely available cultural resources!


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