Wiki Loves Monument Competition kicks off – Participate, Upload Pics and Win Prize

Competition : 1st of September to 31st of September


Countries are participating

Wiki Loves Monuments is an international photo contest around cultural heritage monuments in September. Starting from the Netherlands in 2010 and organized on a European level in 2011, we go global in 2012!

Everybody can participate and improve Wikipedia in their local and regional neigbourhood. Cultural heritage is everywhere around you, you just need to look and learn!

In every participating country you can win awards, and the best photos in each country continues to the international jury – which will select the best monument photos in 2012.

Global photography contest Wiki Loves Monuments 2012 (WLM) kicks off , while India participates along and competes with other 35 nations.This competition will runs from 1st of September to 31st of September.

List of monuments in India is now ready, which qualifies for the contest.


There are a few rules for photos to participate in the international contest. Most of these rules are also adopted as rules for participation on a national level. Every submission should be:

  • Self taken and self uploaded;
  • Uploaded in September 2012 and before 30 september;
  • Freely licensed;
  • The default license will be CC-BY-SA 3.0;
  • Contain an identified monument;
  • Nominated through a national contest

Next to that, there are a few practical rules:

  • The participant should have an activated e-mail address on the upload platform;
  • The first winner will get to choose the first prize etc.

If necessary, the rules can be adapted via the international coordinators.

Special categories

Besides the regular contest, there are may be special categories – with their own award and jury. Besides that, the normal rules apply.

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National awards

First Prize 20,000 INR
Second Prize 15,000 INR
Third Prize 10,000 INR
4th and 5th Prize 10,000 (5,000 INR each )
6th to 10th Prize 15,000 (3,000 INR each)
Trophies 15,000

International awards

The national juries will nominate photos for the international contest, which has its own jury and awards. The main prize will be a photo trip to Hong Kong, connected to a visit to Wikimania, the annual meeting where Wikimedians from all over the world meet each other, with a maximum value of 2000 euro! Besides that there will be a number of photography-related vouchers, ranging from 400 euro worth (second prize) to 50 euro worth (tenth prize).

The distribution of these awards is determined by the principle that the first prize winner will have the first choice from the prizes, and so on – to ensure that every prize winner gets the prize he or she would like the most. Prizes are not exchangeable for money.

Special awards

This year, there will be also a special award for the best photo of a gallery, library, archive or a museum building (the GLAM category), awarded and sponsored by Europeana), the European federation of organisations active in the field of European heritage.

  1. For More Info visit website
  2. All the images should be uploaded under a different upload campaign created for WLM in India.
  3. Stay Connect on Facebook group Wiki Loves Monument
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