Prizes

Awards

Last year's seventh prize winner - Basilica of Our Lady of the Pillar and the Ebro River, Zaragoza by Jiuguang Wang

Last year’s seventh prize winner – Basilica of Our Lady of the Pillar and the Ebro River, Zaragoza by Jiuguang Wang

Prizes will be awarded in the following categories:

  • Best image (1st prize) – cheque for £200
  • Best image (2nd prize) – cheque for £100
  • Best image (3rd prize) – cheque for £50
  • Up to 7 other Highly Commended images – cheque for £25
  • Best architectural/documentary image - cheque for £100

The prizes have been kindly sponsored by the charity Wikimedia UK.

International awards

  • This year there is a special international award for the best photo of a First World War related building. In order to be eligible for this award your image must have been added to the Commons category WWI_related_images_from_Wiki_Loves_Monuments_2013. That can be done on upload, in the upload wizard.

Judging criteria

Last year's eighth prize winner - Argentine military cemetary at Port Darwin, Falklands Islands by Tomas Terroba

Last year’s eighth prize winner – Argentine military cemetery at Port Darwin, Falklands Islands by Tomas Terroba

The jury will judge individual entries based on the following criteria (in no particular order):

  • Technical quality
  • Originality
  • Potential usefulness and overall value of the image (including its licensing) to the Wikimedia projects

The jury

Steve Cole (chair)

Steve Cole ABIPP is Head of Photography at English Heritage and has over forty years of experience of photographing historic buildings through working for the Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England (RCHME) and English Heritage. He leads a team of photographers at English Heritage that record the buildings and archaeological landscapes of England for use in varied publications and for inclusion in the national archive.

Steve continues to maintain the classic standards of architectural photography as well as embracing new methods and new technologies for image capture.

Steve teaches photography at the Departments of Continuing Education of the Universities of Oxford and Cambridge.

David Iliff

David is a Wikimedia Commons and English Wikipedia contributor, having been involved in providing images to the project since 2006, and a (semi) professional photographer with 12 years of experience in digital photography.

David’s interest in architectural and landscape photography led him to work heavily with panoramic photo stitching, which allows multiple images to be ‘stitched’ together to provide a much more detailed image than could be captured with a single photograph.

David has been involved in the Featured Pictures project on the English Wikipedia since 2006. In total, 126 of his images have been featured on the main page of Wikipedia as ‘Picture Of The Day’, and he also contributes to judging the suitability of other submissions.

Alex Linghorn

Alex is a professional travel photographer who has visited over 40 countries capturing images of culture and heritage for publication across all forms of media.

He has worked as an art director for Getty Images, selecting pictures from their vast historical and contemporary collections to compile flagship photographic books covering a wide range of cultural and historical subjects.

Alex has lived through the digital revolution and believes that photography continues to flourish due to its unique ability to capture the moments that allow us to see the world again in all its mystery.