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 £250
  • 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 image of a building on an ‘At Risk’ register. – cheque for £100

The prizes have been kindly sponsored by Wikimedia UK.

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 resolution and its licensing) to the Wikimedia projects

In judging the the ‘At Risk’ prize the jury may give preference to images that illustrate the state of the building or the physical risks that it faces.

The jury

James Davies, Head of Imaging at English Heritage

James O. Davies is Head of Photography at English Heritage and has over twenty four years 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 various publications and inclusion in the national archive. In that time he has contributed to many projects. These include English Prisons, Heritage at Risk and the post war buildings of England.

James is also a portrait photographer, having taken portraits which have included Her Majesty The Queen Mother and Al Gore; he has twice exhibited in the National Portrait Gallery and received various awards, including the Nikon Independent Award and the Jane Bown Portrait Award. He has published and exhibited widely. Publications include books on Stonehenge, English Prisons, Birmingham’s Jewellery Quarter, Cornish Tin, England’s Schools, South West Mills, 20th Century Architects and countless Pevsner volumes to name a few. James teaches photography at the Departments of Continuing Education at 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 13 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, 168 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.

Roy Robertson FRPS

Roy is an Architect, living on the East Coast of Scotland. He has been involved with the Royal Photographic Society for over 25 years, as Organiser for Scotland and member of Council, serving as President of the Society from 2011 to 2013.

He has presented workshops and exhibited in solo and group exhibitions throughout the UK, in Europe, the US, Australia and China. He has published one book ‘Il Segno e la Danza’ in Italy, based on his photography of Contemporary Dance. Examples of his Photography are held in the UK National Collection of Photography and in public and private collections across the world.

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