Judging and prizes

Commended 2017: East Building Of Central Market, London, by Stevekeiretsu
Commended 2017: East Building Of Central Market, London, by Stevekeiretsu, Wikimedia Commons CC BY-SA 4.0

Overall UK prizes

The overall UK prizes, sponsored by Wikimedia UK :

  • Best image (1st prize) –  £250
  • Best image (2nd prize) –  £100
  • Best image (3rd prize) –  £50
  • Up to 7 other Highly Commended images –  £25

Country-based prizes

Sponsored by Wikimedia UK :

England

  • Best  image (1st prize) –  £50
  • Best image (2nd prize) –  £25
  • Best image (3rd prize) –  £25

Scotland

  • Best  image (1st prize) –  £50
  • Best image (2nd prize) –  £25
  • Best image (3rd prize) –  £25
  • Special prize for the best photograph of a site in Scotland, sponsored by Archaeology Scotland: a free 1-year membership including the Archaeology Scotland Magazine as well as access to their learning resources.

Wales

  • Best  image (1st prize) –  £50
  • Best image (2nd prize) –  £25
  • Best image (3rd prize) –  £25

Northern Ireland

  • Best  image (1st prize) –  £50
  • Best image (2nd prize) –  £25
  • Best image (3rd prize) –  £25

Prize for ‘missing’ monuments

Awarded to the photographer who has captured images of the greatest number of monuments that are lacking an image on Wikidata. Sponsored by Wikimedia UK .

  • 1st prize –  £50
  • 2nd prize –  £25
  • 3rd prize –  £25

UK judging criteria

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 consideration of resolution) to the Wikimedia projects.

Prizes will be awarded subject to there being sufficient entries (greater than 1000) in each category, and sufficient images of merit.

The judges

  • James O. Davies, Photography Manager at Historic England
  • Andy Chopping, Head of Photography at Museum of London Archaeology
  • Matt Emmett, buildings and heritage photographer

International prizes

The 10 overall UK prizewinning images will go forward to the international section of the contest where further prizes are available.

See the International Awards for more details.

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