2019 winners announced

We’re pleased to announce the winners of the UK section of Wiki Loves Monuments. This year the judges have awarded first prize to this atmospheric image of Kilchurn Castle at sunrise taken by MHoser

Overall winner

Kilchurn Castle at sunrise
Kilchurn Castle at sunrise by MHoser, Wikimedia Commons, CC BY-SA 4.0

UK winners

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1st: Kilchurn Castle at sunrise

Kilchurn Castle at sunrise
Kilchurn Castle at sunrise by MHoser, Wikimedia Commons, CC BY-SA 4.0

The judges appreciated the wonderful colour-palette that the photographer has captured with the early-morning light, and the real skill and care that is evident in the composition.

2nd: Bass Rock with lighthouse and gannets

Bass Rock with lighthouse and gannets by Ellievking1, Wikimedia Commons, CC BY-SA 4.0

Although Bass Rock is a well-photographed subject, the judges picked this image out for its unusual and varied lighting which brings out the details of the upper rock surface, the clouds of birds in flight, and the photographic angle which allows the lighthouse to stand out clearly.

3rd:  Sun setting on Commando Memorial

Sun setting on Commando Memorial by Jock in Northumberland, Wikimedia Commons, CC BY-SA 4.0

The judges liked the use of a low camera angle and late afternoon sunshine to enhance the presence of this powerful monument. They also appreciated the photographer choosing a lesser-known site.

Highly commended

Five images were highly commended this year.

High Tide at Newport Transporter Bridge

High tide at Newport transporter Bridge by Andy Perkins, Wikimedia Commons, CC BY-SA 4.

Clifton Suspension Bridge and the Observatory in Bristol, England

Clifton Suspension Bridge and the Observatory in Bristol, England by Chris Lathom-Sharp, Wikimedia Commons, CC BY-SA 4.0

Perch Rock Lighthouse Gold

Perch Rock Lighthouse Gold by Mark Warren 1973, Wikimedia Commons, CC BY-SA 4.0

Arnol Blackhouse

Arnol Blackhouse by Castlehunter (David C. Weinczok), Wikimedia Commons, CC BY-SA 4.0

Leasowe Lighthouse Frozen Fields

Leasowe Lighthouse Frozen Fields by Mark Warren 1973, Wikimedia Commons, CC BY-SA 4.0

Best image from England

Leasowe Lighthouse Frozen Fields

Leasowe Lighthouse Frozen Fields by Mark Warren 1973, Wikimedia Commons, CC BY-SA 4.0

Best image from Scotland

Kilchurn Castle at sunrise

Kilchurn Castle at sunrise
Kilchurn Castle at sunrise by MHoser, Wikimedia Commons, CC BY-SA 4.0

Best image from Wales

High Tide at Newport Transporter Bridge

High tide at Newport transporter Bridge by Andy Perkins, Wikimedia Commons, CC BY-SA 4.

No award was made in the  Best image from Northern Ireland category due to insufficient entries.

Special prize for an image of an interior

Arnol Blackhouse

Arnol Blackhouse by Castlehunter (David C. Weinczok), Wikimedia Commons, CC BY-SA 4.0

No award was made in the  Site in Use category due to insufficient entries.