Judging and prizes

Commended 2018: Carreg Cennen Castle, by Ken Day, Wikimedia Commons CC BY-SA 4.0
Commended 2018: Carreg Cennen Castle, by Ken Day, Wikimedia Commons CC BY-SA 4.0

The monetary prizes are kindly sponsored by Wikimedia UK .

Overall UK prizes

  • 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

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

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.

International prizes

The 10 overall UK prizewinning images will go forward to the international section of the contest where further prizes of up to €1500 are available.

See the International Awards for more details.

Questions? Please leave a message on the FAQ page and we will be happy to help.