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See here for the 2018 winners.  The contest will be back in September 2019

 Wiki Loves Monuments UK is part of the world’s largest photo contest

During September 2018 we welcome submissions of high-quality images of UK listed buildings and scheduled monuments.

The contest is open to absolutely everyone, and participation is completely free.  You’ll have the possibility of your images being featured on Wikipedia, and there are also cash awards for the best photographs.

1st prize 2017: The Derelict West Pier at Brighton, by Mathew Hoser
1st prize 2017: The Derelict West Pier at Brighton, by Mathew Hoser, Wikimedia Commons CC BY-SA 4.0

Quickstart

The contest

Wiki Loves Monuments is an international event which takes place every September. The competition brings together amateur and professional photographers alike to capture images of the world’s historic monuments.

These photos are then shared under free licences via Wikimedia Commons, a free media repository which provides most of the images for Wikipedia sites around the world (currently available in 294 languages).

Wiki Loves Monuments is special:

  • Since the global competition began in 2011 there have been more than 1 million entries.  Over 50 countries participated in 2017
  • The winners, and indeed many entrants, will see their photos used in Wikipedia articles with a potential audience in the hundreds of millions
  • All entrants help to provide a range of locally-sourced images that are available for use on Wikipedia and elsewhere.

Aside from being great fun, Wiki Loves Monuments is a way of capturing a snapshot of our nation’s cultural heritage for future generations and documenting our country’s most important historic sites. The collections gathered throughout the years of the competition are growing into an incredibly useful historical resource.

Taking part is easy. Check out our very simple rules, follow the guide here, and get involved! You can enter images taken specially for the competition, or photographs you have taken in the past.

Press and media enquiries: Please see the media page.

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

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