Press information about Wiki Loves Monuments 2016
Wiki Loves Monuments is a public photo competition in which people are asked to take pictures of monuments from participating countries and to upload them to Wikimedia Commons. This way the photos can be used to illustrate Wikipedia about these monuments. The competition is organized in many countries focusing on their particular monuments and with their own national prizes – and every participating country will submit 10 nominations to the international jury (which will be announced shortly). The international jury will then determine what are the best pictures of the international competition.
The contest was first organized in 2010 in the Netherlands, resulting in more than 12,500 pictures of Dutch monuments. In 2011 the competition was organized by 18 countries throughout Europe, and resulted in 168,208 photos submitted – breaking the Guinness World Record for the largest photography competition. In 2012 the competition was organized by 33 countries, resulting in 353,568 photos submitted by more than 15,000 people, and in 2013 the contest was organized 52 countries all over the world fr more than 365,000 submissions.
In 2016 the competition is organised in more than 40 countries, which are listed on the competition website.
Press contacts per country
This table aims to link press contacts where available. You can find some general information about Wiki Loves Monuments above, and other contact information at the 'participating countries' tab. If your country is not mentioned here, please check out the Press Room of the Wikimedia Foundation for a local contact.