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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 releases


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.

Country/Region Press contacts Press release
Global English press release at the launch
Bangladesh Bengali press release for Bangladeshi media
India Wiki Loves Monuments India 2016
Italy wmit:Contatti

See also

Wiki Loves Monuments 2016

Tools - FAQ - Media - Who's who - List of landing page, monuments and uploadlink - Winning photos

For local organisers - Landing pages - CentralNotice - Upload campaigns - Winners (tracking page) - Lists of monuments - Overview of monuments

Lists of monuments in: Africa - Asia - Europe - North America - Oceania & Antarctica - South America

Participating countries: Albania - Algeria - Andorra - Antarctica - Azerbaijan - Bangladesh - Belgium & Luxembourg - Brazil - Bulgaria - Egypt - France - Georgia - Germany - Ghana - Greece - India - Iran - Ireland - Israel - Italy - Kosovo - Latvia - Malaysia - Malta - Morocco - Nepal - Nigeria - Norway - Pakistan - Panama - Peru - Russia - Serbia - Slovakia - South Korea - Spain - Sweden - Thailand - Tunisia - Ukraine - United Kingdom - United States

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