Commons:Wiki Loves Monuments 2020 in Hong Kong

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Former Yamen Building of Kowloon Walled City, front courtyard, Kowloon Walled City Park (Hong Kong).jpg
Wiki Loves Monuments 2020 - October 1st to 31st, 2020
Photograph your cultural heritage for Wikipedia and win!

Wiki Loves Monuments is an international photographic competition to promote historic sites around the World through Wikimedia projects (mainly Wikipedia and Wikimedia Commons). Everybody can participate. By participating in the competition, you can take part in documenting and preserving the cultural heritage of Hong Kong. Submitted photos would be available for use on Wikimedia projects (mainly Wikipedia) and other free knowledge works.

This is the third time Hong Kong participates in the competition (the last edition was in 2014), and you are encouraged to submit any photos of declared monuments or graded historic buildings in Hong Kong between 1 and 31 October. By submitting your photos to the competition, you share your heritage with the rest of the world to enjoy through the internet. We will explain below how to participate, what you can win and what monument sites are eligible. There are dozens of other countries that you can participate in, please check out the international website.


Find a monument, take a photo and upload it to Wikimedia Commons:

Find monuments
There are 123 declared monuments and 1,134 graded historic buildings in Hong Kong. Check the list of monuments and note the monument ID!

Take photos
Make as many and as good photos as you can, try different angles. Even if the photo doesn't win you a prize, it may help Wikipedia!

Describe them
Write down what you photographed. Record the site's name, the monument ID, description, and date of photo.

Upload to Commons
Upload your images to Wikimedia Commons between 1st and 30th of September. Create an account, if you don't have one already.

Contact us!

Organising Team:

  • Michael (Wikimedia Community User Group Hong Kong)

Why participate?

Participate in Wiki Loves Monuments, the largest photography competition in the world, and help Wikipedia document monuments and heritage buildings.

Participating is fun! By photographing and sharing images of heritage nearby you, you can explore more about Hong Kong heritage and learn about it. It's a nice challenge to improve your photography skills, and you can of course win some nice prizes. The local jury will select up to 10 images that will represent Hong Kong in the international finale. These images will compete for the international awards. More information about the international competition is available on .

You can also upload images that you may have taken already during one of your travels to the national competition of that country. Check if your travel destination participates in Wiki Loves Monuments this year.

Competition rules

We try to keep the competition clean and simple to participate. There are only a few rules for photos to participate in the contest in Hong Kong. We would finalise the rules soon and announce it when it's ready.

More about Hong Kong's monuments

We accept photos depicting any of the 123 declared monuments and 1,134 graded historic buildings in Hong Kong.

The Jury

Our jury will process the images through two or three rounds during October. At the end of this process, the jury determines the top 10. If there are any doubts about the implementation of the rules, the jury decides. The list of local jury members would be announced later.

Judging criteria

The jury will determine the winners of the international contest taking into the consideration the following criteria (in no particular order):

  • Technical quality (sharpness, use of light, perspective etc.);
  • Originality;
  • Usefulness of the image for Wikipedia.

Images that reach a top ranking of the international finale, will typically at least fulfill the technical criteria of the ‘Featured Image’ process at Wikimedia Commons. But feel free to submit many images, and let the jury be concerned if they are good enough.