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International team[edit]

We are working on building the 2021 international team. The list below indicates the currently confirmed members. We expect this list to grow by a few in the coming weeks or months.

WLM international core team[edit]

Krishna Chaitanya[edit]

Krishna Chaitanya Velaga (KC) is from India. He is active on English Wikipedia, Wikimedia Commons, and Wikidata. His areas of interest on-Wiki include military history, vector illustrations, and importing datasets. He is also extensively involved in various outreach activities in India. Krishna co-organised WLM 2017 in India, and has been associated with the international team since 2019. He supports the contest at large and overall coordination, such as setting up pages, working with national organizers etc. He is also interested in surveys and analyses of WLM from various perspectives.

You can reach via his user talk-page on English Wikipedia, or via Wiki-email.


Elena (CEllen) discovered Wiki in 2016 through the Wiki Loves Monuments contest. That year, she was a top 10 national winner in Morocco, Peru and Tunis. She won prizes in Italy's and France's competitions, and in later years served as a juror for WLM France and Romania. For three editions in a row since 2018, besides organizing the contest, she was in charge of social media for WLM Romania. Now, she is in charge of social media for WLM international. For any questions or suggestions, feel free to contact her:


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Erina Mukuta is a Wikimedian from Uganda and a co-founder of the Wikimedian Community User Group Uganda.She organized wiki loves monuments in 2017 and has been part of several project to increase content and knowledge sharing. This year Erina will be a jury award coordinator.

Ndahiro Derrick[edit]


Derrick Ndahiro (Ndahiro derrick) is a Founder of the Wikimedian User Group Rwanda. He organized Wiki Loves Monuments, Wiki loves Earth, & Wiki Loves Folklore in Rwanda. Derrick is also a member of the Regional Grants Committee for the Middle East & Africa and has been part of several projects to increase content and knowledge sharing. He is the jury coordinator for 2021.

You can reach Ndahiro on Facebook as Ndahiro Derrick Alter, Twitter as Earl Ndahiro, or reach him through email:



Romaine has been a contributor to Wikimedia projects since 2003; over the years helping out as administrator of several wikis, GLAM volunteer for Wikimedia Nederland, founder of & GLAM volunteer for Wikimedia Belgium, publisher of the Wikimedia newsletter This Month in GLAM. He's often fixing template problems, active with bots, and is since 2010 involved with the organization of Wiki Loves Monuments. For this photo contest he mostly does on-wiki technical support with templates and the upload wizard, translations, and the CentralNotice banner. In 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2016 he organized the Wiki Loves Monuments photo contest in Belgium and Luxembourg.

In 2021, Romaine will be responsible for the campaigns and upload wizards, translations of those pages, navigational structure of the Commons:Wiki Loves Monuments pages, categories for the contest, and supporting the contest in general. Also monument lists and the import of monument data is of his interest. If you have any questions related to these subjects, feel free to ask!

You can reach him on his talk page, via email at or during 30-31 August also on the IRC channel #wikilovesmonuments on Freenode. If it concerns the campaigns and upload wizards it is preferable you use the talk page of the upload campaigns. The quickest response you will get by IRC, secondary via the talk page. Try to use e-mail as little as possible because of the too many e-mails send in the last days of August.



Ciell is a Dutch Wikimedian and has been involved in Wiki Loves Monuments since 2011, first as a participant, and since 2012 as coordinator for the Dutch national competition. She is one of the campaign creators for the Montage photo evaluation tool. If you have questions or need a campaign for Montage, please {{Ping}} her with your request on the Montage talkpage.

WLM 2021 extended team[edit]



Lokal_Profil / André Costa is a Wikimedian and an employee of Wikimedia Sverige. He is a co-maintainer of the Monuments database and its API, as well as ErfgoedBot − key-parts of the tech infrastructure underpinning Wiki Loves Monuments. Do not hesitate to add him to tasks on Phabricator, or to leave him a message, for anything related to the database, ErfgoedBot or the inclusion of new data in these. André has also been working on the migration of WLM data to Wikidata, so get in touch if you have thoughts/an interest in this.


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Jean-Fred is a Wikimedian from France. He fell into the cauldron of French monuments in 2009, kickstarting the related wiki-project on Wikimedia Commons. He spearheaded the inception of WLM in France in 2011 and helped organizing it ever since. Since 2015, he is co-maintainer of the Monuments database and its API, ErfgoedBot, and the wikiloves statistics tool − key-parts of the tech infrastructure underpinning Wiki Loves Monuments. This year again, he will work on making sure they are working as expected during the contest, and on transitioning that infrastructure to use Wikidata. Do not hesitate to file bugs on Phabricator, or to leave him a message for anything related to these.



Stephen (Slaporte) has been involved in Wiki Loves Monuments since 2016, working on the Montage photo evaluation tool. If you have questions or suggestions for Montage, please submit them on Github. You can also reach Stephen by email at (Stephen is also a staff member of the Wikimedia Foundation, but is contributing to Wiki Loves Monuments as a volunteer!)



Mohammad started with WLM as one of the founding organizers of WLM Iran in 2015. After three years of contributing to national-level competitions, in 2017 he joined the international team, where he handles social media, outreach and communication and whatever else comes his way.

If you have questions on how to reach out your local audience, or how to leverage the power of social media to promote WLM, or if you have ideas that can help WLM international team reach out to local communities more effectively, feel free to reach him through his user talkpage also his username



Lily has been involved with Wiki Loves Monuments since 2015 when she helped organize it in Iran for the first time. In 2016, Lily joined the international team where she assumed responsibility for building the team and providing coordination across team members and team projects. As of 2018, she is a member of the coordination team within the international team. She provides support to the team where resources are limited, for example, onboarding of new users for the international team's tool services as well as onboarding of new countries to Wiki Loves Monuments. If you need to reach out to Lily privately, please do so at



Lodewijk (Effeietsanders) is a Dutch Wikimedian since 2005 and has been involved with Wiki Loves Monuments since its first edition in 2010 in the Netherlands, as well as several other projects. He's always on the lookout for improvements to the competition, and how the success can be leveraged. If you like to bring a smile to his face, share your innovative approaches!

Join the team![edit]

We are looking for new volunteers that would like to be part of the international team. Experience within the movement and local WLM competition is needed for this: this year is the perfect time to work alongside the more experienced international team members, to get you ready for the WLM-int team 2022!
Please reach out to Krishna if you would be interested in joining the team.

We are looking for people that are willing to help with:

  • Organizer outreach
  • Project management
  • Communication
  • Banner/template support
  • Technical Infrastructure
  • Survey and analysis
  • Grant & report writing
  • Designing/organizing the “rest of the world” competition
  • Award coordination
  • Wikidata migration

Curious what these can entail? Read about the different tasks in the documentation of the International Team!

Local organizers[edit]

Wiki Loves Monuments is a federated competition and its existence and success relies on the people who stand up every year from many parts of the world to make it happen. Below, you can find the information about the local organizers. Note that the list expands as countries sign up to participate in Wiki Loves Monuments. Also, the list is usually not exhaustive.