Commons:Wiki Loves Monuments 2021 in Brazil

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Wiki Loves Monuments 2021 - October 1st to 31st, 2021
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.

This year, Brazil participates again, and you are encouraged to submit any photos of monuments in Brazil 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.

The contest in Brazil is organized by Wiki Movimento Brasil.

(Se quiser ler as instruções em português, clique aqui)


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

Find monuments
There are plenty of cultural heritage monuments in your region. 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 31th of October. Create an account, if you don't have one already.

Contact us!

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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 Brazilian heritage and learn about it. It's a nice challenge to improve your photography skills, and you can of course win some nice prizes. There are prizes for the five best pictures; and prizes for the 10 most valuable contributors --the contributors who help us the most fill the content gap on Brazilian heritage. Prizes are all vouchers and of course also eternal glory! The national jury will select up to 10 images that will represent Brazil 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 Brazil. Let's quickly go through them. Every submission should be:

  • Self taken and self uploaded;
  • Uploaded during October 2021;
  • During the upload process, you give permission with a <CC BY-SA license to re-use the image;
  • Contain a listed monument, which you have identified using the monument identifier (see elsewhere on this page);

Next to that, there are a few practical rules:

  • You should have an activated e-mail address on Wikimedia Commons;
  • If the photo gets deleted for any reason, it is automatically disqualified from the competition;
  • You are responsible for following the law while taking and uploading the photo.

In October, you may upload as many pictures (old or new) as you want of monuments that you have visited. At the end of the month, the national jury will evaluate the photographs and select the best 10 pictures of the monuments in Brazil to submit to represent in the international finale. The international jury will then announce the international winners in January, 2022.


Category Best pictures

  • First place - best picture: 1,000 BRL
  • Second place - best picture: 800 BRL
  • Third place - best picture: 600 BRL
  • Fourth place - best picture: 400 BRL
  • Fifth place - best picture: 200 BRL

Category Most valuable contributors

  • Most valuable contributors (more contributions of previously undepicted monuments): 100 BRL (to ten participants!)

Category Best picture of Bahia

  • Best picture of Bahia: 1,000 BRL

Every prize will be received as a gift card

The Jury

Our jury will process the images through three or four rounds during November. 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. Our jury includes:

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.

Because of the high number of images we have received the last years, members of the team of the user group Wiki Movimento Brasil will help to preliminarily separate the images. They are: CCosta (WMB), EAzzellini (WMB), JPeschanski (WMB) and MCarrera (WMB).

More about Brazilian monuments

We are considering monuments for this competition every item that is officially recognized as a monument. This recognition --called in Portuguese "tombamento"-- may have happened at the international, national, state or municipal level. Check automated and dynamic lists of monuments here.