Commons:Wiki Loves Monuments 2021 in Brunei

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1st to 30th September 2021
Wiki Loves Monuments 2021
in Brunei
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Find heritage sites
Find the listed heritage sites in Brunei near you!

Take photos
Take photos on the spot, or search through photos you've previously taken.

Describe them
Record the site's name, type and description, as well as date of photo.

Upload to Commons
Upload your photos through September under a free licence. Give each photo a title that identifies the subject, and mention the site's registration in the description.

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 submitting your photos to the competition, you share and help preserve the cultural heritage of Brunei for all people in Brunei and the rest of the world, to enjoy through the internet.

In September, you may upload as many pictures as you want of cultural sites that you have visited. Pictures don't have to be taken in September, but must be uploaded during that month to be considered. Provide your photo with {{Wiki Loves Monuments 2021|SE}} template. At the end of the month, the contest jury will begin evaluating the photographs and will choose the best 3 pictures of the monuments in Sweden, and ultimately in the world.


Find a registered historic site and upload a photo you have taken of it to the Wikimedia Commons:

Brunei Prizes


The top-three photos will all receive a certificate and be submitted to the international competition.

Why participate?

WLM-icon-edit-neg.svg   Help Wikipedia document historically significant buildings and historical sites.

WLM-icon-camera-neg.svg   A nice challenge to improve your photography skills.

WLM-icon-prize-neg.svg   Compete for prizes in both the national and international competitions.

Competition rules

There are a few rules for photos to participate in the Brunei contest.

  • Photos must be your own work.
  • Photos may have been taken at any time (including prior to this event), but must be uploaded during September 2021 to be included in the contest.
  • During the upload process, you must release your photo under a free licence that allows for re-use of the image (CC BY-SA license or similar)
  • Photos must be uploaded through this link in order to be properly tagged for the contest (contributors who are familiar with the proper tagging procedures can manually tag their photos if they wish).
  • The photo must feature a site that is identifiable and registered as a historical or cultural site by some authoritative organization. When you upload your work, be sure to provide the name of the historical site, any identifiers, and the list it is on.
  • Digital manipulations must not deceive the viewer. Correcting flaws, some color adjustments, and other minor edits are acceptable.

Next to that, there are a few practical rules:

  • You should have an activated e-mail address on Wikimedia Commons, so that you can be contacted if you win.
  • 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.

At the end of the month, the national jury will evaluate the photographs and select the best 3 pictures of the historic places in Brunei. The top 3 will prizes (which will be announced soon), receive certificates, and be submitted to represent Brunei in the international finale.

Copyright notes

In Brunei, you may freely take photos of buildings and sculptures, provided it is located permanently in public places, but not copyrighted artworks. See our page on freedom of panorama for more information.

Contact us!

Get in touch:

This year's Brunei organizers include:



Through the month of September, the Brunei jury will go through and judge all photos to determine the top-3. The following criteria are used (in no particular order):

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

If there are any doubts about the implementation of the rules, the jury decides.



Photo in header by MichaelDPhotos, CC BY-SA 4.0.
Photo in Winners 2019 button by Colby Conrad Stearns, CC BY-SA 4.0.