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International team[edit]

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 Krishna via his user talk-page on English Wikipedia, or via Wiki-email.


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. Erina is 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 the international jury.

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.

Romaine is 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.

For 2022, Ciell will focus on the wrap-up of the DEI WLM research and it's outcomes. Ciell will also help with blogs and information on the WLM website and managing the WLM Twitter account.

Rubén Ojeda[edit]


Rubén has a degree in History, has collaborated with Wikimedia projects since 2008 and has been a founding member of Wikimedia Spain since 2011. In 2015 he worked as Wikipedian in Residence in three state museums, as part of the GLAMing Madrid project, and since 2016 he has been responsible for Wikimedia Spain projects, including the various Wiki Loves initiatives. Rubén will be handling the international jury campaign for WLM 2022.

Lucy Iwuala[edit]


Lucy Iwuala is a member of the Igbo Wikimedians User Group and Wikimedians Nigeria Community. She is the coordinator of Igbo Wiki Fan Club, Alvan, under the Igbo Wikimedians User Group, and has coordinated/facilitated various wiki projects in the fan club (both under the Nigeria Community and Igbo Community). In 2022 she coordinated the local project of Wiki Loves Africa 2022 Campus Photo Fest Nigeria to historical cultural sites in the State. In 2022 she volunteered in the review of Wiki Loves Africa photo contest submissions.

She has participated in various Edith-a-thon and Translate-a-thon activities.

Lucy will be coordinating the Wiki Loves Monuments social media accounts for WLM 2022.

WLM 2022 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.


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



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: 2022 is the perfect time to work alongside the more experienced international team members!
Please reach out to Krishna if you would be interested in joining the team.

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

Organizer outreach
  • From the international team we provide support for national organizers, and the best way to support is to do pro-active outreach. Organizer outreach needs to be done year round, and has it's most busy period from August-the month after the competition ends.
Designing/organizing the “rest of the world” competition
  • A new idea we'd like to try! For Wikimedians living in countries were there is no national competition, would it be possible to combine these countries into one "rest of the world" competition? Come and explore the option with us!
Project management
  • The WLM international team works on Phabricator, and we try to keep things aligned, but it is great to have someone on the team that can have an extra eye out so nothing falls through the cracks.
  • Communication is key! Wiki Loves Monuments has it's on Wordpress based website where we produces blogs. We also are on Facebook, Twitter and on Instagram.
Award coordination
  • On a international level, most busy time is when National campaigns have ended and preparations for the international award ceremony need to be done.
Survey and analysis
Grant & report writing
Banner/template support
  • Knowing how to work magic with Mediawiki source code and maybe a bit of Lua (templates), and HTML/CSS (banners) is needed here.
Technical Infrastructure
  • We would like to call for a volunteer that has React, Angular, Vue.js skill set, and can help with improving the front end of Commons:Montage. Please let us know if you would be able to help: this would be a task that can be done unrelated of the WLM competition phase, but does need at least 1-2 month commitment.
  • More volunteers to help with tools like Monumental and Erfgoedbot are needed, because of ongoing maintenance for these tool. Please reach out if you with be available and have time to commit for a longer period of time.
Wikidata migration
  • Two words, huge impact: need we say more? :)

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

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. On the corresponding country page you can find the information about the local organizers.