Commons:Wiki Loves Monuments 2022 in Nigeria

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Wiki Loves Monuments 2022 - September 1st to October 30th, 2022
Photograph Nigeria's 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, Nigeria participates again, and you are encouraged to submit any photos of monuments in Nigeria between 1 and 30 September. By submitting your photos to the competition, you share the heritage of Nigeria 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 in Nigeria
There are plenty of cultural heritage monuments in Nigeria. Check the list of declared monuments in Nigeria here!

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 October. Create an account, if you don't have one already.

Contact us!

You may contact Wikimedia User Group Nigera, the coordinator of this contest in Nigeria via, or For technical or copyright related issue, contact For urgent response, leave a note here

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 Nigeria heritage and learn about it. It's a nice challenge to improve your photography skills, and you can, of course, win some nice prizes. You stand a chance to win amazing national prize. The national jury will select up to 10 images that will represent Nigeria 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 Nigeria. Let's quickly go through them. Every submission should be:

  • Self taken and self uploaded;
  • Uploaded during September 2022;
  • During the upload process, you give permission with a CC BY-SA licenseto 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 September, 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 Nigeria to submit to represent in the international finale. The international jury will then announce the international winners in December.


1st: Photography Gadget voucher worth NGN100,000
2nd: Photography Gadget voucher worth NGN70,000
3rd: Photography Gadget voucher worth NGN50,000

...and many more for other winners

More about Nigeria's monuments

All the entries included in the lists below will be considered as Monumental Buildings of Nigeria for the Photography contest. Some undeclared monuments not included in the lists, may be allowed for the contest. Declared monuments are listed here

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.

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.

National organizer

Igbo Wikimedians User Group
Wikimedia Nigeria User Group
Yoruba Wikimedians User Group
Yoruba Wikimedians User Group