Commons:Wiki Loves Monuments 2022 in Sweden

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September 1st to 30th 2022
Wiki Loves Monuments 2022 in Sweden

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 Sweden for all people in Sweden 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 2022|SE}} template. At the end of the month, the contest jury will begin evaluating the photographs and will choose the best 10 pictures of the monuments in Sweden, and ultimately in the world.


Find a cultural heritage or monument site from the list or the map, take a photo and upload it to Wikimedia Commons:

Find cultural heritage or monument
There are plenty of cultural heritage or monument sites in your region!

Capture Images
Bring your camera, and explore the monuments!

Upload your photograph of cultural heritage.

Please visit the winning photographs from this year's competition at the end of Oct, 2022.

Why participate?

Sweden is a large country, with monuments wherever you go. In every corner, there are cultural heritage sites worth a visit. This competition is a great opportunity to bring your camera, go to the heritage sites listed, take some photos and show the planet and culture from your point of view to the rest of the world!

Participating in the competition is a great way to experiment and learn which photos that gain recognition. You certainly don't need to be a professional photographer to take photos useful for Wikipedia. Here's a great chance to try it out! Entries to the local competition are eligible for selection to the international finale and did we mention there are prices to win?

Wikimedia Sverige also has a technology pool with several cameras and lenses that we can lend. Read more about them, how you could use them for Wiki Loves Monuments, and other tips and ideas for WLM 2022 here.

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 Sweden. Let's quickly go through them.
All entries must be your own work; do not manipulate original images and make sure that there is no visible watermarks.
All photos must be uploaded within September 2022, to be eligible
All photos must be under a free license
Participants must have an active email account.
Lists of eligible sites are published below.
Captions and description are required
Make sure that you are not uploading duplicate images
All photos must have at least 2Mpx.

Next to that, there are a few practical rules and advice:
Sign in or Create a New Account on Wikimedia Commons
Name your photos well
Upload images by clicking on the corresponding object on the map OR by locating the object in the lists here.If you already know the object ID you can also use the upload forms directly for a faster upload: buldings, archaeological remains, working life museums, ships.
Do not forget to add categories to your picture – it will be helpful to everyone looking for it!
Share your upload success on social media with our hashtags: #WLMSverige #WLM2022.
And wait patiently for the results! All the best!

Organizing Team

* Wikimedia Sverige

Contact us

Please visit our facebook page for updates and other news.

The Jury

In September, you may upload as many pictures (old or new) as you want from the given monuments list 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 cultural heritage monuments in Sweden to submit to represent in the international finale. If there are any doubts about the implementation of the rules, the jury decides.

Eligible objects

The competition name refers to monuments, but in the Swedish context this is to be interpreted as anything from four types of heritage sites: protected buildings, ancient remains, protected ships and pleasure boats and working life museums. Each of these sites are given unique identification numbers by official authorities and any official site is eligible. The lists below may not be fully up to date or shortend, and where the data differs all objects from the original data are valid objects.

Submit the identification number in the competition upload tool for automatic labelling. When uploading in other ways, use one of the templates below.

Template {{Wiki Loves Monuments 2022|SE}} is automatically added to the description when using the tool. If you upload in other ways, make sure to add this yourself.

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.



Use this search to find images without {{Wiki Loves Monuments 2022}} and add the template with the correct ID.