Commons:Wiki Loves Monuments 2023 in Malaysia

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Wiki Loves Monuments Malaysia - 1st to 30th September 2023
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). Participation is absolutely free so everybody can participate. You are encouraged to submit any photos of monuments in Malaysia between 1st to 30th of September 2023. This is your chance to show the great monuments and heritage sites present in Malaysia and by submitting your photos to the competition, you would be sharing your heritage with the rest of the world. You can take pictures from any camera and upload them to the WLM Malaysia page at Wikipedia. You can even participate with your previously taken photographs as well but you have to submit them between the competition time period i.e. 1st to 30th of September 2023. Wiki Loves monuments is an annual competition, so the more you upload the pictures from Malaysia the more chances you may get to win the national competition and global competition and make your country proud. To explore which countries are participating in this years competition, please check out the international website

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Find a monument, take pictures from any camera and uploadthem to the WLM Malaysia page at Wikimedia Commons.

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Find monuments
Find registered historical and cultural sites in Malaysia Monuments in Malaysia

Take photos
Take as many and as good photos as you can, try different angles different times of the day. 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
Uploadyour images to Wikimedia Commons between 1st to 30th of September 2023.

Contact us!

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Organizing team :
Ammarah khalid and the awesome Team WLM Malaysia.

Why participate?

Participate in Wiki Loves Monuments, the largest photography competition in the world, and help Wikipedia document monuments and heritage buildings of Malaysia.

Participating is fun! By photographing and sharing images of heritage nearby you, you can explore more about the Malaysian heritage, learn about it and more importantly share it with the world. It's a great opportunity to improve your photography skills, and you can of course win some nice prizes. The national jury will select up to 10 images that will represent Malaysia 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 pictures that you may have taken already during one of your travels to other countries, the national competition of others countries could be found here

Competition rules

Participation is simple and easy. There are only a few rules for photos to follow in order to participate in the contest in Malaysia. Let's quickly go through them. Every submission should be:

  • Self taken and self uploaded;
  • Uploaded during September 2023;
  • 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;
  • No watermarks present on the photo;
  • No modification or edits applied on the photo;

Other than 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 Malaysia to submit to represent in the international finale.


All participants will receive a digital certificate of participation. The top-ten photos will be forwarded to the international competition.

Local Prizes: TBA

For international prizes please check International prizes

The Jury

Our jury will process the images during November and top-10 photographs would be forwarded to international jury. The international jury will announce the international winners in January 2024.

Jury members : TBA

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.
  • Composition

Images that reach a top ranking of the international finale, will typically at least fulfil the technical criteria of the ‘Featured Image’ process at Wikimedia Commons.

Photo in header by Azri Suratmin (one of the winners of WLM Malaysia 2015)CC BY-SA 4.0.