Commons:Wiki Loves Monuments 2023 in Peru

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Wiki Loves Monuments 2023 - September 1st to 30th, 2023
Share your photographs of 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). Everybody can participate.

This year, Peru participates again, and you are encouraged to submit any photos, from your personal collection, of monuments in Peru between 1 and 30 september. By submitting your photos to the competition, you share your heritage 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.

The contest in Peru is organized by Wikimedistas de Perú.


Find a monument, take a photo and upload it to Wikimedia Commons:

Find monuments
There are plenty of cultural heritage monuments in your region. Check the list of monuments and note the monument ID 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 September. Create an account, if you don't have one already.

Contact us!

There are several ways to contact us:

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 sharing your images of heritage, you can explore more about Peru heritage and learn about it. It's a nice challenge to improve wikipedia articles with your photography skills, and you can of course win some nice prizes. The national jury will select up to 10 images that will represent Peru in the international finale. These images will compete for the international awards. More information about the international competition is available on .

This year, by the Covid-19 pandemic, we encourage you to stay at home and upload images that you may have taken already during one of your travels to Peru. The old pictures, taken till 1977, participate in a special category. Check if your travel destination participates in Wiki Loves Monuments this year.

If you want to participate in the diffusion of the contest, we have a space with press releases and other materials for communication.

Participating countries
Participating countries

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 Peru. 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 (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 Peru to submit to represent in the international finale. The international jury will then announce the international winners in December.


The top ten contributors (by number of photographs) will receive a surprise prize.
All participants will be awarded a certificate of contribution.
Winners of the international competition will be awarded photography related prizes.

More information about the monuments of Peru

A list of monuments by department can be found in our section of monuments in Peru.

The Jury

Our jury will process the images through two or three rounds during September. 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. Our jury will be composed of people with experience in art, photography, history and historical preservation.

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.