Commons:Wiki Loves Monuments 2023 in the United Kingdom

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Photographing the UK's heritage
The main competition website (for competitors) is at
Wiki Loves Monuments
Wiki Loves Monuments

The contest[edit]

Wiki Loves Monuments ( is an annual international photography contest and crowdsourcing event in which participants photograph and upload images of historic monuments to Wikimedia Commons. These images are then available for free use on Wikipedia and beyond. More details about this year's annual competition can be found at Wiki Loves Monuments 2023. The competition takes place throughout the month of September each year.

Everyone is welcome to get involved, whether as a participant (photographer), organizational volunteer, or both. There is no requirement for participants or volunteers to be from the UK. The UK part of the competition is organised by Wikimedia UK.

For 2023[edit]

Participants upload pictures taken by themselves of eligible UK heritage subjects and upload them to Wikimedia Commons during the month of September under a free licence. Uploaded photographs do not have to be taken during September 2023, but they must not have been uploaded to Wikimedia Commons before that date. Participants are free to upload photographs of any eligible subject, even if Commons already has one or more photographs, but of course a new angle or a new detail is more useful to the project than simply repeating what has been done before. The best photograph from Scotland will receive a year's free membership of Archaeology Scotland, who are sponsoring the competition.

Viewing 2022's images[edit]

You can view the images by each country here:

Wiki Loves Monuments UK is looking for volunteers for 2023[edit]

Wiki Loves Monuments UK is again looking for volunteers to help with reviewing this year’s entries and identifying a long list of images for submission to the three judges who will pick the final winners. You don't need to be a top photographer to volunteer for this, but you should have a good understanding of what makes an exceptional photograph and be able to distinguish good from mediocre images. You'd need to be able to commit to something like four or five hours work, starting in early October.

If you are able to help, please contact me on my talk page, the "email this user" feature, or via @RichardNevell on Twitter. More details can be found here. Richard Nevell (WMUK) (talk)

Country information[edit]


Information from England


Information from Scotland


Northern Ireland[edit]

Information from Northern Ireland