It's that exciting time of the year again, Wiki Loves Monuments is
getting started! I know several of you have already started, but if
you haven't: this is a great time to do so!
The idea behind Wiki Loves Monuments is to invite the general audience
in your country to photograph built heritage and share it with the
world through Wikimedia Commons. We do that through a federated
competition, which means that the national teams are key to our
success: they organize the national competitions. At the end of the
process, the national juries can nominate up to 10 photos to the
international jury. The international jury will then consider those
photos once again, and select the international winners. We will
announce the prizes for the international winners later.
If you are a group of Wikimedians, a chapter or user group that is
interested in participating (again) this year, then please sign up!
You can find a list of countries that has already done so
If you want to know how to organize, please reach out to one of the
members of the international team
You can also leave a message on the help desk
or send an email to the public mailing list
do have a fair amount of documentation
available, but some of it may be outdated (we appreciate any help in
Like last year, we've also added a tab called 'Organizers' in Wiki
Loves Monuments landing page on Commons:
We'd like to encourage you to add your name and those of your team
members with a short description to the list. This information is
helpful for those from outside of the Movement or the project who end
up on that page and want to learn more about your national
competition, it also provides an opportunity for us to get to know
each other via this one page. :) Every year, there are more
than 150 national organizers that make Wiki Loves Monuments happen and
it would be great to know more about all of these amazing people. :)
We will also have a presence at Wikimania this year, and organize a
meetup. Please keep an eye out!
If you like to stay informed, make sure you're a member of our
discussion mailing list
(wikilovesmonuments at lists.wikimedia.org
<https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wlm-announce> ). The
most important announcements are also sent to our announcement mailing
<https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wlm-announce>: if you
don't have much capacity for emails, please at least make sure
multiple people in your team are subscribed to that! Feel free to
forward this announcement to anyone you think may not have received
If you have any questions, please reach out! We're here to help each other.
Lets have a great competition again :) Especially as this will be the
10th edition since we started on this journey back in 2010!
on behalf of the international team
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