Take part in photographing heritages and monuments in Sweden this September!
Wiki Loves Monuments begun in the Netherlands in 2010 and has since grown to become a global competition in photography. The first year resulted in 12 500 pictures taken whilst in 2011 165 000 pictures were uploaded. About 5000 of these were contributed via the Swedish competition in 2011.
The contest will run from the first until the last of September 2014 within participating countries. Wikimedia Sweden is jointly with the users on the Swedish-speaking Wikipedia responsible for the Swedish part of the competition.
Design of the competition
The participating countries will run their competitions parallel during September 2014. See the other countries which are participating here. Every country will then submit ten winning pictures to the international final. If and how the international final will be carried out for the 2014 contest is at the moment not set! The Swedish photos will be judged by a jury and the ten winners awarded with prizes. On find monuments you will find a map and links to the objects in Sweden which are included in the competition. The competition will have three categories;
The task is to photograph monuments and upload these on Wikimedia Commons, the free database where all images which Wikipedia (and all other possible users) utilize. A step to step guide on how to participate you will find here.
- The picture must be uploaded on Wikipedia Commons in September 2014.
- The picture must be taken by the person who uploads.
- The person who uploads must submit an email address at the time of registering a user account on Commons as to enable us to contact you if a prize has been won.
Cooperation and sponsor partners
Swedish National Heritage Board, Maritime Museum
Do you want to sponsor the Swedish part of Wiki Loves Monuments? Please, let us know!
You can continuously follow the Swedish competition by viewing all photos.