Worlds largest photography competition returns to the UK

29 August 2017


Wiki Loves Monuments, a photography competition to capture our heritage, launches on 1 September 2017 and runs throughout the month. Anyone can take part in the world’s largest photography competition, with a prize of £250 for the UK winner as well as international prizes. 

In the UK the competition is being organised by volunteers and Wikimedia UK, the national charity for the global Wikimedia movement. 

There are nearly 500,000 scheduled monuments and listed buildings to take photos of in the UK. To take part, you need to register an account on Wikipedia and upload your photos in September. UK and international prizes this year include a Canon DSLR EOS 5D Mark IV camera plus Canon EF 50mm f/1.2L USM lens, and cash awards for the best images.

Entries must be supplied under a free copyright licence, or release it to the public domain. The preferred licence used by the upload wizard is Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 4.0 (CC-BY-SA 4.0).

Full instructions are on the competition website The images do not have to be taken in September; so as long as you own the image copyright you can submit photos that were taken at any time.

Image: Helmsley Castle (2013 runner up; England; medieval)