Wiki Loves Monuments
Wiki Loves Monuments is an annual international photographic competition based upon the topic of built cultural heritage. It is one of the largest photographic competitions in the world, with the 2014 edition attracting the submission of over 300,000 photos from over 8,000 participants in 41 countries across the world.
Malta has been participating in Wiki Loves Monuments through Wikimedia Community Malta since 2016. Entries come from a list of monument in Malta, which is available on Wikipedia, based on the National Inventory of the Cultural Property of the Maltese Islands (NICPMI).
Wiki Loves Monuments 2020 in Malta contest was open throughout September 2020.
- All the images from Wiki Loves Monuments 2020 in Malta - submitted throughout September
- Top 10 entries from Malta for 2020 - announced in November 2020
How does it work?
Participants submit photos of relevant monuments/buildings to Wikimedia Commons using a Creative Commons license throughout the competition. Local winners are then selected by a local panel of judges. The judges also nominates up to 10 photographs to contest the international award, where the overall winner is selected by an international jury.
Every submission must be:
- Self taken and self uploaded;
- Uploaded during the month of September of the same year;
- Freely licensed;
- Contain an identified monument;
What can be photographed
The subject matter of photos submitted to Wiki Loves Monuments must be related to monuments, understood to be any physical structure that was created to commemorate a person or event, or any physical structure of particular significance and relevance to a locality's cultural heritage. The below are examples of structures that are eligible for this competition (the list is not exhaustive):
- Monuments & statues
- Church-related/religious monuments (e.g. effigies, temples)
- Cenotaphs & memorials
- Graves, tombstones & mausoleums
- Historical landmarks
- Buildings, palaces, bastions, castles etc.
For more information, please refer to the list of eligible monuments.
- 1 September: Contest opens in Malta
- 30 September: Contest closes in Malta
- October: Contest judging to select Malta top 10 to enter global contest
- November: WLM Malta top 10 announced
In 2020, we're dealing with a pandemic that is ravaging countries. This makes it particularly hard to organize Wiki Loves Monuments engagement events. The international team has therefore published an altered timeline for the international contest:
- November 30: last day of submission permitted from countries who have delayed their national contest beyond September
- January 2, 2021: Deadline of submission of national winners to the international jury
- January 2021: International jury process
- February 2021: announcement international winners
- * Top 10 entries from Malta for 2020 - announced in November 2020
- Wiki Loves Monuments 2020 in Malta stats from Toolforge
Press coverage for 5th edition
- Wiki Loves Monuments 2020 in Malta launched - CDE, 5 September 2020
- World’s largest photography competition to showcase Malta’s cultural heritage - WhosWho.mt, 7 September 2020
- 5th edition of world's largest photography competition launched in Malta - Newsbook.com.mt, 9 September 2020
- Il-ħames edizzjoni ta’ Wiki Loves Monuments in Malta - Newsbook.com.mt, 11 September 2020
- Ara kif ritratt jista’ jagħtik ċ-ċans li tkun fl-akbar kompetizzjoni tal-fotografija fid-dinja - One News, 13 September 2020
- Wiki Loves Monument 2020 in Malta – Wikimedia Community Malta - Malta Council for the Voluntary Sector - 16 September 2020
- Jekk int delettant tal-fotografija u jinteressak il-wirt storiku - Fiorella Pace, TVM 26 September 2020
- Ara X’Tista’ Tagħmel Biex Ikun Hemm Ritratti Minn Tiegħek Fuq Wikipedia - Strada Rjali 28 September 2020
Judges: Charles Coleiro, Isabella Mallia, Mario Mintoff, Rebecca O'Neill, Raffaella Zammit; the judging was coordinated by Neville Borg.
- Wiki Loves Monuments 2016 in Malta stats from WMFlabs
- Information about WLM uploads from Malta in 2016
Judges: Sabina Bonnici, Vanessa Ciantar, Charles Coleiro, Patrick Farrugia, Mario Mintoff, Richard Nevell; the judging was coordinated by Neville Borg.
- Wiki Loves Monuments 2017 in Malta stats from WMFlabs
- Information about WLM uploads from Malta in 2017
Judges: Mario Mintoff, Russell Muscat, Alexandra Pace, Mykola Swarnyk; the judging was coordinated by Neville Borg.
- Wiki Loves Monuments 2018 in Malta stats from WMFlabs
- Information about WLM uploads from Malta in 2018
- Wiki Loves Monuments 2019 in Malta stats from WMFlabs
- Information about WLM uploads from Malta in 2019
- Wiki Loves Competitions in Malta
- WLM general stats from WMFlabs
- more WLM general stats from WMFlabs
- Wiki Loves Monuments in Malta general stats