Wiki Loves Monuments is an international event which takes place every September. The competition brings together amateur and professional photographers alike to capture images of the world’s historic monuments.
These photos are then shared under free licences via Wikimedia Commons, a free media repository which provides most of the images for Wikipedia sites around the world (currently available in 294 languages).
Aside from being great fun, Wiki Loves Monuments is a way of capturing a snapshot of our nation’s cultural heritage for future generations and documenting our country’s most important historic sites. The collections gathered throughout the years of the competition are growing into an incredibly useful historical resource.
Special prize for the best photograph of a site in Scotland, sponsored by Archaeology Scotland: a free 1-year membership including the Archaeology Scotland Magazine as well as access to their learning resources.
This year’s winners:
Kilchurn Castle at Sunrise,
Bass Rock with lighthouse & gannets,
Sun setting on Commando memorial,
by Jock in Northumberland:
Highly commended / prize for an interior:
by David C. Weinczok:
Full list of UK winners can be seen here!
These images (along with four others from around the UK) will now go on to the International competition!