Wiki Loves Monuments 2018 India - Competitions and Contests for Indian Students

Tuesday, 4 September 2018

Wiki Loves Monuments 2018 India

Wiki Loves Monuments is an international photo contest around cultural heritage monuments in September. Starting from the Netherlands in 2010 and organized on a European level in 2011 and global level in 2012 !

Participate in Wiki Loves Monuments, the largest photography competition in the world, and help Wikimedia projects to document monuments and heritage buildings.

Participating is fun! By photographing and sharing images of heritage nearby you, you can explore more about Indian heritage and learn about it! It's a good challenge to improve your photography skills, and you can win some nice prizes as well. The national jury will select ten images that will represent India in the international finale. These images will compete for the international awards. More information about the international competition is available at

How to participate

Step 1: This year, we are focusing on these monuments. Check the links and note the monument ID!

Step 2: Take photos of the monument. Make as many and as good photos as you can, try different angles.

Step 3: Write down what you've photographed. Record the site's name and check the monument ID.

Step 4: Don't have a Wikimedia Commons account yet? Create one – takes just a few moments! Make sure that your email address is confirmed.

Step 5: Go to this link, find the monuments from the lists of states and union territories, and upload your photos to Wikimedia Commons from there. The upload process will automatically detect the Monument ID.

Basic Competition rules
There are few ground rules to participate in the contest for India

  • Every submission should be:
  • Self taken and self uploaded;
  • Uploaded in the month of September 2018;
  • Have proper title and description;

During the upload process, you give permission with a CC BY-SA license to re-use the image;
Contain a listed monument, which you have identified using the monument identifier from this page .
Next to that, there are a few practical rules:

  • You should have a verified e-mail address on Wikimedia Commons;
  • If the photo gets deleted for any reason, it is automatically disqualified from the competition;
  • You are responsible for following the law while taking and uploading the photographs.
1st place - INR 10,000 worth gift voucher + post card
2nd place - INR 7,000 worth gift voucher + post card
3rd place - INR 4,000 worth gift voucher + post card
4th-10th place - INR 2000 worth gift voucher each + post card

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