The competition has started!
Wiki Loves Monuments in September is an international photo contest that celebrates cultural heritage in each of the participating countries. Images submitted to the competition will be freely available for reuse in Wikimedia Commons, and the Finnish Heritage Agency will archive a selection of the photos for permanent archival.
The worldwide Wiki Loves Monuments was first arranged in the Netherlands in 2010. The 2011 edition holds the Guinness World Record for the World’s biggest photo competition. Last year over 10 000 photographers participated in the competition with 245 000 photos. Finland took part for the first time, with 92 photographers 2 259 photos.
Participating photos are sent to the competition by uploading them via the monuments lists during the competition period from 1st to 30th September 2018. Images can be photographed right away or they can be already existing images. The 10 winners of the Finnish competition will join the international competition.
The front page and the banner image is the winner of the 2017 Finnish competition Helsingin kaupunginteatteri iltavalaistuksessa. Photographer: Saandraaa (License: CC BY-SA 4.0)