• Competition starts: 1 September
  • Competition ends: 30 September


  1. The image is published under a free cultural license approved by Wikimedia Commons (Creative Commons CC BY-SA 4.0 or more open). Wikimedia Commons is the mediarepository of the Wikimedia Foundation. Images are kept there after the competition ends, and they can be freely used under the license conditions.
  2. The image can be taken at any time, but it must be uploaded during the competition period.
  3. The identifiable object of the photograph must be found in the monuments list or other eligible source.
  4. The image must be taken by the uploader.
  5. The participant agrees to submit their email address in the registration information in Wikimedia Commons to be able to reach the winners.
  6. The Finnish competition only accepts images taken in Finland. Competitions of other countries are introduced in the international page. It is possible to participate in the competition of the country where the image was taken.
  7. The jury members, Wikimedia Finland’s staff and Board can not win prizes in the Finnish competition or participate in the international competition through the Finnish one.
  8. Do not trespass without permission when you photograph. Remember to respect privacy.
  9. The jury reserves the right to accommodate the rules.


  1. The rephotographed image must be a recreation of an existing, openly available and licensed image.
  2. The image pairs of a historical image and the contemporary counterpart will participate in the Finnish competitions.
  3. The new images of the rephotography then-and-now pairs can also participate in the international competition, if the image relates to an identified cultural heritage object.

Use of the images

The images are saved in Wikimedia Commons, a media repository used by Wikipedia and maintained by the Wikimedia Foundation. The images will remain available for reuse according to the licensing conditions.

The license used for images in the competitions is Creative Commons BY-SA 4.0 (, which allows sharing images on the condition that the creator is attributed, and that any possible adaptations are shared under the same license.

The license is irrevocable, but the creator will continue to hold the copyright. If for example the creator wishes is free to sell the image for a purpose that is not covered by the license.


The winner of the Finnish competition is awarded with a gift card of 200€ to a photographic supplies store. The ten finalists receive Museum cards and their chosen images will proceed to the international competition. The most interesting rephotograph is awarded with a gift card of 100€ to a photographic supplies store and a Museum card.