Wiki Loves Monuments

Bringing Chester’s listed buildings onto Wikipedia

  This post was written by Wikimedia UK volunteer User:Rock drum On 7 September 2013, Wikimedians and amateur photographers gathered in the Grade II-listed St Michael’s Church for Wikipedia Takes Chester, a day-long photo scavenger hunt, held to increase participation in Wiki Loves Monuments UK (which you can still take part in!). Events like this are… read more »

Your local heritage is open to the public

This post was written by Richard Nevell. There are hundreds of local history and archaeology societies in the UK, and there’s a reason there were 50 million visits to heritage sites in England alone in 2010. Wiki Loves Monuments covers some headline attractions such as Edinburgh Castle and Westminster Abbey, but it also includes buildings… read more »

Wiki Loves Monuments recruits distinguished judge

All good photography competitions need excellent judges to help select the winners. The volunteer team behind the UK’s participation in Wiki Loves Monuments is therefore delighted to announce that Steve Cole, Head of Photography at English Heritage, has agreed to join the national judging panel. Who could be better suited to help select the winners… read more »

Wiki Loves Monuments in the UK: a review of the exhibition

This post was written by Richard Nevell.  On Friday 3rd May, the Wiki Loves Monuments photo exhibition was packed up, marking the end of their time in the country, and is now en route to Sweden. Wiki Loves Monuments is the largest photography competition in the world, and in 2012 resulted in more than 300,000 images… read more »