Top 71 of Wiki Loves Monuments 2013

Have a look at the 71 images highlighted by the Wiki Loves Monuments Jury. Among those images there are the 10 winning photos of Wiki Loves Monuments in Switzerland selected by our national jury and the 10 photos selected to participate in the international contest Wiki Loves Monuments.

The winners of Wiki Loves Monuments in Switzerland will be announced at the Award ceremony November 30th 2013.

WLM 2013 Award Ceremony and Closing Event

When? – Saturday, 30 November 2013, 11:00 -16:00
Where? – Swiss National Library, Hallwylstrasse 15, Bern

Dear contest participants, please save the date and register to attend the Award Ceremony and Wiki Loves Monuments 2013 closing event!

On the programme:

  • Award ceremony
  • Lunch at the National Library’s bistro
  • Photo exhibition with pictures from the contest and the Federal Archives of Historical Monuments
  • Guided tour to the Federal Archives of Historical Monuments
  • Wikipedia / Wikimedia introductory workshop and editing session
  • Coffee and cakes

Participation is free. Lunch is offered to contest particants, active Wikipdians, and the organizing team from the National Library. Other participants will be asked for a (voluntary) financial contribution for the lunch.

Map to reach the venue
Online registration form to attend the event.

We are looking forward to seeing you in Bern!

Jury Wiki Loves Monuments 2013

  • Mauro Cassina, Wikimedia Commons user, Board member of Wikimedia CH
  • Davide Fornari, architect with Ph.D. in graphic design, researcher/teacher at SUPSI
  • Andreas Münch, art historian, head of the Federal Art Collection at the Federal Office of Culture
  • Nicolas Ray, Wikipedian, organiser of WLM 2011 in Switzerland
  • Micha L. Rieser, Wikipedian, Wikipedian in Residence at the Swiss Federal Archives

Wiki Loves Monuments 2013

Wiki Loves Monuments is a photo contest for monuments, organized by Wikimedia. Wikimedia is the movement behind Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. The contest will start the 1st September and will finish the 30 September 2013.

There are a few rules for photos to participate. Every submission should be:

  • self taken and self uploaded;
  • uploaded in September 2013;
  • freely licensed;
  • contain an identified monument.

Over 10’000 objects need your photos. Thank you for contributing in documenting the Swiss cultural heritage on Wikipedia.

The initiative has got support from the PCP Section of the Federal Office for Civil Protection (FOCP) which is happy to see that, this year again, the Wiki Loves Monuments photo contest contributes to raising public awareness for cultural heritage. It is grateful to Wikimedia CH for this initiative and wishes all the participants good luck with shooting excellent pictures!

WLM 2012 Award Ceremony

Wiki Loves Monuments 2012 Award Ceremony

Saturday November 24, 17:00-22:00
Espace Riponne, Rue du Valentin 4 A, Lausanne

Followed by a finger buffet

by train : At the railway station take metro M2, direction “Croisettes” until station “Place de la Riponne”
by car : parking de la Riponne, 200 meters away

Jury 2012

The photos will be evaluated this autumn by a jury composed by the following persons:

  • Charles Andrès, president of Wikimedia CH
  • Vincenzo Cammarata, photographer, Muralto (TI)
  • Sylvie Henguely, Fotostiftung, Winterthur
  • Pierre-Selim Huard, Wikimedia Commons contributor, France
  • Dave Lüthi, prof. of architecture and patrimony, history of art, University of Lausanne
  • Thomas Planinger, Wikimedia Commons contributor, Austria

Awards 2012

Wiki Loves Monuments is a federative contest, and therefore each contestant is able to win prizes in their respective national contest. The 1st place winner will receive 500 CHF and the participants from 2nd to 10th place 200 CHF.

Wiki Loves Monuments is basically composed of a national contest with national prizes and national jury held in October and an international contest with an international jury which will select the winner in December.

The national jury will select at least 10 photos for the international contest and will reward the best national photos. All the participants to the contest will be invited to this ceremony.


Wiki Loves Monuments 2012

Following the success of the photo contest Wiki Loves Monuments in 2011, it has been decided to reconduct it from the 1st to 30 September 2012.

Last year, almost 170’000 photographs of historical monuments from all over Europe, more than 7400 of them from Switzerland, have enriched the media database Wikimedia Commons and helped to illustrate Wikipedia articles. This year, the contest invites you to take pictures of monuments in 35 countries spread over five continents.

In Switzerland the contest organized by the association Wikimedia CH will again concern cultural property of national significance (class A) defined by federal administration, thus around 3000 objects spread across the entire country. Among these objects you’ll find UNESCO World Heritage sites like the castles of Bellinzona or the Abbey of Saint Gall along with various archaeological sites, churches, residential buildings and factories.

The contest is free of charge and open to everyone. Photographers are required to upload their pictures to Wikimedia Commons under a free licence (CC-BY-SA) . The photos will then be judged by a jury of six persons. Authors of the selected best pictures will be awarded during an award ceremony in October 2012. All participants will be invited to this ceremony.

For further informations about the contest, please contact Wikimedia CH (