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Karta med deltagande länder 2018
Map of participating countries in 2018

Take part in photographing heritage and monuments in Sweden!

Step-by-step guide

Wiki Loves Monuments began in the Netherlands in 2010 and has since grown to become a global competition in photography. The first year resulted in 12,500 pictures taken whilst in 2011 165,000 pictures were uploaded. About 5,000 of these were contributed via the Swedish competition in 2011.

The contest is running from the first until the last of September 2018 within participating countries. Wikimedia Sweden is jointly with the users on the Swedish-speaking Wikipedia responsible for the Swedish part of the competition.

Design of the competition

The participating countries will run their competitions parallel during September 2018. A jury will select the winners and the 10 photos that will be submitted to the international final. The competition have four categories;

The task is to photograph monuments and upload these on Wikimedia Commons, the free database where all images which Wikipedia (and all other possible users) utilize. A step by step guide on how to participate you will find here.


  • The picture can be taken earlier but must be uploaded on Wikipedia Commons in September 2018.
  • The picture must be taken by the person who uploads.
  • The person who uploads must submit an email address at the time of registering a user account on Commons as to enable us to contact you if a prize has been won.
  • Images taken in other countries may not be uploaded as part of the Swedish competition. You can however participate in other national competitions. On the international website you will find links to other national competitions.


Gift certificates and Wikimedia swag.


  • Johan Jönsson
    • Long term Wikimedian.
  • Magdalena Åkerström
    • Working life museum expert
  • Nicklas Larsson
    • Photographer and WLM Sweden winner

Cooperation and sponsor partners

Do you want to sponsor the Swedish part of Wiki Loves Monuments? Please, let us know!


You can continuously follow the Swedish competition by viewing all photos.