Participants will compete in the United States Best Picture competition, and the top 10 photos will then compete in the International Best Picture Competition along with the top 10 winners from other countries.
United States Best Picture Prizes
- 1st Place: US$500
- 2nd Place: US$300
- 3rd Place: US$150
Note: these prizes are for the 3 winners of the US contest. Additional prizes may be awarded by the global team or third parties. Prizes will be paid out to the winners by Wikimedia DC. No contributor may collect more than US$600 in prize money from Wikimedia DC.
The decisions of the organizers and juries are final. Void where prohibited or restricted by law. The organizers reserve the right to cancel the contest or modify the rules at their sole discretion.
International Best Picture Prizes
This information is deemed accurate, but may have been changed by the international committee. All prizes listed below are provided by the international organizing committee, not Wiki Loves Monuments USA. Visit the international website to learn more about international prizes.
The national juries will nominate photos for the international contest, which has its own jury and awards.
The main prize will be a trip to Wikimania in London in July/August 2014, including travel and accommodation. Wikimania is the annual meeting where Wikimedians from all over the world meet each other and discuss the global movement. This prize has a maximum value of €2000.
There will be a number of photography-related vouchers, ranging from €500 (second prize) to €50 (fifteenth prize) and finally aluminum print of a winning photograph (see below), sponsored by Europeana.
The distribution of these awards is determined by the principle that the first prize winner will have the first choice from the prizes, and so on – to ensure that every prize winner gets the prize he or she would like the most. Prizes are not exchangeable for money.
This year, there will be also a special award for the best photo related to the First World War (the WW1 category): a large-scale aluminum print of the winning photo, awarded and sponsored by Europeana. Europeana is an internet portal gathering over 10 million of books, paintings, films and museum objects and will also set up a special exhibition around this special category. Pictures from all around the world are eligible for this category, the prize will be awarded on top of any other prizes the photo may have won.