Quick facts about the contest

  • Wiki Loves Monuments has been certified as the largest photo competition in the world by Guinness World Records.
  • More than 15,000 photographers around the world participated in the 2012 edition of Wiki Loves Monuments.
  • They uploaded over 350,000 freely-licensed images of historic buildings, monuments and cultural heritage sites in 35 countries to Wikimedia Commons.
  • Wiki Loves Monuments in 2012 more than doubled the photo total from 2011, when 5,000 photographers from 18 European countries uploaded 168,208 photos.

Ben Petersen is the lead coordinator for Wiki Loves Monuments in the United States.