Wikipédia:Wiki miluje pamiatky/English
Wiki Loves Monuments is an international photography contest in which participants take photos of monuments. Slovak Wikipedia participated in 2012 for the first time and in 2019 we organised the seventh edition of the contest.
Židovský cintorín v Jelšave
author: David Raška
Most SNP, reštaurácia UFO s vyhliadkou
Interiér Baziliky svätého Emeráma
author: Šimon Slávik
Winning photos without ranking
Opevnený kláštor Bzovík
Koháryho kaplnka z vtáčej perspektívy
Chrám svätého evanjelistu Lukáša v Krivom
author: Henryk Bielamowicz
Vstupné dvere koceľovského kostola
author: Lukáč Peter
Hrad Lednica na Lednickom bradle
author: Vladimír Ruček
Kostol sv. Michala archanjela v Súľov-Hradná
author: Vladimír Ruček
How to participate
Find monumentsThere are many historical and cultural monuments in Slovakia. You can use lists of national cultural monuments on Slovak Wikipedia to find monuments around you!
Take photosTake as many photos as you can; try different angles. Even if the photo doesn't win you a prize, it may help Wikipedia!
Describe themClassify your photos. Record the momument's name, the monument identificator in Register of Slovak National Monuments issued by The Monuments Board of the Slovak Republic (if monument is in this register), description, and date of photo.
Upload to Wikimedia CommonsUpload your pics via
through September. Create an account if you don't have one already.
Contest committee will consider these factors:
- Technical quality and image perfection
- Original composition
- Encyclopaedic value for Wikipedia
Tips and trics for good pictures
- We recommend taking pictures of monuments that have not been photographed yet, especially the interiors of monuments.
- Please note that pictures of castles will be disadvantaged because of the large amount of them already existing on Commons.
- Feel free to set the highest resolution on your camera. Shoot individual monuments multiple times and then choose the best shots. ... Or just upload them all when you can't choose which one is best!
- Do not forget the identification numbers of national cultural monuments. We recommend that you prepare a list beforehand, as it is much easier than finding these identifiers later.
- In the case of detailed photographs, e.g. towers, doors, or windows, be sure to take a snapshot of the entire object, so that the two photos can be combined and the context doesn't disappear. Also, the shot of one detail of the object is more easily searchable and identifiable.
- If you are interested in photographing interiors of monuments, ask in advance if it is possible or if you have to pay for it. Some museums and castles forbid indoor photography, others allow it, but only for your own or non-commercial purposes. In some places, indoor photography is completely allowed.
- Upload images. When uploading them, it is a good idea to name the file to avoid duplication and make it clear what the subject is. For example place - object - year or object - place - year. Instead of „town hall.jpg“, name the file „Town Hall, Lučenec 2017.jpg“ or „Lučenec, town hall - northern part.jpg“ and so on.
- International home page of 2019 edition
- Pictures from previous editions in Slovakia
- Official international website
- Map of monuments with entered coordinates in the world
- Map of monuments with entered coordinates in Slovakia (possibility of filtering for monuments "with photo" / "without photo" through the layer icon at the top right)
- Statistics by country and year
- Slovak contest page on Facebook