Welcome to Wiki Loves Monuments Pakistan, the Wikipedia photography competition around cultural heritage of Pakistan.

More than 50 countries – including Antarctica – participated in Wiki Loves Monuments 2013

More than 50 countries – including Antarctica – participated in Wiki Loves Monuments 2013

Wiki Loves Monuments Pakistan is an upcoming photography competition about cultural monuments and heritage sites in Pakistan, as part of the international annual photographic competition Wiki Loves Monuments, organised worldwide by the Wikipedia community members and Wikimedia affiliates.

The first Wiki Loves Monuments competition was held in 2010 in the Netherlands. The next year it spread to other countries in Europe and according to the Guinness Book of Records, the 2011 edition of the Wiki Loves Monuments broke the world record for the largest photography competition. In 2012, the competition was extended beyond Europe, with a total of 35 participating countries. During Wiki Loves Monuments 2012, more than 350,000 photographs of historic monuments were uploaded by more than 15,000 participants. Last year in September 2013, the Wiki Loves Monuments competition was held across six continents including Antarctica and had official participation from more than fifty countries around the world.

The aim of the photo competition is to highlight and promote the cultural heritage sites around the world with the goal to encourage people to capture pictures of these monuments, and to put them under a free licence which can then be re-used not only in Wikipedia but everywhere by everyone. To achieve that, Wiki Loves Monuments is annually taking place every September since 2010. This is the first time Pakistan will be participating in the competition.

More details about this year’s annual competition can be found at Wikimedia Commons portal for Wiki Loves Monuments 2014.