Submissions:2021/Wiki Loves Monuments in the US: Updates and Discussion

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This submission has been accepted for WikiConference North America 2021.


Wiki Loves Monuments in the US: Updates and Discussion


Global & Local

Type of session:

Round Table



Wiki Loves Monuments is an annual international photographic competition that invites people to document and promote historic sites around the world by uploading photos to the Wikimedia Commons to be used on Wikipedia and other Wikimedia projects. This session will focus on the United States edition of the event, which had over 1,000 participants and almost 6,000 photo uploads in 2020 (see stats).

The session will introduce Wiki Loves Monuments as a whole as well as the U.S. competition and its evolution over the years. As the upload period for the U.S. competition coincides with the conference (October), this is an opportune time to present the event to a broad audience and encourage participation (we may even do a live demo of submitting a photo to the contest). We will then look at future opportunities for the future of the event, and then—fitting well with the theme of the conference—discuss how participants can help organize local activities and collaborations around Wiki Loves Monuments in their area.

The session will start as a presentation and then evolve into a roundtable / workshop.

Academic Peer Review option:


Author name:

Kevin Payravi

E-mail address:

Wikimedia username:


Affiliated organization(s):

Wiki Loves Monuments in the U.S.

Estimated time:

30 min

Special requests:


Have you presented on this topic previously? If yes, where/when?:

Similar presentations were done at WCNA 2018 and 2019; it has been a couple of years and is an opportune time to do it again

If your submission is not accepted, would you be open to presenting your topic in another part of the program? (e.g. lightning talk or unconference session)

Yes, unconference