Wiki Loves Monuments/2012

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Wiki Loves Monuments is a photography contest organised in Belgium & Luxembourg and is part of the international contest of Wiki Loves Monuments in multiple countries. In 2012 the contest is organised for the 2nd time in Belgium & Luxembourg.



The purpose of the contest is to ask the public to take photos of cultural heritage and upload it on Wikimedia Commons. In this way we make our heritage visible to the public, enrich Wikipedia with photos to illustrate the articles, and to supply a way for the public to help improve Wikipedia.

History and background


In 2010 Wiki Loves Monuments was organised for the first time in the Netherlands only. In 2011 the contest was organised in multiple European countries, including Belgium and Luxembourg.


  • Romaine
  • M0tty for the french part.
  • Zinneke for Luxembourg (and able to provide some punctual help on Brussels, where I am based).
  • Erik009 - I can help with getting sponsors and organizing prizes.
  • Dereckson - Willing to help e.g. trying some parternships with some cultural venues around the country to promote the concours.
  • Jane023 - I am creating trilingual lists on the English Wikipedia from the Dutch lists


  • Michiel Hendryckx, professional photographer for "De Standaard",
  • Luc Viatour, one of the most active quality photographer on Wikipedia, with almost 700 "featured images"


Partners / sponsors



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  • Photos uploaded
    • 4165 photos of Belgium
    • 266 photos of Luxembourg
    • 4431 photos in total
  • Participants
    • 223 participants with photos from Belgium
    • 16 participants with photos from Luxembourg
    • 233 participants with photos

Announcements and notices


28 November 2012 - Invitation to prize giving ceremony Wiki Loves Monuments Belgium & Luxembourg 2012

Media attention