Call for volunteers for Wiki Loves Monuments 2024

  • April 26, 2024

Wikimedia UK is seeking volunteers to help with the organisation and running of the 2024 Wiki Loves Monuments competition, which will run again this year in September.

Wikimedia UK have participated in the international photo competition since 2013, where participants upload images of listed buildings & scheduled monuments to Wikimedia Commons. The UK has a 4-nation competition, and then submits the top images to the international competition. In 2023, over 13,000 UK images were uploaded to the competition.

There’s a variety of different opportunities for community members to be involved in the competition, from small tasks to bigger ones, and we’d love to hear from you if you’re interested in joining the team!

There’s lots of ways to get involved, depending on your skillset and your availability.

Smaller tasks

For those with a little more time

For those who’d like a bigger project to work on

Running the competition (behind the scenes work)

Reviewing & updating the data on Wikidata before the competition starts. The competition relies on lists from heritage bodies in Scotland, England, Wales & Northern Ireland. A good deal of data already exists in Wikidata, but there may be additional sites to add, sites to remove or re-categorise, and the quality of the data generally could be improved:

Helping to categorise and sort images during the competition itself:

After the event, screening images before judging:

Public engagement with the competition

We’d love to have more voices producing website and social media content about the competition:

Running small events to engage with the competition:

If you’re interested in any of these volunteer opportunities, please fill in this google form, and we’ll be in touch to organise a chat!

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