Vakil mosque Panorama.jpg
10th place: Vakil mosque Panorama by Mohammad Reza Domiri Ganji, freely licensed under CC BY-SA 4.0.

Today, the winners of Wiki Loves Monuments 2015 were revealed by the contest’s international jury. Wiki Loves Monuments is an international photo competition held each September; it aims to increase knowledge about the world’s cultural heritage sites, such as this year’s winners: Westerheversand Lighthouse, Sacra di San Michele, Hanover’s New Town Hall, and more. The contest has seen 231,431 files uploaded by 6,618 users from 33 countries; 41 users uploaded over a thousand each, and over ten thousand files were added from the countries of Ukraine, Germany, Armenia, Russia, Italy, and France.

See the stunning 14 winners below.

Leuchtturm in Westerheversand.jpg
1st place: Leuchtturm in Westerheversand by Phantom3Pix, freely licensed under CC BY-SA 4.0.

La Sacra ammantata dalla neve.jpg
2nd place: La Sacra ammantata dalla neve by Elio Pallard, freely licensed under CC BY-SA 4.0.

Neues Rathaus Hannover, Innenansicht.jpg
3rd place: Neues Rathaus Hannover, Innenansicht by Raycer, freely licensed under CC BY-SA 4.0.

Olympiastadion Berlin Innenansicht.jpg
4th place: Olympiastadion Berlin Innenansicht by Jan Künzel, freely licensed under CC BY-SA 4.0.

เศียรพระพุทธรูปในรากโพธิ์.jpg
5th place: เศียรพระพุทธรูปในรากโพธิ์ by Siripatwongpin, freely licensed under CC BY-SA 4.0.

Château de Chambord - 19-08-2015 - Arnaud Scherer.jpg
6th place: Château de Chambord – 19-08-2015 – Arnaud Scherer by Arnaud Scherer, freely licensed under CC BY-SA 4.0.

Opernpassage Panorama.jpg
7th place: Opernpassage Panorama by Thomas Ledl, freely licensed under CC BY-SA 4.0.

Соловецкий монастырь.jpg
8th place: Соловецкий монастырь by Алексей Задонский, freely licensed under CC BY-SA 4.0.

Wat phra mahathat woramahawihan nakhon si thammarat.jpg
9th place: Wat phra mahathat woramahawihan nakhon si thammarat by Kosin Sukhum, freely licensed under CC BY-SA 4.0.

مسجد الرفاعى والسلطان حسن ومدفع رمضان بقلعه صلاح الدين.jpg
11th place: مسجد الرفاعى والسلطان حسن ومدفع رمضان بقلعه صلاح الدين by Mohamed kamal 1984, freely licensed under CC BY-SA 4.0.

Museu da inconfidencia.JPG
12th place: Museu da inconfidencia by Ricardotakamura, freely licensed under CC BY-SA 4.0.

Biserica Calvaria de la Cluj-Mănăștur, vedere sud-vestică, 2014.JPG
13th place: Biserica Calvaria de la Cluj-Mănăștur, vedere sud-vestică, 2014 by Pan Ioan, freely licensed under CC BY-SA 4.0.

42 Apollo in bosquet Fächer, gardens of Schönbrunn 03.jpg
14th place: 42 Apollo in bosquet Fächer, gardens of Schönbrunn 03 by Herzi Pinki, freely licensed under CC BY-SA 4.0.

 

Andrew Sherman
Digital Communications Intern
Wikimedia Foundation