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Wikimedia Monuments competition winners

Wikimedia has just announced the winners of the Wiki Loves Monuments UK photography competition.

Matthew Hoser beat over 14,000 photographs to take this year’s top UK prize of £250 for his photograph of the derelict West Pier on Brighton’s seafront.

Derelict West Pier on Brighton seafront - First Prize. Credit: Matthew Hoser Read

Derelict West Pier on Brighton seafront - First Prize. Credit: Matthew Hoser Read

The annual international competition claims to be the world’s largest and it encourages people from around the world to upload images of heritage monuments under Wikimedia Commons.

Second prize went to Paul Stümke for his image of Glenfinnan Viaduct at Loch Shiel

Glenfinnan Viaduct at Loch Shiel – Second Prize. Credit: Paul Stümke

Glenfinnan Viaduct at Loch Shiel – Second Prize. Credit: Paul Stümke

Third place went to Oliver Tookey’s photograph of the De La Warr Pavilion Art Deco building on Bexhill seafront.

De La Warr Pavilion Art Deco building on Bexhill seafront – third prize. Credit: Oliver Tookey

De La Warr Pavilion Art Deco building on Bexhill seafront – third prize. Credit: Oliver Tookey

The special prize for the best image taken in Scotland was awarded to Keith Proven for Smailholm Tower.

Keith Proven CC BY-SA 4.0

Keith Proven CC BY-SA 4.0

The special prize for the best image taken in Wales went to Sterim64 for Craig-y-mor.

Sterim64 CC BY-SA 4.0

Sterim64 CC BY-SA 4.0

You can see these and the other stunning pictures that were awarded Highly Commended status at Wikimedia Commons:

https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Commons:Wiki_Loves_Monuments_2017_in_the_United_Kingdom/Winners