Wiki Loves Monuments 2017

Again in 2017 Wiki Loves Monuments (WLM) has been a top ranking project community initiative in terms of attention raised.

Here are further stats on that contest. The charts follow the layout of earlier years. The data have been aggregated from WLM stats tools wikiloves (which itself does great reporting) into spreadsheets 1 and 2

Participating countries in 2016 WLM contest

Map of countries participating in Wiki Loves Monuments 2017



Some charts are about image uploads.
One is about image uploaders, also known as contributors.



Participants per year to Wiki Loves Monuments contest (click to zoom)

With 52 participating countries, 10 more than in 2016, the 2017 contest ranks a close second after 2013, when 53 countries participated. (See 1st table). 6 contenders participated for the first time: Australia, Croatia, Dutch Caribbean (Aruba participated as a country earlier), Finland, Saudi Arabia and Uganda.

In those 8 years since WLM started these countries participated most often:
7x France, Germany, Norway, Russia, Spain, Sweden
6x Austria, Israel, Italy, Netherlands, Slovakia, Ukraine

The contest ran in different countries during different periods (mostly because different calendars are in use, and the aim is to run the contest for a full calendar month).



In 2017 in total 245,168 images were uploaded, which is 12% less than in 2016.


In 2017 Ukraine contributed most images: 37,592WLM_uploads_by_country_2017-v2




Where in 2016 India and United States scored an ex-aequo first place
with 1784 uploaders, this year the United States easily scored the first place,
with 1418 contributors, India came second, with 1130.



The following chart is new this year. We know for each country how many people contributed images. We don’t know how many of those people were foreign visitors (given the theme of the contest probably most of those were tourists). This proportion may vary widely per country. This is actually relevant for all presented charts, but here more than in other charts, as demographics are here an explicit part of the equation. It shows how in statistics, just like in photography, point-of-view and perspective can greatly influence the final picture.


Edit activity on Commons

Two Wikistats diagrams: every year the Wiki Loves Monuments contest brings peak activity on Commons. The second peak earlier in the year, mostly since 2014, is the result of the Wiki Loves Earth contest (which has somewhat different dynamics: WLE runs for a longer period than WLM, in 2017 WLE had 52% more contributors than WLM, but 47% less uploads). See also: this Wiki-loves yearly results page.

Charts also available on Wikimedia Commons


Data for 2017 not yet available on last chart.

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