Wiki Loves Monuments is an annual international photo competition where participants upload their photos of registered historical and cultural sites to the Wikimedia Commons. This year, over 50 countries are participating.
In the United States, this means capturing photos of sites listed on the National Register of Historical Places, as well as sites recognized by state historical societies and other local historical institutions. It's a very successful event; last year in the United States, we had over 1,400 participants upload over 8,000 photos, with a good chunk of them (10-15%) being used across Wikimedia projects. So far in 2018, we're almost at 1,000 photos.
Wiki Loves Monuments can be a fun activity for people who enjoy photography, exploring, and learning about their local history. I encourage everyone to get involved, and there are several ways of doing so:
* Spread the word on your affiliates' social media channels.
* Encourage your local historical societies, libraries, universities, etc. to spread the word as well (if you do, please contact me so we don't duplicate outreach efforts)