Wikipedia has announced the launch of this year’s Wiki Loves Monuments photo competition. In last year’s contest, 5,000 photographers from 18 European countries uploaded more than 168,000 photos. This year’s competition will have significantly greater participation, including the United States and many non-European countries for the first time. Volunteer Wikipedians organise the contest in each country, with the winning photos from national contests considered by an international jury in late October. The international jury will announce the top-ten international photos and the overall best picture winner in early December. The grand prize winner will be invited to a photo tour in Hong Kong for the annual meeting of Wikipedia editors, photographers, and collaborators: Wikimania 2013.