Great intro of the judges. So sad that only a single female on the list but happy that all of the judges are related to arts and photography.
It will also ne nice to have the selection criteria they will be working on.
I wanted to give you a head-up with regards to next steps in the Wiki
Loves Africa contest.
We have convinced 7 people to help us :) Only one lady :(
You probably know 4 of them, as wikimedians. The 3 others being non
I copy paste a bit of presentation about them at the bottom of this email.
What is planned is that in the next 3-4 weeks, our wikimedians
jury-members will look at the images uploaded and make a preselection of
The preselection will then be looked upon by the 7 members of the jury.
Link to the pictures:
I hope you can help identifying the best images as well. I am sure your
help would be welcome if you are interested.
Mike is a postdoctoral Researcher at Jodrell Bank as well as an
astronomer and a wikipedian. He co-funded Wikimedia UK. Contact:
Long time Wikipedian and Wikimedian, amateur photographer, and
contributor to Wikimedia Commons. Habib is very actively involved in
Wikimedia Tunisia User Group. Contact: http://about.me/habibmhenni
Pierre Yves Beaudouin has been a wikipedian for over 5 years and is the
former president of Wikimedia France. Based in Paris, his work is mainly
about sports photography and the funerary art of the Pere Lachaise
Cemetary. Contact: email@example.com
Long time Wikipedian and Wikimedian, an engineer in green aviation
development but also a dedicated amateur photographer. Pierre-Selim
contributes high quality pictures to Wikimedia Commons in topics such as
sports, museum items and cultural heritage monuments. He was also a jury
member on the Wiki Loves Monument contest. Contact:
Paul Sika is an autodidact artist and a trained software engineer born
in Ivory Coast. Exposed to animation and video games while a child, Paul
Sika discovers in high school a passion for computer programming through
scientific calculators. The most beautiful projects will be the
adaptations on calculator of flagship games of the time such as Pokémon
and Zelda. After a Bachelor degree in Software Engineering at the
University of Westminster, London, UK as well as the study of techniques
of Cinema, he develops a photographic technique called Photomaking, a
fusion of photography and filmmaking, described in 2007 as “a new form
of art” by Olympus User Magazine UK. Paul Sika work is available at
Carianne Wilkinson is the Vice-President of Silwood School of Cookery in
Cape Town, South Africa. Founded by Lesley Faull in 1964, Silwood is
South Africa’s oldest cookery school. It has, over the past 50 years,
earned itself a world-class reputation and graduates can be found in top
kitchens around the world. Carianne is an accredited South African Chefs
Association judge, and has also been a San Pellegrino World’s 50 Best
Restaurants judge. Find more at http://www.silwood.co.za/
Africa Melane’s wide-ranging interests and relentless curiosity comes to
the fore on his Weekend Breakast on 702 and CapeTalk (independent South
African Radio Broadcasters), a show that ranges from international
headlines to must-visit events around the corner. An accountant by
training, Africa has spent a decade in broadcasting, both on and
off-air. Africa is a self-confessed thespian, foodie enthusiast and a
Fleur Du Cap judge. On twitter: @AfricaMelane.
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