Hello Wikimedians,

On behalf of the 2011 POTY committee, I'd like to invite you to join the Commons Picture of the Year (POTY) Committee. A volunteer-led contest, Picture of the Year is run by an organizing committee of Wikimedians. Since its inception in 2006, thousands of photos from people all over the world have been selected as Featured Pictures, and all of them are free for anyone in the world to reuse, remix and share. POTY is one of Wikimedia's most prominent events.

The committee currently has several dedicated members, but we're looking for some more help. Last year, the committee counted 2,463 votes from Wikimedians! There are lots of ways to help out, including helping set up contest pages, posting messages in relevant locations, translating interface messages, assisting voters, and counting votes. We want to make POTY 2011 accessible to as many people as possible, so translating pages is a priority.

We're looking for a handful of experienced and dedicated users. Together, we'll be able to run one of the most successful POTY contests ever. If you're interested in helping out, please fill out this form and we'll get in touch with you. You can also keep up with the POTY 2011 contest on Twitter, in the #poty2011 IRC channel on Freenode, or by visiting the POTY page on the Wikimedia Commons. If you have any questions, feel free to email me.

Thank you for your consideration,

POTY 2011