But thanks for the tip for the monuments, it is a great idea.
We need to do alot of education for this project, people are not used
to using wikis etc. The best user interface I can find so far is
panoramia with a creative commons flag.
The problem is that we need to talk to people and to tell them about
wikipedia, we need to show them how.
This also includes people submitted pictures they dont have rights to.
All this requires work.
We need to motivate the people as I said, I think we need a prize
money. I would be happy to work on the monuments project, and I think
it could work. there are many many monuments for the kosovo war in
kosovo, for example. But I would like to find a prize money. Even if I
am donate the prize money myself, I would like a tax break. That is
what is missing here.
---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Maarten Dammers <maarten(a)mdammers.nl>
Date: Sun, Jun 5, 2011 at 3:02 PM
Subject: Re: [Commons-l] Photo contest for Kosovo and Albania
Did you guys consider joining Wiki Loves Monuments 2011? It's a (big)
European photo contest organized in September 2011, see
Op 5-6-2011 14:18, Mike Dupont schreef:
now that I found this list, I wanted to let you know about this photo
contest we have been working on for almost one year
there are photos on flicker, facebook and commons, we are still
working on processing all of them, any help would be nice.
The idea was from gerardm who spoke at the freesb conference in vlore
albania last year.
We are still working on the next events for this year, sfk11 is being
planned for the first weekend of november in prishtina.
It would be nice if we can find some sponsors of the photo contest, I
was thinking of something like a 500Euro prize for the first photo to
make it to the picture of the day for the commons,
I would even be willing to donate some money myself to wikimedia ev
germany if I could tax deduct it.
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