I am working for Wikimedia Germany together with Nicole and am currently
helping out with the Wiki Loves Monuments project.
Right now I am trying to find the cheapest way to order all of the T-Shirts
in one place and have them send to the participating countries by the shirt
Hopefully the negotiations will be done within the next couple days and the
T-Shirt printer can start doing his job.
In order to send them to you, we will need adresses.
My request: Please send me a delivery adress containing:
- Street & house number
- Postal Code
so we can start sending out the shirts as soon as possible.
We are planning on sending about 20 shirts to each country. If you think
that is not enough / too much for you, please also contact me.
Thanks for your cooperation in advance!
Wikimedia Deutschland e.V.
Eisenacher Straße 2
Tel.: +49 30 219158260
Helfen Sie mit, dass WIKIPEDIA von der UNESCO als erstes digitales
Weltkulturerbe anerkannt wird. Unterzeichnen Sie die Online-Petition:
Wikimedia Deutschland - Gesellschaft zur Förderung Freien Wissens e.
V. Eingetragen im Vereinsregister des Amtsgerichts
Berlin-Charlottenburg unter der Nummer 23855 B. Als gemeinnützig
anerkannt durch das Finanzamt für Körperschaften I Berlin,
I am delighted to confirm that the Board of Wikimedia Poland has
generously agreed to cover the costs of producing 500 calendars showing
12 best photos from the European stage of our competition as chosen by
the European jury.
The calendars will be printed on a high quality A3 or A4 photographic
paper, and will consist of 13 pages, including the title page. We will
have the possibility to design them from scratch and are currently
looking for a graphic designer and a DTP specialist -- volunteers are
hereby warmly welcomed :-)
Wikimedia Poland will pay for the said 500 calendars; in order to
collect your orders, I've designed a Google form, just as it was
designed by Nicole for the T-shirts. Please fill the form giving all the
required information, as stated at <http://goo.gl/b2T20>.
As we have to divide those 500 calendars between 18 participating
countries, we plan to send 25 calendars to each country; you will be
able to order more than that, but you'll need to pay for the additional
number. The shipping costs will be covered from our European budget.
The exact cost of the orders will be given after we collect orders from
all countries; please try to fill the form in the next three weeks, as
the deadline is Wednesday, November 9, 00:00 (UTC), so we can have the
time to button up the whole thing before the results of the European
stage are announced.
The order form, again, is available at <http://goo.gl/b2T20>.
Tomasz Kozłowski | [[user:odder]]
We have received an inspiring message from the winner of the Portuguese
competition that we would like to share with you. Ha has authorized us to
publish and share it. I took the liberty of translating it to English for
your enjoyment. I think it would give a very nice blog post for the european
João Martinho uploaded 500 pictures of 181 different monuments in Portugal,
and won the prize for Best Picture. He has a second picture that will also
compete for the European prize.
His message is below.
*Dear members of Wikimedia Portugal,*
*it was with great satisfaction that I received the news of my victory in
the photo competition “Wiki Loves Portugal – Portugal” with the photo
“Alameda de Pedra” captures at the Carmo Convent in Lisbon in September
*I no longer recall when the interest in photography of monuments and
landscapes awoken in me; when I think about it I believe it was always in
me, starting with my curiosity in registering pictures of places and moments
in my memory that had in some way moved me, I was a child still without a
camera of my own, but I own the most important equipment a photographer
could have: the visual sensitivity about what surrounds him.*
*With the years I started gaining enthusiasm and acquiring photographic
equipment that allowed me to reproduce and crystalize in time that which I
had observed in the journeys I have been doing through this world of ours. A
trip for me is a photographic adventure. I do not travel without
*As an amateur photographer, I am passionate about photography. In the last
few years I have taken advantage of the merits of the internet to subscribe
and participate in international forums and groups for amateur
photographers. Within these I would highlight “BetterPhoto” and “Photoblur”
of which I have been a member and where some of my pictures have been
awarded (I take the liberty to add my “BetterPhoto” gallery for your
However until today no other national or international award has given
as much satisfaction as the one I have just received. The reason is my
passion for the natural and monumental heritage of Portugal: My first and
best motive for photographic inspiration. I have now crowned that fondness
with this honourable distinction.*
*Our country is one of the most fortunate in terms of places and monuments
with photographic interest. Proving it is the quantity and participation
level achieved during the competition. Regrettably throughout our country I
have encountered too many examples of the poor condition much of our
historic and architectural heritage. That situation is extremely
heart-breaking for me however I have not up to this date found the right
“weapons” to fight the degradation of the places and buildings once living
and noble and those who time and human neglect are slowly turning into
regrettable ruins. Two years ago, I made an appeal to IGESPAR to undertake a
photographic survey throughout the country of monuments that require
restoration and preservation but my appeal fell on deaf ears. Now this
purpose is rekindled and I would like to take the opportunity of this award
to consolidate my mission of contributing the best way I can (through
photographic images) to alert the competent authorities to this true SOS
from some of the national heritage. I am aware that much has been done and
that we have some good examples of happy interventions, namely through the
Pousadas de Portugal, but I have that much is still to be done and from
today I will launch in my Facebook page a new appeal “SOS – Património
Nacional” placing photos of buildings and monuments needing intervention and
*It is this way that I intend to be constructive and enterprising with the
award I receive from you. Not as arrival point but as a starting point to go
*I take the opportunity to send you my congratulations for the success of
this initiative and applaud all the more than 250 contestants that with more
than 16000 pictures took the opportunity to showcase the Portuguese
monuments on the web through their respective photographs.*
*With my best regards*
Winners of Russian part of the competition:
(http://ru.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?title=WLM-RU11winners/en - in
The competition in Russia was somewhat special: 90% of our users were
newbies (and all the winners are among them), and we started late. The
competition was newbie-oriented, and many nominations were thought
with maximizing the number of photos in mind: whole buildings,
panoramas, building details, amateur shots (that’s important for the
newcomers), detailed picturing of a building or a whole architectural
complexes… Several nomination places were granted to the partners who
have their opinion on what’s important as well.
Wikipedia community already says that most valuable pictures from this
competition are pictures of ruins and rare pictures, as it most
closely matches the goals of Wikipedia; we understand that
professionals’ look may be totally different. But our winners form a
full-fledged portrait of the city, show its look and appearance. We
think of the competition as a success.
It was one of the first GLAM projects in Russia. It was much of a
pilot project, and now we have lots of things to think about.
Tomorrow, on 2nd of November, we open an exhibition in the center of
Petersburg with photos from the competition. We will use QRpedia, and
we don’t know of any other freely licensed or QRpedia-enabled
exhibitions in Russia; we also don’t know about mills in Petersburg :)
The exhibition will stay until 14th of December; then it will be moved
For the following countries I have received nominations for WLM Europe
Sweden, Poland, Germany, Denmark, Portugal,
For the following countries I have received nominations under embargo:
Estonia, Netherlands, Andorra,
*For the following countries I have *not* received nominations yet: *
France, Spain, Switzerland, Austria, Norway, Russia, Romania, Hungary,
Please note that the original deadline is in 24 hours!