just like last year, I am working on applying for recognition of Wiki Loves
Monuments as the World Largest Photography Competition. We should be easily
able to meet this record, but the evidence is always a bit tricky to
generate. Just like last year, I'd like to be able to send them a full list
of all participating images.
However, for other purposes we might need different definitions. I'd like
to suggest a few different definitions here.
== Retention statistics ==
For running retention statistics etc, I'd like to use wide definitions of
participating people and images: If the uploader *thought* he was validly
submitting, that is good enough. After all, here it is the intention that
counts. So this list should ideally include every image that ever contained
the Wiki Loves Monuments template. No matter if the image was deleted,
disqualified or if the country didn't submit finalists.
* No matter which country
* No matter the license / deleted or not
* No matter the monument template
* But within the time frame that the contest was ongoing (to have 'clear'
stats for a full month of contest)
== Guinness ==
This will be the strictest definition because we cannot afford a single
mistake (that would make the process much more painful and long) and we
have easily beaten the record anyway so we can afford this.
For this purpose, we should generate a clean list of images that definitely
fulfill the criteria. This means among others that a submission is for this
definition only considered valid if it really made a chance to win the
international prize (similar to last year). That means for example
unfortunately that images from Belgium & Luxembourg & South Tyrol cannot
participate for this definition. (Belgium & Luxembourg didn't submit
finalists, so strictly speaking those images never made any chance to win
the international competition. For Italy (including South Tyrol) there was
a bit more complicated rule due to local legislation that there had to be a
permission from the soprintendenza (if you want details, please ask the
local organizers!) etc.
* Participating in one of the 33 countries that submitted nominees for the
* License OK
* Not deleted
* Monument template with existing monument ID in the database has to be
present (should there be exception countries to this?) In the case of
Italy, the monument has to be on the 'cleared list' (can someone provide a
complete cleared list as it was valid for the competition 2012?)
* Uploaded within the time frame for that country. Exception is mass
uploads from mobile platform and Flickr. I believe Platonides has a
whitelist for these bot uploaders?
Am I missing any other criteria that could invalidate according to such a
strict definition? I'm skipping the 'activated email address' because in
practice we have reminded people of activating that if relevant on several
I'd like to get started with this soon, so any quick feedback would be
FYI. It's still not live for everybody, but there will be plenty of
time to test.
---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Sumana Harihareswara <sumanah(a)wikimedia.org>
Subject: [Wikitech-l] Easy upload of Flickr photos to Commons
To: Wikimedia developers <wikitech-l(a)lists.wikimedia.org>, Drecodeam(a)gmail.com
I hereby celebrate that we've merged Ankur Anand's (drecodeam's) Flickr
integration work into UploadWizard, and that administrators on Commons
can now upload photos directly from Flickr. See
Once we've shaken this out on the live site, I believe we'll be able to
open it up so all users will be able to upload multiple images at once
from Flickr to Wikimedia Commons. I can only imagine how great this
will be for Wiki Loves Monuments next year. :-) Thanks to Ankur, Ryan
Kaldari, Mark Holmquist, and everyone else who worked on this!
The Gerrit changeset that went through 26 patchsets (if at first you
don't succeed, try, try again): https://gerrit.wikimedia.org/r/#/c/12269/
Ankur worked on this as part of his 2012 Google Summer of Code project.
His HTML5 drag-and-drop support and geolocation metadata import
for UploadWizard, still need polish before we can merge them:
free to help.
Also, our blog post about this year's GSoC students is now re-posted on
the Google open source blog:
Engineering Community Manager
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it will be great if the winning images are covered in the main page of
Wikimedia Commons. Not images, but at-least that the winners of WLM is
announced. Something like that!
Wikimedia India Chapter.
*Donate to Wikipedia, support free knowledge.*
this is nice coverage.
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From: CherianTinu Abraham <tinucherian(a)gmail.com>
Date: Thu, Dec 6, 2012 at 8:57 PM
Subject: [Wmfcc-l] [Press] : The Hindu : "Indians win in Wiki mega photo
To: Communications Committee <wmfcc-l(a)lists.wikimedia.org>
*The Hindu : "Indians win in Wiki mega photo contest"*
http://www.thehindu.com/todays-paper/tp-national/indians-win-in-wiki-mega-p…http://www.twitpic.com/bjqjvm ( Print coverage) - Large coverage on rear
cover page !!
*WLM beat its own record this year with more than 3,50,000 images
Two photographs sent by Indians have won the first and sixth places in what
Guinness World Records has called the largest photo competition. Called
‘Wiki Loves Monuments 2012!’ (WLM), the online competition was organised by
Wikipedians all over the world, Karthik Nadar, secretary and Board member,
Executive Committee, Wikimedia India Chapter, told The Hindu .
Pranav Singh’s photo of Safdarjung’s tomb in New Delhi secured the first
place internationally while Narender Kumar’s photo of the Taj Mahal got the
sixth place. The two photos had been rated ninth and first respectively in
the competition held at the India level. Other Indian finalists sent photos
of the country’s tombs, temples and military forts. Narender Kumar told The
Hindu that most photos of the Taj are “touristy,” so he took an unusual
angle. “Luckily, there was foggy weather,” he said.
While WLM had set the Guinness record for the world’s largest photo contest
with 1,68,208 images in 2011, it beat its own record this year with more
than 3,50,000 images.
India participated for the first time in the competition this year. It sent
the highest number of participants, representing 15 per cent of the 15,000
total contributors from around the world. Over 2,200 photographers
contributed nearly 16,000 photos, according to sources in Wikimedia India
There is no free-to-use image of more than 99 per cent of monuments in
India listed by the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI). The aim of the
contest was to encourage people to contribute photos to Wikimedia Commons,
said Mr. Nadar. The Wikimedia Commons is a sister project of Wikipedia. It
is a media file repository that makes available freely licensed educational
content (such as images, sound and video clips) to everyone in the world.
It acts as a common repository for various projects of the Wikimedia
Foundation, including Wikipedia. (Wikipedia.org )
He said anyone could use the photos from the Commons, including for
commercial purposes provided the photographer’s name was mentioned. A
‘Photo Walk’ was organised in Mumbai in September (when the contest was on)
during which participants took photos for the contest.
Naveen Francis, former secretary and board member, Wikimedia India chapter,
told The Hindu that participation from India was “almost uniform” with
photos coming from contestants from across the country. The highest
participation was from Delhi, with more photos taken of the Taj Mahal and
the Qutub Minar. Mumbai followed with photos of Gateway of India.
Mr. Francis said contestants were asked to photograph those monuments
recognised by the ASI. The focus was on structures of national and
international importance. However, some contestants sent photos of
monuments not recognised by the ASI. Those were excluded from the
competition. However, they will be used in Wiki Voyage, a new travel
website that has launched recently.
The international jury considered 324 images from 33 participating
countries in the finale. There were 10 nominations from each participating
country for the international round. The Indian jury for the country round
had six jury members, who nominated 10 photos from 16,000. Three
professional photographers, Gauri Gill, Anup Mathew Thomas and Ryan Lobo,
made up the team along with three Wikipedians Arun Ganesh, Kiran Ravikumar,
and Sreejith K. *
Press Team, Wikimedia India Chapter
Important Note : Non-commercial reproduction for informative purposes only.
The publisher ( The Hindu ) of the above news article owns the copyrights
of the article / content. All copyrights are duly acknowledged.
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everybody at the list: allright. I will anyhow go through the orders with
the printer. So it is good if I know what You ordered.
@ Santi: Please let inform the American Chapter and me about the US-winner,
and all contact info You might have on him or her.
I will alter the address for the calendars going to Spain..
thanks / abrazo
Kuratorin für Kulturpartnerschaften
Wikimedia Deutschland e.V. | NEU: Obentrautstr. 72 | 10963 Berlin
Tel. (030) 219 158 26-0
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, Steuernummer 27/681/51985.
2012/12/4 Santi Navarro <santiagonavarro(a)wikimedia.org.es>
> I write you from Wikimedia Spain. I'm sorry because we write a little
> late, but in time.
> Finally we want more copies than the 15 free per country and the copies
> for winners.
> We filled in the document, and it is attached. But I prefer to explain
> better the order.
> We need 20 copies extra. So, we should receive 20 copies + 15 free copies
> + 2 copies for winners. But one of the winners (7th place) is from the
> USA, maybe it would be better to send the calendar to WLM USA organization
> and not to Spain.
> Barbara knew our secretary's address, but this time it will be better to
> send them to our chair: Jorge Sierra. The address is also in the order,
> but I copy it here:
> Spain - España
> I attach also our logo to put it at the end of the calendars.
> One question more: is there any possibility to order more calendars these
> Santiago Navarro
> Wikimedia España
Hello my Dear,
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yours new friend
Amazing job done - both national and international teams! All the
finalists' photos were wonderful and the jury really had a tough job
deciding who the winner would be. I love the winning one!
Tamara - WLM Serbia
> Message: 1
> Date: Mon, 3 Dec 2012 15:43:31 +0100
> From: Lodewijk <lodewijk(a)effeietsanders.org>
> To: Wiki Loves Monuments Photograph Competition
> Subject: [Wiki Loves Monuments] And the winner is...
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> Dear all,
> you can find the winning pictures of Wiki Loves Monuments 2012 on
> http://www.wikilovesmonuments.org/and-the-2012-winner-is/ .
> Best regards,
Wikimedia Italy has decided to nominate Wiki Loves Monuments Italy 2013 for
the contest "Che fare", which will award € 100,000 for an innovative
project combining web and culture.
The final winner will be announced after three steps: a pre-selection by
experts, a public vote, and a final selection by a jury.
Wiki Loves Monuments Italy has already passed the first stage and now needs
the support of all of you to reach the third level!
To vote simply log in to
You can register on the site or login with Facebook Connect and vote
(button "Vota") for Wiki Loves Monuments Italy, the project number is
(in italian Cognome->"Last Name" and Nome->"First Name")
On Sat, Dec 1, 2012 at 12:13 PM, Emma Tracanella
> Ciao :)
> Wikimedia Italy has decided to nominate Wiki Loves Monuments Italy 2013
> for the contest "Che fare", which will award € 100,000 for an innovative
> project combining web and culture.
> The final winner will be announced after three steps: a pre-selection by
> experts, a public vote, and a final selection by a jury.
> Wiki Loves Monuments Italy has already passed the first stage and now
> needs the support of all of you to reach the third level!
> To vote simply log in to
> You can register on the site or login with Facebook Connect and vote
> (button "Vota") for Wiki Loves Monuments Italy, the project number is
> (in italian Cognome->"Last Name" and Nome->"First Name")