As part of upcoming work to be done to support use of UploadCampaigns
from Mobile, I've spent time rewriting the underlying infrastructure
for UploadCampaigns. This has no changes for people who use
UploadWizard to just ''upload'' images, but plenty of changes for
people who administer and maintain campaigns. The most important
* Campaigns are maintained by creating and modifying pages in a new
Campaign: namespace. Special:UploadCampaign and
Special:UploadCampaigns have been removed.
* Pages in the Campaign: namespace have all the ''features'' of normal
pages, and so have page history (solving [[bugzilla:30645]]), a talk
page, can be watched/moved/deleted/undeleted, etc.
* Full wikitext support in most fields - header/thanks labels (fixing
[[bugzilla:39910]]) and in the field labels (solving
[[bugzilla:39911]]). This should make customizations and
* Arbitrary number of custom fields where the user can enter text
while uploading, and such text is included in the uploaded image's
description, are now supported (previously you were restricted to two
* As a negative, the GUI interface for configuring campaigns is now
gone (temporarily). Currently the Campaign configuration is stored as
[[:en:JSON|JSON]], which is edited by hand. There exists minimal
validation so that corrupt data is not saved. A point and click
interface would eventually be added at some point in the future.
[[mw:Extension:UploadWizard/Campaigns|Documentation]] for the current
JSON format exists.
This change is currently live on the
[http://commons.wikimedia.beta.wmflabs.org/ commonsbeta] site, and can
be tested there. This is on schedule to be rolled out to Commons on
Monday, July 22 - unless large unforeseen bugs arise.
Thanks to MarkTraceur, Odder and Brion for their help in getting this done!
Special note for WLM: Since WLM is the biggest (almost only) user of
campaigns right now, I'll be spending time to make sure that all the
WLM campaigns work without issue.
Yuvi Panda T
Mobile Team, Wikimedia Foundation
as some of you may know, I'm now also collaborating with Europeana in their
Wiki-related projects. I have a couple of good announcements to share with
1) Again this year, Europeana will be an official partner of Wiki Loves
Monuments and will sponsor the main prize, as did last year.
2) Beside of sponsoring main prize, We’ll have a special category within
the contest entitled ‘World War I Monuments and Memorials'.
This category is understood in an inclusive way (all monuments/memorials
related to WWI in participating countries) This category proposal is
related to another ongoing Europeana project, Europeana 1914-1918 
designed for collecting memorabilia in digital form from related to WW1.
Previous editions of the WLM contest also had an special Europeana category
(GLAM for 2012  and Art Nouveau for 2011 ). The contest and jury
systems for this particular category will be the same one than used on
previous years, following our KISS principles :) Still not sure about it
but probably will manage an online exhibit like the one Europeana did for
Art Nouveau in 2011 
We are still drafting all so will be glad to read your comments and
questions on this.
A couple of weeks ago I was talking with Lodewikj about the idea of having
a configurable Jury Tool that would suit the need of most of the
participating countries. While it may seem early to talk about the Jury
Tool for countries that are participating for the first time, the countries
that are already experienced in the contest can give valuable input about
what features should this tool have.
We are already collecting information in this link
and I would like to get in touch with people that developed jury tools for
previous contests so that we can start a discussion about features.
David E. Narvaez
As this is the first time that the UK has participated in the competition, we’re having to draft our national rules and list of awards from scratch. Our current thoughts are set out at
and I’d really appreciate any feedback from those of you who have previous experience and can perhaps point out any potential pitfalls in our draft.
Dear monument clickers,
the WLM international team has drafted prizes for the international and
will be happy to re- work if anyone has any suggestions! So far, we have
been buying vouchers for the Prize winners which didn’t work well previous
year as the contest went global. We had to take help from Chapters and
Individuals to buy vouchers for the winners, and then reimburse them from
the international budget. That was very time consuming at most of the ends.
We would welcome if you got any suggestions. If you would agree that giving
out vouchers is the best process and we should continue that, do also let
us know that.
The (draft) prizes for the 2013 contest will be as follows:
Prizes (probably in the form of vouchers)
~ 2.000,00 Euros (estimation)
At 4.000,00, the Prize budget is almost cool.
* Estimation is from a Asian country, and that includes accommodation
^ New entry means that the prizes was not awarded previous year. The WLM
international team felt that, as we grow, the number of prizes we shall
also grow up!
On behalf of WLM international team.
We at the Wiki Loves Monuments 2013 international coordination team are
looking forward to hire a contractor to take care of the maintenance of the
infrastructure behind Wiki Loves Monuments, and everything that is needed
to run smoothly the contest. Yes, this will be a paid contract and we would
expect the person to work for us for three months from August up-to
We are looking for a candidate of either gender with the following skills:
Python — at an experienced level;
MySQL —at an experienced level;
PHP — at an experienced level;
CSS/JS/HTML at a basic level;
Be a quick learner: need to learn basic MediaWiki code;
Among the tasks the contractor will need to perform you have: running
“Erfgoedbot” and adding countries to the monuments’ database. They will
need to write PHP–based tools (statistics) using data from a MySQL database.
The contractor, when selected, will be working for the Wiki Loves Monuments
international coordination team. He will sign a contract with Wikimedia
Nederlands, the fiscal sponsor of the Wiki Loves Monuments 2013
If you are interested, please forward your resume and your portfolio to
cristian.consonni(a)wikimedia.it. *The deadline to send applications is 29
July 2013.* The Wiki Loves Monuments international team consists of
volunteers and so, it might take time from our side to review your
applications, but we will make sure it doesn’t takes more than a week.
Karthik Nadar and Cristian Consonni,
On behalf of the WLM international team.
I'm glad to announce you that, this year, we will have a Wiki Loves
Monuments edition in... Antarctica!
We believe that, to actually make this a global contest, we need to reach
all continents. Antarctica, despite having no permanent population, has
several sites that commemorate the attempts of exploration and research
carried out by the international community over the past centuries. There
are 86 monuments declared by the Antarctic Treaty System that will
This certainly will be a particular and very symbolic contest. We expect a
very low amount of participants but most of the images will be unique, so
each one will have a lot of impact.
In the past weeks, I have been in contact with the Secretariat of the
Antarctic Treaty and they have accepted to support our contest. We expect
to reach different institutions (researchers, tourist operators, national
institutions, etc.) with the help of the ATS... but there are still a lot
of things to do. In line with the spirit of the Antarctic Treaty and the
Wikimedia Movement, this local contest will be an international one.
We expect a lot of volunteers of different countries to help us translating
the monuments lists, updating the website, contacting institutions in their
own countries, becoming juries and so on... Wikimedia Argentina will only
participate as a coordinator.
Do you want to join the WLM-AQ team? Send an e-mail to
Also, you can take a look at our page in Commons:
We expect to reach this year to every place in the world... even the most
remote and cold! :)
*Osmar Valdebenito G.*
A. C. Wikimedia Argentina