Ever thought of seeing your own photos on Wikipedia ?
This is your chance to take part in our annual photography competition to improve Wikipedia. The encyclopaedia is visited by 500 million people every month, and needs you to help improve its photos.
Wiki Loves Monuments UK is aimed at the UK's listed buildings and ancient monuments, and starts on Monday 1st September. The contest is supported by the Royal Photographic Society, English Heritage, and Wikimedia UK.
We've got lots of pictures of Tower Bridge and Stonehenge, but there's so much more of the country's heritage to celebrate. There are tens of thousands of eligible sites, so check out the UK competition website (http://www.wikilovesmonuments.org.uk) and see what's nearby. As well as prizes for the best image, we have a special prize this year for the best image of a listed building on one of the 'At Risk' registers.
It doesn't matter when your photos are taken so long as they're uploaded by the end of September. If you took some stunning pictures back in April, or five years ago, you can still upload them.
To enter, you'll need to agree to release your entries under a free licence allowing them to be freely used by anyone for any purpose, including Wikipedia. You retain copyright, and can require anyone using your images to attribute them to you as photographer.
Help us show off your local history!
Wiki Loves Monuments volunteer
On the form, why does the field "Contact Person Name" have to be a number?
Is it a mistake?
Date: Thu, 14 Aug 2014 14:26:17 +0300
> From: Ynhockey <ynhockey(a)gmail.com>
> To: Wiki Loves Monuments Photograph Competition
> Subject: [Wiki Loves Monuments] Important! - Holding WLM this Year and
> Moving Forward
> Hi everyone,
> In order to move forward with WLM this year and get everything working
> before September 1, we would like to have some basic data about the
> Please fill in the following form as quickly as possible:
> Please note that not filling the form in a timely manner may prevent us
> from providing assistance for your country with WLM, including tools,
> campaigns, jury, etc.
> Hopefully we can pull this off in the short time frame that we have, and
> good luck to everyone!
> —Yan (Ynhockey).
In order to move forward with WLM this year and get everything working
before September 1, we would like to have some basic data about the
Please fill in the following form as quickly as possible:
Please note that not filling the form in a timely manner may prevent us
from providing assistance for your country with WLM, including tools,
campaigns, jury, etc.
Hopefully we can pull this off in the short time frame that we have, and
good luck to everyone!
We will start our PR effort for WMTH 2014 this week. We have a number
of changes from last year. Please find the new information below.
Sponsor: WMF PEG grant and two local partners
Website: www.wmth.org (a single page website that link to commons)
* The monument ID is "FADlink"
* A monument is eligible only if it is gazetted - i.e. there is a
field "ประกาศ = " in the template. (There are ~2,000 gazetted
monuments out of ~8,000 items in the list.)
I'm re-sending this e-mail as a reminder. - Last February I sent out contact information of WLM participants who would like to be re-contacted to the individual chapters/national contest organizers in separate Excel files.
Please let me know in case this information hasn't made it to the right person or if you have lost the message/file. - In this case I can easily re-send it to you, as has just happened for the Romanian team.
Of course, I would also be happy about your feedback as to whether this contact data has actually helped you to get in touch with new volunteers and to enroll them for some of your activities.
From: Estermann Beat
Sent: Mittwoch, 15. Januar 2014 14:59
To: Wiki Loves Monuments Photograph Competition (wikilovesmonuments(a)lists.wikimedia.org)
Subject: WLM Participants' Survey: Summary analysis of contact data
Please find enclosed some summary analyses of the contact information that was collected as part of the WLM participants' survey (N = 1687):
- More than 90% of respondents would like to receive future announcements about WLM and other photo contests
- Ca. 500 respondents (39%) would like to participate in the organization of photo contests!
- Ca. 500 respondents (39%) would like to participate in GLAM cooperation projects
- Ca. 350 respondents (27%) are interested in meeting other Wikipedians/Wikimedians
- Ca. 300 respondents (24%) are interested in learning how to edit Wikipedia or to contribute to Wikimedia Commons
- Ca. 100 respondents (8%) are familiar with Wikipedia/Wikimedia Commons and would like to teach others how to contribute
Most of them left us their contact details (either e-mail address or username). I have forwarded the file with the contact details to Lodewijk. The idea is that the international team splits the file up into one file per country that can be shared with the local WLM organizers or the local chapter.
The numbers are quite certainly not representative for all the contest participants; I would expect the self-selection bias to be rather high for this question (i.e. those interested in getting more closely involved are probably more likely to participate in the survey than the others).
In the attachment you will also find an analysis for each country.
N.B. For reasons of data protection, the contact information is treated separately from the rest of the data.
Berne University of Applied Sciences
CH-3000 Bern 22
Phone +41 31 848 34 30
Phone (direct number) +41 31 848 34 38
Fax +41 31 848 34 31
Just to remind that the Wiki Loves meetup (Wiki Loves Earth, Wiki Loves Monuments and probably other ideas) is today starting 7pm.
Place: Barbican, Lakeside Terrace (terrace with fountains at the ground floor, this one https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Fountain_at_the_Barbican_Centre_1.j… ). Then we'll see if we will want to stay there, find a room or find a pub.
See you there! Mykola (NickK)