We've put together a poster for 2018 competition:
The list of national competitions participating in this year's competition
is included at the bottom of the poster. The list is based on:
As of now, 43 national competitions have signed up for this year's WLM. The
poster will be updated weekly to add new national competitions that join
after today (if any). If you are planning to sign up and haven't yet please
do so as soon as possible so we can include your competition in our
WLM International Team
In 2019, Wiki Loves Monuments will be organized for the 10th time. As we
will be celebrating this achievement, we would like to use this opportunity
to reflect on the years behind us and learn how we can improve Wiki Loves
We have created a short survey to ask you to help us learn about the areas
that we can do better within our mission: to freely document and raise
awareness about the monuments, increase contributions to Wikimedia
projects, and bolster local Wikimedia communities.
I would like to invite you all to help us think about this by filling out
this 4 minute survey:
We still want to do all of this through an annual, federated, global,
low-barrier photo competition, please keep that in mind as the frame we'd
like to operate under. While your thoughts and recommendations about any
aspect of Wiki Loves Monuments are welcome, we will be paying extra
attention to recommendations that can help the contest become more global:
to help us empower more people from more diverse demographics to join the
project, as organizers, jurors, participants, and beyond.
Thank you for your time in advance.
On behalf of the international team,
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Wikimania is here and many of the local teams will be represented.
It would be great to use the opportunity to learn as much as possible from
each other! Let's meet up with each other :)
If you're experiencing problems or hurdles at your national competition or
want to organize one and don't know how, feel free to find anyone from the
international team that is here: myself (effeietsanders) , pawel (yarl) or
andre (lokal profil).
Like last year we have a Wiki loves monuments workshop session, saturday
between 1130 and 1230 for everyone that wants to learn or share about
These is also a meetup round table about the long term question of how to
make wiki loves thrive in Africa. We'll want to learn from you all the
bottle necks, lessons and approaches.
Love to hear from anyone! Enjoy Wikimania.
If you are organizing Wiki Loves Monuments in a country without existing
funding structures for Wiki Loves Monuments, you have the possibility to
request a 'Rapid Grant' at the Wikimedia Foundation. This is a low barrier
program that should make it easy to request smaller grants with minimal
effort. You can find more information about the program here:
The requirements and documentation may seem a little overwhelming, but it's
really not that impossible if you have a clear idea what you need the money
for. Writing a proposal hopefully takes between 30 and 60 minutes, and the
report about the same amount of time. You can use these funds for example
to fund prizes for your national winners, to organize a prize ceremony, to
organize a photo workshop and/or photo walk, etc. This is all optional, but
a great opportunity to get more people involved in your group!
However, there is a deadline here. To maximize the chance that you actually
get your funds before the start of the competition on 1 September, you must
make your application *BEFORE 1 AUGUST*. That still leaves you plenty of
time, but it does mean you should ideally start now. Please note that we
did reach an agreement with the grants team that Wiki Loves Monuments
grants can, by exception, also submit between 16 and 31 July. If you submit
earlier, it can also be approved earlier.
If you need any help writing a grant request, you can ask me or someone
from the grants team for support. If you want to meet at Wikimania to
discuss or draft together, that is totally possible!
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Wikimedia UK is supporting the annual Wiki Loves Monuments contest again
this year, and I am looking for 20-25 volunteers to help review and
filter the entries.
The contest finishes at the end of September, with reviewing and judging
taking place immediately after that. We normally have several rounds of
reviewing during October, enabling us to reduce the expected 10,000+
entries down to long list of a few hundred from which the winners are
selected by our panel of judges.
You'd need to be able to commit to a minimum of 5-8 hours online
reviewing, spread out over the month of October. As reviewing is done
online, volunteers can be based anywhere in the world and you don't need
to have any UK connections. We’re not looking for expert photographers,
but you should have a basic ability to be able to distinguish a good
photograph from a poor or mediocre one. Training in the online reviewing
software is available.
If you are able to help, or if you'd like more information, please let
WLM-UK lead volunteer
One of the hard things that national teams run into year after year, is
setting up a good landing page. In the past we have offered wordpress
templates to help teams with a good default option.
However, we want to slowly move towards having an excellent default option
on Wikimedia Commons. Who would be willing to help design that and set it
up in an easy to edit way? I'd love to brainstorm a little more with one or
two others about this, but I was thinking some basic requirements should be:
- setting up the landing page has to be possible without extensive
knowledge of wiki markup or templates
- it has to work in both RTL and LTR (or we create two versions, fine with
- it has to support multiple languages
- it needs to have a super clear workflow for participants: point out the
basics of the competitions, where to find the monuments and how to upload.
- be low maintenance and easy to set up, with possibility to expand as a
country has a more complex setup/requirements.
Who would be willing and able to help out? Please join the conversation
If you're interested in helping Wiki Loves Monuments be more of a success
in Africa by sharing or learning, and if you're participating in Wikimania
this year, I would suggest that you consider joining the 'Making Wiki Loves
Monuments thrive in Africa' meetup on Saturday during Wikimania, from
See for more information here:
You can also sign up there, so that we know what and who to expect :)
If you can't be there, you can still leave some suggestions or thoughts on
that page to consider.
Probably also of interest for people on this list.
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> Van: Alex Stinson <astinson(a)wikimedia.org>
> Datum: 10 juli 2018 om 23:00:53 CEST
> Aan: Wikimedia Chapters cultural partners coordination <cultural-partners(a)wikimedia.ch>, "Wikimedia & GLAM collaboration [Public]" <glam(a)lists.wikimedia.org>, North American Cultural Partnerships <glam-us(a)lists.wikimedia.org>, "Wikimedia & Libraries" <libraries(a)lists.wikimedia.org>
> Onderwerp: [GLAM] New GLAM and Underrepresented Heritage role at the Wikimedia Foundation
> Antwoord aan: "Wikimedia & GLAM collaboration \[Public\]" <glam(a)lists.wikimedia.org>
> Hi All,
> I am really excited to share with you the opening of a new job working within the Programs Team at the Wikimedia Foundation: a Program Officer focused on GLAM and Underrepresented Heritage.
> As part of orienting our team to better support the Wikimedia Movement direction, we hope this role can help us to better support tactics and strategies that are becoming important among emerging communities wanting to get involved in GLAM programs -- including, for example, leveraging digitization, WikiSource and Wiki Loves type events to document marginalized knowledge. They will be working closely with our existing GLAM team, including Alex Stinson and Sandra Fauconnier, to document and expand the impact of GLAM partnership in the movement, and to help us advance the larger Equity and Infrastructure goals of the movement direction.
> We also hope that this role helps our team build increased depth of experience with Wikimedia communities outside of North America and Europe, where existing GLAM communities have a strong community of practice and from which Sandra and Alex (and Ben, the Programs team director) have deep backgrounds.
> If you know someone who is enthusiastic about or has deep experience facilitating GLAM-Wiki or similar community initiatives, please share the job announcement with them: https://boards.greenhouse.io/wikimedia/jobs/1236692
> Alex Stinson
> GLAM-Wiki Strategist
> Wikimedia Foundation
> Learn more about how the communities behind Wikipedia, Wikidata and other Wikimedia projects partner with cultural heritage organizations: https://outreach.wikimedia.org/wiki/GLAM
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