In the past years, I have with much pleasure worked on making Wiki Loves
Monuments a success, by supporting the international community that
organizes this great competition as well as possible.
As we're wrapping up the ongoing competition but also approaching the time
to submit our plans for next year in about a month, it is time for me to
evaluate my own role. After ten editions over the course of eleven years,
I'm taking a step back in the international team, and will not be part of
the core team. This way, I hope to be able to refocus my energy and efforts
in new ways, and allow the international team at the same time to
The international team will be looking for a few additional members to join
them, and you can expect more communication from them over the coming
while. If you already think of someone, please do reach out to Stephen, who
will be leading the effort to welcome new colleagues on the team.
In a funny way, I'm excited for the next year in a new role, and what the
rejuvenation may bring for the international team. I hope you are too, and
that some of you will step up to the challenge, and help out! I'll remain
involved in smaller ways hopefully, and will of course keep following
With much love and warmth,
Please note, the following countries still seem to be missing from the
official submissions but have posted their finalists on commons.
Armenia, Azerbaijan, Benin, Canada, Croatia, Finland , Germany, Georgia,
Greece, jordon , lebanon, malta, Palestine, Philippines, Poland, Portugal,
syria, Taiwan, Thailand, Uganda.
The following countries still seem to be missing from the official
submissionsand have also not posted their finalists on commons.
Albania, Australia, Bangladesh ,Bolivia ,Denmark ,Ghana ,Guinea, Kosovo,
We have received:
Algeria, Austria, Aruba, Brazil, Egypt, France, India, Iran, Ireland,
isreal, Italy, Malaysia, Malta, Mauritania, Moroco, Nepal, Norway, Peru,
Romania, Russia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Suomi, Spain, Sweden, UK, Ukraine,
The detailed instructions to follow are here:
In order to minimize the possibility for mistakes and improve reliability
of this process, I would like to ask you to fill a form with your nominees.
This will generate an email to both a jury member, and an organizer. Both
will be asked to confirm the correctness of this overview by responding to
The link will be sent to the organizers ON REQUEST. Please have the main
organizer email Erina (me) for this.
If you did submit, but see your country as missing, please contact Erina to
Thank you for bearing with us, and I hope to see many more beautiful
(on behalf of the international team)
WLM-Announce mailing list
Hope you are safe and well. :) I just wanted to let you all know that we
have drafted a proposed timeline, scope, and mock-ups for the planned
integration of WLM uploads into the Commons Android app this year. Please
do take a look at https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Commons:Mobile_app/WLM
and let us know what you think!
Feedback from organizers and the community is super important to us, and we
are more than happy to make changes to our plans and design based on your
input. Due to this, we are hoping to get all of the feedback in by 8 March,
so that we can make the changes and finalize our plans by 15 March. This is
to ensure that we will have enough time to implement this feature and beta
test it sufficiently prior to the start of WLM 2021.
I also wanted to apologize for the long delay since my last post in this
mailing list - we had initially intended to start working on this last
year, but there were various circumstances contributing to the delay. We
are excited to finally be able to start on this and to have a functional
feature up in time for this year's WLM!
Many thanks for your time and input.
Josephine / User:misaochan (Commons app project lead)
The Wiki Loves Monuments international team would like to invite you to an
office hour on upcoming Wednesday, i.e. February 3 @ 5:00 am UTC. This hour
is open to anyone interested in Wiki Loves Monuments, including past and
future national organizers. Please join us to discuss the plans for the
team's 2021 grant proposal, volunteering with the international team, or
any other topics that you would like to bring. We have seen tremendous
national results from the 2020 competition, and there are many valuable
lessons from this past year that we can take into the years ahead.
The first office hours concluded a few minutes ago, and the etherpad notes
can accessed at https://etherpad.wikimedia.org/p/WLM-2021-1. The upcoming
one is the second office hour in line, with the same agenda - we are
hosting two to accommodate people from various time zones.
The meeting details are as follows:
February 3 @ 5:00 am UTC (https://zonestamp.toolforge.org/1612328455)
On Google Meet: https://meet.google.com/pph-ygti-pvu
We hope that you are able to join us, and we look forward to the discussion.
*on behalf of Wiki Loves Monuments International Team*