is Instagram compatible with Creative Commons?
Can I upload *my* Instagram pics on Commons (so could it be used for WLM)?
Please consider that I'm not suggesting Instagram pics are good for WLM
(they are filtered and all, probably not very suitable for illustrating
monuments on Wikipedia)
but is a legal matter.
We are about to announce the top 15 winners of the 2020 WLM
International Edition. We will first announce the honorable mentions (ranks
16-25) starting at 4pm PST 3/17 in reverse order, i.e., we will start with
the 25th place and announce one photo every 30 minutes. Once honorable
mentions are done we will take a break and resume the final top 15
announcement at midnight starting with rank 15 and working our way
backwards to the top winner of the 2020 competition, which will be
announced at 7am PST 3/18.
You can follow the results on any of our social media channels:
Mohammad on behalf of the International WLM Team
Might be relevant to WLM organizers.
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From: Felix Nartey <fnartey(a)wikimedia.org>
Date: Fri, Mar 12, 2021 at 7:49 PM
Subject: [African Wikimedians] Evaluating ideal use of prizes or rewards
Cc: <glam(a)lists.wikimedia.org>, <african-wikimedians(a)lists.wikimedia.org>, <
(apologies for cross-posting!)
Prizes or awards are key to volunteer organisations such as Wikimedia. It's
one way of providing motivation or encouraging continuous participation.
Even so, it's often very hard to decide on what could be an ideal prize for
a campaign. We have been hearing lots of questions from organizers about
appropriate criteria, types and amounts as prizes for a campaign. The
Wikimedia Foundation Campaigns Team invites you to our next virtual office
hour on 25th March at 3:00pm UTC via zoom to discuss this topic with
organizers experienced at using prizes as part of competitions.
The Campaigns Office hour is an opportunity to learn about how others have
organized content campaigns, new or emerging tools and tactics, and ask
questions about how campaigns have been implemented by other organizers.
The goal of this office hour will be to evaluate organizer concerns and
challenges, with a particular focus on helping photography campaigns and
content writing campaigns in creating consistent prize philosophies within
the Wikimedia Movement. Our recent office hour explained the 2021
WikiForHumanRights Campaign dubbed “Right to a Healthy Environment” (watch
video). We talked about decentralized activities around the theme and
how to access mentoring and rapid grants.
Join us for the next office hour:
25th March at 3:00pm UTC
Via Zoom - https://wikimedia.zoom.us/j/95921708595
Topic: Evaluating ideal use of prizes or rewards for campaigns
Looking forward to learning, discussing and sharing with you!
 - https://wikimedia.zoom.us/j/95921708595
 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5_QEE60hcFk
Senior Program Officer, Campaigns
Wikimedia Foundation <https://wikimediafoundation.org/>
African-Wikimedians mailing list
Senior Program Strategist
Learn more about how the communities behind Wikipedia, Wikidata and other
Wikimedia projects partner with cultural heritage organizations:
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
Dear friends and Wikimedians,
(apologies for cross-posting!)
The Community Resources team announced in January the intention and process
to review its current grants programs (Annual Plan Grants, Simple Annual
Plan Grants, Project Grants and Rapid Grants) to ensure we are aligning
with the strategic direction of the Wikimedia movement, with a focus on
knowledge equity and building a thriving movement.
Now that we have finished our needs review, key stakeholders discussions,
community brainstorms, and grantee surveys, we are excited to share with
you the draft proposal that has resulted from this work:
We are requesting your feedback on how the proposed grant programs would
impact you and how well they align with our movement strategy, which can be
provided in the following ways :
* Complete a feedback form
* Participate in office hours
* Discuss on-wiki
* E-mail the Community Resources team (<communityresources(a)wikimedia.org>)
More information about these options can be found on our feedback page.
After one month when the planned feedback period is over, the Community
Resources team will review all community input and make final adjustments
to complete the redesign. In April 2021, the Community Resources team will
review and incorporate suggested changes and send a final proposal for
endorsement and approval by the leadership of the Wikimedia Foundation.
Working with all our communities to update our grants programs is essential
to ensuring that they are useful and address real needs for our
communities. Thank you for all of the participation that has brought us to
this point. We look forward to the continued engagement in this next step
and listening to your ideas.
On behalf of the Community Resources team,
*Chris Schilling* (him//they)
User:I JethroBT (WMF)
Senior Program Officer, Rapid Grants