I know that some of you are already very enthusiastically working on
organising WLM 2022, and so is the international team!
The WMF granted our request for Wiki Loves Monuments 2022-2023 so we are
good to go for another year, and we are very happy that this year Manfred
Werner will actively be supporting the international team as our part-time
staff. Manfred was previously already involved in our finances and is a
staff member of Wikimedia Austria, our fiscal sponsor. Welcome Manfred!
In our last bi-weekly meeting, the international team reviewed the timeline
of WLM 2022
and we would like to ask you to do the same. Historically, we organised WLM
in September, but in 2020, because of the pandemic, the competition period
was extended to 3 months (Sept, Oct, Nov).
Last year, the two months in which you can choose any period up to a
maximum of 31 days for your national competition, was September 1st -
October 31st. Would this be okay to do again this year?
And the deadline of December 5th for the submission to the international
jury (sending your national top 10 to the international team), was this a
reasonable time frame?
While preparing our pages on Commons for Wiki Loves Monuments 2022, and
with the upcoming final report on the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
research in mind, I would like to ask your input on the translation wishes
from this list.
Wiki Loves Monuments has extensive documentation on Wikimedia Commons about
all sorts of things around our competition.
- What, in your opinion, would be the pages you would like to have, or
even *need* to have, translated into your native language to help *your
national team* organise Wiki Loves Monuments 2022? What pages should we
give priority in setting up translation possibilities? (for
instance the information
page for national organisers?
- Are there pages that you would love to have translations enabled, to
help *your participants in your competition* find and understand all the
information we provide? (for instance the general WLM FAQ
- Please help the international team *prioritize*: are there languages
that really are hindered by the information only being available in
English, and that need this information in a different language to be able
to participate in Wiki Loves Monuments?
Please let me know your thoughts and ideas. And of course feel free to
answer me off-list if that is more convenient for you.
As we prepare for the 2022 season for Wiki Loves Monuments, I wanted to
share that the WLM International Team is looking for a volunteer to help
with Communications and say thank you to Elena for all of her work over the
Elena joined the WLM international team in 2021 to help with communications
after being an organizer for WLM in Romania for several years, and has done
a fantastic job. She has helped expand WLM’s presence on Instagram and
social media, and helped with the important annual task of announcing the
international winners. She has helped a wider audience learn about WLM
around the world. This year, Elena has decided to step back from the
international team to focus on the national efforts in Romania. We are
deeply grateful for all of her contributions.
Call for volunteers: If you are interested in communications, social media,
and Wiki Loves Monuments, there is an opportunity for you to join the
international team. We are looking for someone who can help the team over
the next year, including both promoting the campaign on various social
media platforms, annual competition announcements as well as a planned
refresh to the Wiki Loves Monuments blog.
If you are interested, please reach out to
If you are interested in contributing to the WLM international team in
other ways, please read more at
*for WLM international team*