has anyone tried locally to organise something around outreach to
photographers whose pictures were made on photographic films?
we have not had such a campaign in Ukraine before, just individual efforts,
like when a Wikipedian convinced an old photographer to upload his pictures
of lost heritage to Commons, they had to scan his films to do that:
as this year (to make sure people are not roaming around taking pictures
for their own safety) for the Ukrainian part of the contest we decided to
accept only pictures taken before February 24, 2022, we thought of maybe
looking for ways to reach this audience -- photographers whose pictures are
on films, so most probably old enough... but maybe there are some
tips/things to be aware of when dealing with scanned films, and somebody on
the list has travelled down this path already, and can share useful
(sorry for crossposting, i have also asked about this on the telegram
З повагою / Best regards,
Wiki Loves Monuments Ukraine
Disclaimer: This letter is sent in my Wikimedia volunteer capacity, not as
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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.
The international team just published a blogpost on our website, to answer
questions you might have about monuments and Wikidata: what is the power of
Wikidata for monuments lists, and how do you get your monuments lists in
the database behind the Wikimedia projects?
There is a lot you can do yourself
but the Content Partnership hub is also available to help and assist you in
Please read their blog posting about Wiki Loves Monuments and Wikidata here
I was checking the banner for Wiki Loves Monuments in various languages,
and I noticed I miss some translations. The main banner text tells that
there is a photo contest, and below this text line there is a short text.
And various translations of this text are missing. In English this text is
"Learn more", but some other languages have the text "More information" as
that sounds better in those languages.
The "Learn more"/"More information" text for various languages is missing.
Please let met know how you would translate "Learn more" or "More
information" in one or more of these languages below (which is logic in
You can add the translation on this page:
Central Bikol (bcl)
Crimean Tatar (crh)
Scottish Gaelic (gd)
Min Nan Chinese (nan)
Northern Sotho (nso)
Northern Sami (se)
For now I only need a translation for the languages listed above. For other
languages listed in the table on
I have the small text already.
(If you speak a language that is not in the list on the page at all, please
add the main banner text and the short text. Still various large languages
are missing, for example Indonesian.)
(summary: join us
for a workshop on Saturday 1 October at 2pm UTC / 10am EDT)
After some discussions with various people we thought it might be useful to
have a discussion/office hour about landing pages and making the design of
them effective. This is a bit late in the game for most of you, but some
campaigns will only run in October, so it may be better late than not at
all. I would like to repeat this next year in June/July (maybe at
Over the past years, we have developed some documentation on how to create
a good landing page
we have shared a template
that the international team believes could be a useful starting point for
many competitions that is also more mobile friendly (here
is an older version).
Last year I have done a research project to analyze the performance of our
banner workflow (some results should be shared in the coming weeks) and
while there are no formal findings for this, I did note that the countries
with lowest conversion (percentage of user IDs that click on the banner
that continue to the upload page) seemed to be somewhat correlated with
design elements of the pages (they looked more like Wikipedia articles
and/or were missing a clear call to action).
What I thought might be useful is to organize an explicit opportunity for
organizers from different campaigns to show their landing page/workflow,
and get some feedback from other organizers. We have all gone through the
challenges of setting up these processes, and we can keep improving them.
The workshop will be on Google Meet at 1 October, 14:00 UTC (10:00 EDT,
16:00 CEST). Please sign up here
that we can prepare a bit. Link will be shared there too.
Last year's WLM winner Donatas Dabravolskas won the competition with a
photograph of the *Royal Portuguese Cabinet of Reading* in Rio de Janeiro,
Let me share with you a blog post on the story of Wiki Loves Monuments in
and a video interview (with English subtitles) with the winner of WLM 2021!
Please enjoy, and feel inspired. 🙂
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Program Support Associate
Just a quick heads up that we love to collect and share all of the local
press mentions for Wiki Loves Monuments.
This is the specific page on Commons
where we document them, please add yours!
Looking forward to read (and hear, and see?!) the places our competition is
Hello organizers and everyone interested,
This years local WLM competitons have already started, thanks to all the
busy organizers and contributors.
In the meantime it was also decided to raise the value of the awards in
2022. You can find the full list here:
https://www.wikilovesmonuments.org/awards Please note that in addition
to the main category of WLM international two special prizes will be
We would also like to remind you of the possibilty to apply for
micro-grants if needed. Details about this offer can been found here:
Manfred for the team of WLM international
Hello WLM international team,
As the competition is going to start very soon in a few days, is it
possible to declare the international prizes here -
https://www.wikilovesmonuments.org/awards/ , so that we can refer to that
announcement on our national event pages?
(On behalf of WLM India team)