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
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First, I'd like to notify you that the WLM-i mid-point report is now
available on Meta here
In no less than 7 weeks, we have the deadline for our next grant request
for the upcoming WLM competition 2023. Within the team we have spoken about
the financing model on several occasions, and I also want to use this
opportunity to get your ideas about this.
The international team is considering asking our current fiscal sponsor
Wikimedia Austria to include the annual budget for WLM-i in their
multi-year grant. We would be putting terms and conditions in writing, and
WLM will stay an independent organized competition. But it would save the
international team time to not have to write a grant request for new funds
and 2 reports on the same competition every year (with all communications
before and after that come with these requests and reports).
A more extensive explanation is available on the mid-point report talkpage
it would be great to collect your input and ideas on the topic.