Dear national coordinators, jury coordinators,
Thank you for an amazing job in the past weeks and months in organizing
what seems to have been yet again an amazing competition in more than 56
countries! It's great to see all the beautiful images that have been
As you know, the international Wiki Loves Monuments competition is based on
a federalized model: there's a national competition in each country, with a
national organizing team, a national jury and national winners. The
national jury determines up to (maximum) 10 images that will be submitted
to the international finale.
These ten images should be submitted via email to the international jury
coordinator before the deadline: erinamukuta(a)gmail.com. Unless you have
agreed a different deadline with Lily (in cc), this deadline is 31 October,
23:59 UTC. But if you like me, please send them at least a few days before
that time. Submissions after this deadline are not guaranteed to be
included in the finale. When submitting your finalists, please take these
instructions into account:
* Submit no more than ten images per (national) competition. It is OK to
submit less images, for example if you don't find enough images of high
* Submit the images to: erinamukuta(a)gmail.com , and include in the CC at
least one (additional) jury member besides yourself. Please also include
<insert international team member> in the cc.
* If the results are still not public (if you plan to announce them later
publicly), please add the planned announcement date. Please note that we
will announce the international winners in December, and will not wait for
* Submit for each image: URL, File name on Wikimedia Commons and Author
* Check basic information about the images. It is NOT possible to replace
finalists after the deadline!
** that the author has activated their email function on Wikimedia Commons.
If we cannot email the user there, they may automatically forfeit any
prize. You can help them by posting a message on their talk page, or
tracking them down through social media.
** that the monument on the image is identified (preferably also described
** that the image is freely licensed
*If you want to use the jury tool, please sign up for it(
If you want, there are opportunities to share your national winners also on
the international blog. Please get in touch with either of us about this -
more information about this soon.
Thanks a lot for your cooperation. After all nominees have been received,
this will result in a pool of some 350-430 images for the international
jury to consider. The international jury is described on this page. The
jury will first rate all images with 1-5 stars, from which a top-40/60 will
be considered. Then, the jurors will have the opportunity to remove images
from the selection, which they consider unfit. Finally, they are asked to
rank their top-25 images, and share their reasoning. We will create a jury
report based on this information. We expect to announce the results in the
first two weeks of December (depending on the swiftness of jury report
creation and media opportunities).
We're looking forward to the judging process!
With warm regards,
International Jury coordinator