(and for the record: I'll need suggestions ideally in the nxt 24 hours :) After that, I'll start inviting some more people again, but suggestions remain welcome - I will definitely keep them for next year if I don't use them this time! -- Lodewijk)

2016-09-22 13:33 GMT+02:00 Lodewijk <lodewijk@effeietsanders.org>:
Hi all,

As I'm working on finalizing the international jury for this year (more details below, that I shared before), there are some specific characteristics that I would especially appreciate suggestions for (keeping the mentioned constraints in mind): 

- Wikimedia Commons uploaders with a lot of features/good quality images
- A Wikipedian that is very active in the heritage articles field (and also has a sense for quality images)
- Someone with a background in countries in Asia, Africa, North America and/or Eastern Europe.
- A professional prize winning photographer

Or a combination of those, of course! Please get in touch with me directly if you have suggestions. 


2016-08-18 11:18 GMT+02:00 Lodewijk <lodewijk@effeietsanders.org>:
Hi all,

Like every year, we need to put together a good jury for Wiki Loves Monuments 2016. It is a complicated and delicate process to come to a balanced jury, and I would like to outline the criteria here, and to ask for your input. I have agreed to take the lead on this process - but would definitely welcome your input, and help.

As in the past years, I think it is important to aim once again for a jury that as a whole is neutral and balanced in many ways. This means ideally:
* A mix of photography experts, heritage experts and Wikimedia experts (aiming at a total size of 7-9)
* Geographically balanced so that no two jury members come from the same country. 
* Balance in many other ways imaginable (while at the same time, one can never assure a balance in all aspects)
* The international jury members do not serve on a national jury for WLM

At the same time, there are some practical considerations:
Jury members must be able to write and read English
* They must have the time to commit to judge 200-500 photos in three rounds over a period of 3 weeks in November
* While jury members can participate in a local competition, their photos cannot participate in the international finale
* Jury members should not participate in any national jury for 2016 (previous years is OK)
* It would be helpful if the juror would be willing to share their real name for the jury report.
* Jury work is in a volunteer capacity.

Do you know someone who would make a good juror, please contact me privately with the suggestion. At least let me know who the juror is, how I could contact him/her and why they would make a good jurymember (and whether you have reason to believe they would accept the nomination, if asked). 

I will do my best to put together once again a qualified and diverse jury, with your help!

Thank you in advance! 

(international jury coordinator, WLM 2016)