My impression, not based on any analysis, is submissions and users increase gradually during September in the first year of participation as people know the contest and its mechanics. For the second year, some users continue taking photos to upload them on next September increasing the number of submission per user.

VicenÁ

> Date: Thu, 27 Sep 2012 11:04:38 -0400
> From: pdekman@gmail.com
> To: wikilovesmonuments@lists.wikimedia.org
> Subject: [Wiki Loves Monuments] Checklist for the end of submissions? Misc
>
> 2. From http://toolserver.org/~emijrp/wlm/stats.php I notice that both
> the US and India have many uploaders, but a lower number of
> uploads/uploader than most other countries. I'm sure somebody will ask
> me about this, but I don't have a clue to the answer!
>
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