Like every year, We need to put together a good jury for Wiki Loves Monuments 2021. It is a complicated and delicate process to come to a balanced jury, and I would like to outline the criteria here and 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 2021 (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 a suggestion? At least let me know who the juror is, how I could contact him/her and why they would make a good jury member (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!
Best regards,Derrick NdahiroInternational jury coordinator
, Wiki Loves Monuments 2021