Wow Deror! I am amazed by all your effort into making WLM such a big and
joyous event, great!
Jag ber om ursäkt om jag är kort. Detta skickas från min mobil / Sophie
Den 29 okt 2012 20:36 skrev "Deror Avi" <deror_avi(a)yahoo.com>om>:
I wish to update regarding WLM in Israel.
The competition took place during the month of Tishrei (mid September to
mid October) , during which 6,097 images were uploaded to the commons.
The most photographed monuments were, as expected, the Bahai Gardens in
Haifa, the Tower of David in Jerusalem, and Jaffa Port.
During the month of the competition we also held 20 events including two
photography workshops (sponsored by the Galitz school of photography), 18
guided tours (sponsored by the Council for Heritage Sites in Israel), and
two tours at the Israel Museum (the museum allowed free entrance to the
participants). about 400 people participated in the events. Our volunteers
chaperoned the tours ready to answer all questions about the competition.
500 people visited our both at a photography fare, 800 people wrote to us
requesting information about the tours, 600 joined our mailing lists.
We also had 20 newspaper articles (some of which internet newspapers and
some printed), participated in 6 radio shows and 2 television programs,
talking about the competition.
Following the competition a Portal was created in Hebrew Wikipedia to host
the lists of sites, and the best images taken.
As to the judging - our volunteers shifted through the 6,000 uploads
choosing 250 photographs for the 9 judges (three professional
photographers, two of which from the Galitz School, two professional site
conservation experts from the National council, and four Wikipedians). The
judges rated the photographs choosing 30, and then from those chose the top
10. The three images that got the highest points will receive monetary
prices (NIS 5,000 (about $1,250), NIS 3,000 and NIS 2,000). The Israeli
Internet Association conducted its own judging allowing the general public
to vote on its most favorite image, which will receive NIS 2,000.
The results will be published at our awards ceremony which will take place
on 7th November and will include a tour of old Jaffa, a cocktail and an
exhibition of the 10 winning photographs and the people's choice.
Following the awards ceremony, the exhibition will be hung at the gallery
of the Diezengoff Centre shopping mall in Tel Aviv until 1st December.
We wish to thank our volunteers who helped with the tours, and with
creating the lists of monuments (as you may recall we had to create the
lists for the competition - none exited before it). We especially want to
thank Yan who has created the judging system used by us and other
We further wish to thank the international competition team for their
support and assistance, and their patience with our many questions.
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