[This email contains important information on how you can submit the 10
nominees of your country to the international finale and the respective
deadlines. Please forward this to your coordinators if need be.]
Dear national coordinators, jury coordinators,
Thank you for an amazing job in the past weeks and months in organising
what seems to have been yet again an amazing competition in more than 50
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 federalised model: there is a national competition in each country, with
a national organising team, a national jury, and national winners. The
national jury determines up to a maximum of 10 images that will be
submitted to the international finale.
These 10 images should be submitted via email to myself before the
deadline. Unless you have agreed a different date with Leila (in cc), this
deadline is 31 October 23:59 UTC. Submissions after this deadline are not
guaranteed to be included in the finale.
We expect to receive up to 10 nominations from the following national
Algeria, Andorra & Catalan Areas; Armenia; Australia; Austria; Azerbaijan;
Bangladesh; Brazil; Bulgaria; Canada; China; Croatia; Dutch Caribbean;
Egypt; Finland; Georgia; Germany; Ghana; Greece; India; Iran; Ireland;
Iraq; Israel; Italy; Jordan; Latvia; Malaysia; Morocco; Malta; Nepal;
Netherlands; Norway; Pakistan; Palestine; Peru; Poland; Russia; Saudi
Arabia; Slovakia; South Korea; Spain; Sweden; Syria; Taiwan; Thailand;
Tunisia; Uganda; Ukraine; UK; US; and Venezuela.
When submitting your finalists, please take these instructions into account:
* Submit no more than 10 images per (national) competition. It is OK to
submit fewer images, for example if you don't find enough images of high
* Submit the images to: neville.borg[at]wikimalta.org
, and include at least
one (additional) local jury member besides yourself in cc. Please also
include Leila (lilyofthewest.wikimedia[at]gmail.com
) in 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
* For each image please submit the following information: URL, file name on
Wikimedia Commons, and author username.
* Check basic information about the images. It is NOT possible to replace
finalists after the deadline.
* Ensure 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 by
tracking them down through social media.
* Ensure that the monument on the image is identified (preferably also
described in English).
* Ensure that the image is freely licensed.
* All national competitions are welcome to add their top 10 nominations to
this section (
If you have sub-contests within the national competition that you would
like to share the results of publicly, you can use this section (
to do so.
If you want, there are opportunities to also share your national winners on
the international blog. Please get in touch with either of us about this.
Thank you very much for your cooperation. After all nominees have been
received, this will result in a pool of some 400-500 images for the
international jury to consider. Details about the international jury will
be published shortly. 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 that they consider unfit from the selection.
Finally, they will be asked to rank their top-25 images, and share the
reasoning behind their choices. We will create a jury report based on this
information. We expect to announce the results in the first two weeks of
December (depending upon the swiftness of jury report creation and media
We're looking forward to the judging process!
With warm regards,
Wiki Loves Monuments 2017 international jury coordinator