I would like to request to choose international jury members more wisely than previous year. I can see one member from the previous year who had no photographic or documentation skills, was not a heritage expert and got blocked by community. For such an important role such as WLM jury, this was not expected and some background check was necessary.



On Sun, Aug 29, 2021, 01:01 effe iets anders <effeietsanders@gmail.com> wrote:
Hi Everyone,

it looks like this email may not have made it through for some reason, so resending. 

I would highly encourage you to think a bit about who in your respective networks would be a good juror for the international jury. We will again try for diversity, but for that to be successful, Ndahiro needs a lot of good suggestions! 

It would be great if every national organizer could try to share at least one candidate with him, and then we can select a balanced set from that. Thanks so much!

If you are trying to think about what makes a good juror, please see the instructions below. 


---------- Forwarded message ---------
From: Ndahiro Derrick Alter <ndahiroderric@gmail.com>
Date: Sat, Aug 28, 2021 at 12:23 PM
Subject: Fwd: Call for suggestions jurors
To: Effe Iets Anders <effeietsanders@gmail.com>

Hi all,
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 Ndahiro
International jury coordinator, Wiki Loves Monuments 2021

Wiki Loves Monuments mailing list
To unsubscribe send an email to wikilovesmonuments-leave@lists.wikimedia.org