Like every year, we need to put together a good jury for Wiki Loves Monuments 2015. It is a complicated and delicate process to come to a balanced jury, and I would like to outline the criteria here, and to 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)
* 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 200-400 photos in two or three rounds over a period of 3 weeks
* While jury members can participate in a local competition, their photos cannot participate in the international finale
* Living/working in a country that participates in the competition will not by default exclude someone from serving on the jury
* It would be helpful if the juror would be willing to share their real name for the jury report.
Do you know someone who would make a good juror, please contact me privately with the 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!
Aside from that, I could use some help in 1) setting up the jury tool for the international jury and 2) writing/layouting the jury report after the whole process is finished.
Thank you in advance!