A quick update: so far we have received the nominations from Panama. If
your country has finalized the jury process already, please do send us the
nominations as explained below. Thank you!
2016-10-20 19:42 GMT+02:00 effe iets anders <effeietsanders(a)gmail.com>om>:
[This email contains important information on how you
can submit the 10
nominees of your country to the international finale and the 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 organizing
what seems to have been yet again an amazing competition in more than 40
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 federalized model: there's a national competition in each country,
with a national organizing team, a national jury and national winners. The
national jury determines up to (maximum) 10 images that will be submitted
to the international finale.
These ten images should be *submitted via email* to the international
jury coordinator *before the deadline: effeietsanders AT gmail DOT com*.
Unless you have agreed a different deadline with Lily (in cc), this
deadline is 31 October 2016, 23:59 UTC. But if you like me, please send
them at least a few days before that time. Submissions after this deadline
are not guaranteed to be included in the finale. When submitting your
finalists, please take these instructions into account:
* Submit no more than ten images per (national) competition. It is ok to
submit less images, for example if you don't find enough images of high
* Submit the images to: effeietsanders AT gmail DOT com, and include in
the CC at least one (additional) jury member besides yourself. Please also
include Lily in the 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
* Submit for each image: URL, File name on Wikimedia Commons and Author
* Check basic information about the images. It is NOT possible to replace
finalists after the deadline!
** 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 talkpage, or
tracking them down through social media.
** that the monument on the image is identified (preferrably also
described in English)
** that the image is freely licensed
If you want, there are opportunities to share your national winners also
on the international blog. Please get in touch with either of us about this
- more information about this soon.
Thanks a lot for your cooperation. After all nominees have been received,
this will result in a pool of some 350-430 images for the international
jury to consider. The international jury is described on this page
<http://www.wikilovesmonuments.org/jury/>. The jury will first rate all
images with 1-5 stars, from which a top-40/50 will be considered. Then, the
jurors will have the opportunity to remove images from the selection, which
they consider unfit. Finally, they are asked to rank their top-20 images,
and share their reasoning. We will create a jury report based on this
information. We expect to announce the results in the first two weeks of
December (depending on the swiftness of jury report creation and media
We're looking forward to the judging process!
With warm regards,
Lily, on behalf of the international team
Lodewijk, international jury coordinator