2016-08-18 12:02 GMT+02:00 john cummings <mrjohncummings(a)gmail.com>om>:
1. What is the time period for judging? I assume October some time?
October is the time period for the national organisers. The plan is to
take place 'over a period of 3 weeks in November'.
1. Based on previous experience how many hours work do you think the
juror would need to take part? It would be very useful when asking people
to give them an estimate of the number of hours you are asking them to work
It's reviewing 200-500 photos over three rounds in a rating system. It
depends on the person how much time they would spend on it, but I
would be surprised if they would spend more than 8-10 hours on it. It also
includes a little reading up, explaining and discussing the edge cases.
1. Is an international jury member required to put a rating and
comment by all the 300-500 images or could they for instance add a rating
to their favorite 50 images?
There is a three round system. First they are asked to rate all pictures,
stars. Then we allow jury members to 'veto' an image (say it's
unworthy) and if a few members agree, we remove it from the selection. Then
we have a bit of discussions about the top-40/50, and from that top
selection, they are asked to rank their favorite 25 and add a comment.
1. I know that WLM held the Guinness World Record for largest
photography competition in the world, is this still true? This would be a
helpful fact to bring up when encouraging people to be judges.
Yes, it is still recognised
as the world's largest photography contest by GWR.
Hope that clarifies!
Thanks very much
On 18 August 2016 at 11:18, Lodewijk <lodewijk(a)effeietsanders.org> wrote:
Like every year, we need to put together a good jury for Wiki Loves
Monuments 2016. 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
* 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
* 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 2016
(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 the suggestion. At least let me know who the juror is, how I
could contact him/her and why they would make a good jurymember (and
whether you have reason to believe they would accept the nomination, if
I will do my best to put together once again a qualified and diverse jury,
with your help!
Thank you in advance!
(international jury coordinator, WLM 2016)
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