I received some worried messages off-list from people that worry that their
country is not able to make the deadline. I am being told this has in part
to do with the availability of the jury tool.
We do however need to finalize the international finale in time for the
payments to be made before the end of the year (due to funding reasons),
and we also want a solid international process. While the number of images
may be lower, the average quality is much higher and the decision is harder
too. Somehow, we have to guarantee that the quality of the international
finale is not contestable.
That is why we /must/ have a deadline that cannot be broken, so that the
international jury can start their work in time. Other countries have
already put a lot of pressure on their national juries to meet the usual
deadline, and I hope that all countries could make it. But if we decide to
shift it, we have to decide it /now/ and then stick to it. Because somehow,
we will have to strike a balance between allowing countries to 'do their
thing' on one side, and to make the clockwork run internationally, on the
I'd appreciate some more input :)
On Mon, Oct 19, 2015 at 8:30 PM, Lodewijk <lodewijk(a)effeietsanders.org>
Somehow, I was being foolish, and forgot to include
the most important
thing of the email, the deadline!
The deadline is, as every year, 31 October, 23:59 UTC. Please pretty
please, submit your photos way before that, as I will be annoying and
obnoxious with you until you do, in the days before :)
On Mon, Oct 19, 2015 at 8:04 PM, Lodewijk <lodewijk(a)effeietsanders.org>
This is an important announcement (and/or reminder) about the
international jury process. Like every year, there is a jury with a mix of
Photography, Heritage and Wikimedian backgrounds that will decide what
image will win the international finale. I will announce the jury members
on the WLM website once the last jury members are confirmed.
Each national competition gets to nominate up to 10 images - usually
these are your top-10 images. Please send me a list of 10 URL's to the file
description pages of the images that are nominated for the international
finale with at least one member of your national jury in cc. They do not
have to be in order.
We will keep that list secret until you announce them publicly. If you
announced your winners publicly, please add your 10 nominees on this page:
will however include all pictures that win internationally in our jury
report (usually the top-25 is published), which will be published by the
beginning of december.
If you have any questions, please let me know.
(coordinator of the international jury process this year)