I didn't see it announced yet, so here goes - voting for the 2008
Wikimedia Commons Picture of the Year is now open.
Voting eligibility: all Wikimedians who were registered before 1
January 2009 and with at least 200 edits on any Wikimedia project (at
time of voting)
Voting period: Round 1 closes on Feb 26.
Images: There are 501 images, which were made Featured Pictures during
2008. They are arranged into 11 categories (14 galleries). The top 10%
from each category will go to Round 2, the final round. There will be
category winners as well as the overall "picture of the year".
They've just been waiting in a mountain for the right moment: