Dumisani is right, now is the time to redouble our efforts and to make this thing happen!  On that note, a quick update on what I have been up to.

I have managed to organise about four judges for the competition so far and I am waiting for the director of the photography department at City Varsity in Cape Town to get back to me as well.  They are all leading figures in South Africa's photographic world.

We have:

Working on getting a few more but by and large I am happy with the team we have so far.  Please do let me know if anyone things of anyone else we should adding to the judging team.

Will be having a meeting with Art South Africa some time soon about sponsorship.  They are offering to augment our prizes by offering a subscription (length yet to be determined but no less then a year) in addition to what we give.  They will also help us organise any exhibitions and show case events as well as publishes us.

About the calender and other memorabilia merchandise suggestion that Dumi made last time.  They are happy to help us put together a calendar (and other such things) as well as distribute and market it as they have done it before but they feel they are not in a position to give any money to make it happen.  So contacts, organisation, design, distribution and advice - yes; money to make it happen - no.  Having said that in my experience money is easier to find then experienced well connected assistance, so I think we are doing quite well there.  They also suggested we do post cards as in their experience they sell well and can be sold for a very good profit.

I have been a bit slow on the wine front but that is next on my to do list along with drafting a list of media contacts to connect with in the final weeks running up to Sept as well as putting together a media pack with Isla.  I am also going to be giving a PechaKucha on WLM in the second week of September.



On 1 August 2012 20:49, Dumisani Ndubane <dumisanin@iburst.co.za> wrote:

Hi Guys. We are just a month away from the "Wiki Loves Monuments" Competition. We need conserted efforts from all of you to make this competition known. Please visit and like our following social media pages:



Get all the people in your friend list to go and like/follow the pages. You can also send them invites and start sharing the links on your user pages and timelines. We need every one to help organize this first Wiki competition. We also need volunteers who will be available during heritage day that we can deploy to provinces (expenses will be paid for).

This is it SA... we organized a great 2010 soccer world cup... lets organize this competition even better!!

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