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From: Mykola Kozlenko <mycola-k(a)ukr.net>
Date: Mon, Sep 8, 2014 at 4:00 AM
Subject: Wiki Loves Earth winners in India
To: karthikndr(a)wikimedia.in, jayanta(a)wikimedia.in, arkrishna(a)wikimedia.in,
Dear Board members of Wikimedia India,
I am a member of Wiki Loves Earth international team, and I am contacting
you concerning the winners of Wiki Loves Earth in India.
The issue is that we are going to submit all national winners of Wiki Loves
Earth to the international jury pretty soon (approximately 10-15
September), and we still have no information about winners from India
(winners from other countries can be found here:
At the moment India is the only country without any activity: among
countries without list of winners there the Netherlands already have a list
of winners but just don't want to publish it, while Ghana already has an
active jury and will have their top-10 photos in just a few days.
Unfortunately, both organisers of WLE in India (
seem to be inactive at the moment, and Clockery (main organiser) seems to
be a 14-year old girl who is busy at school and who can use only her
mother's computer, thus we are not sure she had really contacted anyone to
form the Indian jury.
Could you please do any of the following:
* try to reach any of local organisers (Clockery or Manojk) and help them
reaching jury members and organising top 10 selection. I do not know if you
have any contacts of these users however - they have not responded to our
emails, and I am not sure they are more active on their home wikis...
* find some people to form an Indian jury yourselves and submit top-10
Indian photos for the international contest. Given that India is already
very late, you can form a jury of virtually anyone who can evaluate quality
of pictures (even a group of chapter members would be fine)
* if you are lacking jury members - we may try to find some people to help
you (e.g. we can ask some Commons administrators or active photographers
who are not participating in the international jury). But please write us
as soon as possible if you will need some additional people for the Indian
In any case we hope that you will be able to submit winners pretty soon
(you have just 526 photos, not that great deal) - in at most a week, until
15 September - otherwise we may have to proceed without Indian images,
which will mean Indians will not be able to be in the international top.
Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions.
Mykola Kozlenko (User:NickK)
WLE International / Wikimedia Ukraine