[Wiki Loves Monuments] Fwd: [cultural-partners] Wiki Loves Monuments... 2012!
nicole.ebber at wikimedia.de
Sun Dec 18 22:56:47 UTC 2011
I have just roughly translated your mail to German and put it on our blog:
On 18 December 2011 16:56, Maarten Dammers <maarten at mdammers.nl> wrote:
> FYI, we send out the following email to several lists. Please spread the
> word :-)
> Hello everyone,
> As you may have heard, a little while ago some organizers of Wiki Loves
> Monuments 2011 came together in a rainy and cold Amsterdam to evaluate the
> 2011 edition, and kick off documentation for 2012. We would like to share
> some of the results of our meeting with you.
> The first and most important information is:
> * There is going to be a Wiki Loves Monuments in 2012 -- and if there is
> interest, we are going global!
> We would like to get a feeling of in how many countries there would be
> people potentially interested in organizing a Wiki Loves Monuments
> nationally; but firstly, let us start with the basics.
> Wiki Loves Monuments is a photo contest organized in 2010 and 2011 in,
> respectively, the Netherlands and in Europe. The contest asks the general
> audience to upload pictures of monumental/historical sites and buildings
> during September. It has a federal structure and is organised seperately in
> every participating country by the local people who know how things work in
> their area; best photos from all countries are nominated for an
> international contest.
> In 2011 this contest was very successful, with more than 165.000 photos of
> monuments in 18 participating countries submitted in total. This was
> possible thanks to the hard work of hundreds of volunteers in those
> countries who helped organise Wiki Loves Monuments in one way or another.
> The winning pictures have been published on
> <http://www.wikilovesmonuments.eu> and on Wikimedia Commons:
> Besides the wonderful direct impact on the overall quality and coverage of
> heritage and culture topics, Wiki Loves Monuments is a fantastic opportunity
> to reach some of our important goals: we had a participation of over 4.000
> new users who created the first ever community-driven contribution peak on
> Wikimedia Commons
> (<http://stats.wikimedia.org/reportcard/#new_editors_per_month>); we have
> also helped in establishing cooperation between Wikimedia groups & chapters
> and some of their local cultural institutions and organisations in several
> Would you be interested in organizing a Wiki Loves Monuments in 2012 in your
> country? Would you like to know more? Find all the details at
> <http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Commons:Wiki_Loves_Monuments_2012>. We
> have put together some information there for you -- and much more will
> follow soon.
> We would also like you to join our public mailing list where everyone is
> welcome to ask any questions about the details on how to organise a Wiki
> Loves Monuments in your country. This is a place where many organizers of
> 2011 are already on and we will use that as our main channel for
> communications and information dispersion in 2012. Be bold and sign up for
> the list at
> So, please speak up if you're interested!
> Best regards,
> Lodewijk, Maarten & Tomasz (on behalf of so many others)
> Wiki Loves Monuments mailing list
> WikiLovesMonuments at lists.wikimedia.org
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