[Wiki Loves Monuments] First press release for the Swiss contest

Maarten Dammers maarten at mdammers.nl
Sat Jun 4 12:57:22 UTC 2011

Hi Ilario

Op 4-6-2011 14:40, Ilario Valdelli schreef:
> On 04.06.2011 11:59, Maarten Dammers wrote:
>> Hi Nico,
>> Some remarks:
>> * The press release states that the competition runs from Juli to 
>> September. The decision in Berlin was pretty clear: The competition 
>> runs in September. Why are you doing this differently?
>> * You're talking about a national competition, but Wiki Loves 
>> Monuments is an international competition all throughout Europe.
>> * Why do people need to register at 
>> http://www.wikilovesmonuments.ch/login.php ? That's one of the things 
>> we decided (at the Berlin meeting) *not* to do.
>> Maarten
> Dear Maarten,
> I will give to Nico the possibility to reply to other points. I have 
> only one concern.
> If the event is limited only to the month of September, this would be 
> not helpful for Switzerland because the weather is not good to take 
> some external pictures, most of all for mountains or valleys.
> In addition we are moving earlier to find collaborations and media 
> coverage.
> In my opinion there should be no problem to give more freedom to all 
> countries in order to study the better solution for their own environment.
> To limit the event to the month of September will reduce a lot our 
> participation as the persons will be concentrated in other thinks.
> In my opinion the months of July and August are the best for Switzerland.
> We may found a solution that can match all requirements? For example 
> that the photos can be taken from July to September but charged in 
> Commons only in September?
> It seems to me a good solution, because the persons can spent all time 
> to take photos during the Summer and after to be concentrated in all 
> other work during September (selection of photos, upload, and so on).
Did you notice 
In short: We don't care when you took the photo, we just want you to 
upload them in September 2011. So having people taking pictures all 
throughout the summer is something that fits in great with the whole 
concept :-)

> Ilario
> P.S. If I remember well Nico has already sent a request some weeks 
> ago, before the meeting in Berlin, asking to give to the Switzerland 
> the possibility to move earlier in this event, and I have seen no 
> opposition
And it ended up on the list of things to discus in Berlin. The reason to 
focus on one month and not three months is that we have to keep 
attention on it. For a month that's already a bit of a challenge, for  
three months it's impossible. We're all slowly building up attention for 
the project and this should peak in September 2011.

Is this something you guys can work with?

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