[Wiki Loves Monuments] International Flyers

Susana Morais susana.morais at wikimedia.pt
Wed Jun 15 17:03:55 UTC 2011

Hi all,

We have started a poster for the portuguese competition (sending you in
JPG). Does it help in any way?


>>> 2011/6/15 Jane Darnell <jane023 at gmail.com>
>>>> Hi Nicole,
>>>> The text we have currently is limited to what we wrote on the etherpad
>>>> in Berlin, and of course our ad that Hay made (it is on page 53 of Europa
>>>> Nostra's summer edition of the European Cultural Heritage Review).
>>>> The text is here
>>>> http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Commons:Wiki_Loves_Monuments_2011/May_Meeting/Notes/Europa_Nostra
>>>> The printable pdf is here
>>>> http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/1/17/Wikilovesmonuments-europanostra-ad.pdf
>>>> I don't know if you saw Julia's earlier query on this. Right now all of
>>>> our up-to-date info is here:
>>>> http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Commons:Wiki_Loves_Monuments_2011
>>>> <http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Commons:Wiki_Loves_Monuments_2011>I
>>>> myself have been thinking hard about what the text should be, and last
>>>> Thursday, Austin Hair and I stood behind a table at the Europa Nostra fair
>>>> in Amsterdam. It was an interesting afternoon, since a lot of people came to
>>>> the table with questions that I would never have dreamed of beforehand, such
>>>> as whether I knew about the publicly accessible databases on threatened
>>>> monuments, or on monuments in ultra-hard-to-get-to-places, or similar
>>>> things. I did my best to get people interested in Wiki Loves Monuments and
>>>> the Dutch WP10 birthday celebration this Saturday (though most people coming
>>>> to the booth didn't speak Dutch). I printed out all of the winning photos,
>>>> plus a few Wikipedia logos (the WLM logo, the puzzle one, the Wikmedia one,
>>>> the Commons one, and the WP10 one). I also had printed out a short
>>>> explanation how to uplaod a photo, and the jury report from last year. There
>>>> were several photographers who came to the booth and wanted to know what the
>>>> judging criteria were.
>>>> I was sorry I didn't have any flyers, since people really seemed to want
>>>> this. Fortunately the booth across from us was giving away the Heritage
>>>> magazines, so I told them to bookmark page 53.
>>>> I was very happy that I hadn't yet had a chance to give Tomasz's
>>>> Wikibook on Chopin to Ziko, because I was using it as a paperweight (we were
>>>> outside and it was quite windy). Many people commented on the book and were
>>>> impressed that "we" at Wikipedia knew that Chopin was Polish. Fortunately
>>>> there was a delegation from Poland who were attracted by the book and after
>>>> looking at all the winning pictures got very excited. There was also a
>>>> fairly large group of students from the Reinwardt academy in Amsterdam
>>>> interested in architecture, many of whom have tons of pictures they could
>>>> upload. I realized quite quickly however that it starts sounding very
>>>> complicated when you talk about uploading groups of photos to Wikimedia
>>>> Commons. That is definitely not the right approach for a casual computer
>>>> user, which most of these people were.
>>>> The ten winning pictures did get a lot of attention, and when I
>>>> explained that each of these is linked to an article on the Dutch Wikipedia,
>>>> people seemed eager to learn more. The photo that got the most attention was
>>>> the electricity transformer station.
>>>> So to summarize, I think the main thing to focus on is the result we
>>>> hope to achieve with the contest, namely to gather lots of freely accessible
>>>> photos of monuments for use in Wikipedia articles. The best way to get
>>>> people to understand what this means is to pick a nice monument photo (or
>>>> choose one of the winning ones from last year) and make sure it is linked to
>>>> an article on the native Wikipedia. Then you can use that link to send to
>>>> people in emails.
>>>> This page has the links to Dutch articles with the winning photos:
>>>> http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Commons:Wiki_Loves_Monuments_2010
>>>> <http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Commons:Wiki_Loves_Monuments_2010>A
>>>> nice teaser for the upcoming would be to say how nice it would be to have
>>>> pictures on Commons of nearby monuments that aren't there yet. It would also
>>>> be nice if more people participated who lived in rural areas, since those
>>>> monuments have the least photos on Commons.
>>>> Secondary information that is crucial to have is the criteria for
>>>> judging the photos (everyone seemed interested in that) and the method used
>>>> to upload the photos (especially the older people seemed very skeptical
>>>> about being able to do this, though they seemed quite interested).
>>>> Hope it gets all of you thinking!
>>>> Jane
>>>> 2011/6/15 Nicole Ebber <nicole.ebber at wikimedia.de>
>>>>> Hi all,
>>>>> I am not sure how the status is here, so please excuse if this was
>>>>> already discussed,
>>>>> We are planning to create info flyers for participants, partners, and
>>>>> other target groups of the contest. In my opinion, it would be best to
>>>>> have one international flyer and then adapt it to all other
>>>>> languages/countries.
>>>>> Wikimedia Deutschland could take care of all the design and printing
>>>>> stuff, if some of you can provide texts, images and all necessary
>>>>> information. What do you think?
>>>>> Best,
>>>>> Nicole
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