[Wiki Loves Monuments] Update from WLM Israel
lodewijk at effeietsanders.org
Mon Oct 29 21:41:00 UTC 2012
2012/10/29 Sophie Österberg <sophie.osterberg at wikimedia.se>
> Wow Deror! I am amazed by all your effort into making WLM such a big and
> joyous event, great!
> / Sophie
> Wikimedia Sverige
> Jag ber om ursäkt om jag är kort. Detta skickas från min mobil / Sophie
> Den 29 okt 2012 20:36 skrev "Deror Avi" <deror_avi at yahoo.com>:
>> Dear all,
>> I wish to update regarding WLM in Israel.
>> The competition took place during the month of Tishrei (mid September to
>> mid October) , during which 6,097 images were uploaded to the commons.
>> The most photographed monuments were, as expected, the Bahai Gardens in
>> Haifa, the Tower of David in Jerusalem, and Jaffa Port.
>> During the month of the competition we also held 20 events including two
>> photography workshops (sponsored by the Galitz school of photography), 18
>> guided tours (sponsored by the Council for Heritage Sites in Israel), and
>> two tours at the Israel Museum (the museum allowed free entrance to the
>> participants). about 400 people participated in the events. Our volunteers
>> chaperoned the tours ready to answer all questions about the competition.
>> 500 people visited our both at a photography fare, 800 people wrote to
>> us requesting information about the tours, 600 joined our mailing lists.
>> We also had 20 newspaper articles (some of which internet newspapers and
>> some printed), participated in 6 radio shows and 2 television programs,
>> talking about the competition.
>> Following the competition a Portal was created in Hebrew Wikipedia to
>> host the lists of sites, and the best images taken.
>> As to the judging - our volunteers shifted through the 6,000 uploads
>> choosing 250 photographs for the 9 judges (three professional
>> photographers, two of which from the Galitz School, two professional site
>> conservation experts from the National council, and four Wikipedians). The
>> judges rated the photographs choosing 30, and then from those chose the top
>> 10. The three images that got the highest points will receive monetary
>> prices (NIS 5,000 (about $1,250), NIS 3,000 and NIS 2,000). The Israeli
>> Internet Association conducted its own judging allowing the general public
>> to vote on its most favorite image, which will receive NIS 2,000.
>> The results will be published at our awards ceremony which will take
>> place on 7th November and will include a tour of old Jaffa, a cocktail and
>> an exhibition of the 10 winning photographs and the people's choice.
>> Following the awards ceremony, the exhibition will be hung at the gallery
>> of the Diezengoff Centre shopping mall in Tel Aviv until 1st December.
>> We wish to thank our volunteers who helped with the tours, and with
>> creating the lists of monuments (as you may recall we had to create the
>> lists for the competition - none exited before it). We especially want to
>> thank Yan who has created the judging system used by us and other
>> We further wish to thank the international competition team for their
>> support and assistance, and their patience with our many questions.
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