[Wiki Loves Monuments] Thinking about the future

Estermann Beat beat.estermann at bfh.ch
Wed Sep 25 09:00:13 UTC 2013

Dear all,

Today, I have transferred the documentation of the Wiki Loves Monuments Future Workshop (Wikimania 2013, Hong Kong) to the WLM portal:

Given the results of the workshop and the feedbacks received from the participants so far, it seems that we are heading for three international photo contests next year:

-       Wiki Loves Monuments

-       Wiki Loves Earth

-       Wiki Loves Public Art

There was also a fourth proposal, "WikiRIC - Requested Image Competition" that was very highly rated by the workshop participants. - I think it would be great to see also a pilot project implementing this idea during next year. To my knowledge, no project group has formed yet. Those who signaled their interest are therefore warmly invited to coordinate the formation of a project team! (let me know if you need the contacts of the people that were interested to help implementing this approach!)

Suggestions for the next steps:

I think it would be great if for each contest a core group for 2014 would form that:

-       sets up an international project page for 2014, so interested countries can sign up

-       sets up a mailing list for the coordination of the contest (in case this hasn't happened yet)

-       follows up on the evaluation of this year's contests and starts working on the improvements for next year (some improvements might concern the institutional setup, so it would be wise to start early)

Furthermore, I would suggest, that the coordinators of the three thematic contests get together (online), to discuss:

-       when which contest is going to take place in 2014 (this year we had an overlap between WLPA and WLE, which is probably not ideal)

-       how to tackle the technical issues in 2014 (there are many potential synergies, and there is also a lot of room for improvement)

Kind regards,


Beat Estermann
Research Associate
Berne University of Applied Sciences
E-Government Institute
Morgartenstrasse 2a
Postfach 305
CH-3000 Bern 22
beat.estermann at bfh.ch
Phone +41 31 848 34 30
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