[Wiki Loves Monuments] Increasing participation in WLM
lodewijk at effeietsanders.org
Sat Mar 22 12:50:42 UTC 2014
Thanks all for the helpful tips!
Please keep sharing them - this won't be the last competition to be
organized in this way, so any documentation is helpful.
2014-03-20 20:37 GMT+01:00 Ivan Martínez <galaver at gmail.com>:
> I want to share some ideas about activities. In Mexico we organize a more
> comprehensive program for 2013 in three cities of the country with a lot of
> attendance . We wanted to give an aditional experience among the contest
> for the people who want increase their personal knowledge about the main
> themes of the contest: photography and heritage. All the photowalks had, in
> advance, two workshops about basic concepts of photo and composition .
> An in the tour, we have the participation of historians and professional
> photographers  who given "live" advices to the tourers for get the best
> shoot fixing the more commons mistakes: backlighting, composition,
> saturation, etc .
> Another activity was a panel of discussion about heritage, Creative
> Commons and Wiki Loves Monuments with the participation of free culture
> activists and photography experts. It was so interesting and in fact, the
> time was not sufficient for discuss a very broad amount of related terms.
> All this activities had too much attendance. In fact, for the tours, is
> strongly reccomended have small groups of people.
> If someone want advices about this kind of events, we will very happy to
> support :)
>  https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Shooting!.JPG
>  https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Preparando_la_c%C3%A1mara.JPG
> 2014-03-20 8:32 GMT-06:00 <vacio at riseup.net>:
> Hi, I want to share a little bit about our experience.
>> We organized a number of photowalks during September 2013 (usually in the
>> weekends). I think the good thing about this photowalks was:
>> * Involved local people, which means the photowalks helped to reach
>> geographic locations where there were no Wikimedians (currently the
>> overwhelming majority of active Wikipedia editors in Armenia are from the
>> * Locals can more easily find and identify monuments.
>> * We found that many people have no writing skills/interests, but are
>> willing to contribute to Wikipedia. They learnt that they can do so by
>> making photographs
>> * After the upload workshops. For 80% of the participants, this was the
>> first time they contributed to a Wikimedia project.
>> After the contest, we found that 14% of this participants continued to
>> edit Wikipedia.
>> We also found that it would be a good idea to:
>> * Organize more than 1 workshop in a location, at least 2 (in fact, any
>> Wikimedia program we have done until now in Armenia, has proved, that it
>> is much more effective if you meet the same group of people at least
>> * Organize a workshop on basic photography skills. This will help to avoid
>> the flow of large number of low quality images.
>> > Hi All,
>> > I recently joined the Wikimedia Foundation as Program Officer for the
>> > Project
>> > and Event Grants Program
>> > <https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Grants:PEG>(PEG). One of my main
>> > duties is to review grant proposals and reports. Many
>> > PEG grantees participate in WLM and I have noticed a trend in their
>> > reporting on WLM activities -- there is a decrease in volunteer
>> > participants year-on-year and a desire to strategize on how to address
>> > this
>> > issue.
>> > It would be great to start a discussion around new strategies for
>> > WLM participants. The proposed session at Wikimania on "What can we
>> > from the WLM participants' survey"
>> > <
>> > be a great place to discuss this issue, but please also feel free to
>> > ideas on this email thread. If there is a better place to have this
>> > conversation - perhaps on the WLM 2014 page -- please feel free to move
>> > there!
>> > One idea that some grantees have been implementing is to organize *photo
>> > expeditions* to places that are under-represented. These photo
>> > have two benefits -- (1) they allow people to travel to places they may
>> > not
>> > normally have the chance to visit due to transportation issues and (2)
>> > they
>> > travel to places where monuments have not been photographed. They also
>> > promote community!
>> > Another interesting strategy is to introduce *photography workshops*.
>> > Skills training can definitely be appealing to participants and will
>> > increase the quality of photos on wiki projects. We are encouraging
>> > grantees who have organized photography workshops to share their
>> > materials.
>> > Excited to hear your ideas!
>> > Thanks,
>> > Alex
>> > --
>> > Alex Wang
>> > Program Officer
>> > Project & Event Grants
>> > Wikimedia Foundation <http://wikimediafoundation.org/wiki/Home>
>> > +1 415-839-6885
>> > Skype: alexvwang
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