[Wiki Loves Monuments] Setting up the international jury

Lodewijk lodewijk at effeietsanders.org
Tue Sep 22 19:34:18 UTC 2015

Hi all,

Like every year, we need to put together a good jury for Wiki Loves
Monuments 2015. It is a complicated and delicate process to come to a
balanced jury, and I would like to outline the criteria here, and to ask
for your input. I have agreed to take the lead on this process - but would
definitely welcome your input, and help.

As in the past years, I think it is important to aim once again for a jury
that as a whole is neutral and balanced in many ways. This means ideally:
* A mix of photography experts, heritage experts and Wikimedia experts
(aiming at a total size of 7)
* Geographically balanced so that no two jury members come from the same
* Balance in many other ways imaginable (while at the same time, one can
never assure a balance in all aspects)
* The international jury members do not serve on a national jury for WLM

At the same time, there are some practical considerations:
* Jury members must be able to write and read English
* They must have the time to commit to judge 200-400 photos in two or three
rounds over a period of 3 weeks
* While jury members can participate in a local competition, their photos
cannot participate in the international finale
* Living/working in a country that participates in the competition will not
by default exclude someone from serving on the jury
* It would be helpful if the juror would be willing to share their real
name for the jury report.

Do you know someone who would make a good juror, please contact me
privately with the suggestion. At least let me know who the juror is, how I
could contact him/her and why they would make a good jury member (and
whether you have reason to believe they would accept the nomination, if

I will do my best to put together once again a qualified and diverse jury,
with your help!

Aside from that, I could use some help in 1) setting up the jury tool for
the international jury and 2) writing/layouting the jury report after the
whole process is finished.

Thank you in advance!

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