[Wiki Loves Monuments] Call for suggestions for the international jury

john cummings mrjohncummings at gmail.com
Thu Aug 18 10:02:35 UTC 2016

Hi Lodewijk

Some questions:

   1. What is the time period for judging? I assume October some time?
   2. Based on previous experience how many hours work do you think the
   juror would need to take part? It would be very useful when asking people
   to give them an estimate of the number of hours you are asking them to work
   on this.
   3. Is an international jury member required to put a rating and comment
   by all the 300-500 images or could they for instance add a rating to their
   favorite 50 images?
   4. I know that WLM held the Guinness World Record for largest
   photography competition in the world, is this still true? This would be a
   helpful fact to bring up when encouraging people to be judges.

Thanks very much


On 18 August 2016 at 11:18, Lodewijk <lodewijk at effeietsanders.org> wrote:

> Hi all,
> Like every year, we need to put together a good jury for Wiki Loves
> Monuments 2016. 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 7-9)
> * Geographically balanced so that no two jury members come from the same
> country.
> * 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 200-500 photos in three
> rounds over a period of 3 weeks in November
> * While jury members can participate in a local competition, their photos
> cannot participate in the international finale
> * Jury members should not participate in any national jury for 2016
> (previous years is OK)
> * It would be helpful if the juror would be willing to share their real
> name for the jury report.
> * Jury work is in a volunteer capacity.
> 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 jurymember (and
> whether you have reason to believe they would accept the nomination, if
> asked).
> I will do my best to put together once again a qualified and diverse jury,
> with your help!
> Thank you in advance!
> Best,
> Lodewijk
> (international jury coordinator, WLM 2016)
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