[Wiki Loves Monuments] Jury criteria, membership, process, and tools for WLM 2016

Lily lilyofthewest.wikimedia at gmail.com
Mon Sep 26 13:13:49 UTC 2016

Hi Ilya,

On Mon, Sep 26, 2016 at 2:07 AM, Ilya Korniyko <intracer at gmail.com> wrote:

> Hi  Leila,
> Ukraine will not be able to submit photographs by October 25.
> We need a month for jury work till November 1.

I am looking into this and will get back to you off-list.


> Regards,
> Ilya, on behalf of the WLM Ukraine organizing committee
> On Mon, Sep 26, 2016 at 7:50 AM, Lily <lilyofthewest.wikimedia at gmail.com>
> wrote:
>> Hi all,
>> If you are a WLM organizer, jury coordinator in the national level, or a
>> jury member, this email can contain crucial information for you. Everyone
>> else, you can safely stop here. :)
>> This email contains some best practices on how to run your local jury
>> process with regards to criteria, jury membership and process. Finally, it
>> includes some instructions on how to choose your jury tool.
>> Timeline
>> You should plan to start the jury process as soon as the competition ends
>> in your country, this is October 1 for many of you. :) The international
>> team expects to receive the top 10 photos of your country no later than
>> October 25.
>> Judging criteria
>> While every national competition can choose the judging criteria based on
>> the specific needs of the country, the international team recommends the
>> following three judging criteria to be considered in the country-level jury
>> processes: technical quality, originality, and usefulness of the photo for
>> Wikipedia. If you are interested to learn more about these criteria, please
>> read more about the judging criteria
>> <http://www.wikilovesmonuments.org/judging-criteria/> that the
>> international jury will be using as explained in this blogpost by Lodewijk.
>> Local jury set-up
>> National competitions typically have a jury with at least 3 members (the
>> more photos, the more jury members). The local jury set-up is usually
>> defined based on the judging criteria you will choose to go with. The
>> international team recommends that, depending on the number of photos you
>> expect to have by the end of the contest, you have 1-3 Wikimedians (maybe
>> those with quality/featured images on Commons), 1-3 people who are familiar
>> or are experts in the heritage of your country (especially the monuments),
>> and 1-3 people who are professional or (quality) amateur photographers. Of
>> course, all jury members should be excluded from winning prizes awarded by
>> the jury.  The national jury can then nominate maximum 10 photos per
>> country for the international finale.
>> Jury process
>> The jury process on the national level is defined by each country. The
>> international team recommends the following process:
>> Round 1: Yes/No or rating
>> The goal of this round is to lower the number of competing photos to
>> 400-700. If your total number of pictures is less than 500, you can skip
>> this round.
>> Jury members are asked to vote yes/no for each photo they are shown and
>> are requested to stick to a maximum number of ‘yes’ votes (for example,
>> 500). Based on these votes, a set of 400-700 photos is selected for the
>> next round. If you have many photos, you may have to do this round in two
>> steps.
>> Round 2: Rating
>> The goal of this round is to come to a selection of the top-50 images.
>> Jury members are asked to rate/score each image with 1-5 stars. Based on
>> the average from their votes, the top-50 is selected for the next round. If
>> there are many pictures with similar scores, the coordinator can choose to
>> select a top-40, top-60, etc.
>> Round 3: Live meeting or ranking
>> The goal of this round is to arrive at a final ranking and winning
>> pictures. If geographically feasible, the jury can meet in person. The jury
>> tool supports an alternative method: ranking. Each jury member is asked to
>> rank their favorite 20 photos in order. Based on this ranking, points are
>> awarded to each photo (20 for the number 1, 19 for number 2, etc). The
>> total number of points determines the final result. Jury members are also
>> asked to give a reason for selecting their top images. You can use this
>> latter information to explain explain why the winner was selected, an
>> information that can be useful for your jury report and press releases.
>> Jury tool
>> Unless you have a very small number of submissions (less than 100), it's
>> usually efficient for your jury to use one of the available tools
>> <https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Commons:Jury_tools> for judging the
>> photos. The international team would like to bring your attention to two
>> tools: ‘Montage’ and ‘WLX’. Below you can find more information about
>> these two tools. We suggest that you look into these tools now, and make
>> your choice soon.
>> Montage
>> Montage is the new tool that has been developed this year by volunteers
>> and per the request by the WLM international team. There are two features
>> of the tool that are worth pointing out: The tool is designed and developed
>> in a way that can accommodate the recommended jury process explained above
>> (yes/no, rating, ranking features are supported). The developer team will
>> also guarantee to provide timely support (within 24 hours) starting October
>> 1.
>> If you're a national jury coordinator or a jury member and want to test
>> the current version of the tool, please leave a note on the tool’s
>> discussion page <https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Commons_talk:Montage>.
>> If you want to have a 1:1 conversation with one of the developers, please
>> leave a message using the same link. You should feel free to leave
>> questions/comments about the tool in the same page. If you are familiar
>> with GitHub, you can also create issues on GitHub
>> <https://github.com/hatnote/montage/issues>. Please note that the
>> developers will continue adding features and smoothing the workflow until
>> October 1, what you will test now will give you a sense of the basics you
>> should expect. :)
>> What is essential for you to be able to start the jury process on October
>> 1 using Montage is the Wikimedia usernames of your jury members (if they
>> don't have an account, please ask them to open one). If you decide to go
>> with Montage, please gather this information sooner rather than later.
>> WLX
>> You can learn more about the tool here
>> <https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Commons:WLX_Jury_Tool>. The tool has
>> been used by many countries as part of WLM and WLE contests in the past
>> years. If you're interested to use WLX, please contact Ilya (WLX's tool
>> developer) in the tool's talk page
>> <https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Commons_talk:WLX_Jury_Tool>.
>> If you have any questions or comments, please don't hesitate to ask them
>> here or off-list.
>> Best,
>> Leila
>> --
>> User: LilyOfTheWest

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