Submissions/Wiki Loves Monuments
This is an accepted submission for Wikimania 2012.
- Submission no.
- Title of the submission
- Wiki Loves Monuments — a contest the wiki way
- Type of submission (workshop, tutorial, panel, presentation)
- Author of the submission
- Maarten Dammers & Tomasz Kozłowski
- E-mail address
- firstname.lastname@example.org & odder.wikigmail.com
- Multichill & odder
- Country of origin
- Netherlands & Poland
- Affiliation, if any (organization, company etc.)
- Wiki Loves Monuments, Wikimedia Nederland & Wikimedia Poland
- Personal homepage or blog
- Abstract (at least 300 words to describe your proposal)
Wiki Loves Monuments is a public photo competition aimed at taking photos of cultural heritage monuments (buildings, memorials, etc.) and uploading them to Wikimedia Commons. It has a federal structure and is organised separately in every participating country by the local Wikimedia community which knows how things work in their area; best photos from all countries are nominated for an international contest.
In 2011, this contest was organised for the second time. It was very successful, with more than 165,000 photos of monuments in 18 participating countries submitted in total. This was possible thanks to the hard work of hundreds of volunteers in those countries who helped organise Wiki Loves Monuments in one way or another. From all the photos, the 13 top images were selected and published as a calendar.
Besides the wonderful direct impact on the overall quality and coverage of heritage and culture topics, Wiki Loves Monuments is a fantastic opportunity to reach some of our important goals: we had a participation of over 4,000 new users who created the first ever community-driven contribution peak on Wikimedia Commons; we have also helped in establishing cooperation between Wikimedia groups & chapters and some of their local cultural institutions and organisations in several countries.
This presentation is aimed at analysing the success of Wiki Loves Monuments in the past, and will provide an introduction to what's ahead of the project in 2012. The session is intended to be an introduction for the general Wikimedia public, and might be followed (if accepted) by an open panel with the organisers of Wiki Loves Monuments 2012 that will provide additional information on the specifics and organisational aspects of the contest.
For more information, please refer to the last year's presentation.
- Track (Wikis and the Public Sector; GLAM (Galleries, Libraries, Archives, and Museums); WikiCulture and Community; Research, Analysis, and Education; Technology and Infrastructure)
- GLAM; Wikiculture and Community
- Length of presentation/talk (if other than 25 minutes, specify how long)
- 25 minutes
- Will you attend Wikimania if your submission is not accepted?
- Slides or further information (optional)
- See the 2011 presentation on Wiki Loves Monuments to get an impression.
- Special request as to time of presentations (for example - can not present on Saturday)
- It would be really nice to have this presentation on the first day, because we're also submitting a more in-depth session on the subject.
If you are interested in attending this session, please sign with your username below. This will help reviewers to decide which sessions are of high interest. Sign with four tildes. (~~~~).
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