Submissions/Wiki Loves Monuments - an international project

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After careful consideration, the programme committee has decided not to accept the below submission at this time. Thank you to the author(s) for participating in the Wikimania 2013 programme submission, we hope to still see you at Wikimania this August.

Submission no. 
2046
Subject no. 
B11
Title of the submission
Wiki Loves Monuments - an international project
Type of submission
presentation
Author of the submission
Lodewijk Gelauff & Monica Mora
Country of origin
the Netherlands & Panama
Affiliation
E-mail address
info@wikilovesmonuments.org
Username
Personal homepage or blog
http://www.wikilovesmonuments.org
Abstract
Wiki Loves Monuments (WLM) is an international photography competition, organized since 2010 and recognized as the largest photography competition in the world. Since the start of WLM in The Netherlands in 2010 the competition had grown immensely and it has now global dimensions. In 2013 the contest was organized in 35 countries, and brought in more than 350.000 images by 15.000+ participants.
In this presentation, two members of the international coordinating team will give an introduction to Wiki Loves Monuments, and some insight behind the screens. What is the scope exactly, how does it work, what is the historical background, how did the project develop and why is it successful? And... what's new in 2013?
Detailed proposal
Wiki Loves Monuments (WLM) is an international photography competition around cultural heritage monuments, organized since 2010 and recognized as the largest photography competition in the world. Since the start of WLM in The Netherlands in 2010 the competition has grown from one country event to having global dimensions. In 2011, 18 countries from Europe submitted more than 160,000 images. In 2012 the contest expanded globally and was organized in 35 countries, bringing in more than 350.000 images by 15.000+ participants.
In this presentation, two members of the international coordinating team will give an introduction to Wiki Loves Monuments, and some insight behind the screens. Relevant topics include: the scope of the contest, how it works, the historical background, how the project developed and why it is successful.
The presentation will include an overview of the results of the three years of the contest showing how Wiki Loves Monuments developed from a 1-country contest into an international project where many chapters, groups and individuals collaborate. The presentation aim is to give a solid introduction for possibly other sessions to build upon, and to explain the 2013 contest in that context: what is the same, what is new. Especially noteworthy is the panel discussion which has also been proposed - both proposed session timings have been suggested so that they would be a nice fit. Finally, there will be an opportunity to ask questions.


Track
  • Cultural and Educational Outreach
  • WikiCulture and Community
  • Analysis and Public Engagement
Length of presentation/talk
25 min
Language of presentation/talk
English
Will you attend Wikimania if your submission is not accepted?
attendance is independent of acceptance.
Slides or further information (optional)
Presentation in 2012: presentation, Q&A

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Special requests
Preferrably combined or close to the other WLM-related sessions. Probably best to begin with Presentation, then have national sessions, and then the Q&A. Also panel discussion is proposed.


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