Commons:Picture of the Year/2008/Message

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Third Annual Wikimedia Commons Picture of the Year

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The 2008 Picture of the Year competition is now concluded after all, and we are happy to announce the results:
WINNER
Horses on Bianditz mountain
(File:Biandintz eta zaldiak - modified2.jpg)
# 1 - 74 votes in Round 2
# 1 - 260 votes in Round 1 - Category:Other animals
Taken by Mikel Ortega Edited by Richard Bartz. .
RUNNER-UP
Fire breathing "Jaipur Maharaja Brass Band" in Chassepierre, Belgium.
(File:Fire breathing 2 Luc Viatour.jpg)
# 2 - 71 votes in Round 2
# 1 - 225 votes in Round 1 - Category:People and human activities
Taken by Wikimedian Luc Viatour.
2ND RUNNER-UP
Steam locomotives of the Chicago & Northwestern Railway in the roundhouse
(File:Locomotives-Roundhouse2.jpg)
# 3 - 46 votes in Round 2
# 1 - 170 votes in Round 1 - Category:Constructions
Taken by Jack Delano with restoration by Durova.
As we couldn't prepare an automated server set up, a low-tech voting method was used this year, and we had a trouble in checking taking so much time. (We hope there will be a better system for next year)

In the first round, there were 501 images in the gallery. The candidates were all the files which were promoted to the Featured Picture of Wikimedia Commons in 2008.

51 files, the winners and honourable mentions in each category went on to the final round to select the picture of the year 2008,where 712 voters voted.

Congratulations to all the contributors who helped create these beautiful works and made them available to the world as free content.

A complete listing of the voting totals is available at http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Commons:Picture_of_the_Year/2008/Results .

Thanks to all the voters for participating.


Thanks,
Wikimedia Commons Picture of the Year committee
http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Commons:Picture_of_the_Year/2008