Commons:Wiki Loves Monuments 2013 in Norway

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Photographing Norways cultural heritage

Wiki Loves Monuments ( is an annual international photography contest and crowdsourcing event in which participants photograph and upload images of historic monuments to Wikimedia Commons. These images are then available for free use on Wikipedia and beyond. More details about this year's annual competition can be found at Wiki Loves Monuments 2013. The competition takes place throughout the month of September each year.

The Norwegian part of this year's contest will focus specifically on cultural heritage. There is no requirement for participants or volunteers to be from Norway. The Norwegian part of the competition is volunteer-led, with significant support from our local WMF chapter, Wikimedia Norge and Riksantikvaren (The Directorate for Cultural Heritage). At Norwegian (Bokmål) Wikipedia, there is a dedicated website to the competition.


See the results at the page of the jury, here.

About the contest[edit]

Template:WLM-NO 2013 links Wiki Loves Monuments in Norway will follow the same rules as the international competition. Participants upload pictures taken by themselves of listed cultural heritage within Norway and Svalbard and upload them to Wikimedia Commons during the month of September under a free licence. Uploaded photographs do not have to be taken during September 2013, but they must not have been uploaded to Wikimedia Commons before. Participants are free to take photographs of any eligible cultural heritage (a list will be provided), even if Commons already has one or more photographs, but of course a new angle or a new detail is more useful to the project than simply repeating what has been done before.

The list of cultural heritage eligible for the competition is largely based on the Kulturminnesøk database maintained by Riksantikvaren. And photographs have to be tagged with an Kulturminnesøk ID number unique for that listed cultural heritage site.

Volunteers are needed now to help us set up the competition!

Volunteers are currently being sought to help organize the contest. If you can help, think you might like to take part in September, or would just like to register your support, please add your name at Commons:Wiki Loves Monuments 2013 in Norway/People.

Work to be done (planning)[edit]

See Commons:Wiki Loves Monuments 2013 in Norway/planning.

Top-level timeline for Norwegian competition[edit]

For details of current work, and names of responsible volunteers, see Commons:Wiki Loves Monuments 2013 in Norway/planning.

Due time Task  Status 
March 2013
- indicate that you're interested ✓ Done
- analyse what information is available in Norway (e.g. full address, grid references, geolocation, unique identifiers etc.) ✓ Done
- make the final decision on joining the project ✓ Done
- set up a subpage to nb:Wikipedia:Underprosjekter/Kulturminner to act as a local portal. ✓ Done
- register as the main WLM domain. Create a redirect to Wikimedia Commons
- create a local OTRS queue and team In progress
- (if needed) create a mailing list for your local Wiki Loves Monuments
- start preparing a task management system, divide the work between the people
- contact Riksantikvaren ✓ Done
- decide if you'd like to have local workshops organized by the international team and let them know
- create a page on Wikimedia Commons (see the portal page) and fill in the table for Norway ✓ Done
- have all main organizers subscribed to the global mailing list
- (if needed) create a timeline for your local Wiki Loves Monuments ✓ Done
- contact other partner organizations or institutions
- start advertising the project in your local Wikimedia community
- start a discussion on defining communication channels (including outside ones)
- have structured list templates finished ✓ Done
- have the list of monuments received from the government/other responsible institution ✓ Done
- have some structured lists ready ✓ Done
- create environment where people can report errors in the lists
- create a local helpdesk (including legal questions)
March 31 have a landing page ready at
April 2013
April 1 Seek official backing from the listing organizations ✓ Done
April 8 decide on RL meeting with volunteers, try to identify local problems & possibilities
(including freedom of panorama and other copyright issues)
April 15 start working on the official (external) website
April 16 start working on local documentation (how to locate monuments on a map using software available in your country etc.)
April 30 start looking for local sponsors to provide awards
May 2013
May 1 start thinking about some promotional materials and goodies to give to the participants
May 13 set up category structure for your local monuments on Wikimedia Commons
May 16 (if possible) start working on a local events programme
May 23 join the work on a pre-announcement to be sent to all Village Pumps
May 30 have the official website up, running and shining
May 30 have an OTRS queue set up with at least two-three people with access
May 31 have the pre-announcement posted to your local Village Pump
June 2013
June 1 partners should be ready, participating & informed about the goings-on
June 2 write an announcement asking people to submit nominations for your local jury
June 10 start processing already existing pictures on Wikimedia Commons
June 17 have the promotional materials and goodies designed and at least being produced if you want to distribute them
June 30 have the rules of the contest set up and posted to the external website
July 2 have somebody join PR team to work on press releases and external outreach
July 29 local sponsors should be ready & informed about the goings-on
July 30 have the international website and other materials translated into Nynotsk and Bokmål
July 31 (if needed) set up a Flickr group (and other platforms) for an easy upload
July 31 have your local jury fully formed and set up judging criteria
August 2013
August 1 start preparing Commons infrastructure (UploadWizard) and CentralNotice in Nynorsk and Bokmål
August 7-11 go to Wikimania and take over the world take part in RL discussions about Wiki Loves Monuments
August 11 (if possible) finalise local events programme
August 12 monuments lists should be finished; finish processing already existing photos on Wikimedia Commons
August 15 have promotional materials and goodies sent out to volunteers around your country
August 16 decide if you want to hold an awards ceremony and (if agreed on) start preparations
August 19 have local PR people start working on an announcing press release
August 24 have all upload environment tested
August 25 start sending invites to Flickr users in relevant groups to join the contest
August 27 have UploadWizard and CentralNotice all ready
August 28 have the announcing press release ready; send it to the media!
August 31 have all crucial infrastructure and pages on Wikimedia Commons as well as the tools fully documented
September 2013
September 1 start the contest!
September 9 have local PR people start working on a middle-of-the-contest press release
September 12 have the middle-of-the-contest press release ready; send it to the media!
September 16 have the local awards ceremony confirmed
September 25 have local PR people start working on a final press release
September 30 finish the contest!
October 2013
October 1 have the final press release ready; send it to the media!
October 9 have the participants survey ready
October 31 Hard deadline: have the final decision of the local jury; send your nominations to the international level
October 31 have your local winners informed about the results of the contest
November 27 have a press release about the results of your local contest ready and sent out to the media
November 2013
November 4 send thank-you letters or e-mails to the volunteers, partners and sponsors and invite them to your local awards ceremony
November 11 start working on the evaluation of the project
November 18 (if applicable) hold your local awards ceremony
November 25 make sure all photos are in the lists and are properly categorized
November 30 have the evaluation ready & posted to Commons/Bokmål, Sami and Nynorsk Wikipedias/WMNO website
December 2013
December 1-31 get some rest! well done! :-)

Previous WLMs in Norway[edit]

Wiki Loves Monuments 2013

Timeline - Progress - Documentation - Tools - FAQ - Media - Sponsors - List of landing page, monuments and uploadlink - Winning photos

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