Commons:Wiki Loves Monuments 2013 in the Netherlands

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Progress on Municipal monuments submission lists
Photographing the Netherlands' monuments

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.

This will be the fourth time NL has taken part in the competition, and everyone is welcome to get involved, whether as a participant (photographer), organizational volunteer, or both. There is no requirement for participants or volunteers to be from NL. The NL part of the competition is volunteer-led, with significant support from our local WMNL chapter, Wikimedia NL.

About the contest[edit]

Wiki Loves Monuments in the Netherlands will follow the same rules as the international competition. Participants upload pictures taken by themselves of listed buildings within NL 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 building, 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.

For this year's competition we are concentrating on Gemeentelijke monumenten and the theme "Power and Glory". For more details, see Commons:Wiki Loves Monuments 2013 in the Netherlands/Eligible buildings and Open Monumentendag 2013 Macht-Pracht.

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 the Netherlands/People.

Remember to subscribe to the Wiki Loves Monuments NL mailing list as well.

Work to be done (planning)[edit]


Vera is going to get files send to her by the producers of enemal emblems, so contact her if you want to help with this.

Top-level timeline for NL competition[edit]

Timeline for local teams[edit]

Due time Task  Status 
January 2013
January 31 indicate that you're interested ✓ Done
February 2013
February 1 start a heritage project on your local Wikipedia and analyse if the community wants to join the project ✓ Done
February 5 analyse what information is available in your country (e.g. full address, coordinates, unique identifiers etc.) ✓ Done
February 18 make the final decision on joining the project (or not) ✓ Done
February 18 set up a portal page for Wiki Loves Monuments on your local Wikipedia to check by Basvb
February 19 register your local wikilovesmonuments.TLD domain. Create a redirect to Wikimedia Commons if you have no content yet ✓ Done
February 19 create your local OTRS queue and team ✓ Done
February 20 (if needed) create a mailing list for your local Wiki Loves Monuments ✓ Done
February 21 start preparing a task management system, divide the work between the people
February 22 contact your government or other responsible institution/organisation and ask for the lists of monuments ✓ Done
February 22 decide if you'd like to have local workshops organised by the international team and let them know ✓ Done
February 25 create a page on Wikimedia Commons (see the portal page) and fill in the progress table for your country ✓ Done
February 26 have all main organisers subscribed to the global mailing list still working on main organisers, check later on to make sure they are on the list
February 29 (if needed) create a timeline for your local Wiki Loves Monuments; feel free to use this one as a base! ✓ Done
March 2013
March 1 contact other partner organisations or institutions still to be done
March 2 start advertising the project in your local Wikimedia community needs to be worked on
March 4 start a discussion on defining communication channels (including outside ones) ?
March 11 have structured list templates finished ✓ Done
March 21 have the list of monuments received from the government/other responsible institution ✓ Done
March 24 have some structured lists ready ✓ Done
March 25 create environment where people can report errors in the lists ✓ Done
March 25 create a local helpdesk (including legal questions) ✓ Done
March 30 (if applicable) go to the Chapters Meeting and take part in the brainstorming session
March 31 have a landing page ready at your local wikilovesmonuments.TLD page ✓ Done (site) needs updating for 2013
April 2013
April 1 consider asking your local Ministry of Culture or other cultural heritage institution to formally support the contest in your country
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 ✓ Done
April 16 start working on local documentation (how to locate monuments on a map using software available in your country etc.) ✓ Done last years, needs update/check
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 ✓ Done
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 ✓ Done - needs update
May 30 have an OTRS queue set up with at least two-three people with access ✓ Done
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 ✓ Done
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 your external website guess not much changes - to decide
July 2013
July 1 have somebody join the international Wiki Loves Monuments translation team Basvb and Romaine are the persons to ask for dutch translations
July 2 have somebody join PR team to work on press releases and external outreach
July 12-14 go to Wikimania and take over the world take part in RL discussions about Wiki Loves Monuments Who will be there?
July 29 local sponsors should be ready & informed about the goings-on
July 30 have the international website translated into your language Ask Basvb or Romaine when the time is there
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 your language ✓ Done
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 in your language tested
August 25 start sending invites to Flickr users in relevant groups to join the contest
August 27 have UploadWizard and CentralNotice translated to your language and ready
August 28 have the announcing press release ready and translated into your language; send it to the media!
August 31 have all crucial infrastructure and pages on Wikimedia Commons as well as the tools translated into your language
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 and translated into your language; 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 and translated into your language; send it to the media!
October 9 have the participants survey ready and translated into your language
October 21 have the final decision of the local jury; send your nominations to the international level
October 22 have your local winners informed about the results of the contest
October 24 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 categorised
November 30 have the evaluation ready & posted to your local Wikipedia; translate at least the most important parts of it into English
December 2013
December 1-31 get some rest! well done! :-)

Continuous tasks[edit]

There are, of course, some tasks that would need to be performed every now and then during the preparations for the contest and the contest itself. A short list of such tasks follows here; the most important ones have been marked with a yellow background:

Task Due time
driving the decision-making process February-November
motivating the organisers and the volunteers February-November
task and budget management February-November
keeping the timeline up-to-date February-November
writing regular blog posts on the official website of your local project April-November
social media management April-November
# operate transfer bots for secondary uploads (flickr) and do the moderation

# post regular updates on progress both on your external website and on the international mailing list
# organise local meetups with a focus towards monuments and try to get press atenttion, especially in local media
# keep adding all new photos to the lists on your local Wikipedia




Wiki Loves Monuments 2013

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

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