Commons:Wiki Loves Monuments 2014 in the United Kingdom/planning
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For organizers & helpers
This is the main planning page for Wiki Loves Monuments 2014 in the United Kingdom. Please use the talk page for general planning discussions.
If you are interested in helping to plan the competition, please volunteer below and also add your name at Commons:Wiki Loves Monuments 2014 in the United Kingdom/People.
- 1 Open tasks
- 1.1 Prepare lists of eligible subjects
- 1.2 Create portal on English Wikipedia
- 1.3 Prepare monument lists
- 1.4 Set up tools for competitors
- 1.5 Rules and jury
- 1.6 Documentation and competitor resources
- 1.7 Public relations
- 1.8 Official UK website
- 1.9 Rules and jury
- 1.10 Graphics
- 1.11 Physical events
- 1.12 Commons processing
- 1.13 Analysis
- 1.14 Spam various websites and lists to seek volunteers
- 2 Completed tasks
- 3 Meetings
- 4 Resources
- 5 Older material (resources from previous years)
Volunteers: Before posting here, please add your name to Commons:Wiki Loves Monuments 2014 in the United Kingdom/People so that we can keep track of who is involved.
Please append your name and a comment if you are working on something. When complete, please move to the Completed tasks section
Prepare lists of eligible subjects
Create portal on English Wikipedia
- Set up a competitors' portal page for Wiki Loves Monuments in the UK on the English Wikipedia
Prepare monument lists
Set up tools for competitors
Rules and jury
- Decide how to appoint jury members
Documentation and competitor resources
- Write instructions/guidelines for participants, including FoP information.
- Set up team to review and advise on PR requirements, including press releases and external outreach
- Discuss/agree communications channels
- Seek official backing from the listing organizations
- Contact other partner organizations or institutions
- Find sponsors to provide awards and promotional materials (may be the same as partners)
- Consider and advise on a local events programme
- Write and send press releases to the media:
- Initial announcement of competition
- Middle-of-the-contest press release
- Final press release, with details of winners
- E-mail volunteers, partners and sponsors and invite them to the awards ceremony
- Draft text for spamming Wikipedia county projects and put up for discussion
- Decide on projects/channels to spam
Official UK website
- The official website
- Do we want to plan what goes on it? Does the content need revising? (Probably according to what monuments we cover.)
Rules and jury
- Define some proposed rules and judging criteria for the UK contest, and put up for discussion.
- Discuss proposed rules and judging criteria online.
- Create online awards for each of the the winners. Preferably different for each class.
- Create barnstars to give to the organizers and helpers.
- Attend Wikimania, and publicize the UK competition
- Consider and agree local events programme (around the country)?
- Try to seek local interest/awards via personal contacts [all]
- Promotional materials
- Write WLM flier to hand out to local groups & at Wikimeets
- Arrange awards ceremony
- Get team together to categorize all images & to fix upload errors, before, during and after contest
- Define mechanism for reporting errors
- Decide how to evaluate the project
- Write participants' survey
- Complete the evaluation and post results/recommendations
Spam various websites and lists to seek volunteers
- Commons VP.
- English Wikipedia VP.
- WMUK Water Cooler.
- Forthcoming Wikimeet pages.
Historical record of things that have been done so far
- Commons:Monuments database
- Commons:Wiki Loves Monuments/Organizing a Wiki takes
- Main website for the US contest
- Instructions for setting up website with Wordpress
- Commons:Wiki Loves Monuments 2013 in the United Kingdom/Texts
- MediaWiki WLM extension
- PHP script for conversion of geo-coordinates (latitude/longitude) to OS grid references
- PHP script for conversion of OS grid references to geo-coordinates
- PHP script for conversion between WGS-84 datum (as used by GPS) and OSGB-36 datum (as used by the Ordnance Survey
Older material (resources from previous years)
- 2013 source data (Google Docs) for Northern Ireland, Grade A
- 2013 source data (Google Docs) for Northern Ireland, Grade B+
- 2013 source data (Google Docs) for Scotland, Category A
- 2013 source data (Google Docs) for Wales 1
- 2013 source data (Google Docs) for Wales 2
- Listed buildings in Wales
- 2013 source data (Google Docs) for England, Grade I
- 2013 source data (Google Docs) for England, Grade II*
- 2013 open data request for English dataset
- Old WLM judging tool (found not to be usable for the UK contest in 2013):