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Themes options table for 2018[edit]

Themes options for 2018
Month themes themes are not decided in which months
and have 5 or more pro-votes
January "Trash and waste management" "Blue"

"Earth Science"
"Eye Care"
"Measurements and unit of measures"
"Town halls (city halls)"

February "Closed or closing commercial activities" "Archeology"
March "Tunnels and Underpasses" "Spring" and
"Portrait of influential women
" (2-months)
April "Aircraft" Portraits of influential women and
"Videos: verbs" (2-months)
May "Renewable Energy" "Videos: verbs" and
"Architectural Iron"
June "On the move" "Traditional Games"
July "Concert photography" "Telephones"
August "Street Performers" "Castles, Fortresses and Strongholds"
September "Schools (primary, secondary school and higher education)" "Emotions"
October "Pink" and "Pink october" in reference to "Category:Breast cancer awareness"
     → based on discussions
     → optional

September challenge[edit]

For September challenge I was thinking about:

The first one was set for September for a while. Anybody has better idea? --Jarekt (talk) 02:23, 30 August 2018 (UTC)

My one concern about schools as a theme is the potential for taking photographs of other people's children without parental consent. However, if the images generally avoid focusing on the children, this should not be a problem. BD2412 T 02:36, 30 August 2018 (UTC)
User:BD2412, Commons:Photographs of identifiable people does not have anything special about children. I think for them the same rules apply as for adults, so in most countries pictures outside would be OK. --Jarekt (talk) 11:05, 30 August 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support. I don't think children pictures would be an issue so long as they are legal in their respective jurisdiction. I personally think of schools as pretty higher education buildings so they didn't cross my mind but this doesn't seem disturbing to me in the slightest. I also don't see the need to restrict emotions to humans only but I support either way. --Trougnouf (talk) 08:31, 30 August 2018 (UTC)
The idea of restricting the photographs to people, come from the fact that it is easy to take whole bunch of photos of kittens or puppies and than assign emotions to them. It is harder to photograph people. --Jarekt (talk) 11:10, 30 August 2018 (UTC)
Full grown cats even, you make a good point. :) --Trougnouf (talk) 11:17, 30 August 2018 (UTC)
I don't know how useful they are for documentary purposes, but we got some good artistic pictures for the Emotions challenge already. Lots of submissions, and only six pictures with a non-human animal so far (and on two of the six, a human is the one with the emotion), thanks to a good set of examples to suggest humans only. – b_jonas 01:13, 23 September 2018 (UTC)

October topics[edit]

What challenges do we want for October? If you want “Pink”, then you need to find much better example images. But I don't recommend it, because we've done “Blue” in 2018-01.

Also, what month do you think is best to do the Insects challenge? Insects are much harder to photograph in cold weather. Is there a spring or autumn month that likely works on both hemispheres? – b_jonas 10:46, 24 September 2018 (UTC)

How I see, it is not "just" pink... It's Category:Breast cancer awareness... not? Fauvirt (talk) 13:25, 24 September 2018 (UTC)

I am fine with pink, but I would not limit it to "Breast cancer awareness". The other proposal that has the most votes (7) is Balconies. May be we should do that one, as the second. --Jarekt (talk) 02:45, 25 September 2018 (UTC)
Ah, ok. :o) +Symbol support vote.svg Support Fauvirt (talk) 22:15, 26 September 2018 (UTC)


I was hoping to create the voting pages for this month and award the winners of last month. But I've had some PC problems tonight and haven't managed to run the programs that do this. Should be able to do it tomorrow. -- Colin (talk) 21:52, 1 October 2018 (UTC)

August Results[edit]

Castles and fortifications: EntriesVotesScores
Rank 1 2 3
Image Jagdschloss Moritzburg 01.jpg Bodiam Castle, East Sussex, England.jpg Wilhelmsturm-Dillenburg OD.jpg
Title Jagdschloß Moritzburg bei Dresden, Saxony, Germany Bodiam Castle from 1385, East Sussex, England Wilhelmsturm in Dillenburg, Germany
Author Staubi59 Elno78 Otto Domes
Score 11 10 9
Street Performers: EntriesVotesScores
Rank 1 2 3
Image 2012Sep @ Berlin (DE).jpg Danza col fuoco, Festa Medioevale di Itri.jpg Street Performer - NAT's - Ahmedabad.jpg
Title Street performer in Berlin, Germany Fire Dancing performer,
Medieval Festival of Itri
NAT's (street performer), performing rope act to
earn hard money to feed her family,
on the occasion of rathyatra festival in Ahmedabad,
Gujarat, India.
Author Travelamāns Fiorenzo Fiorenza Jadavkiran
Score 14 14 12

Congratulations to Staubi59, Elno78, Otto Domes, Travelamāns, Fiorenzo Fiorenza and Jadavkiran. -- Colin (talk) 20:43, 2 October 2018 (UTC)