Commons talk:Wiki Loves Monuments 2013 in the United Kingdom/Competition rules

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Ineligible people[edit]

Something should probably be added about who is not eligible to enter the competition. At the least, those on the Jury should be ineligible - ideally, organisers, and trustees+staff of WMUK if WMUK's providing the prizes, should probably also be ineligible for COI reasons. Thanks. Mike Peel (talk) 18:23, 20 July 2013 (UTC)

In the small print I have said that members of the jury and trustees/staff of Wikimedia UK are not eligible to receive any award. I think it's important that we allow organizers to compete, as I can't see any possible conflict of interest given that the Jury will be entirely independent from the organizers and will be reviewing the images anonymously. Lots of Wikimedians will have helped in one way or another with the organization, and some of those may well be doing so as they have a particular interest their local built heritage. We really do want to encourage those people to get out with their cameras. --MichaelMaggs (talk) 16:17, 21 July 2013 (UTC)
As Michael says, I think organisers should be allowed to take part and I think an independent jury should get around the issue. Richard Nevell (WMUK) (talk) 13:48, 31 July 2013 (UTC)
The small print saying "Members of the jury and trustees/staff of Wikimedia UK are not eligible to receive any award (although they are otherwise welcome to contribute images)" is a good idea IMO. Richard Nevell (WMUK) (talk) 14:08, 31 July 2013 (UTC)

General cautions[edit]

Do we want to include a general caution about respecting private property, being tactful in dealing with occupied homes, etc? On the one hand it's probably good to actually say so, on the other hand it's not something that can be structured as a firm rule and it might be argued that it goes without saying. Andrew Gray (talk) 22:38, 20 July 2013 (UTC)

I was going to include that in the guidelines for competitors (not yet written). --MichaelMaggs (talk) 09:14, 21 July 2013 (UTC)
That seems like a more sensible place for it. Glad we'll be including it! Andrew Gray (talk) 14:46, 21 July 2013 (UTC)


Any comments on the proposed awards, please? --MichaelMaggs (talk) 08:16, 22 July 2013 (UTC)

Ten main awards and the special awards sounds good to me. It would be nice to offer the winners a print of their picture, but perhaps include something else as well. For reference the internatoinal prizes are listed below. I think the first prize is a trip to Wikimania 2014 and has a estimated value of 2,000 Euros. Richard Nevell (WMUK) (talk) 14:06, 31 July 2013 (UTC)
Position Prize
1st Wikimania (London)
2nd 500 Euros
3rd 400 Euros
4th 300 Euros
5th 200 Euros
6th 100 Euros
7th 100 Euros
8th 50 Euros
9th 50 Euros
10th 50 Euros
11th 50 Euros
12th 50 Euros
13th 50 Euros
14th 50 Euros
15th 50 Euros