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Picture of the Year 2013 R2 Announcement[edit]

Round 2 of Picture of the Year 2013 is open![edit]

2012 Picture of the Year: A pair of European Bee-eaters in Ariège, France.

Dear Wikimedians,

Wikimedia Commons is happy to announce that the second round of the 2013 Picture of the Year competition is now open. This year will be the eighth edition of the annual Wikimedia Commons photo competition, which recognizes exceptional contributions by users on Wikimedia Commons. Wikimedia users are invited to vote for their favorite images featured on Commons during the last year (2013) to produce a single Picture of the Year.

Hundreds of images that have been rated Featured Pictures by the international Wikimedia Commons community in the past year were entered in this competition. These images include professional animal and plant shots, breathtaking panoramas and skylines, restorations of historical images, photographs portraying the world's best architecture, impressive human portraits, and so much more.

There are two total rounds of voting. In the first round, you voted for as many images as you liked. The top 30 overall and the most popular image in each category have continued to the final. In the final round, you may vote for just one image to become the Picture of the Year.

Round 2 will end on . Click here to learn more and vote »

Thanks,
the Wikimedia Commons Picture of the Year committee

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This Picture of the Year vote notification was delivered by MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 19:23, 22 February 2014 (UTC)

Picture of the Year 2013 Results Announcement[edit]

Picture of the Year 2013 Results[edit]

The 2013 Picture of the Year. View all results »

Dear Ballofstring,

The 2013 Picture of the Year competition has ended and we are pleased to announce the results: We shattered participation records this year — more people voted in Picture of the Year 2013 than ever before. In both rounds, 4070 different people voted for their favorite images. Additionally, there were more image candidates (featured pictures) in the contest than ever before (962 images total).

  • In the first round, 2852 people voted for all 962 files
  • In the second round, 2919 people voted for the 50 finalists (the top 30 overall and top 2 in each category)

We congratulate the winners of the contest and thank them for creating these beautiful images and sharing them as freely licensed content:

  1. 157 people voted for the winner, an image of a lightbulb with the tungsten filament smoking and burning.
  2. In second place, 155 people voted for an image of "Sviati Hory" (Holy Mountains) National Park in Donetsk Oblast, Ukraine.
  3. In third place, 131 people voted for an image of a swallow flying and drinking.

Click here to view the top images »

We also sincerely thank to all 4070 voters for participating and we hope you will return for next year's contest in early 2015. We invite you to continue to participate in the Commons community by sharing your work.

Thanks,
the Picture of the Year committee

You are receiving this message because you voted in the 2013 Picture of the Year contest.

Delivered by MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 22:59, 26 March 2014 (UTC)

File tagging File:Hone Harawira, Mana Party leader.jpg[edit]

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TLSuda (talk) 16:05, 29 June 2014 (UTC)


Welcome, Dear Filemover![edit]

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Hi Ballofstring, you're now a filemover. When moving files please respect the following advice:

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File:Open Polytechnic industrial action (8186604328).jpg[edit]

Commons-emblem-issue.svg File:Open Polytechnic industrial action (8186604328).jpg has been listed at Commons:Deletion requests so that the community can discuss whether it should be kept or not. We would appreciate it if you could go to voice your opinion about this at its entry.

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Leoboudv (talk) 23:53, 26 October 2014 (UTC)

A kitten for you![edit]

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Thanks for the open source award images :)

Stuartyeates (talk) 20:47, 19 November 2014 (UTC)

NZ Open Source Awards 2014 pics[edit]

Do you want names to some of the pics? eg https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:2014_New_Zealand_Open_Source_Awards_%2815752345736%29.jpg is pic of Vik and Suz Olliver. They are Diamond Age who were one of the 2 businesses that collaborated on the Diamond Mind 3D printer. 222.152.139.235 22:42, 25 November 2014 (UTC)

Thanks for that. I've changed the info in the description and will move the file to a new name too. What would be fantastic is if you could create an account and contribute the names yourself :-) Ballofstring (talk) 22:46, 25 November 2014 (UTC)

Adam Art Gallery[edit]

Hi BoS. I've just been admiring your photos of the entrance etc to the art gallery. Is there any chance you might be persuaded to step inside and take a few general photos not aiming at any particular exhibit? I'm not clear about what consents and prohibitions there may be. Thanks for all your Wellington photos which I have seen many other times. regards Eddaido (talk) 01:42, 25 June 2017 (UTC)

Category:Brancepeth Station[edit]

Hi, Shouldn't this be under Wainuioru (as it was and remains) and not Wairarapa? Thanks, Eddaido (talk) 23:58, 4 August 2017 (UTC)