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Commons:Wiki Loves Monuments 2013 in the United Kingdom/planning

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This is the main planning page for Wiki Loves Monuments 2013 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 2013 in the United Kingdom/People.


Open tasksEdit

Volunteers: Before posting here, please add your name to Commons:Wiki Loves Monuments 2013 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

Create portal on English WikipediaEdit

  • Set up a competitors' portal page for Wiki Loves Monuments in the UK on the English Wikipedia

Prepare monument listsEdit

See Commons:Wiki Loves Monuments 2013 in the United Kingdom/planning/lists

Set up tools for competitorsEdit

  • Define upload templates
  • Define and implement main upload mechanism (International team - UploadWizard)
  • Set up a Flickr group
  • Define and implement a tool to upload images that participants have placed on Flickr
  • Discuss possible other upload options?
  • Test all upload options
  • Document the tools

Rules and juryEdit

  • Decide how to appoint jury members

Documentation and competitor resourcesEdit

  • Write instructions/guidelines for participants, including FoP information. --   Done --MichaelMaggs (talk) 13:05, 19 August 2013 (UTC)

Public relationsEdit

  • 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
  • Discuss formal role of WMUK, if any, and obtain approval from WMUK board
  • 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 --   Done --MichaelMaggs (talk) 13:00, 19 August 2013 (UTC)
  • Decide on projects/channels to spam --   Done --MichaelMaggs (talk) 13:00, 19 August 2013 (UTC)

Official UK websiteEdit


  • Create online awards for each of the the winners. Preferably different for each class.
  • Create barnstars to give to the organizers and helpers.

Physical eventsEdit

  • Attend Wikimania, and publicize the UK competition   Done by various attendees. --MichaelMaggs (talk) 13:03, 19 August 2013 (UTC)
  • 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 [SB & WMUK office]
  • Arrange awards ceremony

Commons processingEdit

  • 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

Completed tasksEdit

Historical record of things that have been done so far

Spam various websites and lists to seek volunteersEdit

  • Forthcoming Wikimeet pages.   Done --MichaelMaggs (talk) 13:04, 19 August 2013 (UTC)

Prepare monument listsEdit

  • Download into spreadsheets the official entries (x4) for all the eligible buildings.   Done by Katie Chan (WMUK)
  • Review data and decide which official fields we will be using.   Done by Katie Chan (WMUK)


Based on File:WLM USA.svg, but with 'UK' instead of 'USA'.   Done by Maxxl2. --MichaelMaggs (talk) 11:32, 26 May 2013 (UTC)

The logo is File:WLM United Kingdom.svg. Richard Nevell (WMUK) (talk) 13:03, 31 May 2013 (UTC)

Rules and juryEdit

  • Define some proposed rules and judging criteria for the UK contest, and put up for discussion.   Done --MichaelMaggs (talk) 14:33, 12 July 2013 (UTC)
  • Discuss proposed rules and judging criteria online.   Done --MichaelMaggs (talk) 08:12, 22 July 2013 (UTC)

Documentation and competitor resourcesEdit

  • Create a local helpdesk (including legal questions)   Done --MichaelMaggs (talk) 11:55, 5 June 2013 (UTC)



Older material (resources from previous years)Edit