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Wiki Loves Monuments 2014 in Algeria
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Wiki Loves Monuments Algeria 2014 contest is now ready to receive Algerian pictures. During the whole month of September participants can upload their pictures of Algeria's monuments and historical sites. Pictures may have been taken at any time but need to be uploaded before September 30, 11:59 pm to be eligible for the contest.

Even the pictures you have taken during your last trip outside Algeria are accepted as long as they have been taken in one of the participating countries. The only rules of the contest is that you need to have taken the picture yourself, that the subject of the picture is a recognized historical site by the government, and that you accept to put the picture under a CC BY-SA 4.0 licence. liste des gagnants

Conditions participation
  • Nr01.png participation at all stages of the Contest is purely voluntary and free
  • Nr02.png participants must be registered to Wikimedia Commons
  • Nr03.png All photographic work must be taken and upload a personal way in his account
  • Nr04.png All entries must be uploaded by September 30 2014 at 23:59, to be eligible.
  • Nr05.png all work must be licensed CC BY-SA 4.0.
  • Nr06.png The uploaded photos must be categorized with Special upload contest page to facilitate the task
  • Nr07.png contest participants must have an active email account, if the organizers wish to contact
  • Nr08.png each country can elect 10 winning photos

Ever thought of seeing your own photos on Wikipedia ?

This is your chance to take part in our annual photography competition to improve Wikipedia. The encyclopaedia is visited by 500 million people every month, and needs you to help improve its photos.

Wiki Loves Monuments Algeria is aimed at the Algerian's listed buildings and ancient monuments, and starts on Monday 1st September. The contest is supported by Wikimedia fondation.

There are dozens of sites eligible to check the website concurs

It doesn't matter when your photos are taken so long as they're uploaded by the end of September. If you took some stunning pictures back in April, or five years ago, you can still upload them.

To enter, you'll need to agree to release your entries under a free licence allowing them to be freely used by anyone for any purpose, including Wikipedia. You retain copyright, and can require anyone using your images to attribute them to you as photographer.

Help us show off your local history! seek this link ( )

Wiki Loves Monuments (WLM) is an annual international photographic competition during September, organised worldwide by the Wikipedia community members. Participants take pictures of historical monuments and heritage sites in their region, and upload them to Wikimedia Commons. The aim of event is to highlight the heritage sites of the participating countries. Algeria participates for the first time in 2013.

Winners 2013
Guide for 2014
Help desk
  • Pour toute question concernant le concours s'il vous plaît contacter l'un des trois premiers volontaires.
  • For any queries regarding the competition please contact one of the three first volunteers.
  • لأية استفسارات حول المسابقة يرجى الاتصال بأحد المتطوعين الثلاثة الأوائل
  • Nous recherchons des bénévoles qui aiment la photographie et le patrimoine culturel.
  • We're looking for volunteers who love photography and cultural heritage.
  • نحن نبحث عن متطوعين يحبون التصوير والتراث الثقافي

How to participateEdit

Load your pictures in September 2014

'Some guidelines that improve your chances of winning the contest'

  1. Choose the image of the greatest definition.
  2. Picked up more than one image meme monument.
  3. You can choose the best picture.
  4. You can upload more than one image if the quality is good.
  5. In case you are photographing the details of an architectural monument, like a house or the door, take an overall picture of the monument in question
  6. Make sure to take the consent of the site owner if you want to take pictures indoors.
  7. You can also participate with photos taken in previous dates, but any pictures exluent uploider before 1 September 2014

  • BKV m 1 jms.svg Prepare your photos on Algeria monuments
  • BKV m 2 jms.svg Sign in or create a new account on here at this link
  • BKV m 3 jms.svg visit this page on Wikipedia fr:Liste des sites et monuments classés en Algérie
  • BKV m 4 jms.svg choose willaya or photo was taken
  • BKV h5 jms.svg Choose your monument to illustrate (if no, ask an organizer at the bottom of this page to add)
  • BKV h6 jms.svg Click the photo to the left of the monument
  • BKV h7 jms.svgYou can repeat this as many times as you have photos

Related ArticlesEdit

Due time Task  Status 
January 2014
January 15 create a timeline for international and local teams on Wikimedia Commons Crystal Clear app clean.png
January 16 start working on a manual for the new countries joining Wiki Loves Monuments
January 16 publish a progress report for December 2013 - January 2014
January 22 start coordinating international partners
January 30 have a better management system for the mailing list(s) up and running
January 31 contact all possible parties, i.e. every local Wikimedia community or chapter
February 2014
February 1 start preparing a task management system, divide the work between the people
February 6 start coordinating local workshops in participating countries
February 15 publish a progress report for January-February
February 18 have a clear overview of which countries are willing to participate
February 26 start including structured lists in the monuments database on the Toolserver
February 29 have a manual for the new countries written and posted to Wikimedia Commons
March 2014
March 1 start the search for international sponsors
March 2 prepare a base for an internal helpdesk and a Q&A
March 4 start a discussion on defining communication channels (including outside ones)
March 16 publish a progress report for February-March
March 18 keep adding more countries to the central monuments database
March 30 go to the Chapters Meeting, organise a brainstorming session
March 31 have a landing page ready at
April 2014
April 3 start the work on tools based on the monuments database
April 15 start working on the official (external) website
April 16 publish a progress report for March-April
April 29 have all countries added to the monuments database
April 30 have the task management system up and running, all the work should be divided between the people
May 2014
May 1 start a discussion on promotional materials and goodies, coordinate the efforts
May 2 announce the need for OTRS queues, suggest Raymond as the ultimate WLM-friendly OTRS administrator
May 16 publish a progress report for April-May
May 23 contact all local teams and create a pre-announcement for local Village Pumps
May 29 start writing documentation for the webtools
May 30 have all communication channels defined and running
May 30 have the official website up, running and shining
May 30 make sure that all countries have an OTRS queue and at least two-three people with access to each of them.
May 31 have the pre-announcement posted to the Village Pumps of all participating projects
June 2014
June 1 write an announcement on the mailing list asking people to submit nominations for the European jury
June 2 manage technical contact with people at the Wikimedia Foundation
June 3 start working on a mobile application for taking and uploading pictures to Wikimedia Commons
June 10 start the work on metrics and statistics
June 16 publish a progress report for May-June
June 17 have the promotional materials ready, translated and available for print in respective countries
June 29 have some nice webtools based on the monuments database running at least in beta phase
June 30 have the international partners ready and informed
July 2014
July 1 create a core team of translators, define communication channels, inform them about the work to come
July 2 create a core team of PR & media people, define communication channels, inform them about the work to come
July 8 have the Wikimania talk/presentation ready
July 12-14 go to Wikimania, take over the world present the project to the audience
July 18 publish a progress report for June-July
July 22 start the discussion about the global awards ceremony
July 29 have the international website translated into all languages
July 30 have the mobile application up and running
July 30 have as many tools as possible up, running and translatable
July 31 have the international sponsors ready and informed
July 31 have the nominations for the European and local juries confirmed
August 2014
August 1 start preparing Commons infrastructure (UploadWizard) and CentralNotice
August 5 start finding out on which conferences the project can be presented in September and afterwards
August 12 have the documentation on running local events (with case studies etc.) ready and posted to Wikimedia Commons
August 15 publish a progress report for July-August
August 16 have the final decision on the global awards ceremony made and (if agreed on) start preparations
August 19 contact all local teams, start working on an announcing press release
August 20 start working on the European Heritage Awards nomination
August 24 have all upload environment tested
August 25 set up a system for starting the contest in due time, divide the work
August 26 have promotional T-shirts delivered to the local teams
August 27 have UploadWizard and CentralNotice translated to all languages and ready
August 28 have the press release ready, translated and sent out to the media
August 31 have all crucial infrastructure and pages on Wikimedia Commons as well as the tools translated
September 2014
September 1 start the contest!
September 9 start working on a middle-of-the-contest press release
September 12 have the middle-of-the-contest press release ready, translated and sent out to the media
September 15 publish a progress report for August-September
September 16 start working on a voting system for local and international juries
September 23 set up a system for closing the contest in due time, divide the work
September 24 have the European Heritage Awards nomination written and sent to Europa Nostra
September 25 contact all local teams, start working on the final press release
September 25 start working on the participants survey
September 30 finish the contest!
October 2014
October 1 have the final press release ready, translated and sent out to the media
October 2 have a voting system for local juries ready and working
October 7 publish a thank-you e-mail, blog post or a video and let the community know about it!
October 9 have the participants survey ready, translated and sent out to the community
October 14 start working on the Guinness World Records application
October 17 publish a progress report for September-October
October 21 Start 'hunting' after jury results
October 21 make the local juries decide on the winning photos and send their nominations to the international level
October 22 initiate the discussion of the international jury, coordinate their efforts
October 24 have all local winners informed about the results of the contests
October 28 start analysing the outcomes of the participants survey
October 31 have the Guinness World Records application filled and sent
November 2014
November 11 have the outcomes of the participants survey ready & posted to Wikimedia Commons for use by the local teams
November 16 publish a progress report for October-November
November 18 make the international jury decide on the winning photos
November 19 inform the international winners :-))
November 21 have the winning press release ready, translated and sent out to the media
November 25 thank the members of the international jury for their work (e-mail, official letter, video etc.)
November 26 start working on the evaluation of the project
December 2014
December 16 publish a progress report for November-December
December 21 have the awards (incl. calendars) received by the winners
December 23 have the evaluation ready and posted to Wikimedia Commons, inform the community
December 1-31 (if possible) present the project at external conferences

Continuous tasksEdit

There are, of course, some tasks that would need to be performed every now and then during the preparations for the contest and the contest itself. A short list of such tasks follows here; the most important ones have been marked with a yellow background:

Task Due time
database management January-October
driving the decision-making process January-November
coordinating Wikimedia Commons infrastructure, including documentation, categories and templates January-December
writing regular blog posts on the official website of the project or the Wikimedia Foundation blog January-December
keeping the timeline up-to-date January-December
social media management January-December
motivating the organisers and the volunteers January-December
budget management February-December
Wiki Loves Monuments 2014

Timeline - Progress - Tools - FAQ - Media - Sponsors - List of landing page, monuments and uploadlink - Winning photos

Participating countries: Albania & Kosovo - Algeria - Aruba - Austria - Azerbaijan - Belgium & Luxembourg - Canada - Colombia - Czech Republic - Egypt - Estonia - France - Germany - Hong Kong - Iraq - Ireland - Israel - Italy - Jordan - Lebanon - Macedonia - Nepal - Norway - Pakistan - Palestine - Poland - Romania - Russia - Serbia - Slovakia - South Africa - Spain - Sweden - Switzerland - Syria - Thailand - Tunisia - Ukraine - United Kingdom

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