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Wiki Loves Monuments 2016 in the United States – Results!Edit

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Thank you for contributing to Wiki Loves Monuments 2016 in the United States during the month of October! The United States contest saw over 1,700 people contribute over 11,000 great photos of cultural and historic sites from all over the United States and its territories. In addition to National Register of Historic Places sites, we welcomed uploads of sites designated by state- and local-level historical institutions and societies. Hundreds of these photos are already being used to illustrate Wikipedia articles!

We're excited to announce that our national judging process has concluded, and that we have selected the winners of Wiki Loves Monuments 2016 in the United States! We were amazed by all of the uploads, and regret having to narrow it down to just 10. That being said – congratulations to our national winners and their amazing shots! Our 10 winners will be sent to the international Wiki Loves Monuments jury, who will then select the winners of the international contest. If you're interested in seeing the winners of the other various national contests as they are announced, you may do so at Wiki Loves Monuments 2016 winners.

Finally, we have also created a feedback form for all participants in the United States to fill out. The survey is optional and anonymous, and only takes a minute or two – we hope to use the feedback to organize better events in the future!

Once again, thank you for participating in Wiki Loves Monuments 2016, and we hope to see you again for future Commons photography events! ~Kevin Payravi (talk) 06:28, 2 November 2016 (UTC)

Wiki Loves Monuments in the United States – Back for 2017!Edit

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Hi there! My name is Kevin, one of the organizers of Wiki Loves Monuments in the United States. Last year, you contributed to our 2016 event. It was a great success thanks to you and many others, with over 1,700 people contributing over 11,000 great photos of cultural and historic sites from all over the United States. Over 1,000 of these photos now help illustrate Wikipedia articles, making our open knowledge about United States history and heritage all the better.

I'm pleased to say that we're back this year with Wiki Loves Monuments 2017 in the United States, and I'd like to welcome you to participate once again in the event. Check out our updated event page for more information, including updated tips, lists, and prizes. Like last year, you'll be able to upload your new photos of any registered historical site in the United States through the end of September (even if the photos were taken before this month).

Once again, thank you for participating in Wiki Loves Monuments 2016, and we hope to see you in this year's event! If you'd like to respond to this message directly, please do so on my talk page. ~Kevin Payravi (talk) 08:04, 1 September 2017 (UTC)

SFAI photo walkEdit

Hi, it was good chatting with you at the SFAI photo walk this week. I just finished editing my photos, but I'm not sure if any of them are actually eligible for Wiki Loves Monuments, or if so if they're good enough to bother entering into the contest. Is it possible to just use the regular Commons uploader and then submit some of them to the contest later? I've just put the photos on Flickr for now. Let me know if you think I should submit any. (P.S. I also left you a message on en:wp the other day about my rally/protest photos.) Funcrunch (talk) 03:59, 9 September 2017 (UTC)

Nevermind, I figured it out and put my photos into appropriate Commons categories (submitting a few of them to WLM). Please let me know if you post the videos and/or group photos from the photowalk somewhere, as I'd like to write a blog entry about the experience. Funcrunch (talk) 18:39, 9 September 2017 (UTC)
Hi @Funcrunch: thank you so much for coming to the photowalk and for sharing your great photos! Glad to hear you submitted some for WLM, good luck! I will be posting some of the video from the walk soon and will keep you posted. That is really cool that you will write a blog post about the experience, can't wait to read it! And if you have the chance please let me know if you have any more feedback about the event/experience - for example I've heard from a couple people that it went too fast at times for one to stop and really concentrate on taking a photo. This kind of thing is really helpful to hear about so we can improve future photowalks. Thanks! (PS - thanks also for sharing your rally/protest photos and I will say more over there). Cheers! Nikikana (talk) 00:44, 11 September 2017 (UTC)
I've taken the liberty of creating a category for the photowalk. Perhaps other attendees can put their photos here as well? Pinging Eekim and dllu... Also agreed that the pace was a bit too quick at times to stop and take photos, though this kind of photography is not my strength anyway, so I can't claim that was an excuse. ;-) Funcrunch (talk) 18:40, 13 September 2017 (UTC)

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Thanks for coordinating Wiki Loves Monuments 2018 in the United States. I'm sure that this is a lot of work with lots of participants! --Pine 20:56, 14 September 2018 (UTC)

Thank you so much, Pine! This is my first barnstar and I appreciate it very much. And there are still a few days left to upload if you have not participated in the contest yet! :) Nikikana (talk) 17:58, 28 September 2018 (UTC)
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