Wiki Loves Public Space/2017
Wiki Loves Public Space is a photo contest in what photographers and volunteers from Wikipedia go outside to take photos of buildings, artworks, monuments, memorials and other subjects visible from the public space.
Wiki Loves Public Space is a photo contest with as goal to get pictures from as many buildings, artworks, monuments, memorials and other subjects visible from the public space in Belgium on Commons, for use in Wikipedia. In this way we want to make the public space visible for the public on Wikipedia.
Since 15 July 2016 we have freedom of panorama in Belgium and 2017 would be the first full summer in what we can organise a photo contest about the public space, that includes modern buildings and public artworks.
History and background
Anyone who is interested in helping out with the organisation of the photo contest is welcome to join.
We are looking for people who are interested to help with communication and translation, getting a jury, arranging prizes, organising the award ceremony and we are also looking for people who want to organise a photo tour during July or August.
Interested to help with the organisation
I am interested to help with organising the photo contest:
- May 2016 - During freedom of panorama campaign first idea for project Wiki Loves Public Space, but not planned due uncertainty regarding implementation, as well as short time frame and organisation of existing photo contests Wiki Loves Art/2016 and Wiki Loves Monuments
- 15 July 2016 - Freedom of Panorama comes official into force in Belgium
- 22 May 2017 - Announcement start of project Wiki Loves Public Space
- 12 June 2017 - Submitting grant request for Wiki Loves Public Space 2017 (info | grant request)
- 26 June 2017 - Grant request Wiki Loves Public Space 2017 in Belgium approved by the Wikimedia Foundation (info | grant)
- 26 June 2017 - Start project page for participants (landing page) (project page for participants)
- 1 July 2017 - Start photo contest Wiki Loves Public Space (1st edition in Belgium) (website for participants | grant | participating images)
- 1 July 2017 - Sending out invitations for the photo contest Wiki Loves Public Space (English | French | Dutch)
- 20 July 2017 - Lecture about Wikipedia, Wikimedia and how to shoot qualitative photos in Bib Ternat as part of Wiki Loves Public Space (announcement (archived) | archived announcement | photos) (Geertivp & Hilke Arijs & Romaine)
- 31 August 2017 - End of photo contest Wiki Loves Public Space (1st edition in Belgium) (website for participants | grant | participating images)
- 1 February 2018 - Sending out invitation: Invitation to the new year’s reception 2018 including award ceremony, in Dutch, French and English
- 16 February 2018 - New year's event 2018 with award ceremony Wiki Loves Public Space 2017 (winning photos | jury report | photos event)
- 28 March 2018 - Final report Wiki Loves Public Space 2017 grant submitted (info | grant | report)
- 7 December 2018 - Final report Wiki Loves Public Space 2017 grant approved by the Wikimedia Foundation (info | grant | report)
The proposed timeline is as follows:
- July-August: participants can take photos
- September-October: jury judges photos
- Due circumstances moved to December 2017-January 2018
- November: award ceremony
- Moved to the new year's event in February 2018
- People present at lecture 20 July: 11
- Number of people registering for the photo contest: 284 people
- Number of people uploading photos: 148 people
- Number of uploads in photo contest: 2495 photos
For judging the photos to determine the winners, we used the jury tool Montage.
The jury was composed of five people, see the jury report.
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- #WikiLovesPublicSpace on Twitter
- CentralNotice banner requested
- Contest page/landing page for participants clicking on the banner above Wikipedia
- Uploaded images as part of photo contest
- Technical organisation of Wiki Loves Public Space
- Tool to find missing photos
- Photos of the new year's event with award ceremony
Announcements and notices
- ( 1 July 2017, ) Fotowedstrijd Wiki Loves Public Space van start, on the Dutch Wikipedia
- ( 1 July 2017, ) Concours photo Wiki Loves Public Space 2017 en Belgique, on the French Wikipedia
- Start contest announced on Twitter in English, French and Dutch.
- Added to announcements page Dutch Wikipedia
- ( 1 July 2017, ) Photo contest Wiki Loves Public Space started, on the English Wikipedia
- ( Bib Ternat, 17 July 2017, ) Bibliotheek Ternat: Wiki loves Public Space & Ternat
Press & media
- ( Persinfo.org, 29 June 2017, ) Bib Ternat trekt deze zomer naar buiten (archived)
- ( Uit in Vlaanderen, 27 June 2017, ) Schrijf geschiedenis met je foto - Wiki Loves Public Spaces (archived)
- ( Nieuwsblad, 27 June 2017, ) Schrijf geschiedenis met je foto - Wiki Loves Public Spaces (archived)
- ( De Standaard, 5 July 2017, ) Wikimedia wil uw foto’s (archived)