Thanks Steinplitter! Especially the topic categories are very helpful! :-)

On 13 June 2018 at 12:39, Steinsplitter Wiki <steinsplit...@wikipedia.de>
wrote:

> >> Not trying to criticize anyone or anything, but why is this starting so
> late in the year? I think it would make more sense to have it as early as
> possible.
>
>
>
> Thanks for the question.  Because lack time by people who are running it,
> and setting up POTY is quite tricky (generating lists, setting up scripts,
> setting up the interface, requesting CN banner, bugfixes of issues, etc.)
> and it involves bureaucracy ;).
>
>
> Best,
>
> Steinsplitter
>
>
> ________________________________
> Von: Wikimedia-l <wikimedia-l-boun...@lists.wikimedia.org> im Auftrag von
> Jon Harald Søby <jhs...@gmail.com>
> Gesendet: Mittwoch, 13. Juni 2018 09:20
> An: Wikimedia Mailing List
> Cc: Wikimedia Commons Discussion List
> Betreff: Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wikimedia Commons 2017 Picture of the Year
> competition is now open
>
> Not trying to criticize anyone or anything, but why is this starting so
> late in the year? I think it would make more sense to have it as early as
> possible.
>
> 2018-06-12 14:53 GMT+02:00 Steinsplitter Wiki <steinsplit...@wikipedia.de
> >:
>
> > Dear Wikimedians,
> >
> > We are happy to announce that the 2017 Picture of the Year competition is
> > now open.
> >
> > Picture of the Year 2017 is the twelfth edition of the annual Wikimedia
> > Commons image competition, which recognizes exceptional contributions by
> > users on Wikimedia Commons. Wikimedia users are invited to vote for their
> > favorite images featured on Commons (FP) during the year 2017, to
> produce a
> > single Picture of the Year.
> >
> > Hundreds of images that have been rated Featured Pictures by the
> > international Wikimedia Commons community. From professional animal and
> > plant shots to breathtaking panoramas and skylines, historically relevant
> > images, images portraying the world's best architecture, Commons features
> > pictures of all flavors.
> >
> > For your convenience, we have sorted the images into topic categories.
> Two
> > rounds of voting will be held: In the first (and current) round, you can
> > vote for as many images as you like. The first round category winners and
> > the top ten overall will then make it to the final. In the final round,
> > when a limited number of images are left, you must decide on the one
> image
> > that you want to become the Picture of the Year.
> >
> > To see the candidate images just go to the POTY 2017 page on Wikimedia
> > Commons:  https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Commons:Picture_of_the_
> > Year/2017
> >
> > Round 1 will end 24 June 2018, 23:59:59 [UTC].
> >
> > Thanks,
> > POTY 2017 committee
> >
> > Note: Users must vote with an account meeting following requirements:
> > https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Commons:Picture_of_the_
> Year/2017/Rules
> >
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