Please submit your nominations at the following url:
It is also on the Wiki site notice on wiki.wikimedia.in
Please send in your nominations.
On Wed, Nov 9, 2011 at 7:45 AM, Arjuna Rao Chavala <arjunar...@gmail.com>wrote:
> Dear Wikimedians,
> The traction for Wikimedia projects and content in Indian languages (and
> Indian content in English) has been growing over the last decade thanks to
> the passion and tireless contributions of several Wikimedians. We are
> getting set for WikiConference India 2011 which is around the corner. The
> Wikimedia Chapter Executive Committee (EC) and the Conference organising
> team thought it is appropriate to recognize the most noteworthy
> contributors to Indian language projects and Indian content in English
> during the conference.
> Arun Ramarathnam and Naveen Francis from the EC are leading this
> initiative. The process for the recognition has been prepared and a well
> diversified Jury is identified. Details of the process and the Jury are
> enclosed for your perusal.
> I would like to appeal to all of you to spare few minutes to think of
> fellow wikimedians who made a significant difference over the first decade
> of Wikimedia movement and nominate them for the recognition.
> Further communication on the wiki based nomination form would follow from
> the Jury. Please spread this communication across other relevant lists and
> participate enthusiastically and help make this initiative, the first
> collective effort to appreciate stellar contributions from the community a
> Arjuna Rao Chavala
> President, Wikimedia India
> Noteworthy Wikimedian Recognition
> The Recognition
> Wikimedia projects have been active in India for a few years and the
> journey has been exciting (Wikimedia Chapter First Annual
> Gautam John's
> This has been made possible by the contributions of hundreds of Wikimedians
> across various Wikimedia projects. WikiConference India 2011 is the first
> conference and largest congregation of Wikimedians in India across
> Wikimedia projects. The Wikimedia India chapter Executive committee
> believes it would be befitting to use this opportunity to recognize
> noteworthy contributions of some of the best contributors to our projects.
> The objective of this recognition is to appreciate Wikimedians
> (contributing to India focused projects) from across Wikimedia projects and
> languages for their contributions.
> The nomination process
> - Any Wikimedian can nominate any other wikimedian of their choice for
> the recognition (preferred). Self nominations are also allowed.
> - Nominees for the Recognition should have made significant
> contributions to Wikimedia India projects or the movement. Contributions
> include content, Outreach and contributions in any other form.
> - Nominations should be through a filled Nomination form on the Wikimedia
> India wiki <http://wiki.wikimedia.in/>.
> - Incomplete nominations will not be considered.
> - The jury's decision would be final.
> Eligibility Criterion
> Any wikimedian other than current Members of the Wikimedia India
> Executive committee, members of the Jury, Wiki Conference India Office
> bearers, staff/contractors of the Wikimedia foundation or anyone paid
> directly for their time/effort by Wikimedia organisations are eligible for
> these recognitions.
> The Jury
> Jury constitution
> The chapter has constituted a Jury with members from the Chapter Executive
> committee, Wikimedia Foundation India office, Conference organisers and
> Community and other key stakeholders.
> Jury composition
> 1. Achal Prabhala
> 2. Arun Ramarathnam
> 3. Ashwin Baindur
> 4. Bishaka Datta
> 5. Hisham Mundol
> 6. Jayanta Nath
> 7. Naveen Francis
> 8. Pradeep Mohandas
> 9. Shiju Alex
> Jury's role and responsibility
> The role of the jury will be to select Wikimedians for the recognition
> from the nominations made.
> Key dates
> - Announcement of call for nominations to community: 9th Nov 2011,
> - Last date for nomination submission:13th Nov 2011, Sunday
> - Finalisation of Jury decision:17th Nov 2011, Thursday
> The Recognition ceremony
> The Chapter Executive committee will conduct a formal recognition ceremony
> in the WikiConference 2011 to recognise the winners. The winners would be
> given a certificate/citation.
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