I have volunteered earlier to help out with the backend work. I will also
be able to do some Outreach work.
I hope others will also volunteer. :)
On Thu, Jun 13, 2013 at 3:11 AM, Lodewijk Gelauff
> Hi all,
> After last year, I was thrilled to see the huge participation of Indian
> people in Wiki Loves Monuments! The huge amount of pictures and new users
> (from the top of my head, more than 2000 participants from India alone,
> ranking it with distance above all other countries) was unique, but also
> was the huge enthusiasm of those people. It clearly showed how proud
> Indians are of their cultural heritage. Of course this was perhaps best
> illustrated by having 2 (!) Indian pictures in the top-10 of the world best
> monument photos.
> For 2013, I hope that there will be another Indian contest, but that
> doesn't happen all by itself, for that your help is needed. Arnav and
> Karthik have requested your help (I'm not sure if you've seen it though),
> and I think that without some help, it would be very hard to organize the
> contest. I'm not 100% sure if the board of Wikimedia India has already
> committed itself to organizing the contest (and making available the
> necessary budget for prizes etc), but I'm confident that if there is enough
> enthusiasm, that will not be a big issue.
> So what do you say? Are you willing to help out organizing the Wiki Loves
> Monuments photo competition in 2013? Worl that needs to be done includes
> on-wiki work (tidying up the monument lists, adding information such as
> coordinates, categorizing and checking images as they come in etc - quite
> boring but you can do it whenever and where ever you like) but also a bit
> more organizational: setting procedures for judging, helping find suitable
> jury members, sponsors, translating the website and interfaces, doing some
> PR for the contest, finding government and NGO-partners for the contest in
> India etc.
> You have a wonderful base to work from, I sincerely hope some volunteers
> will pick up the challenge and beat last year's contribution!
> Looking forward to many more Taj Mahal pictures,
> Lodewijk Gelauff (member of the international coordinating team)
> 2013/6/6 Arnav Sonara <sonara.ar...@gmail.com>
>> After (virtually) helping Karthik in WLM 2012 and seeing other countries
>> expressing their interest to participate in WLM '13, I request Indian
>> Community interested in helping organize WLM '13 to start planning and
>> discussions for the same.
>> If anyone is interested to help, please get in touch with Karthik or me
>> so that we can start planning for India's successful participation in WLM
>> '13. Thanks.
>> Arnav (ricku).
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