I can take that up

On 16/03/2012, Asaf Bartov <abar...@wikimedia.org> wrote:
> Hi.
> Just in case it has not been discussed here yet: Is anyone in Wikimedia
> Kenya interested in undertaking the coordination work to make this happen
> in Kenya too?
>    Asaf
> ---------- Forwarded message ----------
> From: Lodewijk <lodew...@effeietsanders.org>
> Date: Thu, Mar 15, 2012 at 3:57 PM
> Subject: [Internal-l] Wiki Loves Monuments - will your country participate?
> To: "Local Chapters, board and officers coordination (closed subscription)"
> <interna...@lists.wikimedia.org>
> Hi all,
> we're well on our way getting started with Wiki Loves Monuments 2012! (feel
> free to forward)
> For those that don't know what Wiki Loves Monuments is all about, please
> read this blog post [
> http://blog.wikimedia.org/2011/10/02/165000-photos-submitted-during-second-annual-wiki-love-monuments-photography-contest/]
> on the WMF blog and this page about how the concept works [
> http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Commons:Wiki_Loves_Monuments_2012/Documentation#Concept];
> here's also a small introduction to the main idea of the contest and what's
> awaiting us this year.
> *== Wiki Loves Monuments in a nutshell ==*
> The photo competition around physical cultural heritage (buildings,
> bridges, etc.) is running in  September, organized in numerous countries
> around the world. The contest is being organized in each country
> separately, allowing to play to the local needs and wishes, but is joined
> by an umbrella contest for the whole world making it all a bit more
> exciting. Last year the contest was organized in 18 countries, and brought
> in 165.000 images by 5000 uploaders. More importantly, 4000 of these
> uploaders never uploaded anything before!
> *== Is your country participating? Helping hands are needed! ==*
> For 2012 already 24 countries [
> http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Commons:Wiki_Loves_Monuments_2012/Participating_countries]
> indicated that they will definitely participate, and 16 more say they
> possibly will participate. Please take a look at the list, and see whether
> your country is already there. If you would like to help organize this
> contest in your country, please join the team that signed up for it (often
> through a chapter or a local group) or start your own organizing group if
> there is none yet! Interested countries for example include India, United
> States, Chile, Sweden and Italy.
> *== So, why would you want to organize a WLM in your country? ==*
> Well, of course there are the images – it is great to have good images
> available of your country. But more importantly perhaps is the amount of
> individuals that might participate! Hundreds, maybe thousands of people who
> never contributed before can now help out with what they are best at:
> making photos. They often find it fun, and might hang around a bit longer
> if we receive them well. It also is a good opportunity to get in touch with
> local cultural heritage institutions.
> Finally, it is a good way to try and forge a local community to organize
> events together. It is an existing framework you can use, and although
> there are no guarantees, working in an international context like this (the
> largest collaboration between chapters and other Wikimedia organizations so
> far!) helps a lot to keep people motivated and close to each other. An
> international group will be helping interested groups with the basic
> infrastructure and other things, and on a national level, you can focus on
> the organizing of your own contest, lists and communications.
> *== Join the team and get started! ==*
> If you want to know more, feel free to leave a message[
> http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Commons_talk:Wiki_Loves_Monuments_2012]
> or send us an email. But make sure to get started now if you're interested
> - because some parts of the work just require quite some time since
> external parties are involved. We would be delighted to help you out in any
> way possible to pull off this event.
> Best,
> Lodewijk
> (on behalf of the international coordinating team)
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>     Asaf Bartov
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