Each national contest will be able promote ten images into the international level of contest. The international jury, made up of seven members with different skills and backgrounds, will determine the winners of this final round out of the nominated images and award the prizes.
National juries need to send their results to the international team by 1st November 2015, and the International results will be published before 15 December 2015.
The jury will determine the winners of the international contest taking into the consideration the following criteria (in no particular order):
- Technical quality (sharpness, use of light, perspective etc.);
- Usefulness of the image for Wikipedia.
Each national competition is allowed to nominate up to 10 pictures from their national winners for the international finale. 33 countries have submitted their 10 nominees, and this resulted in a pool of 330 images. These 10 images are rated by the international jury members based on the criteria above 1-5 stars. Based on these ratings, a ranking is drawn up, and a selection of images is made.
After this first round, the jury has some time to discuss these outcomes, and remove images from the selection or even disqualify them.
Finally, each jury member will make their ordered top-20 ranking, where 20 points will be awarded to the top picture, 19 to the second etc. The total of points will determine the final ranking. Only the final ranking will be published, with the comments collected from jurors.
International Jury members
The international jury consists of several Wikipedia users and Professional photographers:
Ons Abid (Tunisia), photo journalist
Alessandro Bordin (Italy), journalist
Wolter Braamhorst (Netherlands), Independent communication specialist, advisor to European heritage organisation Europa Nostra and editor of their magazine Heritage in Motion
Gohar Grigoryan (Armenia) is national coordinator of the European Heritage Days in Armenia, and of the Community-led Urban Strategies in Historic Towns (COMUS)
Ivan Martinez (Mexico) is experienced Wikimedian and president of Wikimedia Mexico
Kiran Ravikumar (India) is a senior Wikimedian in Kannada community. He was the co-organizer of Wiki Loves Monument in India edition in 2012 and 2013. He was part of Wiki Loves Monuments India jury in 2012 and 2013. He is also assisted with various workshops and photowalks in Bangalore & Mysore.
Frank Schulenburg (United States of America), Wikimedian and photographer