Snail mail in Sweden

  • Posted on: August 16, 2012
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Yesterday we finished off printing, stamping and putting together 348 envelopes about Wiki Loves Monuments, which are to be sent to schools, photo societies and tourist offices in Sweden. We’re suggesting schools to have their own contest whilst learning about the cultural heritage sites present in Sweden. We’re also emailing scouting groups and university societies to increase participation whilst acknowledging our cultural treasures and their importance in human history.

Mail from Wikimedia Sweden

The current, highly dedicated, team in Sweden working with the competition organization is made up by an employee at Wikimedia Sweden, some active volunteers and even an intern. Last year Wiki Loves Monuments was already successful in Sweden, where participants contributed with around 5000 new photos to Wikimedia Commons. This year we are aiming to double that participation! We are hoping that teachers, scouting groups, university societies and others receiving our letter and emails will eagerly contribute to this year’s competition. For tourists visiting Sweden, please find information about the cultural heritage sites to photograph at .

(Text by Sophie Österberg, edited by Lodewijk Gelauff)

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Lodewijk "Effeietsanders" Gelauff has been an active member of the Wikimedia community since 2005; over the years, he helped out as a steward and an administrator of several wikis as well as a board member of Wikimedia Nederland, member of the Chapters Committee and organiser of various internal Wikimedia activities. In 2010, he led Wiki Loves Monuments in the Netherlands together with Maarten, and was mainly responsible for the community-related part of the contest as well as for documentation, and internal and external communication. In 2011-2013, he was a member of the international organizing team. After that, he has remained involved as jury coordinator and advisor.