Wiki Loves Monuments in 2020

Wiki Loves Monuments in 2020

  • Posted on: August 30, 2020
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Also in complicated times like 2020, we will organize Wiki Loves Monuments – albeit in a slightly modified form.

Because of the coronavirus pandemic, the amount of in-person activities has been decreased to a minimum, and most countries will not organize any in-person activities (photo walks, lectures, workshops etc) at all. However, as far as your local health advisory permit you, you can still photograph buildings by yourself – taking all safety precautions as advised by local health officials and keeping in mind the advisory of the World Health Organization.

Traditionally, Wiki Loves Monuments is organized in September. This year, some countries will organize their national competition in October or November. Please check the national website for more information. This will also mean that the international jury process will happen much later than usual. You can expect an international announcement on the winners in February 2021.

Finally, there may be some special prizes this year. Stay tuned!

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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.