Preparations for Wiki Loves Monuments moving forward
The preparations for the Swedish participation in Wiki Loves Monuments this year have moved forward with good pace. This year we have added Working Life Museums in Sweden into the mix of objects to photograph. These museums are a central part of the Swedish cultural and historical heritage and they are often located in fantastic buildings. This is done in cooperation with the Council of the Working Life Museums (ArbetSam) which will help us communicate the contest and help to increase participation in other ways.
Also, this year we are ahead of schedule and already have a series of good prizes sponsored and an impressive jury is formed and ready. The jury consists of three people with different expertise: one GLAM expert, one professional photograph and one experienced Wikimedian – a mix we are very pleased about! We have also worked hard on making the instructions easier and have had a test group going through them and point out any problems that they encountered. For people that for different reasons wont read a long text we have prepared a instructional how-to video.
We are now preparing a number of press releases, tweets etc. about the contest directed towards different types of thematic media. If you would like to use them for inspiration in your own external communication about the contest, please get in contact with us and we will be happy to share them with you. This could hopefully save you some time with your own preparations.