Day of the Dead photo contest
"Carpet" made of potted flowers in the city of Atlixco, Puebla. Donated by Danielllerandi for the contest
The campus library is sponsoring its third photo contest, with photos going to Wikimedia Commons. Last school year, photo contests were held for Day of the Dead and Holy Week celebrations in Mexico. Because of the success of the first contest, with over 400 photographs, it was decided to repeat the theme for this semester. Based on our prior experience, we decided to make some changes in the contest rules: minimum size/resolution (400 pixels of width, basically to avoid cell phone pics) and making the quality of the description (in Spanish or English) part of the criteria for judging. We kept the three category prize system. The first is the best overall photo to encourage quality. The second is for most original photo, to encourage the donation of a wide variety of photographs and the third for the most photographs uploaded (with restrictions) to encourage people who dont have access to quality photographic equipment or exotic locations. Prizes are gift certificates of between 750 and 1500 Mexican pesos (~60-120 USD) donated by Porrua Bookstores. The uploading dates started on 15 October but photos are coming in now as Day of the Dead (to honor deceased loved ones) was this past 2 November. The photos are uploaded to this category Día de Muertos Estilo Wiki (Day of the Dead, Wiki Style)
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