Wiki Loves Monuments México ended with a total of 6,479 images contributed by almost 629 male and female photographers, competing with images showing a great panoramic view of the national monuments. In addition to the experience in the contest, this represented several achievements for Wikimedia México:
The WLM experience
The contest represented an additional experience through the organization of workshops (one of them sponsored by Fundación Pedro Meyer) and seven photowalks (two of them in Mexico City, four in the city of Puebla, one in the city of Guadalajara). About 150 participants attended these tours. In Mexico City, several attendants asked to participate during 2014 in addition to WLM, which will be organized.
In order to make reflections about free culture in Mexico, WLM invited on September 21 six activists and researchers of free culture and the architectural heritage to a panel: Enrique César, Ulises Kentros, Alan Lazalde, Mayra Mendoza, Irene Soria and Eneas de Troya. This panel was organized at UNAM's Chopo University Museum. A general status of free culture in Mexico was raised, the concept of monument was questioned, and notions such as virtual monument on the web were even included. Other reflections were made about the value of sharing the artistic work and how it is possible to generate profitability and digital altruism models by means of free licenses such as Creative Commons. The need was established to continue these reflections during 2014.
Mexico was one of the countries about which the highest number of mentions were made in the media, including one during two minutes at the morning news program which is the most viewed in the country (as well as the most read blog in the country).
August 26th, 2013 - Reactor 105.7 FM - Interview of Iván Martínez by Ana Francisco Vega in La enredadera, aired on national radio.
For this issue of the contest, the communities of Mexico City, Puebla and Guadalajara are bigger, including new male and female volunteers, who will
Edit-a-thon "firstname.lastname@example.org: Construcción Colectiva del Wiki del Centro Cultural Casa Talavera/Collective construction of Cultural Center Casa Talavera's wiki" (jointly organized by Wikimedia México (Gustavo Sandoval) and the Autonomous University of Mexico City's Cultural Center Casa Talavera, located within la Merced neighborhood (Historical Center, Mexico City) (included: edit-a-thon, photograph rally to contribute images to both Casa Talavera's archives and to WLM, as well as the celebration of the worldwide Software Freedom Day): it was a very interesting meeting where photographers, Wikipedians, artists working at Casa Talavera and other people interested in the administration of web pages and web radio broadcast were working together to create Centro Cultural Casa Talavera's Wikipedia article, as well as many other articles about la Merced neighborhood, a very ancient area in Mexico City where many types of commercial activities exist over 700 years ago. Also, many photographs were taken about these activities. Deep reflections were made about copyright and copyleft during the session, considering the difficulties faced by photographers during both this specific session and WLM in general to obtain images of historical monuments.