The finalists of the European Photo Contest are chosen
The finalists of the Wiki Loves Safeguarding Living Heritage in Europe contest have been chosen. The contest is organized by the European Network of Focal Points for the 2003 Convention (ENFP) and focuses on the safeguarding practices of living heritage. Through this campaign the ENFP wishes to contribute to the documenting of not only living heritage but also of the tremendous importance of people making efforts to take care, transmit and safeguard the living heritage of humanity.
The contest attracted 1 729 photos from different European countries.
The Finnish contest winner Traditional Finnish sauna whisking and löyly by Ville Kurki was announced in the Finnish main event of Living Heritage theme year in Oodi Helsinki Central Library 9 October 2023. The image represents Sauna culture in Finland, one of the heritage elements inscribed on the Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity. At the same event, 22 new entries were added to the Finnish National Inventory of Living Heritage.
The winners of the European contest will be announced on the week starting 16 October, celebrating the 20th anniversary of the UNESCO Convention on 17 October.
We wanted to explore how we could make Local Contexts labels and notices available on Wikimedia Commons. Traditional Knowledge labels (TK Labels) are an initiative for Indigenous communities and local organizations that allows them to express conditions for sharing their materials and engage in research in ways that respect community rules, governance and protocols for using, sharing and circulating knowledge and data. As the TK Labels are for the indigenous communities to assign, we looked more closely at the Notices, that can be applied to content by others.
In preparation, we arranged a meeting with Corrie Roe, Outreach Manager of Local Contexts, to discuss what would need to be done, and what challenges there might be. The discussion resulted in a Wikiproject where we welcome anyone to join, and a presentation about the findings.
Thank you everyone who joined, including Corrie Roe, Carine Ayélé Durand, Sandra Becker, Iolanda Pensa, Sadik Shahadu, Thomas Guignard, Flor Méchain, Jonas Lendenmann, Levyn Buerki, and Susanna Ånäs.