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  1. Introducing Montage, the web platform used to help judge the world’s largest photo competition

    Image courtesy of the Montage team.

    Imagine, for a moment, what it takes to organize a competition with a quarter of a million contestants participating in over 40 different national campaigns around the world. How do you build tools for this unconventional process while still keeping it flexible and open for organizers to decide how to run their competitions? This year, the international team of Wiki Loves Monuments (WLM) organizer... Read more

  2. Community digest: Wiki Loves Earth winner helps promote free knowledge in Serbia; news in brief

    Photo  by Boris Petković,CC BY-SA 4.0.

    Čedomir Žarković’s first-place photo in the international Wiki Loves Earth photo competition made him into a viral star in Serbia. In addition, this week’s news in brief includes results of Wiki Women Prize and the Archives Challenge, registration for Wikimedia Poland winter meeting is open, Afilliations Committtee calls for volunteers and more.... Read more

  3. Winning photos in world’s largest photography contest reveal a world of monuments—and the volunteers who love them

    Photo by Usamashahid433, CC BY-SA 4.0.

    The top fifteen photos of Wiki Loves Monuments 2016 reveal a world of monuments, lovingly depicted by volunteers.... Read more

  4. How the world’s largest photo competition attracts a very human collection of heritage

    Photo by Crispino87, CC BY-SA 4.0.

    Wiki Loves Monuments drew 277,365 entries from 10,748 participants this year, the largest pool of submissions of any photo competition. Volunteers go through all of those, first on the national level, then for the global finals. The top 15 photos—winnowed all the way down from the more than a quarter-million—will be announced next week.... Read more

  5. Creating and writing sports history on Wikipedia: A Wikipedian’s experience at the Paralympic Games

    Photo by Sport the Library via the Australian Paralympic Committee, CC BY-SA 3.0.

    Documenting the history of the Paralympics Games on Wikipedia with the help of dedicated volunteers.... Read more

  6. News on Wikipedia: Fidel Castro, president of Cuba, dead at 90

    Photo by Marcelo Montecino,CC BY-SA 2.0.

    Wikipedia and Wikimedia Commons are here to help you learn more about the recently deceased Fidel Castro.... Read more

  7. The top fifteen phenomenal winning photos from Wiki Loves Earth

    Photo by Joao lara mesquita, CC BY-SA 4.0.

    115,000 images were submitted as part of Wiki Loves Earth this year.... Read more

  8. Wikipedia goes to the movies

    Photo by unknown, restored by Crisco 1492, public domain/CC0.

    The first audiences jumped and shouted when pictures began moving on screens in front of them. It seemed like magic—and movies still flicker with magic in the hearts of many.... Read more

  9. Wikipedian in residence at the Austrian Constitutional Court

    Photo by Manfred Werner ("Tsui"), CC BY-SA 4.0.

    As with many things in life, it can pay to look at things from a new perspective. This holds true for the Wikimedia community’s commitment in the GLAM area—galleries, libraries, archives and museums... Read more

  10. Semana i held for the third consecutive year

    Photo by Nancy Hernández Becerril, CC BY-SA 4.0.

    It’s not often when a traditional educational institution offers money and other resources to do Wikimedia-related work. But then, Semana i is not your ordinary academic event.... Read more