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Title: Ideas for Wiki Loves Monuments: local contests, partnerships and usability


Ferdinando Traversa

I'm Ferdi2005, I'm 17 and I have been a Wikipedian since 2012. I'm the local (volunteer) coordinator for Apulia at Wikimedia Italy, really keen on organising online events and activities in my area. I've led the organisation of the local WLM contest, a number of projects with schools, the university and local institutions. I'm also an eager Wikipedian, admin of it.Wikinews and really passionate about IT, technology and programming (mostly Ruby). https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Wiki_Loves_Puglia_2022_award_ceremony_43.jpg

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Type: Lecture

Track: Community Initiatives

Submission state: submitted

Duration: 30 minutes

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Presentation language: en

Abstract & description

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This talk will showcase some strategies adopted in Apulia (region of Italy) for Wiki Loves Monuments and their results. Also, the ideas behind Wiki Loves Monuments Italy mobile app will be presented. The goal is to share experiences, give suggestions and gather feedback on how participation can be increased.


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Wiki Loves Monuments has been organised in Italy since 2012. In 2019, the local volunteers of Wikimedia Italy started the local edition for Apulia, starting a successful series of partnerships with local organisations and local authorities. The activities of the campaign included photo walks and exhibitions in various towns of the region. This talk will be an opportunity to share some suggestions and gather some feedback to/from other Wiki Loves Monuments organisers.

The second part of the talk will present another case study from Wiki Loves Monuments Italy: the development of a mobile app for uploading photos, which has been used successfully for two edition, and its "making of". The app will be then compared to the other means to participate in the contest, so some final considerations about the ease of getting into the competition and the strategies we could use to attract more participants and more photos.

The two parts are inherently connected by their goals: an increment in participation may be achieved both by increasing the number of offline activities and collaborations (first part) and by simplifying things for participants (second part). This talks aims to stimulate discussions sharing some insights from past successful experiences.

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Qn. How does your session relate to the event themes: Diversity, Collaboration Future?

Sharing ideas and experiences is an example of collaboration between different Wikimedian across different regions. This talk aims to stimulate collaboration through sharing experiences.

Furthermore, I think Wiki Loves Monuments and similar campaigns are really important for diversity and future, in that they lead to an increase of content, number of contributors and they spread the word about what we do as Wikimedia to the general public.

Qn. What is the experience level needed for the audience for your session?

Everyone can participate in this session

Qn. What is the most appropriate format for this session?

  • Tick Onsite in Singapore
  • Empty Remote online participation, livestreamed
  • Empty Remote from a satellite event
  • Empty Hybrid with some participants in Singapore and others dialing in remotely
  • Empty Pre-recorded and available on demand