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Wikimedia News no. 65 - November 28, 2013

WikimediaNews - no. 65 - November 28, 2013
Official bulletin from Wikimedia Italia Association.
Winning photo for Wiki Loves Monuments Italia 2013 by Alexis.courthoud (own work),[CC-BY-SA 3.0], via Wikimedia Commons

Award ceremony for Wiki Loves Monuments Italia

Saturday, November 23, at the Hoepli Bookshop in Milan, the awarding ceremony of the Italian edition of the contest Wiki Loves Monuments 2013 was held. Starting with over 600 photographs selected by the organizing committee, the jury has ranked the top ten. The jury was composed by George Tatge (Chairman), former technical and photographic executive of the Fratelli Alinari Museum in Florence, together with other experts in the field (Marianna Santoni and Samuele Pellecchia) and two Wikipedians, Niccolò Caranti e Giovanni Dall'Orto.

The main winners are:

1° - Alexis Courthoud
Mount Castore seen from above (Valle d'Aosta).
2° - Maria Lucia Lusetti and Paolo Tedeschi
San Cataldo cemetery (Modena) – Monumental Area for Aldo Rossi.
3° - Cristina Meneguzzo
Capannone Bramme (Sesto San Giovanni) in ex-Falck Unione area.

In addition, the Foundation Grand Paradis awarded a special prize for the photography [Panorama with temple of Consolation (Todi) by Luca Balducci. But it's not all over! Some special prizes have to be announced yet.

We thank all the volunteers who participated, the Organizing Committee, the jury, the 527 photographers who uploaded their pictures on Wikimedia Commons. A special thanks to Hoepli Bookshop for hosting the ceremony. Wiki Loves Monuments is already preparing for 2014: we will soon notify all the news for next year.

Fashion Editathon

Fashion editathon by Niccolò Caranti (own work), [CC-BY-SA 3.0]

Thursday, November 14th, a Fashion Editathon was held at the headquarters of the Rossimoda Footwear Museum, at Villa Foscarini Rossi in Stra. Thanks to the initiative of Europeana Fashion, the museum has agreed to upload to Wikimedia Commons images of some objects from its own collection, releasing them under a free license. In addition, other institutions were involved, such as the University of Padua and IUAV of Venice; the event, directed by Virginia Gentilini who was joined by some members of Wikimedia Italia, was indeed primarily thought for students of fashion design and marketing. After an initial presentation of Wikipedia and a guided tour of the museum, the students were divided into groups and worked for more than two hours in the drafting of some items of the encyclopedia. The institutions involved were really satisfied with the outcome of the editathon and the participation of the young people was enthusiastic. We hope that this initiative will be just the first of a long series and that other cultural institutions and museums will allow the use of their images to enrich the articles of Wikipedia about them.

Wikisource celebrates its first ten years with a contest

On 24 November 2013 Wikisource became ten years old. To celebrate the birthday, each linguistic community has launched a special contest. The founders of the large digital library launched the idea of ​​a fun competition that, in Italy, will be entirely centered on a reading contest, with three prizes for online bookstores offered by Wikimedia Italia. To participate in the race, which opened November 24 at 00:00 aqnd ends on December 1 at 23:59, you must be a registered user, and re-read and correct pages already transcribed and formatted. Re-reading means to check, word for word, a text of a page at 75% quality level against its scan. Before you begin, please read the complete rules of the contest. Happy reading!

Future appointments

  • December 4, Florence: BTO2013 (Buy Tourism Online). Frieda Brioschi (President of Wikimedia Italia) will discuss the experience of Wiki Loves Monuments within the panel "Libertà e partecipazione" (Freedom and participation).

Notice: this newsletter is exclusively intended for information about Wikimedia Italia, both to its members and to the general public; as per Art. 1, Comma 2, Legge 7 marzo 2001 no. 62, it is not an editorial product