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Commons POTY 2010

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May. 1st, 2011 | 01:22 pm
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For those interested, the Wikimedia Commons Picture of the Year 2010 competition has opened; as in the previous years, the Picture of the Year will be chosen from all the pictures that were awarded Featured Picture status that year.

Find out whether you can participate here (the short version: you need to have registered a Wikimedia user account and made at least 200 edits on a single Wikimedia project (e.g. any Wikipedia edition) prior to 2011), add yourself to the list of voters, and once the bots have verified you're eligible, vote!

Here's the winners from the previous years, too:


2009 winner: Sikh pilgrim at the Harmandir Sahib (Golden Temple) in Amritsar, India.

2008 winner: Horses on Bianditz mountain, in Navarre, Spain. Behind them Aiako mountains can be seen.

2007 winner: Broadway Tower in Cotswolds, England.

2006 winner: Aurora Borealis.

The Wikimedia Commons also recently passed 10 million files, and apparently will pass 10 terabytes soon, although I think that figure does not include deleted images, earlier versions of current images etc..

(Licenses for the above pictures: 2006 winner: public domain; 2007 winner: CC-BY 2.5, taken by Newton2, modified by Yummifruitbat; 2008 winner: CC-BY-SA 2.0, taken by Mikel Ortega, modified by Richard Bartz; 2009 winner: CC-BY-SA 3.0 et al., taken by Paulrudd. Thanks to y'all for the great pictures!)

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Kevlar

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from: kevlarhusky
date: May. 1st, 2011 03:09 pm (UTC)
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I think my favourite is the Aurora. The castle would be nice without the person in it too :3

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Schneelocke

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from: schnee
date: May. 1st, 2011 03:11 pm (UTC)
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Those are the winners from last year, though, not this year's candidates. :)

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Kevlar

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from: kevlarhusky
date: May. 1st, 2011 03:16 pm (UTC)
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I know :P I can't vote and I don't know what the nominations are. Just commenting on these ones.

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Schneelocke

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from: schnee
date: May. 1st, 2011 03:25 pm (UTC)
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Ah, OK. :)

I rather like the one with the castle, actually, and the person looking up to it gives it an interesting quality and a good sense of scale.

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Kevlar

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from: kevlarhusky
date: May. 1st, 2011 03:55 pm (UTC)
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I think people "dirty up" photos :P And get in the way of the things we (read I) want to look at.

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Schneelocke

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from: schnee
date: May. 1st, 2011 09:04 pm (UTC)
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OK. :) I think I know what you mean, but I wouldn't always agree; sometimes, people can add to pictures, too, like here. It's important that they have a function in the picture, though, rather than just being superfluous fluff that could just as well be removed.

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