Photos will be judged on the following criteria
- Technical excellence of the photograph
- Originality and creativity
- Encyclopedic value for Wikipedia
Before your photo can go to the jury it must be nominated and then screened by the Wikipedia community. The jury will select the best 10 photos from a group of 500-550 photos selected by the community.
Experienced editors at WikiProject:NRHP will be reviewing the photos and making their own nominations.
- Carol M. Highsmith specializes in capturing America with her camera. Her collection at the Library of Congress is one of six featured photographic collections alongside those of Mathew Brady, Dorothea Lange, and the Historic American Building Survey. It has over 20,000 photos that she has donated to the public domain. She plans to document every U.S. state over the next 15 years and donate over 100,000 images to the Library of Congress during her lifetime. Full bio
- Heather Moran is the photographer and archivist of the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA) where she photographs and works to digitize the Muni collection. She has worked to make the collection available online through the SFMTA Online gallery, Flickr, and Historypin. She is co-creator of “Treasures from the Muni Archive,” a city walking tour with site-specific historic images posted on bus shelters, open areas and store windows which are linked by QR codes to Historypin, which includes additional images of each location.
Rick Prelinger is an archivist, teacher, writer, lecturer and filmmaker. He is the founder and President of Prelinger Archives, co-founder of the Prelinger Library in San Francisco, and Board President of the Internet Archive. The core collections of the Prelinger Archives, including over 48,000 films, were acquired by the Library of Congress in 2002. Many of these films can currently be viewed on the Internet Archive. Full CV
- Daniel Case has been a Wikipedia editor since 2005, and is now an Administrator. He has focused on WikiProject:NRHP, photographing and writing articles about historic sites including those in in New York’s Hudson Valley, and Aspen, Colorado, as well as sites in the country of Jordan. He has worked as a journalist, and wrote a weekly feature on local landmarks. He also wrote and illustrated “AMC’s Best Day Hikes Near New York City.”
- Howard Cheng, Administrator at both Wikipedia and Wikimedia Commons who works on the “Picture of the Day,” and “On this Day…” features on Wikipedia’s main page.
- Daniel Schwen, Administrator on Wikimedia Commons and contributor of numerous Featured Pictures. He develops and maintains gadgets (WikiMiniAtlas) and bots(GPS,Quality Images) and is active in geographic coordinates project. In real life he works in a laboratory in Los Alamos, NM.
- David Shankbone, one of Wikipedia’s most influential photographers, whose photos appear in over 5,000 Wikipedia articles in 200 languages. These include pictures of Shimon Peres, Woody Allen, Madonna, Walter Mosley, and Salman Rushdie. His work as a writer for Wikinews was reviewed by the Columbia Journalism Review.