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[Wikimedia-l] 2012 Picture of the Year Competition

wikiodisha1
Dear Wikimedians,

Wikimedia Commons is happy to announce that the 2012 Picture of the Year
competition is now open. We're interested in your opinion as to which
images qualify to be the Picture of the Year for 2012. Voting is open to
established Wikimedia users who meet the following criteria:

   1. Users must have an account, at any Wikimedia project, which was
   registered *before Tue, 01 Jan 2013 00:00:00 +0000*[UTC].
   2. This user account must have more than *75 edits* on *any
single*Wikimedia project
   *before Tue, 01 Jan 2013 00:00:00 +0000* [UTC]. Please check your
   account eligibility at the POTY 2012 Contest Eligibility
tool<http://toolserver.org/%7Epathoschild/accounteligibility/?user=&wiki=&event=27>
   .
   3. Users must vote with an account meeting the above requirements either
   on Commons or another SUL-related Wikimedia project (for other Wikimedia
   projects, the account must be attached to the user's Commons account
   through SUL <http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Help:Unified_login>).

 Hundreds of images that have been rated Featured Pictures by the
international Wikimedia Commons community in the past year are all entered
in this competition. From professional animal and plant shots to
breathtaking panoramas and skylines, restorations of historically relevant
images, images portraying the world's best architecture, maps, emblems,
diagrams created with the most modern technology, and impressive human
portraits, Commons features pictures of all flavors.

For your convenience, we have sorted the images into topic categories. Two
rounds of voting will be held: In the first round, you can vote for as many
images as you like. The first round category winners and the top ten
overall will then make it to the final. In the final round, when a limited
number of images are left, you must decide on the one image that you want
to become the Picture of the Year.

To see the candidate images just go to the POTY 2012 page on Wikimedia
Commons <http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Commons:Picture_of_the_Year/2012>
.

Wikimedia Commons celebrates our featured images of 2012 with this contest.
Your votes decide the Picture of the Year, so remember to vote in the first
round by *30 January 2013*
Thanks,
the Wikimedia Commons Picture of the Year committee
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