Wikinews:Polish Wikinews Press Photo 2011
The Polish Wikinews Press Photo 2011 was a contest aimed to choose "the best photographs taken by Wikinewsies or Wikimedians, and used in Wikinews articles in 2010." The contest was inspired by our own English Wikinews' Picture of the Year, which hasn't worked for about three years, and its name refers to the global photographers competition World Press Photo.
The competition consisted of two phases, which were the same for both categories: Global Wikinews (pictures from any Wikinews project, including the English version), and Polish Wikinews-only.
The first phase
The first phase lasted from January 28, 2011, until February 10 midnight.
Eighteen pictures were nominated for the Polish Wikinews-only category, only six of them made it to the finals; while eight pictures from other Wikinews versions were nominated, including the main picture of English Wikinews' article Chilean earthquakes: in pictures. Four of them passed to the final round.
Polish Wikinews' finalists
Global Wikinews' finalists
Alexander Yevseyenkov (blue) and Anton But (white) during the SKA Saint-Petersburg against Torpedo Nizhny Novgorod match on December 12, 2010. Taken by Artem Korzhimanov.
People of Washington, D.C., enjoying winter fun in the centre of politics. Image taken by Flickr user Matthiasb.; uploaded to Commons by
The second, and final phase
The second phase began on February 12, and lasted until February 18. The results were announced on February 19, on Polish Wikinews' sixth birthday.
The winning pictures were:
Polish Wikinews category: Floodings in Wroclaw, Kozanów. Picture taken by Masur.