Thanks to all the contributions we've had to the toolkit since we published a Special Story two months ago, we are happy to announce the Photo Events toolkit is now live! This new resource has improved user interface, and brings together community leaders knowledge on how to run a photo event, like Wiki Loves Monuments, Wiki Loves Earth and WikiExpeditions.
What will you find in the toolkit?
This new release has a few improvements on the way of sharing Learning Patterns. On the first page, users will find quick links to the main topics that go across the toolkit: hosting the first photo event as a community engagement strategy, improving results from the second time onwards, and advice on trying new concepts to avoid burnout. The toolkit also has lessons on how to best support a community of photographers. These lessons, along with strategies to increase images in use, are some of the processes that the Photo Events toolkit brings together, that could not be found on other community forums in the movement.
Unlike previous toolkits, this new release is more directly linked to Learning Patterns, showing the resources with just one click. The resource was also designed to work better on mobile devices.
Join the knowledge hub on Photo Events!
This new toolkit is a work in progress, and it needs more community voices! Although the main topics are outlined, some details still need development. If you have experience on topics such as:
how to chose the best topic for a photo contest
how to plan an award ceremony and follow up events
how to create a webpage for your photo contest
how to create a list of monuments to photograph
how to help photographers develop their skills
... join the conversation! Share what you know and expand the toolkit. Find the Learning Pattern needed template and share your knowledge. You can also add your profile on the Connect page and invite others to ask you questions around specific topics related to photo events.