This year, the Day of the Dead Wiki Style photo contest garnered 227 photographs from 44 participants. This is fewer overall photographs from the year before; however, the overall quality of the photographs was better as were the accompanying descriptions. This year, we decided to make the quality of the descriptions part of the judging. Another important difference was that because the 2 November holiday fell on a Saturday this year, a number of students were able to take photographs outside of the Mexico City metropolitan area. This year, we recieved photographs from states such as Oaxaca, Veracruz, Morelos, Jalisco and Michoacán. The winner of the best photo category was User:Targus90, and the winner of the most original photo category was User:Juanmendiola. The user who uploaded the most photographs was User:Luisroj96 with 57 entries. The winning photographs are below with descriptions. All entries can be seen here
Storage shack with altar for the dead on a farm in the Lerma municipality in the State of Mexico
One of the various traditional dances done for a variation of Day of the Dead called "Xantolo" in Huasteca region of Mexico
One of the photos uploaded by User:Luisroj96, showing a paper mache skeletal figure in Mexican Revolution dress
Wiki Loves Monuments 2013 award ceremony
Wikimedia Mexico ends a succesfull program of activities of Wiki Loves Monuments 2013 with the award ceremony of the contest, held at the Museo Universitario de Chopo of Mexico City at November 28, 2013. It was attended by the winners of the first, second, fifth, sixth and tenth places, their friends and family, representatives of sponsors and part of the jury.
In the event Carmen Alcázar, coordinator of the contest, did a summary of the details of the competition, which involved a dozen public events in three cities of Mexico for the first time and innovations never before done in global WLM, as an audience special award and a panel of reflection about the competition.
Claudio Briones, volunteer of the contest and final jury, highlighted that the quality of competition increased from 2012-2013, and the number of participants. "With this, the people via Wikimedia Commons and Wikipedia will have access to higher quality materials", he said.
Now, the next stage is the tour in 2014 of the winner photos in several schools and venues of Mexico City.