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Macedonia report: Wiki Loves Food and WWII editathon in Macedonia[edit]

Wiki Loves Food 2017 Photographic competition[edit]

By Македонец
Logo of the Wiki Loves Food photographic contest

Following the preparations during the previous month, on the 1st of November, we opened Wiki loves photographic contest, that we decided to focus on the food, especially on traditional Macedonian and regional dishes and cuisines. In previous years, Shared Knowledge have organized Wiki Loves Earth and Wiki Loves Monuments photographic contests with significant success, and this year it was decided that Shared Knowledge will organize Wiki Loves Food competition for the first time, which is in fact only the second Wiki Loves Food contest organized world wide, after its establishment by Wikimedia India in 2015. The contest was completed with 904 images uploaded by 67 registered contestants. By mid December, the jury composed of a professional photographer, a professional cook and an experienced member of the Wiki-community will choose the winning photographs which will be awarded at a special ceremony jointly organized with Slow Food Macedonia.

Edit-a-thon related to WWII[edit]

By Violetova
A monument dedicated to women fighters at the National Liberation War

On 20 November 2017 GLAM Macedonia volunteers and the employees of the State Archives of Republic of Macedonia held an edit-a-thon together. After several weeks of negotiation about the themes and searching the materials, the participants of edith-a-thon set the date and started to work together. The materials were provided by the Archives employees.

As a result, six Wikipedians created 11 new articles about partisans and monuments related to the WWII. This edit-a-thon was organized by Wikipedian in Residence at the Archives.