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Sunday, January 13, 2008

You choose the best picture of 2007

Wikinews is taking votes for the best picture of 2007.

The aim of this new idea is to have an election for a Wikinews Picture of the Year 2007, in an analogy to the Picture of the Year contest on Commons. With this initiative we would like to promote photojournalism and quality images with great news value for use on Wikinews and other Wikimedia projects. This idea is not meant to compete with the election on Commons (the rules and candidates are totally different) or criticise Commons in any way, rather it is aimed to promote more collaboration between Wikinews and Wikimedia photographers.

Candidate pictures have been selected from our 2007 main page selected picture archive and from Wikinews' overview of the year 2007, but any image from the Wikimedia Commons that relates to a news event from 2007 can be added. The creator of the work does not need to be a Wikinews Accredited reporter or even a Wikimedian. Several of these images were found on Flickr or are work of U.S. government personnel.

Go here and see the image and click 'Vote Here!' to vote for your favorite photograph.

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