UK Wikimedian of the Year 2012

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The UK Wikimedian of the Year 2012 prizes

The UK Wikimedian of the Year is an annual award given by Wikimedia UK to thank those in the UK or abroad who have helped the UK Wikimedia movement. These volunteers and institutions have gone above and beyond the call of duty to help bring open knowledge to all.

The prizes were first awarded at WikiConference UK 2012 at the Science Museum on 12 May 2012. The purpose of the awards is to recognise achievement - and inspire efforts for next year!

Categories & Winners[edit]

John Byrne, 2012 winner of UK Wikimedian of the Year
  • UK Wikimedian of the Year
  1. John Byrne, for his work getting Wikimedia UK Charity Status
  2. Rock drum, for his work with the GLAM sector and with the GLAM newsletter
  3. James Forrester, for organising over 50 Wikimeets in the UK
  • GLAM of the Year
  1. Derby Museum and Art Gallery, for helping launch QRpedia codes in the UK (and worldwide)
  2. Herbert Art Gallery and Museum, for fully embracing the Wikimedia movement, releasing content, and holding regular events
  3. National Maritime Museum, for releasing thousands of historical records of ships under the CC-BY-SA licence
  • Educational Institution of the Year
  1. Oxford Internet Institute
  2. University of Bristol
  3. Cancer Research UK
  • Honourable Mention
  1. Geograph Britain and Ireland
  2. Lvova Anastasiya
  3. Richard Power


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