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'"Wikipedia Takes Manhattan" is a scavenger hunt and free content photography contest aimed at illustrating Wikipedia articles covering the wondrous sights on the island of Manhattan.

The goal is to take as many photos as possible for Wikipedia articles that currently don't have any pictures.

The day is sponsored by Free Culture Columbia (see their website for the latest updates), with cooperation from Free Culture NYU, and New York City-area Wikipedia volunteers.

Everyone will meet up and check in at one of the two starting points, and after a day of subways, street rambles, photography and free culture goodness, the night will conclude with a party back at Columbia.

Important! You must register online at this page (not on Upcoming) by Thursday 8 PM, if there is any possibility you plan on participating or coming to the party that night.

You can compete in teams of three, or fewer if you wish.

* Each team should use only one camera.
* You should start the day with an empty flash card.
* Bring a pen or marker to write with.

At the starting points, you can check-in, and will receive the finalized goal list of articles needing photographs, and the rules. The starting points will operate till 7 PM for latecomers. You must check-in at one of the starting points to compete.

*Columbia University starting point: the Sundial in front of Low Memorial Library at 11:30 AM (information packets with goal list will be given out at 12 noon). Will run till 7 PM.
*Union Square starting point (run by NYU students): Union Square Whole Foods, Cafe on the 2nd Floor, North East Corner. Will run till 7 PM.

The ending party will be held that night at Columbia, the photographs will be uploaded, and prizes given to the winners. You must come to the party to be eligible for the prizes.

The first prize winning team members will get iPod nanos jammed with free music, and the second and third prize winning team members will win free copies of the newly-published '' Wikipedia: The Missing Manual'', generously donated by O'Reilly Media.

*Party location: J.D. Satow Room (5th Floor, Lerner Hall (map)), at 11:30 PM. Lerner Hall is the student center at Columbia. The party will run till about midnight, or possibly later.

Official Website: http://www.freeculturecolumbia.org/

Added by Wikimedia New York City on March 25, 2008


Wikimedia New York City

This was originally scheduled for Friday March 28, but it's been postponed a week to Friday April 4th, due to inclement weather.

All other details remain the same.