Wikimedia Sound Logo Contest

[Guest Blog post by Mehrdad Pourzaki, Lead Movement Communications Specialist at Wikimedia Foundation]

Dear Freesounders,

The Wikimedia Foundation, the global nonprofit that hosts Wikipedia and other Wikimedia projects, including our audiovisual repository the Wikimedia Commons, is hosting a global contest for The Sound of All Human Knowledge. Submissions are open now through 10 October. The Wikimedia sound logo will be used to identify Wikimedia content across a wide range of uses and smart devices, including personal voice assistants. You can learn more about the contest on wiki, including campaign materials and how-to videos. There is also a humble prize for the winning sound. The Freesound community is primed to participate since you already have a knowledge of and appreciation for audio and free licensing. As the organizers, we warmly invite the Freesound community to take part in this global contest. We’d love to hear from you and please help us reverberate the call.

Wikimedia sites receive 750 million page views a day and that knowledge is further reused by search engines, other platforms, and applications that don’t consistently inform their users that what they are learning comes from Wikimedia and the thousands of volunteers around the world who contribute. Voice assistants are on the rise everywhere in the world and while there is a lot of expertise in our movement when it comes to visual logos and photo competitions, we are excited to be exploring new parameters when it comes to sound and audio production. Play your part in our global search. On September 29 we had a drop-in clinic with our expert partners MassiveMusic, you can find some information in the link above.

Mehrdad Pourzaki,
on behalf of the Wikimedia sound logo project


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7 Responses to Wikimedia Sound Logo Contest

  1. Timbre says:

    Here’s me taking the brief literally … [CC0 -Public Domain].

  2. david says:

    plase, do extend the time

  3. Nury says:

    We have a great sound logo idea, but are not sure how to capture it.

  4. David Erickson says:

    dang it, missed it

  5. electra says:

    “A panel of Wikimedia volunteers, with the help of sound logo experts from MassiveMusic and an independent musicologist, will give the entries THAT MEET THE SUBMISSION CRITERIA scores out of 10 for each of the following criteria. ” etc….

    Unfortunately Wikimedia chose to ignore their own rules and accepted two entries that are in excess of the max length. So in essence everyone who worked hard to cram “the sum of all human knowledge” into 4 seconds just got the finger.

  6. PocaMaya says:

    I now take note of that contest and it’s too late for me to participate. I’m sure I’m not the only one, the Freesound community could have been even more mobilised if only we’d all have received a quick email. Would it be possible, next time, to send a email to warn us of interesting news and contests like this ?

  7. Di_Lark says:

    Where are the results? I mean the winners entry and the runners up???

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