We want to find every City Name made in giant letters all around the world. The only requirement is that the name of the city must be written in giant letters.
We want to find every City Name made in giant 3-dimensional letters all around the world. What is a Giant Letter is at the discretion of the officers, but the letters should be at least 1 meter tall, should not be flat or very thin (that’s what the Silhouette Public Art Sculptures category is for), and should be able to be interacted with. Most of them are placed in tourist spots, roundabouts or parks.
Here are some examples of what we are looking for:
There are a lot of city names made like those.
Can you help us to find all of them?
Instructions for Posting a City names in giant letters Waymark:
This category is looking for City Names made in giant 3-dimensional letters all around the world.
Given the global character of the category (and the different meanings of “city” all around the world), we want to specify what we consider as “city”: Any community with a town hall.
Instructions for Posting a City Names in Giant Letters Waymark:
1. The piece must be free to the public, and not temporary (meaning, it must stand for at least 6 months)
2. The piece must be standing on its own, and in 3D.
3. To consider the letters giant, they must be at least 1 meter tall, and 10 centimeters thick.
4. Must provide accurate coordinates using Waymarkings’ default of lat/long in decimal minute per the WGS84 datum (most GPSr’s default datum) and have actually visited the Waymark. You should also add a textual description of the specific place where the letters are located.
5. At least two different photos that you have personally taken that show the complete name of the city. Close-ups really add to the Waymark and often two photos are not enough. Long city-names or detailed structures are often very large and may need additional photos to really showcase the full name.
6. You are strongly encouraged to upload as many pictures to really ‘show off’ the complete name of the city, or the larger area. If a plaque is available with the title, artist, date, etc., you must provide this picture. Do not include your GPSr or yourself in the default photo. An appropriate time to include people is to show scale/size.
7. Naming convention: Name of the city, State/Province/Country (whichever is appropriate). Example: Nerpio – Albacete, SPAIN.
If the name of the city is the same as the name of the State or the Province, it is not necessary to write it twice. Example: Madrid, SPAIN
8. In the “Long Description” field, include a brief description of the piece, with, at least, 3 sentences. These three sentences may be your own or taken from any source, as long as the source is cited.
Identify the material/media used to construct the piece as well any unique features about the piece, date of creation or installation (if known) and location if the piece is in a specific area. If you know the name of the street where the piece is located, it would also be helpful. If you do not have any of this information, just enter ‘unknown.’
9. Language restrictions: Because waymarking is an international game, the long description may be written in any language, but an English translation must always be provided. The English translation can be first or last, as long as it makes sense. Google translate should be proofread for gibberish before submitting. Waymarks that do not have an understandable English text can be declined.
Accepted in this category:
This category will ONLY accept City Names in Giant Letters that have been placed by a city or by a city-affiliated organization. Exactly what constitutes ‘a city-affiliated organization’ for purpose of this category will be a decision for category officers, and their decision is FINAL.
The name of the city can be accompanied by words before or after it, for example: “I Love Ourense” would be acceptable.
Abbreviations of city names will also be accepted, e.g. NYC (New York City), SCQ (Santiago de Compostela), etc. For these abbreviations to be accepted, an official source must be cited that relates the abbreviation to the city.
Not accepted in this category:
We will decline any waymark containing:
- Regional names or nicknames
- Coutry names, as they are not City names.
- Names of commercial entities owned by a city
- Commercial business signs with city names
- National, State, or Private University signs incorporating city names
- Signs placed by a governmental entity that is NOT a city
Legacy City Names
LEGACY city name signs may be able to be waymarked in this category. These legacy waymarks will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis. The decision of the officers is FINAL.
Minimum requirements for a Legacy waymark in this category are:
- You must proof that the sign was first erected by a then-existing city ONLY (not in partnership with another entity). For this, you should take a photo of a plaque (or add a link to a website) explaining it.
- You have to document the reason why this sign has been installed in the place even if the city no longer exists. Again, you should take a photo of a plaque (or add a link to a website) explaining it.
Requirements for posting a new waymark in this category:
- The city name sign must be placed by a city or an organization affiliated with the city. Exactly what constitutes ‘a city-affiliated organization’ for purpose of this category will be a decision for category officers, and their decision is FINAL.
- The city’s website must be provided, with a link to the large letters project (if available). News stories about the giant letters are also acceptable, as long as the story makes clear the giant letters are a city project.
- Two different (it makes no sense to add two identical photos, but everything has to be specified) original pictures taken by you of the sign is required – more photos are always welcome. No photos from the Internet are accepted.
- Any text taken from the internet about the city must be cited, and the source linked in the waymark.