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Please suggest banners for display on the main page for upcoming features below. Please try to use banner dimensions of 1700 x 567, and keep the blurb text to a reasonable length. The images from which you create the banners should be of high quality, and ideally of equal or greater resolution than the banner (to ensure high resolution). For inspiration, take a look in the banner Hall of 'Fame'.

Please upload all banner suggestions locally—to Wikivoyage rather than Commons, and put them in Category:DotM banners. If starting a discussion on a suggested feature that has not been discussed yet below, put the discussion at the bottom of the page underneath a new first-level header, such as = New York =

When updating the Main Page banners, please update Main Page/Photo credits as well.

Once in situ, suggested banners and their accompanying discussions will be archived.

Winter in the Nordic countries[edit]

...and I took the liberty of creating some banners for Winter in the Nordic countries too. ϒψιλον (talk) 10:12, 11 November 2018 (UTC)

Featured Travel Topic[edit]

Winter in the Nordic countries

Snow, ice, winter sports, northern lights, Santa and an interesting cuisine — there are many reasons to visit the Nordic countries in the winter!

Featured Travel Topic[edit]

Winter in the Nordic countries

Snow, ice, winter sports, northern lights, Santa and an interesting cuisine — there are many reasons to visit the Nordic countries in the winter!

Featured Travel Topic[edit]

Winter in the Nordic countries

Snow, ice, winter sports, northern lights, Santa and an interesting cuisine — there are many reasons to visit the Nordic countries in the winter!

Featured Travel Topic[edit]

Winter in the Nordic countries

Snow, ice, winter sports, northern lights, Santa and an interesting cuisine — there are many reasons to visit the Nordic countries in the winter!

  • This isn't really a competition; #1 crushes all of the rest of the banners. Long behind comes #3, then #2 and #4 (though it's a fact that overcast days are very common during the winter in much of the Nordic countries). -- ϒψιλον (talk) 10:12, 11 November 2018 (UTC)
  • #1, #2, #3, #4 - in that order. #2 is pretty good by the way, since it shows an interesting slice of nordic life. Andrewssi2 (talk) 11:05, 11 November 2018 (UTC)
  • My order is the same as Ypsilon's: 1, 3, 2, 4. —Granger (talk · contribs) 11:38, 11 November 2018 (UTC)
  • 1, 4, 3, 2. Also, thanks for creating these really good banners. You've done a really good job for the city in Ecuador and this travel topic. --Comment by Selfie City (talk | contributions) 14:39, 11 November 2018 (UTC)
  • These are great! Very difficult choice. Not so hard to pick #1 as the best, though, because the aurora and great landscape put it in a class by itself. After that, I'm going with 2, 3 and 4 in that order. I pick 2 before 3 because though 3 is beautiful, 2 shows activities a visitor could engage in. And whatever isn't otherwise used should be a banner for some article if at all possible. Ikan Kekek (talk) 23:15, 11 November 2018 (UTC)
2 and 3 are a little blurry, which is probably why they're not quite as good as #1. #4 is a little boring in appearance. Definitely, #1 is excellent. --Comment by Selfie City (talk | contributions) 23:17, 11 November 2018 (UTC)
  • #s 1, 3, 2, and 4 in that order, but as others have said, #1 is the overwhelming preference. -- AndreCarrotflower (talk) 23:44, 11 November 2018 (UTC)
  • 1, 2, 3, 4. 1 is the clear winner, but I also like the ice activities in 2. I don't get 3 and 4 as being so distinctively Nordic, but that could be my lack of knowledge. AlasdairW (talk) 00:18, 12 November 2018 (UTC)
    • Comment. I think #3 definitely catches some of the feeling in the Nordic winter as I experience it, while most of people here will seldom experience something like #1 (and also #2 is unusual, as a traveller you have to have some luck to be there at the right time). #4 is just a ski slope as anywhere. I'd choose between 1–3 much depending on what we are trying to do. #1 is definitely an eye catcher and you can plan your visit such that you'll be there. --LPfi (talk) 09:43, 12 November 2018 (UTC)
  • Piling on the support for #1. Gizza (roam) 00:21, 4 December 2018 (UTC)

Yaoundé[edit]

Back to banner-making. Let's hear your votes for the first featured article of 2019! -- AndreCarrotflower (talk) 21:28, 30 November 2018 (UTC)

Destination of the Month[edit]

Yaoundé

Cameroon's capital may be short on tourist attractions per se, but it's a hotspot for business travellers to Africa, with lively markets and interesting architecture.

Destination of the Month[edit]

Yaoundé

Cameroon's capital may be short on tourist attractions per se, but it's a hotspot for business travellers to Africa, with lively markets and interesting architecture.

Destination of the Month[edit]

Yaoundé

Cameroon's capital may be short on tourist attractions per se, but it's a hotspot for business travellers to Africa, with lively markets and interesting architecture.

  • Judging by the favorite photo subjects of contributors to Flickr, the Reunification Monument (#1) is pretty close to the signature attraction of Yaoundé. It's an interestingly composed image, but there's something about the street scene in #3 that really speaks to me. Combine that with the fact that there's no really good place for the textbox in #1 and that drops the monument down to second place. #2, the National Museum, is also an interesting composition, but it looks like it could be anywhere.
To recap: 3, 1, 2.
-- AndreCarrotflower (talk) 21:28, 30 November 2018 (UTC)
  • 3 looks stereotypically African, but otherwise doesn't do much for me. I'd say 1, 2, 3, but am happy to defer to others if there's someone who knows the city. —Granger (talk · contribs) 00:32, 1 December 2018 (UTC)
  • I like the monument banner most, so for me it's 1,3,2. ϒψιλον (talk) 13:56, 3 December 2018 (UTC)
  • I've had trouble choosing between them, and that's why I haven't posted anything, but I love the vitality and color of #3, which I guess is my first choice, and after that, #2, despite your point about it. #1 is undoubtedly an important monument, but the picture isn't as interesting to me. That said, I fear that I'm wrong and it's only #1 that's really distinctive, so maybe some other people should vote. Ikan Kekek (talk) 21:02, 3 December 2018 (UTC)
Just saying, if we do pick #3, we may want to change the caption text, because while #2 implies business travel, #3 does not. I'm still a #3 supporter, though. --Comment by Selfie City (talk | contributions) 23:29, 3 December 2018 (UTC)
The blurb text doesn't have to (and rarely does) match the image content completely, though of course the closer the match, the better. To me, #3 suggests both interesting architecture (the building at left) and a lack of tourist attractions per se. -- AndreCarrotflower (talk) 23:44, 3 December 2018 (UTC)
The lively and colorful streetscape #3 is also a great banner and really not too far behind #1. ϒψιλον (talk) 12:24, 6 December 2018 (UTC)
Yes, good points. --Comment by Selfie City (talk | contributions) 14:38, 6 December 2018 (UTC)

Chatham Islands[edit]

Right in the nick of time. Let's hear your votes! -- AndreCarrotflower (talk) 23:20, 10 December 2018 (UTC)

Off the Beaten Path[edit]

Chatham Islands

Endemic plants and birds, rugged landscapes, and a blend of three cultures await you in this archipelago at the end of the world.

Off the Beaten Path[edit]

Chatham Islands

Endemic plants and birds, rugged landscapes, and a blend of three cultures await you in this archipelago at the end of the world.

Off the Beaten Path[edit]

Chatham Islands

Endemic plants and birds, rugged landscapes, and a blend of three cultures await you in this archipelago at the end of the world.

  • A dearth of usable source images sometimes leads to frustration, other times to outside-the-box thinking. I don't think we've ever had a banner like #1, the Chatham Islands forget-me-nots on display at the botanical gardens in Christchurch. Normally I'd dock points for the fact that the photo was not taken on the islands themselves, but its beauty, its appropriateness vis-à-vis the blurb (the Chatham Islands are the only place this flower grows in the wild), and its sheer unusualness put it in first place for me regardless. The arcadian #3 comes in a distant second. -- AndreCarrotflower (talk) 23:20, 10 December 2018 (UTC)
  • I prefer #1 followed by #2, then #3. I also don't remember a banner where a beautiful flower was the focus on the image. Gizza (roam) 00:23, 11 December 2018 (UTC)
  • I'd say 3, then 2. The flowers are lovely, but I can't bring myself to support a banner photo that wasn't taken in the destination. —Granger (talk · contribs) 00:28, 11 December 2018 (UTC)
  • I wish #1 were taken in the Chatham Islands, but I'm going to pick it first, anyway, followed by #3 and #2. Ikan Kekek (talk) 01:22, 11 December 2018 (UTC)
  • I've actually changed my mind. 3, 1, 2. #3 is better image quality than #2, and actually the flower in #1 is unique. --Comment by Selfie City (talk | contributions) 01:27, 11 December 2018 (UTC)