Grants:PEG/Farah Jack Mustaklem/UG LEV/WLE Palestine 2015

Farah Jack Mustaklem/UG LEV/WLE Palestine 2015
Organisation of the yearly Wiki Loves Earth competition in Palestine.
targetArabic Wikipedia/ Commons
strategic priorityIncrease participation
start dateOctober 1
start year2015
end dateOctober 3
end year2015
budget (USD)760
grant typeGroup
non-profit statusNo
organization• Wikimedians of the Levant User Group
created on22:25, 28 August 2015 (UTC)


Please briefly describe what will be accomplished if the project is successful (2–3 sentences). The overall purpose of this Wiki Loves Earth contest is to increase the amount of freely-licensed material related to Tunisian protected natural sites in Wikimedia Commons, and improve the quality and quantity of Wikipedia articles about them, including illustrating the articles with the uploaded pictures. If the project is successful, more people will know not only about Wikipedia, but also about Wikimedia Commons and new users will be engaged in the projects. Additionally, the Wikimedia movement and the local chapters will gain visibility within the involved communities. Within this scope, we are asking funding to finance the cost of the prizes for the contest winners, as well as the award ceremony.


Throughout the month of May, users have uploaded photos of nature in Palestine to Wikimedia Commons. Winners have been selected. On October 3, 2015, an award ceremony for the winners will be held, and prizes handed out.


October 3, 2015, award ceremony at Wikipedia workshop at Birzeit University.


Target readershipEdit

Arabic Wikipedia/Wikimedia Commons

Fit with strategyEdit

What crucial thing will the project try to change or benefit in the Wikimedia movement? Please select the Wikimedia strategic priority(ies) that your project most directly aims to impact and explain how your project fits. Most projects fit all strategic priorites. However, we would like project managers to focus their efforts on impacting 1-2 strategic priorities. Examples of strategic priorities can be found at here. Increase visibility of Wikimedia Commons, and encourage uploading free content to it, as well as increased visibility of Wikipedia and other Wikimedia projects.

Measures of successEdit

Please provide a list of both quantitative and qualitative criteria that will be used determine how successful the project is. You will need to report on the success of the project according to these measures after the project is completed. See the PEG Program Resources for suggested measures of success. Note: In addition to your project-specific measures of success, you will also be asked to report on some Global Metrics at the end of your final report. Please keep this in mind as you plan, and we'll support you as you begin your project. As the photos have already been uploaded, there is no future measure of success. However, 220 photos have been uploaded to Commons as part of this competition, and this is the first participation of Palestine. Future measure of success will be in increased participation for the upcoming years, knowing there will be prizes for winners, and the organizing team having had more experience.

Resources and risksEdit


This competition was the first competition organized by the nascent Wikimedians of the Levant User Group shortly after its formation. The WLE team consisted of


There is always the risk of users not contributing more to Commons after the competition had ended.


Please provide a detailed breakdown of project expenses according to the instructions here. See Budget Guidelines. Grantees are subject to line-item scrutiny of expenses. Changes to the approved budget beyond 10% in any category must be approved in advance.

Project budget tableEdit

Rubric Number Unit price Total ILS Total USD Notes
Awards Ceremony October 3, 2015 1 0 0 0 Ceremony will be held at workshop, at no extra cost
First Prize 1 $200 - 200
Second Prize 1 $150 - 150
Third Prize 1 $100 - 100
Travel Reimbursement 10 50 500 130
Printing of 10 Best Photos 10 20 200 50
T-shirts 10 50 500 130 T-shirts for 10 winners
Total - 760

Total cost of projectEdit


Total amount requestedEdit

Total amount requested from the Project and Event Grants Program. $760

Additional sources of revenueEdit

Additional sources of revenue, other than the Project and Event Grants Program, that may fund part of this project, and amounts funded.

Non-financial requirementsEdit

See a description of non financial assistance available. Please inform the Wikimedia Foundation (WMF) of any requirements for non-financial assistance now.


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