Grants:PEG/WM ZA/WLM-ZA-2014

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Wiki Loves Monuments - ZA - 2014

Legal name of organization or individual requesting this grant
Wikimedia ZA
For organizations: Are you a for-profit entity? No
For organizations: If non-profit (US) or equivalent (outside the US) status is available in your country, do you have or are you pursuing such status (please be specific): Yes
Grant contact name
Douglas Scott
Grant contact username or email
User:Discott and douglas.i.scott(_AT_)
Grant contact title (position)
Project lead
Project lead name
Dumisani Ndubane (User:Thuvack), Douglas Scott (User:Discott)
Project lead username or email
ndubaneds(_AT_), douglas.i.scott(_AT_)
Full project name
Wiki Loves Monuments South Africa - 2014
Amount requested in USD and local currency
ZAR 96,010.00 or US$ 8,942.30 calculated on 29/05/2014 using latest exchange rates
Provisional target start date
1 September 2014
Provisional completion date
30 November 2014

Goals and measures of success edit

Project goal edit

The aim of this project is to encourage and facilitate the capturing and upload of photographs of South African heritage sites or monuments under free licensing during the heritage month. We also want to encourage those who upload to write about their monument of choice in Wikipedia of their local language choice. A secondary objective is to increase the quality of photographs submitted and increase the number of participants.

Measures of success edit

We will consider this project a success if we can:

  • Increase the quality of photographs submitted in comparison to entries from the 2013 event.
  • Increase the number of participants submitting photographs in comparison to the number of entrants from the 2013 event.
  • Increase the diversity of pictures of monuments taken so that a larger total number of monuments in South Africa have a picture.
  • Secondary metric of success: achieve 5 000 or more uploaded photographs of South African heritage sites during the month of Sepetember 2014. This objective is secondary to the above two. So if fewer than 5 000 photographs are submitted but over 80 people competed and the quality of the top twenty photographs has increased then it will be a success.

Project scope and activities edit

The Wiki Loves Monuments 2014 competition will run throughout September 2014. During this time, participants will upload and categorise photographs of South African heritage sites. This participation will build up to upload marathons on heritage day. This will be a national project to be held and executed in six of the Nine South African provinces. The event highlights are described in more detail below.

Prize-giving event edit

One of the 2013 WLM winners (centre) receiving his two prizes in the form of photographic vouchers from Orms.
This event is a curtain closer for the competition and will be held in Cape Town ("the Mother City") in November 2014. We will use this opportunity to award the best provincial pictures and the national winners. We will also use the event to thank our jury, and our government and corporate partners and sponsors. We will then take stock of what the competition has achieved and plan for next year.
Prize category Value in photographic vouchers
First prize R 10000

$  931.8 / €  682.24 / £  569.22

Second prize R 6500

$  605.67 / €  443.45 / £  370

Third prize R 4000

$  372.72 / €  272.89 / £  227.69

Best proposed monument R 3000

$  279.54 / €  204.67 / £  170.77

2nd best proposed monument R 1500

$  139.77 / €  102.34 / £  85.38

Heritage Western Cape has also pledged to give us R5,000 for the next 3 years for the photographs taken in the Western Cape, this money is not reflected in the budget. We have already signed and MOU with Heritage Western Cape and I plan to use at least half of that money for the Western Cape prize category.

All prizes are given in the form on photographic vouchers from ORMS, one of our partner organisations and one of the best photographic relators in Africa. They have proven to have been one of our best partners so far printing photographs for free or at cost and connecting us with their 16,000 customers.

Budget breakdown edit

Qty Rate Total (Rand) Total (US Dollars) Notes
Bill No. 1 - Preliminaries and General
1.1 Postage 1 R 500.00 R 500.00 $ 47.9
1.2 Telcom costs 1 1,500.00 1,500.00 143.6
1.3 Incidental costs & contingencies 1 2,500.00 2,500.00 239.50
1.4 Project Management 2 5,000.00 10,000.00 958.00
1.5 Media and event promotion 1 5,000.00 5,000.00 479.00
TOTAL BILL Number 1 R 31,500.00 $ 3,017.70
Qty Rate Total (Rand) Total (US Dollars) Notes
Bill No. 2 - Prize giving event (Target: 100 People)
2.1 Event catering 50 200.00 10,000.00 958.00
2.2 Printing of winning photographs for display and future exhibition 1 4,000.00 4,000.00 383.20
2.3 National Prizes 1 25,000.00 25,000.00 2,395.00
2.4 Transport (Incl flights + Car rental)
2.4.1 Flights 6 3,000.00 18,000.00 1,674.60
2.5 Accommodation (1 night)
2.5.1 Single rooms 6 1,500.00 9,000.00 837.80
TOTAL BILL Number 2 R 66,000.00 $ 6,138.60

Summary edit

1 BILL NO. 1 : PRELIMINARY & GENERAL R 31,500 $ 3,017.70
2 BILL NO. 4: PRIZE GIVING EVENT R 66,000.00 $ 6,138.60
3 TOTAL BUDGET PRICE R 96,010.00 $ 8,942.30
  • Above dollar totals were calculated at an exchange rate of R10.54. Recent exchange rate to be applied on total value in Rands of this budget.
Total project budget
$ 8,942.30
Total amount requested
$ 8,942.30
Are there additional sources of revenue that will fund any part of this project? List them here.
ZAR 5 000.00 - Funding from Heritage Western Cape to be used for prize money for Western Cape participants only. This will be in the form of additional categories over and above the grant amount requested.

Non-financial requirements edit


Resources edit

For more information on project team members and the local organizing committee, visit our external page.

Partners edit

The following Organizations are our partners in undertaking this project:

Heritage Western Cape
Africa Centre

Impact edit

This project meets a number of mission targets for Wikimedia strategic plan (through 2015). They are outlined below:

Increasing reach edit

Increasing Wikimedia's reach in the Global South is one of the salient points of Vision 2015. South Africa is crucial to this objective, as a key African hub. This competition received a fair amount of attention in Cape Town, Johannesburg, Durban and Kimberley. There are a number of heritage enthusiasts looking forward to it.

This year we have attempted to increase interest in the competition by advertising it on various social networks and meeting with various photographic clubs and organisations.

We have also secured funding from Heritage Western Cape to promote participation from entrants in the Western Cape. This includes a prize for photographs from entrants in this region.

Participation edit

The potential of this project to increase participation is huge. This year we are aiming at about 100 new users who will participate and upload. This in itself will be a great increase in the South African editor pool. Extensive focus will be put into creating lasting contacts with those who attend our upload marathon days.

Quality edit

Wikimedia Commons still has a very poor representation of South African heritage sites and monuments. The available images are of moderate to acceptable quality. This project aims to improve the coverage of the South African monuments by encouraging people (including professional photographers) to take and donate quality images under free licenses to the Wikimedia Commons database. Increased coverage outside main stream cities of Cape Town and Johannesburg are also targeted.

Credibility edit

By roping in local authorities, heritage societies and educational institutions as partners we will be able (to a great extent) to improve our credibility as a chapter and movement in handling such important issues as national heritage, and in running large scale public events in the country.

Benefits edit

This project will benefit the following online communities
English Wikipedia
Afrikaans Wikipedia
Zulu Wikipedia
Xhosa Wikipedia
Sotho Wikipedia
Xitsonga Wikipedia
Setswana Wikipedia
Siswati Wikipedia
Provide a brief statement (about 1 paragraph) about how your project is related to other work in the Wikimedia movement.
This project formed part of the International Wiki Loves Monuments photo contest and can also be classified under the GLAM program area since it is targeting people interested in heritage monuments.
If successful, does your project have the potential to be replicated successfully by other individuals, groups, or organizations?
This project is being replicated around the world as part of the bigger Wiki Loves Monuments photo contest.
Please list any other benefits that this project will produce.
For us as a small chapter this project is crucial to sustaining our presence and relevance in the heritage sector as we seek to establish lasting ties with natural stake holders in this area.

Report edit

Grant report can be seen here.

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