Grants:Project/Rapid/DARM Challenge

Violetova/DARM Challenge
DARM Challenge is a contest which will involve Wikipedians to use files from this category in articles, to create a new article, to add any referenced statement to the Wikidata item, etc.
  • all other language Wikimedia projects which could find the files useful.
start date15 June 2016
start year2016
end date15 July 2016
end year2016
budget (local currency)120 Euros
budget (USD)136.381 US$
grant typeIndividual

Please see the sample Contest application before drafting your application.

Project GoalEdit

The project goal is to involve Wikipedians, existing editors to use files which Wikipedian in Residene already uploaded on commons, and will upload in while the Challenge is active. The focus is on this category which has to be used in articles as ilustrations, to create a new article, to add any referenced statement to the Wikidata item, etc. Everyone of this actions, every contribution of participants, will be useful in order to improve content of Wikipedia.

  • Note: DARM is the acronym for the State Archives of the Republic of Macedonia, in Macedonian Language.
  1. Add or improve content
  2. Engage existing editors

Project PlanEdit


Tell us how you'll carry out your project. Be sure to answer the following questions:
1. What content will the contest focus on, and why is it important to your community?
This is regular GLAM Challenge. The contest will focus on the files from this category in articles, to create a new article, to add any referenced statement to the Wikidata item, etc. This is very important in order to use the Wikipedian in Residence files as much as it is possible.

2. How will you let people know about the contest?
There is page on meta with rules to be shared on Facebook pages, Village pumps and mailing lists.

3. How will you judge the contest and award prizes?
The participants of the contest will judge themselves by adding the point they earn by their activities. The first five with the most points will get the prizes. This is a common practice with GLAM Challenges till now.

4. Is there anything else you want to tell us about this project?
This is not a big project or a big amount to ask. But this kind of Challenges are welcomed in the Wiki community, as far as I know, and are useful for all Wiki projects. There is almost nothing which could go wrong, because every participant contribution is needed and useful.


How will you know if the project is successful and you've met your goals? Please include the following targets and feel free to add more:

For writing contests:

  1. Number of participants - at least 25 participants from all over the globe
  2. Number of articles created or improved - at least 100 articles
  3. Number of files improved on Wikidata - I hope all of them, but let's see the results.


What resources do you have? Include information on who is organizing the project, what they will do, and if you will receive support from anywhere else (in-kind donations or additional funding).

The State Archives of the Republic of Macedonia will give one book for every winner, i.e. five books. The cost of one book is 11. 3 Euros, which is Macedonian-English edition. On meeting, me as a Wikipedian in Residence and officials from the Archives, we found this book appropriate for everyone, because the book is bilingual. This will be in-kind donation, with total amount of 56.5 Euros.

What resources do you need? For your funding request, list bullet points for each expense and include a total amount.

Number Category Item description Unit Number of units Cost per unit Total cost Currency Notes
1 Prize compensate a winner 1 5 20 100 EUR The prizes will be given in books. No cash prizes.
2 Postal costs / / / 20 EUR Will be use if needed as costs for sending books via Post Office to winners from other countries than Macedonia. The need of this amount will be known after 15 July 2016, i.e. after the DARM Challenge is over, and we will know if between the first five participants there are Wikipedians live out of Macedonia.
3 Total amount 120 EUR


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