Grants:Project/Rapid/HakanIST/Turkic Marathon 2020/Report

Report accepted
This report for a Rapid Grant approved in FY 2019-20 has been reviewed and accepted by the Wikimedia Foundation.
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This report represent the general report of the "Turkic Marathon 2020". Please visit this page for more details.


  1. Recruit new editors.
  2. Increase skills for existing editors.
  3. Add or improve content.
  4. Popularization of Wikimedia projects among the Turkic community.
  5. Popularization of Turkic culture.
  6. Improving content in Turkic Wikipedias.
  7. Increase in the number of active editors in Turkic Wikipedias.


Please report on your original project targets.

Target outcome Achieved outcome Explanation
Number of participants: ~40-50 Azerbaijani 12
Bashkir 12
Kazakh 4
Sakha 11
Tatar 8
Turkish 24 + 13 more
Tyvan 3
Uzbek 2
More than we expected.
Number of new editors: ~10-15 20 Almost same we expected.
Number of of articles created or improved:200-250 Azerbaijani 461 new, 9 improved
Bashkir 160 new, 40 improved
Kazakh 9 new, 3 improved
Sakha 328 new, 2 improved
Tatar 8 & 2
Turkish 238 new, 131 improved
Tyvan 51 new
Uzbek 89new
More than we expected!


Projects do not always go according to plan. Sharing what you learned can help you and others plan similar projects in the future. Help the movement learn from your experience by answering the following questions:

  • What worked well?
The entire process of preparation and implementation of the contest passed without any problems. Local communities were happy and interested in cooperating with us and holding a competition. No problems were reported during the contest.
  • What did not work so well?
Unfortunately in some of Wikipedias the activity was very low, which didn't give us the opportunity to create more content in them.
  • What would you do differently next time?
I think we should be more active in promoting our marathon next time. This may help us to increase the number and activity of participants.


Grant funds spentEdit

Please describe how much grant money you spent for approved expenses, and tell us what you spent it on.

# Category Description Unit cost (GEL) cost total (USD)
1 Prize Azerbaijan 1 300 $ (USD) 300 $ (USD)
Kazakhstan 1 300 $ (USD) 300 $ (USD)
Turkey 1 2195 ₺ (TRY) 302 $ (USD)
Saha 1 22200 Ruble 316 $ (USD)
Baskhir 1 21500 Ruble 305 $ (USD)
Tyvan 1 21500 Ruble 305 $ (USD)
Uzbek 1 239,89 ₺ (TRY) 33 $ (USD)
2 Postal expense 1 32.5 ₺ (TRY) 5 $ (USD)
3 Bank fees Fees for transfers and currency exchange 14 $ (USD)
Actual cost grand total 1880 $ (USD)

Total project budget: 2000 $ (USD)

Total amount requested from WMF: 2000 $ (USD)

Total amount received from WMF: 2000 $ (USD)

Total amount spent on the project: 1880 $ (USD)

Remaining fundsEdit

The funds remaining from this grant in the amount of US$39 were deducted from another grant payment for Grants:Project/Rapid/Sakhalinio/Wikipedia 20 anniversary Turkey.
Remaining funds are retained by the grantee with WMF's permission until after the report review has been completed and report has been accepted, at which time the WMF program officer will also provide instructions regarding the grantee's reallocation or return of the unspent grant funds.

Do you have any remaining grant funds? 120 $ (USD) in unspent funds, which we would like to use for this grant.

Images from the contest resultEdit