Grants:Project/Rapid/Maffeth Opiana/Wiki Loves Earth 2021 in the Philippines/Report

Goals Edit

Did you meet your goals? Are you happy with how the project went? I can say that mostly of my goals were met. I am happy with the result. The support from the participants and fellow Wikimedians (local and international) was overwhelming.

Outcome Edit

Please report on your original project targets.

For photo contests:
Target outcome Achieved outcome Explanation
Number of participants: 100 203 participants (181 joiners registered after competition start) Target reached
Number of photos uploaded on Wikimedia Commons: 1000 1009 ( Target reached (more than 1009 photos in actual but deleted along the way)
Number of photos used on Wikimedia projects: 100 357 photos (35%) Target reached (outreach activities and #WPWPPH Campaign made it possible to reach the goal)

For editing activities:
Target outcome Achieved outcome Explanation
Number of participants: 15 15 (more than 15 in actual, some participants have not yet added their names)

Target reached
Number of new articles using old and new WLE photos: 100 53 or more (Some participants have not yet updated their contributions) Did not reach target but because of the edit-a-thon there's already a portal for Earth in Bikol Wikipedia (

Learning Edit

  • What worked well?

For me everything worked well. Being a project lead of Wiki Loves Earth PH since 2018 taught me a lot of things when it comes to organizing and making the project successful. Collaboration is the key. This year was still a challenging one due to pandemic. But surprisingly support from volunteers and team members were evident at all times. The WLE International team also never failed me in giving technical support and providing assistance all throughout the campaign. The popularity of the contest with the help of social media promotion was very effective. It gave me an opportunity to invite professional photographers to be regular contributors in Wikimedia Commons and support other projects not just WLE. The positive feedbacks from them and the trust as an organizer give a sense of fulfillment.

  • What would you do differently next time?

I will focus on creating new articles in Edit-a-thon. Maybe using specific hashtag so that it's easy for me to monitor. Anyway there's still room for improvement. If the situation permits, photo walks should be conducted.

Finances Edit

Grant funds spent Edit

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

1 USD = PHP 48.44 (as of March 30, 2021 according to
Project budget table
No. Quantity Total (PHP) Total (USD) Total Expense (PHP) Notes
1 Social media promotion PHP 7,000 USD 144.51 Php 7,000 Sponsored posts to reach wider audience
2 Prizes PHP 22,500 USD 464.49 Php 22,276

1st prize: Gift Certificate - PHP 10,000 (USD 206.44)-
2nd prize: Gift Certificate - PHP 7,500 (USD 154.83)
3rd prize: Gift Certificate - PHP 5,000 (USD 103.22)
3 Customized WLE souvenir prize PHP 7,500 USD 154.83 PHP 7,500 WLE gift items for the winners (Trophies were given to winners as per request)
4 Customized WLE tokens PHP 5,000 USD 103.22 Php 5,000 WLE gift items for jurors, volunteers, and deserving outreach participants
5 Courier fee PHP 5000 USD 103.22 Php 10,499 Courier for the souvenirs and transaction fees for the prizes
6 Outreach activities PHP 22,000 USD 454.17 Php 22,597 Food and internet data in 4 editing sessions on improving articles using old and new WLE images
7 Logistics PHP 6000 USD 123.86 Php 5,402.87 Meetings or unexpected expenses
TOTAL: PHP 80, 274.87 (USD 1656.64)

Total fund received: PHP 74, 900 (USD 1546.24)

Remaining funds Edit

Do you have any remaining grant funds? None

Anything else Edit

Anything else you want to share about your project?

Edit-a-thon Edit

Winners Edit

Top 15 Finalists Edit