Did you meet your goals? Are you happy with how the project went?

Overall, we are happy with the project. We were able to conduct 3 out of the 4 planned photowalks (one had to be canceled and couldn't be rescheduled due to bad weather). Most of the participants were able to attend all three walks and we had a good mix of both people new to Wikimedia editing and experienced editors. We are excited because the participants want to continue doing the walks, once a month, on different themes.



Please report on your original project targets.

Project metrics

Project metrics Target outcome Achieved outcome Explanation
17 participants per photowalk 10-17 participants per photowalk There was a variation in the number of people that could attend each walk. Week 1 = 15 people; Week 2 = 12 people; Week 3 = 17 people.
3600 photos 4000 photos
25% of total number of photos used on Wikimedia projects (~900) 600 photos used on Wikimedia by the reporting due date This number was calculated using the glamorous tool. We are continuing to encourage people to integrate their photos in articles and providing mentorship online.
75 articles created or improved 60 articles created or improved (link to event page with article list) The original target was a bit ambitious and we are happy with the large number of good quality articles created by this small group of people. There are a few participants who are still working on articles in their sandbox.



What worked well? What didn't work so well? What would you do differently next time? The outreach to the San Francisco photo club brought in a lot of new editors. Depending on the theme of the next photowalks, we will be sure to reach out to content experts. Next time we will probably split into two groups so we can cover more sites in the same amount of time. We realized you can only take so many good photos of one mural! The pre-planning we did to map out the murals for each walk, create article lists, and gather resources was really helpful. Since people got to know each other over the course of the three photowalks, the editathon was a really fun social event and got people excited to continue these types of events. We also started a Facebook group to keep in touch and plan future events (link).



Please describe how much grant money you spent for approved expenses, and tell us what you spent it on. Please email receipts to rapidgrants AT wikimedia DOT org

  • Rent for two DSLR Nikon cameras: $100
  • Refreshment stop for each walk: 44 * $7/person = $308
  • Refreshment for editathon: 17 people * $7/person = $119

Total spent = 527 USD

If there are remaining funds, please list the amount here. Remaining funds must be returned to WMF, reallocated to similar activities or applied to another approved grant. Let us know what you'd like to do.

Remaining funds = 170 USD

We'd like to retain the unspent funds while we apply for another Rapid grant.

Anything else


Thanks for sending us the 3 t-shirts! They were very appreciated by the winners!