Grants:Project/Rapid/UG GR/Wiki Loves Earth in Greece 2017/Report

Report accepted
This report for a Rapid Grant approved in FY 2016-17 has been reviewed and accepted by the Wikimedia Foundation.
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Goals edit

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

Most of the project's goals were exceeded. This also includes improving the quality of the already existing articles related to the pictures. Also many Nature Protected Areas of Greece were covered for first time with photos from the competition. From the organizational side, the project run smoothly based on last years experience. Generally we succeeded in increasing the number of freely licensed images of Greek nature, in raising awareness of natural heritage through the photographs uploaded during the competition, and improving the quality of the content on Wikimedia projects by providing images to existing articles. We also succeeded in raising awareness of free licences among photographers in Greece (at least for those who participated) and recruited some of them as new contributors to Wikimedia Commons. We also increased local media coverage about Wikimedia projects through national news outlets.

Outcome edit

Please report on your original project targets.

Target outcome Achieved outcome Explanation
Number of participants: 200 272 participants
Number of photos uploaded: 2500 3531 photos
Number of new users: 180 242 new users
New areas to be photographed: 20 50 new areas 50 areas that were not photographed during WLE2016. Current year's total is 228 photographed areas. The list contains 371 IDs.
4 months after the event, 50 (or 6%) of uploaded photos are categorized as valued, quality or featured 34 photos

Learning edit

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?
    • Participation was satisfying. The jury was consisted of 4 invividuals (2 males and 2 females) and the process ran smoothly although late as everything during summer in Greece. We chose to hire a venue for the awards event in order to be in the city center and we got it at a lower price than normal. All winners got their awards.
  • What did not work so well?
  • What would you do differently next time?
    • We forgot to set in the rules that we do not accept watermarks. We remembered it for WLM.
    • We also did not have a timeframe till when someone can claim their award.

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.

Number Category Item description Unit Number of units Actual cost per unit Actual total Budgeted total Currency Notes
1 Travelling expenses Air ticket ticket 1.00 152.16 152.16 200.00 EUR For organizers
2 Travelling expenses Urban transportation ticket 1.00 15.80 15.80 200.00 EUR For organizers
3 Awards 1st award item 1.00 400.00 400.00 900.00 EUR via bank transfer
4 Awards 2d award item 1.00 300.00 300.00 900.00 EUR given in hands during the event
5 Awards 3d award item 1.00 200.00 200.00 900.00 EUR given in hands during the event
6 Fees, commissions etc Bank transfer fee bank commission 1.00 5.15 5.15 30.00 EUR
7 Posters posters of the awarded photographs unit 20.00 210.00 210.00 210.00 EUR given in ceremony
8 Incidentals printing of certificates item 15.00 0.26 3.90 100.00 EUR printing of certificates for the winners and jury, expense that was not projected in the initial budget
9 Incidentals courier item 1.00 6.39 6.39 100.00 EUR for the signed venue aggreement
10 Incidentals Cylinder package item 1.00 8.99 8.99 100.00 EUR Plastic cylinder for archiving posters
11 Certificates Quality paper package 1.00 10.95 10.95 11.00 EUR Quality paper for certificates.
12 Venue Venue for the Award ceremony item 1.00 186.00 186.00 186.00 EUR
13 Beverages/snacks soft drinks and snacks n/a n/a 40.82 40.82 100.00 EUR For the award ceremony
14 Incidentals postage of posters parcel 3 2.60 7,80 100.00 EUR For winners that did not come to the event
15 Incidentals paper cylinders for postage parcel 3 1.19 3.57 100.00 EUR For sending the posters

Total: 1,551.53 EUR

Remaining funds edit

The funds remaining from this grant in the amount of 264.27 EUR were deducted from another grant payment for Grants:Project/Rapid/UG GR/Wiki Loves Earth in Greece 2018.

Do you have any remaining grant funds?

Remaining: 264.47 EUR

Anything else edit

Anything else you want to share about your project?