Grants:Project/Rapid/UG GR/Wiki Loves Earth in Greece 2018/Report

Report accepted
This report for a Rapid Grant approved in FY 2017-18 has been reviewed and accepted by the Wikimedia Foundation.
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Did you meet your goals? Are you happy with how the project went? All 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. 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. One of the finalists got the 15th place in the international WLE. 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. From the organizational side, the project run smoothly based on last years experience and more people on board.


Please report on your original project targets.

Target outcome Achieved outcome Explanation
Number of participants: 200 281 participants
Number of photos uploaded: 2500 2910 photos
Number of new users: 180 246 new users (87% of participants)
New areas to be photographed: 20 50 new areas 50 areas that were not photographed during WLE2017. Current year's total is 202 photographed areas. The list contains 371 IDs.
4 months after the contest, 120 or 5% of photos are used on wiki projects 351 photos (12%) Contest to use photos in wiki projects was succesful. The created list of images with area codes was very helpful.


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
    • Jury process worked well. The jury was consisted of 6 invividuals (3 males and 3 females) and the process ran smoothly with the help of Montage (used it first time).
  • What did not work so well?
  • What would you do differently next time?
    • We will communicate with more photography organizations or groups to promote and engage more photographers.


Grant funds spentEdit

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 Awards 1st award item 1.00 400.00 400.00 900.00 EUR Gift card
2 Awards 2nd award item 1.00 300.00 300.00 900.00 EUR Gift card
3 Awards 3rd award item 1.00 200.00 200.00 900.00 EUR Gift card
4 Posters posters of the awarded photographs item 30.00 11.09 332.66 210.00 EUR given in ceremony and exhibited
5 Venue Venue for the Award ceremony item 1.00 200.00 EUR Offered by Goethe-Institut Thessaloniki
6 Beverages/snacks soft drinks and snacks n/a n/a 65.24 65.24 30.00 EUR for the award ceremony
7 Awards 1st award for the illustration marathon item 1.00 24.92 24.92 EUR via bank transfer
8 Awards 2nd award for the illustration marathon item 1.00 15.00 15.00 EUR via bank transfer
9 Certificates certificates for the awarded photographs and jury members pack of 16 1.00 21.5 21.5 11.00 EUR Certificates with the names of the awarded photographers and jury members (10 winners and 6 jury members)
10 Fees, commissions etc Bank commission for bank transfer for 1st award for the illustration marathon bank commission 1.00 2.15 2.15 20.00 EUR bank commission
11 Fees, commissions etc Bank commission for bank transfer for 2nd award for the illustration marathon bank commission 1.00 2.15 2.15 20.00 EUR bank commission
12 Fees, commissions etc Bank commission for incoming remittance bank commission 1.00 3.00 3.00 20.00 EUR bank commission
13 Incidentals Posters send via postal service package 1.00 20.4 20.4 100.00 EUR Posters send via postal service to winner - Post expenses
14 Incidentals Cylinder packages for posters item 6.00 3.80 22.78 100.00 EUR Paper cylinder for postal packages
15 Traveling expenses tickets item 1.00 145 145 150.00 EUR for organisers
16 Traveling expenses train tickets item 1.00 72.6 72.6 150.00 EUR for organisers

Total: 1,627,40 EUR

Remaining fundsEdit

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