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

All of the project's goals were exceeded. We 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 ok based on last years experience, one more wikimedian was trained as a coordinator, previous organizers changed roles to disseminate knowledge and increase the bus factor.

We also succeeded 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.

It seems ackward to say, but probably the quarantine in those early stages of the pandemic led people to visit outside areas giving them the chance to take more photos, and then upload from home.

OutcomeEdit

Target outcome Achieved outcome Explanation
Number of participants: 200 389 participants
Number of photos uploaded: 2000 4250 photos
Number of new users: 120 349 new users 89% of participants were new users
4 months after the contest, 120 or 5% of photos are used on wiki projects 121 photos (2%) Contest to use photos in wiki projects was succesful. The created list of images with area codes was very helpful.
4 months after the contest, 20 of uploaded photos are categorized as valued, quality or featured 1 QI
New areas to be photographed: 20 >20 new areas were photographed


LearningEdit

  • What worked well?
    • Participation was satisfying.
    • Jury process worked well.
  • What did not work so well?
    • We let extremely long time to contact the winners and send their awards. The reason for this was mainly the covid19 pandemic and the lockdown periods.
  • What would you do differently next time?
    • Keep the schedule...

FinancesEdit

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 Prizes 1st award item 1.00 400.00 400.00 900.00 EUR e-gift cards
2 Prizes 2nd award item 1.00 300.00 300.00
3 Prizes 3rd award item 1.00
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Unclaimed
4 Prizes 1st award for the illustration marathon item 1.00 22.15 22.15 40.00 EUR via bank transfer
5 Prizes 2nd award for the illustration marathon item 1.00
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Unclaimed
6 Posters posters of the awarded photographs send to winners and duplicates archived for future exhibition item 20.00 11.16 223.20 240.00 EUR printing costs
7 Venue Venue for the Award ceremony item
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100.00 EUR The usual award ceremony was not held this year as result of the Covid-19 pandemic
8 Certificates Certificates for the awarded photographs and jury members item 20
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20.00 EUR Certificates with the names of the awarded photographers. They were sent via email as result of the Covid-19 pandemic
9 Postcards postcards depicting the awarded photographs pack of 10 pack
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50.00 EUR They were not prooduced as result of the Covid-19 pandemic
10 Traveling expenses traveling expenses for organisers airplane, taxi and metro tickets n/a
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300.00 EUR The usual award ceremony was not held this year as result of the Covid-19 pandemic
11 Fees, comissions etc Bank commission for bank transfer for 1st award for the illustration marathon bank commission 1.00 2.35 2.35 10.00 EUR bank commissions
12 Fees, comissions etc Bank commission for incoming grant remittance bank commission 1.00 3.50 3.50
13 Beverages/snacks soft drinks and snacks for the award ceremony n/a n/a n/a
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130.00 EUR The usual award ceremony was not held this year as result of the Covid-19 pandemic
14 Incidentals cylinder packages for posters item 10 2.81 28.10 50.00 EUR for posters send via postal service to winner
15 Incidentals posters send via postal service package 6 0.44 13.5

Total 992.80 EUR

Remaining fundsEdit

The funds remaining from this grant may be allocated to another grant submission if it is approved: Grants:Project/Rapid/UG GR/Wiki Loves Earth in Greece 2021.

Our remaining funds are 847.20 EUR. We would like to spend them on Wiki Loves Earth in Greece 2021.

Anything elseEdit

The usual award ceremony was not held this year as result of the Covid-19 pandemic.