Grants:Project/Rapid/UG GR/Wiki Loves Monuments in Greece 2021/Report

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Ipoton Street, Rhodes by Aneza Palaiou
4th place in WLE Greece 2021
15th place in WLM International 2010
Panagia Pelekiti Monstery by Αλεξανδρής Αλέξης
10th place in WLM Greece 2021
13th place in WLM International


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

Some of the project's goals were succeded. This mainly includes improving the quality of the already existing articles related to the pictures. Also we raised 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 increased local media coverage about Wikimedia projects through national news outlets. We raised even more coverage when two photos from our photos were awarded in the international WLM. More specifically the image which winned the 10th place in WLM Greece got the 13th place in the international competition, while the image which winned the 4th place in the local competition got the 15th place in the international.

On the other side, most of our quantitative goals were not met. We encountered significant drop in participation and submitted photos, and this is something that we will promptly examine further.

From the organizational side everything went ok.


Target outcome Achieved outcome Explanation
Number of participants: 120 49
Number of photos uploaded: 1700 536
Number of new users: 80 32
4 months after the contest, 80 or 5% of photos are used on wiki projects 71 (13%)
20 new monuments be photographed 18


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?
    • Jury process worked great.
  • What did not work so well?
    • Participation was low. We need to research the reasons for this.
  • What would you do differently next time?
    • Keep the schedule.
      • Submit the reports earlier.
    • Increase of prizes (?)
      • Define a relationship (if any) between number oh phtos uploaded and the level of prizes


Grant funds spentEdit

Number Category Item description Unit Number of units Actual cost per unit Actual total Budgeted total Currency Notes
1 Prizes 1st award item 1.00 300.00 300.00 650.00 EUR gift cards
2 Prizes 2nd award item 1.00 200.00 200.00
3 Prizes 3rd award item 1.00 150.00 150.00
4 Posters posters of the awarded photographs send to winners and duplicates archived for future exhibition item 20.00 10.23 204.60 250.00 EUR printing costs
5 Prizes 1st award for the illustration marathon item 1 33.51 33.51 60.00 EUR via bank transfer
6 Prizes 2nd award for the illustration marathon item 1 22.03 22.03
7 Certificates Certificates for the awarded photographs item 1
20.00 EUR Certificates with the names of the awarded photographers. They were sent via email as result of the Covid-19 pandemic
8 Mailing For awards and thank you certicates n/a - - 19.00 50.00 EUR for posters mailed to the winners
9 Fees, comissions etc Bank commission for bank transfer for 2nd award for the illustration marathon bank commission 1.00 2.35 2.35 20.00 EUR bank commission
10 Fees, comissions etc Bank commission for incoming grant remittance bank commission 1.00 3.50 3.50
11 Incidentals cylinder packages for posters item 5 3.34 16.69 100.00 EUR for posters send via postal service to winner

Total: 951.68 EUR

Remaining fundsEdit

Our remaining funds are 248.32 EUR.

Remaining funds are retained by the grantee with WMF's permission until after the report review has been completed and report has been accepted, at which time the WMF program officer will also provide instructions regarding the grantee's reallocation or return of the unspent grant funds.