Grants:Project/Rapid/UG MAI/Wiki Loves Earth 2018 in Nepal/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?

Yes We successfully meet our goals, what we mentioned in our Grant proposal. With the past experience of WLE 2016 and WLE 2017, We have successfully engaged the existing and new users during the contest timeline. We use the social media platform very well to engage the users from different part of the country. This time we partnered with Nepalese in Photography[1] community group to spread the information about Wiki Loves Earth and it works.

Yes, We are very happy doing this project. Through the beginning, We work hard to achieve our goals. We use our experience to connect more people to the contest and focused to upload more images to Wikimedia Commons. We successfully organized three outreach event for Wiki Loves Earth 2018 in different part of the country.


Wiki Loves Earth 2018 in Nepal- Outreach EventsEdit

To promote the Wiki Loves Earth contest in Nepal, Maithili Wikimedians decided to organize outreach events in 3 natural heritage sites of Nepal. The team decided to organize the photo walk as well as presentation class to the photographers to how to upload the images to Wikimedia Commons. The outreach event shows increment in number of participants as well as increment in photo upload. Following are the details of outreach event.

S.N. Location District Date Time
1 Sivalik HillsRajbiraj, Rupani, Kalyanpur, Mahadeva Saptari 20th May 2018 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm
2 Texas International College Kathmandu 25th May 2018 11:00 pm to 11:55 pm
3 Koshi Tappu Wildlife Reserve, Koshi Barrage and Haripur Sunsari 28th May 2018 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm


Wiki Loves Earth 2018 in Nepal- Felicitation EventsEdit

Program ScheduleEdit

Timing Session Topics to be covered Coordinator/Resource Person
☼ 12:30 pm - 1:00 pm Registration Dhiraj Shah
☼ 1:00 pm - 1.15 pm Welcome & Introduction Pankaj Kumar Deo
☼ 1:15 pm - 1.40 pm Introductions about Wiki Loves Earth and Program Bijay Chaurasia
☼ 1:40 pm - 1:50 pm Competition Overview Statistics and Competition overview Biplab Anand
☼ 1.50 pm - 2.00 pm General Information on Wikicamp Nepal 2018 - Biplab Anand
☼ 2.00 pm – 2:15 pm Prize distribution Prize distribution of Winners WLE 2018 in Nepal Participant
☼ 2:15 pm - 2:20 pm Ending Note Thanking Biplab Anand
☼ 2:20 pm - 2:30 pm Group Photo Session - Photographer- Bijay Chaurasia
☼ 2.30 pm - 3:30 pm ☕ High Tea/Coffee Break


Winners and Finalist ImagesEdit

SN User Name Full Name Email Address
1 Ummid Shakya Ummid Shakya ummidnp
2 Utsab Raj Giri Utsab Raj Giri
3 Safal Adhikari Safal Adhikari irakihda.lafas
4 Ameet Ranjit Ameet Ranjit
5 Ummid Shakya Ummid Shakya ummidnp
6 Rohit Giri Rohit Giri
7 Prabesh Shanakhadev Prabesh Shanakhadev prabeshsdev
8 Rohit Giri Rohit Giri
9 Santosh Yonjan Santosh Yonjan
10 Tsewang Lama Tsewang Lama
Finalist Images


Please report on your original project targets.

S.N. Target outcome Achieved outcome Explanation
1 Number of participants 223[2] Target reached.
2 Number of new participants 166 (74%) These were uploaders who created usernames during the competition.
3 Number of photos uploaded to Wikimedia Commons 3565 Target reached.
4 Number of photos used on Wikimedia projects 600 (17%)[3] Target reached.
5 Number of Quality images from the competition 18 (1%)[4] Target reached.


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?

Team work from the beginning of the competition. Offline conversation with the team members help us to reach the actual target.

  • What did not work so well?

We work according to our plan to reach more users engagement to the competition. We expected more users (Uploaders) and usage of more photos to Wikimedia projects which somehow lacks.

  • What would you do differently next time?

Well, We expect to have a photo edit-a-thon competition after the main WLE events. Next time, we will be focused on getting more quality images to Wikimedia commons.


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 Actual total Currency Notes
1 Outreach program at Saptari (Rajbiraj, Rupani, Kalyanpur and Mahadeva) Travel and food expenses 20,620 NPR
2 Outreach program at Sunsari (Koshi Tappu Wildlife Reserve) Travel and food expenses 9,998 NPR
3 Promotional event Kathmandu (Texas International College) Food and Beverages 2,070 NPR
4 Printing Certificate, Batch, Token and Banner 17,000 NPR
5 Prizes & Awards T-shirt & WLE Cup 31,500 NPR
6 Kathmandu Felicitation Program Jury Travel, Accommodation and Food expenses 29,633 NPR
7 Kathmandu Felicitation Program Venue, Snacks, Breakfast and coffee 36,250 NPR
8 T-shirts For outreach events (Volunteers and Photographers) 17,500 NPR
9 Winners Prize Winners of WLE 2018 in Nepal 35,000 NPR 1st,2nd, 3rd and Top Uploader)
10 Meetup Kathmandu 3,400 NPR
11 Miscellaneous Courier, Internet, Recharge and local transportation 9,029 NPR
Total 2,12,000 NPR

Remaining fundsEdit

Do you have any remaining grant funds?

Please describe how much grant money you spent for approved expenses, and tell us what you spent it on.

Total project budget (from your approved grant submission)
  • 2,12,000
Total amount requested from WMF
  • 2,12,000
Total amount spent on this project
  • 2,12,000
Total amount of Project and Event grant funds spent on this project
  • 2,12,000

Anything elseEdit

Anything else you want to share about your project?

These work fantastically-

  • Social Media Promotion.
  • Mass Message to the previous year contestants.
  • Central Notice across Wikimedia Projects.
  • Partnership with Nepalese in Photography community group