Grants:Project/Rapid/WMDZ/Wiki Loves Earth 2018 in Algeria/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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Algerians finalists at the international ContestEdit

Today 17 december we are proud to see Two Algerian's pictures Win at the international Contest

Winners of WLE Algeria 2018Edit

Material AdvEdit

  • Les Samedi de la photos


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

Wiki Loves Earth aims to encourage the enhancement of protected natural areas through Wikimedia projects (mainly the Wikipedia encyclopedia and Wikimedia Commons library of multimedia). The Goal of the Wiki Loves Earth contest is to encourage everyone to participate in the presentation of the natural heritage. by photographs of these natural areas and share them under a free license (CC - by - sa) to allow its free sharing and exploitation.

We targeted 3 goals:

  1. Add or improve content
  2. Recruit new editors
  3. Engage existing editors

  • We have been better than the last two years
  • we collected photos of better quality
  • we exceeded the 1000 photos with more new participants


Please report on your original project targets.

Wiki loves statistics in Algeria

Contest year Uploads Images used in the wikis Uploaders Uploaders registered after competition start
Wiki Loves Earth 2018 Algeria 1062 16 (16%) 166 141 (84%)

Target outcome Achieved outcome Explanation
Number of participants : 120 166 Social Media (FB, Insta, Twitter) advertising and the prizes attracted new uploaders the old ones did not come back because the previous contests did not provide any gifts
Number of photos uploaded to Wikimedia Commons between: 1000 to 1200 1062 we think we have achieved our goals despite the cancellation of the photo walks
Number of photos used on Wikimedia projects : 10% 16 (16%) without any intervention on our part

there was a good estimate of 16%


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?

- Advertising campaign in social media, travel and meetings and workshops and competition presentation sessions - We are happy with our first experience of our partnership with Algeria Markets which facilitated us with its distribution network. to send the gifts to the winners (by vouchers).

  • What did not work so well?

- We canceled the 2 photo expeditions planned by the grant program because we received the funds very late during the month of the contest.

  • What would you do differently next time?

launch the campaign for the contest earlier. to form a group dedicated to the preparation of the competition.


Grant funds spentEdit

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

The usergroup recieved $1998,76 into CND2568,00 that amount was changed into local curency DZD233500,00 . The rate was DZD1 = $0.00856.

Number Item description Total DZD (Local Curency)
1 Social Media promotion --- Sponsored posts in FB pages 7 338,00
2 Expo photo --- Printing of photos (for differents exibitions) 16 250,00
3 T-Chirt ---- Print TChirt for Events 40 000,00
4 Break for Ceremony Closing --- Beverage & Biscuits & Water 000,00
5 Internet fees & Communications 3 500,00
6 Upload session 4 500,00
7 Diploma for winners --- for 10 best photos and for Jurys 2 500,00
8 Photo Expedition --- Rent bus For 20 persons (for the total duration of the trip)  000,00
9 Photo Expedition --- Sandwich + Water (during photo expedition)  000,00
10 Awards 1st --- AlgerianMarkets Vouchers to the winners 50 000,00
11 Awards 2nd --- AlgerianMarkets Vouchers to the winners 30 000,00
12 Awards 3rd --- AlgerianMarkets Vouchers to the winners 10 000,00
13 miscellaneous --- including (Transportation by Taxi - bus - Fuel For Organizers) during the contest 18 500,00
TOTAL Actual DZD186 288,00 $1594,63
Total Estimated DZD233 500,00 $1 998,76
Remaining sum -Variance DZD47 2012,00 $404,13
Refunded - redirected to RG WLM 2018 Algeria DZD45 000,00 $385,20
Remaining sum -not yet used for the closing ceremony see N°4 DZD4 500,00 $38,52

Remaining fundsEdit

Do you have any remaining grant funds?

Remaining sum -not yet used for the closing ceremony see N°4 DZD4 500,00 $38,52

Anything elseEdit

Anything else you want to share about your project?

one of the main reason for not being able to organize the photo expedition (see funded at N°8 and N°9 at the table on top of this page ) because of the late reception of the funds at the end of the contest