Grants:Project/Rapid/Wikimedia MA User Group/Wiki Loves Monuments 2019 in Morocco/Report

Report accepted
This report for a Rapid Grant approved in FY 2019-20 has been reviewed and accepted by the Wikimedia Foundation.

Goals edit

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

Overall, we have met our goals and improved compared to the previous editions. We are therefore very glad with how the project went and would like to thank every one who helped.

Outcome edit

Please report on your original project targets.

Target outcome Achieved outcome Explanation
Number of participants: at least 100 people. 159 (86 % are new participants) WLM 2019 in Morocco statistics
Number of photos uploaded to Wikimedia Commons: at least 500 photos of which 755 photos WLM 2019 in Morocco statistics
Number of photos uploaded: at least 50 should either be high quality or of a not previously photographed monument 155 quality images Quality images from Wiki Loves Monuments 2019 in Morocco
Number of photos used on Wikimedia projects: at least 5-10 % of the newly high quality uploaded images 49 are used (6 % of total uploaded photos) WLM 2019 statistics
Number of new photographed monuments: at least 10 monuments More than 20 monuments Manually checked using list of monuments

Learning edit

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?
  1. Just like last year, one of the things that worked well was the promotion of the event in social media by aiming at people interested in culture, history and architecture who are based in Morocco.
  2. Another thing that was tried this year and worked pretty well is to proactively contact individual and groups of photographers and invited them to participate.
  3. We have also tried a new strategy by using our social media platforms together with info-graphics presenting the rules of the competition and how to participate and win.
  4. Just as last year, we have organized an (online) edit-a-thon that yielded pretty good results, see dashboard.
  5. Jury went very well this year with the participation of several fans of photography and architecture. The tool (montage) worked pretty well too.
  6. This year we had a comprehensive list of monuments (with IDs in wikidata) that helped build the pages for the different monuments in different cities.
  • What did not work so well?
  1. The quality of the uploaded photos could be once again improved.
  2. Copyright issues were problematic this years, one of the top 10 was removed because of that.
  3. Problems with FOP (freedom-of-panorama) in Morocco led to the removal of several photos.
  4. The contact information of the participants were not always provided, it was difficult to contact them afterwards (tips: use social media).
  • What would you do differently next time?
  1. I would emphasize on copyright violation issues by clearly informing participant about the accepted licenses in Commons.
  2. I would require contact details and quality of the photo for eligibility.
  3. For next year, we will include more monuments in our lists with focus on endangered monuments.

Finances edit

We received a total amount of 6 713,26 SEK (around 700 USD).

Grant funds spent edit

Please describe how much grant money you spent for approved expenses, and tell us what you spent it on. The grant funds were spent as follows:

  1. Event promotion on social media, total of 157 SEK (15 USD)
  2. Gift cards, 6 047 SEK in total (600 USD)
    1. 1st place, 2 503 SEK (250 USD)
    2. 2nd place, 2 025 SEK (200 USD)
    3. 3rd place, 1 519 SEK (150 USD)
  1. Incidental
    1. Banking fees: 50 SEK (5 USD)
    2. 4 symbolic gift cards, 384 SEK (40 USD): 3 from top 10 and 1 highest uploads.

This sums up to a total of 6 373 SEK spent during the project.

Remaining funds edit

Do you have any remaining grant funds?

75 SEK (7 USD) remained.

The funds remaining from this grant in the amount of US$7 / 75 SEK were deducted from another grant payment for Grants:Project/Rapid/WM_MA/Wiki_Loves_Africa_2020_in_Morocco.

Anything else edit

Anything else you want to share about your project?