What does it take to implement Other Photo Events or Contest?
In order to learn more about the inputs that went into planning workshops, we asked program leaders to report on the budget, human resource hours, and donations that went into implementing program events.
Read this page to learn about the typical resource needs for implementing a Other Photo Events.
Most of the budgets reported were zero dollars (65%); however, one budget was as high as $23,389 for an internationally organized Wiki Loves Earth contest.
Budgets were reported for 23 out of the 103 photo events (22%). Budgets ranged widely, from 15 events that reported $0.00 USD to one event that reported $23,389 USD. Still, the typical reported budget was $0.00 USD . These data provide interesting insight into small, impactful programs. If possible, in future investigations, a wider sample of photo events can show if this impact continues with scale.
The average number of staff hours spent running photo events other than WLM was 14, while the average number of volunteer hours was 20.
Photo event organizers reported staff hours for 14 events, hours input ranged from 0 to 120 staff hours with an average staff input of zero hours, reported by eight of the 14 program leaders reporting the metric.
Volunteer hours were reported for 11 events, hours reported ranged from 8 to 164 and averaged 20.
The majority of other photo events did not use donated resources.
Eleven events reported on donated resources; of those, the majority of photo events (7) ran their events relying on no in-kind donations. As the graph below illustrates, only four reported using any donated resource: one reported a donated meeting space, one materials or equipment, one food, and one prizes or giveaways.
↑Because it easier to track and report a budget of $0.00 USD, we believe a higher proportion of events with $0.00 USD budgets reported than exist in the population of all photo events.