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WM ES/Wiki Loves Monuments Spain 2015
Wikimedia Spain has organized the photo contest Wiki Loves Monuments in Spain since 2011, with a very good result, or pictures, media impact and users involved. There are a lot of monuments in Spain without photo after four years of contest, and we plan to organize it also this year, but this time focusing on the monuments and municipalities without a picture. WLM is a way to do outreach, because newspapers, blogs and websites usually talk about the contest and many people can reach Wikipedia and Wikimedia Commons by this contest.
targetCommons, All Wikipedias
strategic priorityGain new contributors and close existings gaps of missing pictures with a free license of some listed monuments and of some municipalities listed here
start dateNovember 1st 2015
start year2015
end dateJanuary 31st
end year2016
budget (local currency)637.45
budget (USD)708.436 US$
grant typeOrganization
non-profit statusYes
creatorPoco a poco
contact(s)• pocoapocowiki(_AT_)gmail.comSantiago Navarro Sanz
organizationWikimedia España


The overall purpose of WLM is to increase the material related to monuments with a free license in Wikimedia Commons and improve the quality and increase the amount of articles about Spanish monuments in different languages in Wikipedia. With the scope that we are asking funding for we want to finance the cost of the awards to the contest winners. In this edition we focus on closing gaps, both missing monuments and missing pictures of municipalities in the Spanish territory.



Prior to September

Update of monuments directories
Preparation of photo contest website [1]
Selection of the jury [2]
Preparation and promotion of Flickr group
Send letter to medias
Promote the contests online and offline (while other activities of the chapter)

During September

Answer media requests
Start sorting material uploaded
Orientate users who need help

After September

Transfer material from Flickr to Commons
Corrections, if needed, of uploaded material
Selection of top 10 and winners of special categories
Nomination of winners (both, photo and writing contest)
Awards (note: only this activity needs budget from the foundation, but it is crucial for the whole contest)
Using and categorizing pictures from the photo contest


Target readership[edit]

Wikimedia Commons and all Wikipedia language versions, especially the versions spoken in the Spanish territory

Fit with strategy[edit]

What crucial thing will the project try to change or benefit in the Wikimedia movement? Please select the Wikimedia strategic priority(ies) that your project most directly aims to impact and explain how your project fits. Most projects fit all strategic priorities. However, we would like project managers to focus their efforts on impacting 1–2 strategic priorities. Examples of strategic priorities can be found here.

Make the movement thank to the solid brand WLM more popular in Spain
Gain new contributors
Close existing gaps: missing pictures with a free license of some listed monuments (special prize)
Close existing gaps: missing pictures with a free license of some municipalities (main prize), listed here (as of August 10th 1653 municipalties in Spain lack a picture).

Measures of success[edit]

Please provide a list of both quantitative and qualitative criteria that will be used to determine how successful the project is. You will need to report on the success of the project according to these measures after the project is completed. See the PEG program resources for suggested measures of success.

Amount of photos uploaded in the contest within Spain: success is over 5,000 files.
Amount of single users participating in the contest: success is over 200.
Amount of articles in the Wikimedia projects using this material after 6 months: success is 100.
Amount of new users: success is over 20.
Amount of photos used on wikimedia projects after 6 months: success is over 200
Amount of municipalities with at least one picture lacking it prior to the contest 826 (50% of total missing)
Amount of monuments with a first picture 100
Amount of mentions in press or other web sites: success is over 30

Note: In addition to your project-specific measures of success, you will also be asked to report on some global metrics at the end of your final report. Please keep this in mind as you plan, and we'll support you as you begin your project.

Resources and risks[edit]


  • This year team: Millars, Poco a poco, Rodelar, Kadellar, B25es, Platonides, Pedro J Pacheco and others
  • This is the 5th year of this project, and the support of the community for WLM is clear. Wikimedia Spain organized this contest in 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014 with a great success of uploaded pictures and people participating. Spain is the 4th country with most pictures uploaded to WLM since 2010 with more than 100,000 pictures.


  • Difficulty in recruiting new volunteers and achieving the participation from previous years.
  • Reorientation of the contest to missing media rather than massive media.


Please provide a detailed breakdown of project expenses according to the instructions here. See Budget Guidelines.

Grantees are subject to line-item scrutiny of expenses. Changes to the approved budget beyond 10% in any category must be approved in advance.

Project budget table
Number Category Item description Unit Number of units Cost per unit Total cost Currency Notes
1 Awards External Hard Disk Drive 2 Tb 2.5" 1 HDD 1 114 114 EUR Winner of best picture of a "new monument".
2 Awards External Hard Disk Drive 2 Tb 2.5" 1 HDD 1 114 114 EUR Winner of best new municipality. [3]
3 Awards External Hard Disk Drive 1 Tb 2.5" 1 HDD 3 60 180 EUR Best picture of a monument that already has image, and uploader of most different new monuments and of most different new municipalities. [4]
4 Awards and gifts Book "Wikipedia de la A a la W" 1 book 21 12.5 262.5 EUR Book about Wikipedia, as a prize for 10 first places and 6 special prizes, and as a gift for the five members of the jury [5]
5 Certificates Printout of certificates 1 certificate 21 2 42 EUR Best photographers, jury and special categories
6 Internet Domain and web hosting for site http://www.wikilm.es 1 package 1 15 15 EUR None
7 Shipping Shipping to up to 21 persons 1 shipment 21 5 105 EUR For photo contest
8 Gifts for jury members Purchase of details as gifts for jury members 1 5 40 200 EUR A gift for jury members because their dedicated time for free
9 Stickers, posters and leaflets n/a n/a 50 EUR Small color stickers, posters or leaflets
10 Unforeseen Expenses that cannot be planned at this moment 10% of estimated budget 1 118.75 EUR The amount is the result of 10% of the estimated

Note: there will be an award ceremony for the winners of WLM, but part of the cost for that have already been included in the WLE grant: Grants:PEG/WM ES/Wiki Loves Earth Spain and Portugal 2015.

Total cost of project
1306.25 EUR
Total amount requested from the Project and Event Grants program
637.45 EUR
Additional sources of revenue that may fund part of this project, and amounts funded
250 EUR (Paradores will provide a prize for one of the prizes listed above or for a new category)
418.8 EUR (From Grants:PEG/WM ES/Wiki Loves Monuments Spain 2014/Report)

Non-financial requirements[edit]

See a description of non-financial assistance available. Please inform the Wikimedia Foundation (WMF) of any requests for non-financial assistance now.

Requests for non-financial assistance, if any


Community notification[edit]

You are responsible for notifying relevant communities of your proposal, so that they can help you! Depending on your project, notification may be most appropriate on a village pump, talk page, mailing list. Please paste a link below to where the relevant communities have been notified of this proposal, and to any other relevant community discussions. Need notification tips?

Viquiprojecte Monuments in Catalan Wikipedia
Wikiproyecto Patrimonio Histórico in Spanish Wikipedia


Do you think this project should be selected for a Project and Event Grant? Please add your name and rationale for endorsing this project in the list below. Other feedback, questions or concerns from community members are also highly valued, but please post them on the talk page of this proposal.

  1. --El Pantera (talk) 21:59, 25 August 2015 (UTC) WLM Spain has been a success in previous editions: lots of new pictures were uploaded, and the organizing team tried to engage participants.
  2. Mr.Ajedrez (talk) 22:57, 25 August 2015 (UTC) WMES has a great experience and a reliable team working on it, therefore I'm sure it's well worth the spend in organizing WLM in Spain again.
  3. B25es (talk) 14:09, 26 August 2015 (UTC) WLM has been a great success in Spain. This year we expect to make it even better.
  4. Rodrigo Padula (talk) 02:41, 27 August 2015 (UTC) WLM is a great opportunity to attract more content and contributors to the Wikimedia movement. This grgant request is very reasonable and for sure will generate a great impact on contributions.
  5. 19Tarrestnom65 (talk) 04:11, 27 August 2015 (UTC). It is an event that helps new people to participate in the Commons project and that may be the first step to participate in other projects.
  6. Rodelar (talk) 11:12, 28 August 2015 (UTC) WLM is a consolidated and successful project in Spain, it´s worth supporting its organization.
  7. Hispalois (talk) 21:01, 28 August 2015 (UTC) The WLM Spain contest has proven to have a good return on investment. Furthermore, the organizing team for 2015 has introduced some novelties to make the contest less repetitive and attract new contributors.
  8. --Kippelboy (talk) 17:09, 31 August 2015 (UTC) Well designed and Good chance for Wikimedia Spain to show their organising skills.
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