Grants:Programs/Wikimedia Community Fund/Rapid Fund/Wiki Loves Earth 2023 in Slovakia (ID: 22115329)

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Wiki Loves Earth 2023 in Slovakia
proposed start date2023-05-06
proposed end date2023-10-31
grant start date2023-06-29T00:00:00Z
grant end date2023-11-30T00:00:00Z
budget (local currency)1000 EUR
budget (USD)1072 USD
amount recommended (USD)1094.37
grant typeWikimedia Affiliate (chapter, thematic org., or user group)
funding regionCEECA
decision fiscal year2022-23
applicant• Jetam2
organization (if applicable)• Wikimedia Slovensko
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Applicant Details[edit]

Please provide your main Wikimedia Username.


Please provide the Usernames of people related to this proposal.



Wikimedia Slovensko

Are you a member of any Wikimedia affiliate or group, including informal groups like Wiki Fan Clubs, emerging language communities, not recognized Wikimedia groups etc.? Please list them all.

also a former member of WMCZ, might re-apply for membership.

Grant Proposal[edit]

M. Please state the title of your proposal. This will also be the Meta-Wiki page title.

Wiki Loves Earth 2023 in Slovakia

Q. Indicate if it is a local, international, or regional proposal and if it involves several countries? (optional)


Q2. If you have answered regional or international, please write the country names and any other information that is useful for understanding your proposal.

R. If you would like, please share any websites or social media accounts that your group or organization has.

Our website is

1. What is the change that you are trying to bring about and why is this important.

As part of the global Wiki Loves Earth competition we intend to bring a wider Commons coverage of Slovakia's protected natural areas. The very popular ones already have several or even quite a few pictures but the rest of them do not have, in most cases, any picture at all. Ideally, we would also move the lists of protected areas to Wikidata so that we can work with them more easily but this is a secondary mission. Popular areas are, for example:, but for example this list from Lučenec District contains only a few pictures:

2. Describe your main approaches or strategies to achieve these changes and why you think they will be effective.

Wiki Loves Earth is a global photo competition hosted by Wikimedia Commons. We want to inspire the people that live in or travel through Slovakia to upload their pictures there.

Our main strategies are: Content enrichment of Wikipedia & its sister projects Increasing participation in Wikimedia projects and the volunteers’ diversity Supporting and developing the community of Wikimedia volunteers Boosting awareness about WLE, Wikipedia, Wikimedia Commons and free knowledge

3. What are the activities you will be developing and delivering as part of these approaches or strategies?

Updating lists of natural monuments (and ideally migrating them to Wikidata) Make statistics on the coverage of the monuments on the Wikipedia (primarily Slovak Wikipedia) Creating a guide about uploading pictures to Commons Promoting the contest and attracting participants Selection of jury members, selecting the best photos Rewarding the winners and participants

4. Are your activities part of a Wikimedia movement campaign or event? If so, please select the relevant campaign below. If so, please select all the relevant campaigns from the list below. If "other", please state which.

Wiki Loves Earth

5. Do you have the team that is needed to implement this proposal?

We have a small team of basically volunteers that would receive some compensation for their time. No one is employed/salaried. Matej Grochal as the executive chairperson is paid for some tasks of the user group.

6. Please state if your proposal aims to work to bridge any of the identified CONTENT knowledge gaps (Knowledge Inequity)? Select up to THREE that most apply to your work.

Not applicable

6.1 In a few sentences, explain how your work is specifically addressing this content gap (or Knowledge inequity) to ensure a greater representation of knowledge.

7. Please state if your proposal includes any of these areas or THEMATIC focus. Select up to THREE that most apply to your work and explain the rationale for identifying these themes.

Not applicable

8. Will your work focus on involving participants from any underrepresented communities?


9. Who are the target participants and from which community? How will you engage participants before and during the activities? How will you follow up with participants after the activities?

Target participants are new and established community members (based in and around Slovakia). We will produce a video to explain how to upload pictures to Commons and provide opportunities to ask questions during the office hours. There will be prizes for the best pictures. After the activities, we will stay in touch with the participants and offer other opportunities for participation and involvement in other activities related to the movement within and related to Slovakia.

10. In what ways are you actively seeking to contribute towards creating a safer, supportive, more equitable environment for participants?

We will support two ways of learning about Commons: on their own time through video and via direct conversation. The conversations (office hours) will be done online, people will also be able to email us, facebook us, tweet us (as they are usually able to). The Friendly Space Policy will apply.

We also want to provide a travel budget for those less priviledged to go out and take pictures. The guidelines will be given by WMSK.

11. Please tell us about how you have let your Wikimedia communities know about the planned activities and this proposal. Use this space to describe the processes you carried out to make the community more involved in planning this proposal. Please link the on-wiki community discussion(s) around the proposals.

The idea about participation was discussed and well received during regular calls of the Slovakian WM community. We were also in the close contact with CEE Hub staff and we expressed interest to participate in learning (knowledge exchange) sessions that will be organized about WLE for the CEE region. The idea, however, was well received in the regular call of the community. We will continue to keep the community informed about the developments. If drafting was possible in Flux, we might have had even more comments/engagement from community members.

12. Are you aware of other Rapid Fund proposals in your local group, community, or region that are being submitted and that align with your proposed project?


If yes:

12.1 Did you explore the possibility of doing a joint proposal with other leaders in your group?
12.2 How will this joint proposal allow you to have better results?
13. Will you be working with other external, non-Wikimedia partners to implement this proposal? Required.


13.1 Please describe these partnerships and what motivates the potential partner to be part of the proposal and how they add value to your work.

14. In what ways do you think your proposal most contributes to the Movement Strategy 2030 recommendations. Select a maximum of THREE options that most apply.

I do not know

Learning, Sharing, and Evaluation[edit]

15. What do you hope to learn from your work in this fund proposal?

How to inspire more Slovak people to contribute to Commons? Can we explain the processes better?

These questions are not mathematically measurable. We could provide a questionnaire for participants at end of the project.

16. Based on these learning questions, what is the information or data you need to collect to answer these questions? Please register this information (as metric description) in the following spaces provided.
Main Open Metrics Data
Main Open Metrics Description Target
17. Core quantitative metrics.
Core Metrics Summary
Core metrics Description Target
Number of participants 30
Number of editors 30
Number of organizers There might be more people that help with an occasional task but there are two organizers. 2
Number of new content contributions per Wikimedia project
Wikimedia Project Description Target
17.1 If for some reason your proposal will not measure these core metrics please provide an explanation.

18. What tools would you use to measure each metric selected? Please refer to the guide for a list of tools. You can also write that you are not sure and need support.

Most likely the Dashboard and GLAMorous for category monitoring and tracking image usage but if there are other/better ways, feel free to let us know.

Financial Proposal[edit]

19. & 19.1 What is the amount you are requesting from Wikimedia Foundation? Please provide this amount in your local currency.

1000 EUR

19.2 What is this amount in US Currency (to the best of your knowledge)?

1072 USD

20. Please upload your budget for this proposal or indicate the link to it.

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  • Stating why the proposal is important for the communities involved and why they think the strategies chosen will achieve the results that are expected.
  • Highlighting any aspects they think are particularly well developed: for instance, the strategies and activities proposed, the levels of community engagement, outreach to underrepresented groups, addressing knowledge gaps, partnerships, the overall budget and learning and evaluation section of the proposal, etc.
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  • Analyzing if the proposal is going to contribute in any way to important developments around specific Wikimedia projects or Movement Strategy.
  • Analysing if the proposal is coherent in terms of the objectives, strategies, budget, and expected results (metrics).