Grants:Programs/Wikimedia Community Fund/Rapid Fund/Wiki Loves Monuments in Greece 2023 (ID: 22215798)

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Wiki Loves Monuments in Greece 2023
proposed start date2023-09-01
proposed end date2024-02-01
grant start date2023-09-01T00:00:00Z
grant end date2024-02-01T00:00:00Z
budget (local currency)2880 EUR
budget (USD)3140.9 USD
amount recommended (USD)3161.81
grant typeWikimedia Affiliate (chapter, thematic org., or user group)
funding regionCEECA
decision fiscal year2023-24
applicant• Geraki
organization (if applicable)• Wikimedia Community Greece Association
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Applicant Details[edit]

Main Wikimedia username. (required)



Wikimedia Community Greece Association

If you are a group or organization leader, board member, president, executive director, or staff member at any Wikimedia group, affiliate, or Wikimedia Foundation, you are required to self-identify and present all roles. (required)

I'm a board member or president of a Wikimedia Affiliate or mission-allied organization.

Describe all relevant roles with the name of the group or organization and description of the role. (required)

Board member ("secretary") of the group/organization. Role is to keep minutes of meetings, keep records and co-sign outgoing communication.

Main Proposal[edit]

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

Wiki Loves Monuments in Greece 2023

2. and 3. Proposed start and end dates for the proposal.

2023-09-01 - 2024-02-01

4. Where will this proposal be implemented? (required)


5. Are your activities part of a Wikimedia movement campaign, project, or event? If so, please select the relevant project or campaign. (required)

Wiki Loves Monuments

6. What is the change you are trying to bring? What are the main challenges or problems you are trying to solve? Describe this change or challenges, as well as main approaches to achieve it. (required)

Beside the primary goal of the contest to add more illustrations of cultural heritage monuments of Greece, it will also help achieve secondary goals, such as:

  1. new contributors to Wikimedia projects and a more diverse group of Wikimedians – e.g. the participants are expected to have a background in photography, heritage, and overall erudition, all of which are welcomed traits in Wikimedia contributors
  2. richer content of Wikimedia projects related to cultural heritage items of Greece – e.g. by having an abundance of images Wikipedians may be motivated to write articles and illustrate them right away
  3. greater cohesion within the existent community – e.g. there is active interest among people already invested in Greece subjects, to contribute in organizing the project and in using its results on wiki
  4. Wikipedia outreach – e.g. Wikimedia becomes more visible in Greece thanks to a project that is simple to understand and does not require people to even know what Wikimedia is prior to participation; it also becomes more interesting for heritage protection NGOs of Greece, which may find it useful for their cause to involve
  5. We did not organize WM last year and we would like to bring it back to Greece, and re-create excitement and visibility for Wikimedia activities.
7. What are the planned activities? (required) Please provide a list of main activities. You can also add a link to the public page for your project where details about your project can be found. Alternatively, you can upload a timeline document. When the activities include partnerships, include details about your partners and planned partnerships.

This contest runs under the umbrella of the international WLM. Some actions include:

  1. Social media marketing: We plan to use social media platforms like Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram to promote the competition and encourage people to participate.
  2. Press releases to news outlets through known channels
  3. Technicals:
    • We already have a big list of monuments with coordinates, that we import in Wikidata. Most of them do not have a Wikipedia article, nor an image. This will provide a Wikidata-based map and tables that will help participants find monuments close to them.
    • We will have a page where people can report errors in the monuments lists.
    • The tables will have direct links to the upload wizard adding the WLM id that we created to every uploaded photo to help match with the Wikidata items
    • We will keep enough of the previous jury members and add some more from winners of previous contests.
    • An award ceremony will be held as soon as we have local winners. This will create more awareness about the contest and Wikimedia.

8. Describe your team. Please provide their roles, Wikimedia Usernames and other details. (required) Include more details of the team, including their roles, usernames, Wikimedia group, and whether they are salaried, volunteers, consultants/contractors, etc. Team members involved in the grant application need to be aware of their involvement in the project.

People that will be mainly involved: Geraki (coordinator, involved in all roles), Markellos (onwiki work, editathon, logistics), Magioladitis (external relations), NikosLikomitros (on-wiki, editathon and website work), C messier (monuments list, jury coordination)

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? (required)

The target participants are unregistered readers who happen to be hobbyists or pro photographers or anyone who can take a photo with their cell phone and upload it to Wikimedia Commons. They will be invited to participate via the citenotice and through news and social media posts. We will send messages to users who have participated in the past. After the contest we will also send messages to try to use the photos on Wikipedia, and a questionnaire about their participation.

10. Does your project involve work with children or youth? (required)


10.1. Please provide a link to your Youth Safety Policy. (required) If the proposal indicates direct contact with children or youth, you are required to outline compliance with international and local laws for working with children and youth, and provide a youth safety policy aligned with these laws. Read more here.


11. How did you discuss the idea of your project with your community members and/or any relevant groups? Please describe steps taken and provide links to any on-wiki community discussion(s) about the proposal. (required) You need to inform the community and/or group, discuss the project with them, and involve them in planning this proposal. You also need to align the activities with other projects happening in the planned area of implementation to ensure collaboration within the community.

Discussed with members of the user group and other users. We have organized WLM in Greece since 2016 (excluding 2022).

12. Does your proposal aim to work to bridge any of the content knowledge gaps (Knowledge Inequity)? Select one option that most apply to your work. (required)

Other Important Topics (topics considered to be of impact or important in the specific context)

13. Does your proposal include any of these areas or thematic focus? Select one option that most applies to your work. (required)

Culture, heritage or GLAM

14. Will your work focus on involving participants from any underrepresented communities? Select one option that most apply to your work. (required)


15. In what ways do you think your proposal most contributes to the Movement Strategy 2030 recommendations. Select one that most applies. (required)

Identify Topics for Impact

Learning and metrics[edit]

17. What do you hope to learn from your work in this project or proposal? (required)

The successful implementation of the Wiki Loves Monuments Greece proposal and the strategies outlined can provide valuable learning opportunities in leadership, project management, community engagement, content creation, advocacy, and partnership building. These skills and experiences can be useful in many other contexts and can help to build a strong foundation for future projects and initiatives.

18. What are your Wikimedia project targets in numbers (metrics)? (required)
Number of participants, editors, and organizers
Other Metrics Target Optional description
Number of participants 150 Overlap between participants and editors.
Number of editors 150 Overlap between participants and editors.
Number of organizers 5 Listed in team. All volunteers.
Number of content contributions to Wikimedia projects
Wikimedia project Number of content created or improved
Wikimedia Commons 1200
Wikidata 200
Wikimedia Incubator
Wikifunctions or Abstract Wikipedia
Optional description for content contributions.

Wikidata items will be created by organizers.

19. Do you have any other project targets in numbers (metrics)? (optional)


Main Open Metrics Data
Main Open Metrics Description Target
Number of new users Users that registered after contest started 70
New monuments be photographed N/A 20
Photos used in wiki projects 4 months after contest N/A 80
20. What tools would you use to measure each metrics? Please refer to the guide for a list of tools. You can also write that you are not sure and need support. (required)

Images uploaded: Commons category c:Category:Images from Wiki Loves Monuments 2023 in Greece of them, valid submissions with a Petscan query Images used in articles: Wiki Loves Monuments tool on Toolforge Number of participants: Commons uploaders in category and Wiki Loves Monuments tools on Toolforge Number of newcomers: Wiki Loves Monuments tool on Toolforge New items covered: manual count of before/after, both on Commons by counting the number of new categories in c:Category:Cultural heritage monuments in Greece and on Wikidata by counting the number of new image claims

Financial proposal[edit]

21. Please upload your budget for this proposal or indicate the link to it. (required)

22. and 22.1. What is the amount you are requesting for this proposal? Please provide the amount in your local currency. (required)

2880 EUR

22.2. Convert the amount requested into USD using the Oanda converter. This is done only to help you assess the USD equivalent of the requested amount. Your request should be between 500 - 5,000 USD.

3140.9 USD

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