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Ederporto/Wiki Loves Monuments Brazil 2019
Increase the number of photographs about historic sites and historical monuments in Brazil
targetWikimedia Commons and subsequently other projects that to cover this topic, like Wikidata, Wikivoyage and Wikipedia in all languages.
start dateSeptember 1
end dateOctober 31
budget (local currency)3995 BRL
budget (USD)998 USD
grant typeorganization
non-profit statusyes
contact(s)• eder.porto(_AT_)hotmail.com
organization (if applicable)• UG Wiki Movimento Brasil

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Project Goal[edit]

Choose one or more of the following goals. You can add or delete goals as needed.

  1. Add or improve content
  2. Engage existing editors
  3. Recruit new editors

Project Plan[edit]


Tell us how you'll carry out your project. Be sure to answer the following questions:
1. What content will the contest focus on, and why is it important to your community?

The contest focuses on free and high quality photographs of historic sites and historical monuments in Brazil to be made available on Wikimedia Commons and thus be available for use in all other Wikimedia projects.

2. How will you let people know about the contest?

  1. Social media
  2. Central Notice across Wikimedia geolocated to Brazil editors Brazil
  3. Press release
  4. Invitations toon former participants’ talk pages

3. How will you judge the contest and award prizes? In the first phase the photographs will be curated so contributions out of scope can be discarded; Then a jury of 3-4 members of contributors with expertise in photography will judge relevance, visual appeal and quality of the images and attribute scores. Prizes will be in term of certificates, gift hampers and tokens of appreciation.

4. For photo contests, what is the strategy to get images used on projects?

We plan to make an edit-a-thon to improve and create articles about the Brazilian monuments and use the images in those articles.


How will you know if the project is successful and you've met your goals? Please add specific targets (numbers) to the measures of success below and feel free to add more:

  1. Number of participants: 400+
  2. Number of articles created or improved: 100+
  3. Number of photos uploaded to Wikimedia Commons: 2000+
  4. At least 10% of usage of the curated files uploaded in Wikipedia articles (200+)
  5. At least 25% of usage of the curated files uploaded in Wikidata items (500+)


What resources do you have? Include information on who is organizing the project, what they will do, and if you will receive support from anywhere else (in-kind donations or additional funding).

What resources do you need? For your funding request, list bullet points for each expense and include a total amount.


Below is the estimated project budget for the execution of the Wiki Loves Monuments in Brazil in 2019 in terms of the event itself and prize distribution.

Item description No. of units Unit Price (BRL) Total costs (BRL) Total costs (USD) Notes
1st Place 1 1000 1000 250 3 best photos: Gift certificates/vouchers worth the correspondent amount
2nd Place 1 600 600 150
3rd Place 1 400 400 100
Additional prizes 10 115 1150 286 Gift certificates/vouchers for the top 10 contributors by number of photographs of distinct monuments in cases where no previous picture existed
Total Prizes Costs
3146 BRL (786 USD)
Outreach + Edit-a-thon
Food and drinks 1 350 350 87 Catering for editathon activity. Venue won't need budget for renting.
Poster 2 150 300 75 2 posters (1 for the WLM + 1 for the edit-a-thon) and 40 copies (20 each) to spread in different places
Printed material 40 5 200 50
Total Outreach + Edit-a-thon Costs
849 BRL (212 USD)
Total Cost of Project
3995 BRL (998 USD)
  • Note: 1 USD ≈ 0.24 BRL (oanda)


Community members are encouraged to endorse your project request here!

  • Strong support Strong support I'd like to stress this is the first time this team plans to organize the Brazilian edition of WLM. Most team members come from the Wikimedia affiliate Wiki Movimento Brasil. We have worked on proposal, that was approved by the WLM international team. My personal focus on this project is to: (1) improve the integration of Commons and Wikidata for uploads --which has not happened yet in the case of Brazil; (2) increase the use of images contributed --as this rate has remained at nearly 0% in previous editions; (3) increase community engagement; and (4) try to establish institutional partnerships, i.e., GLAMs, universities... Thanks Ederporto for putting this grant request out there. Yay WLM Brasil! --Joalpe (talk) 16:38, 1 July 2019 (UTC)
  • Strong support Strong support I would like to endorse this project because I believe it will be a positive step for WLM in Brazil. This year, the project will become more integrated and connected to the wiki platforms (Wikidata, in particular, due to the work Wiki Movimento Brasil has been already doing). Consequently, I believe, the project should enter more properly into the map and network of participants and interested. GiFontenelle (talk) 19:40, 5 July 2019 (UTC)
  • Strong support Strong support This is a great initiative by Wiki Movimento Brasil, which I'm sure will bring WLM in Brazil into a new level. The proposed extensive use of Wikidata is a already big step forward, in line with what Wiki Movimento Brasil has been already doing. This grant will be decisive in achieving the proposed goals for WLM in Brazil this year.- Darwin Ahoy! 22:00, 11 July 2019 (UTC)
  • Strong support Strong support In addition to the issues raised by my colleagues on the use of Wikidata, I appreciate that the proposal encourages participants to take photos of monuments that aren't on Commons yet. I'm sure that the editathon activity will be enriching fot the Wikimedia ecosystem. The team has my total confidence for the execution of this project! EricaAzzellini (talk) 18:12, 16 July 2019 (UTC)
  • Strong support Strong support Nice initiative by Wiki Movimento Brasil. I am sure they are working a lot to spread the Movement and to increase the activities and contributions from Brazil. I really trust in them as directors of WLM in Brazil. The team involved is full of great volunteers and I am sure they are going to do the best of them. I take this opportunity not only to endorse this project, but also to let them know that if I can help with something they just have to tell me. Regards, Ivanhercaz (talk) 16:09, 30 July 2019 (UTC)

Support Support I'm hoping for even more quality contributions from the community this year, and a prize can help with that! Tetizeraz (talk) 04:35, 4 August 2019 (UTC)