Grants:Project/Rapid/FLOSSK/WLE Kosovo 2016/Report

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This report for a Rapid Grant approved in FY 2015-16 has been reviewed and accepted by the Wikimedia Foundation.
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WLE Kosovo 2016 competition ran from 1-30 June. Preperations began in the last weeks of May with the grant being submitted on 26 May and was approved on 9 June.

The domain name was secured for three years which will help by establishing a strong brand as well as by being an easy entry point for non-technical visitors. Hosting has been donated by User:Liridon. Overall, the following people contributed on the project: User:Arianit, User:Liridon, User:Margott (by sharing some of the resources with Albania), Violeta (finances), User:Olsi and User:Albinfo.

A jury of five was engaged: User:AT44 and User:Olsi (administrators at sq.Wikipedia), User:Albinfo (de.Wikipedia and Albania Commonist), Besnik Hamiti (photographer, TV producer and Wikipedian) and Shkrumbin Brestovi (FLOSSK member of the board and Wikipedian).

Winning photo as presented in print to the photographer

Despite our attempt to work with the Institute for the Protection of Nature Monuments to get coordinates of the monuments, our request was not answered. The list includes two national parks, some protections areas and many more monuments of varying relevance.

Several promotion channels were used. We sent press releases to media getting published in some of them such as, and Koha Ditore daily and TV21 portal (also 1, 2, 3). We have also made a showing in TV RTK1 morning show and Radio Kosova 2. Furthermore, we promoted in Facebook ( and Twitter (sqwikipedia). We also sent emails to some 100 people who had shown interest in photography events before. We however skipped on the in location presentations which we had hoped for.

Post-competition, the following media published the results Koha, Ekonomia Online, The Albanian and KultPlus

Awards provided to 10 winners included camera and computer storage which was appreciated very much by the photographers. We also printed their winning photos in 70 x 50 cm and 25 x 17 cm on forex material and handed to them.


Our goals were 500 photographs uploaded and kept after review, from at least 30 photographers, and with 20 newly created articles and 70 others illustrated and expanded further. The results are below.


Target outcome Achieved outcome Explanation
At least 500 photographs uploaded and kept after review 357 underachieved - This was the first year of Wiki Loves Earth in Kosovo, and some of the contestants didn't know the rules of Commons and WLE, while continuing to upload photos with watermarks, copyrighted or with low quality, which during and after the competition were deleted by admins.
At least 30 participants upload one photograph or more 58 exceeded
20 newly created articles 20 achieved
At least 70 already existing articles illustrated with the collected photo 121 exceeded


This was the first time WLE was conducted in Kosovo. Overall WLE proved more challenging than WLM due to the remoteness of the monuments. Quality-wise we are happy, as well as with the extensive use of the photos on various Wikipedia projects, most certainly because this was the first time. Photo expeditions would help next time to identify monuments still to be covered.


Budgeted and realized budget[edit]

Item Budgeted (EUR) Spent (EUR)
Web domain registration for 3 years 36 35.97
Prizes for 10 best photographers 400 395
Web advertising 200 195.18
Certificates for the awarded photographers 20 10.62
Traveling expenses for promotion 100 0
Prizes ceremony 150 110.51
Printing 10 best pictures and framing 150 140
Miscellaneous 150 35
Total 1206 922.28
Remainder 283.72


Date Vendor Fiscal # of Vendor Invoice # Goods/Services Amount
15/08/2016 3A Studio Grafike 600596798 61 Printing services €10.62
30/08/2016 EkfoTech 600002844 143 Awards €395.00
31/08/2016 'Viva Fresh Sh.p.k 600249107 250 Food/drinks €70.82
31/08/2016 "Trosha" Sh.p.k 601032246 97 Food/drinks €12.00
31/08/2016 N.t.p "Lumi" 600071948 138 Food/drinks €11.44
31/08/2016 Sh.p.t "Talens" 600038667 150 Working tools €4.75
31/08/2016 Urban Taxi 600535928 1555 Transport €3.50
31/08/2016 Urban Taxi 600535928 1210 Transport €3.00
31/08/2016 Urban Taxi 600535928 504 Transport €3.00
31/08/2016 Urban Taxi 600535928 410 Transport €2.00
06/09/2016 "Creative Touch" sh.p.k 601084388 002/05 Printing services €175.00
30/06/2016 Facebook 193-100145197 Advertising €58.26
30/06/2016 Facebook 193-100145196 Advertising €136.92
30/05/2016 #3E5552 3 yr. domain registration €35.97
Total €922.28

Remaining funds[edit]

Remaining funds have been used or will be used for other approved mission-aligned activities. This use has been requested in writing and approved by WMF.

As can be seen from above, there is a remaining fund of 283.72 EUR. We propose to give you an answer on what to do with it in November when we will know how WLM realization has turned out. Will then likely suggest their use towards a new smaller project.

Anything else[edit]

Thank you for supporting this project.