Grants:Project/Rapid/FLOSSK/WLM Kosovo 2016/Report
WLM Kosovo 2016 competition ran from 1 September - 9 October. Preparations began in August with the grant being proposed on 15 August and approved on 24 August. We asked for an extension to report the conclusion since a particularly cold winter did not allow us to hold the awards ceremony until 28 March.
New this year were the photography tours which not prove particularly productive and the monuments editathon which gave good results.
The domain name http://wikilovesmonuments.al has been setup for the previous editions and has helped us establish a strong brand as well as by being an easy entry point for non-technical visitors. Overall, the following people contributed on the project: User:Arianit, User:Liridon, User:Bresta, User:Margott (by sharing some of the resources with Albania), and Violeta (finances).
A joint jury of five members was shared with Albania: Samir Karahoda (photographer), User:Albinfo (de.Wikipedia and Albania Commonist), Besnik Hamiti (photographer, TV producer and Wikipedian) and User:Bresta (FLOSSK member of the board and Wikipedian).
Several promotion channels were used. We sent press releases to media getting published in many of them and making radio and TV appearances. Here are some: RTV 21, Lajmi.net, Indeksonline, Ekonomia, Bota Sot, Business Magazine, Zeri.
Prizes provided to the winners included gift cards from a camera shop for photographers and their printed photos in large format and certificates. For editathon contributors, we provided books of encyclopedic nature to the best contributors which is meant to support their further contribution.
Some activities were co-financed with the Institute for the Protection of Monuments as can be shown under finances below and prizes ceremony was co-run with Albania. The Institute has been the sole funder of a few other activities related to monuments protection such as tourist videos showcasing monuments and a study on the depiction of monuments in school books.
Goals and Outcome
|Target outcome||Achieved outcome||Explanation|
|At least 50 participants upload one photograph or more||39||underachieved|
|At least 600 photographs uploaded and kept after review||648||exceeded|
|At least 20 new articles about cultural monuments in Albanian Wikipedia and other Wikipedia languages, and in other Wikimedia projects (Commons, Wikivoyage)||+ 400||exceeded - In November 2016 we organized a two-days edit-a-thon in Prishtina, then in January and February 2017 we organized 2 online edit-a-thons. Contributions were mede in sqwiki, dewki and cswiki.|
|At least 70 already existing articles illustrated with the collected photos||71||exceeded - 71 articles were illustrated with photos of WLM Kosovo 2016|
With the exception of the photo tours, this edition can be considered a decent success. A bit of tiredness is noticeable among contributors so new means of organization should be considered for upcoming editions to maintain the enthusiasm, perhaps by providing better organized photo tours.
Episcopal Basilica and Baptistry at Ulpiana
Ethnological Museum, Gjakova
Ethnological Museum, Prishtina
Church of the Holy Saviour, Prizren
Gracanica Monastery Church
St Nicholas Church, Grand Hoca
Church of the Lady Mary, Bec
Medieval Castle of Novoberdo
Mosque and Orthodox Church, Ferizaj
Some activity photos
Some of the activities were organized together with WLM Albania and have been co-financed with their grant as well as the Kosovo Institute for the Protection of Monuments.
Budgeted and realized budget
|Item||Budgeted (EUR)||Spent (EUR)|
|Prizes for best photographs and contributors||300||300|
|Certificates for the awarded photographers and jury members||30||30|
|3 photo tours (transport, food)||300||309.7|
|Monuments articles editathon weekend (travel, hostel, food)||300||261.95|
|Printing 10 best pictures in large format and framing, small format for winners||150||150|
|Vendor||Fiscal # of Vendor||Invoice #||Goods/Services||Month||Value||Type of receipt||Note|
|D.p.h. Restorant Saranda||600015871||53||Food/drinks||October||€44.00||Fiscal coupon||phototour|
|D.p.h. Ego||600595625||13||Food/drinks||October||€9.80||Fiscal coupon||phototour|
|Hib Petrol Sh.p.k.||600015376||14||Food/drinks||October||€2.50||Fiscal coupon||phototour|
|Hib Petrol Sh.p.k.||600015376||1523||Food/drinks||October||€3.40||Fiscal coupon||phototour|
|Cafe Bar Bash Qarshi||Food/drinks||October||€20.00||Paragon||phototour|
|Miqt||601050545||17||Catering||March||€250.00||A4||Out of an invoice of 600 EUR shared with Albania and Institute|
|Creative Touch||601084388||Printing||January||€180.00||A4||Out of an invoice of 912.50 EUR shared with Albania and Institute|
|Norwegian Px Kosove Sh.p.k||600018388||398||Food/drinks||November||€6.74||Fiscal coupon||Editathon|
|Viva Fresh Sh.p.k||600249107||295||Food/drinks||November||€34.83||Fiscal coupon||Editathon|
|Norwegian Px Kosove Sh.p.k||600018388||363||Food/drinks||November||€46.08||Fiscal coupon||Editathon|
|Prishtina Center Hostel Sh.p.k||601513577||014/16||Hostel||November||€10.00||A4||Editathon|
|N.t.p. Lumi||600071948||6||Food/drinks||November||€2.00||Fiscal coupon||Editathon|
|D.p.h. Extreme Pizza||600195425||64||Food/drinks||November||€28.00||Fiscal coupon||Editathon|
|D.p.z. Qerimi 1||600040513||30||Food/drinks||November||€4.70||Fiscal coupon||Editathon|
|Compensation||1||Transport||November||€91.00||Signature sheet||Travel tickets for Editathon participants|
|D.p.z. Qerimi 1||600040513||52||Food/drinks||November||€2.60||Fiscal coupon||Editathon|
|N.t.p. Proper Pizza Delivery||600052518||6||Food/drinks||November||€36.00||Fiscal coupon||Editathon|
|N.t. "Stella" Sh.p.k.||600095021||64||Transport||March||€20.80||Fiscal coupon|
|Duka Alfa Audio N.T.SH.||600161749||46/17||Audio system||March||€35.40||A4||Awards ceremony|
There is a remaining amount of 28.68 EUR. Due to bank transfer costs, we propose this amount is rolled over into our next grant, which is yet to be decided.
Thank you for supporting this project and apologies once again for the delay in its completion due to the harsh winter.