Grants:Project/Rapid/Irvin Stotomas/Wiki Loves Monuments 2018 in the Philippines/Report

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Draft report
This is a draft of a grant report for a grant funded for fiscal year 2017-18. Please do not respond or comment on it just yet
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Did you meet your goals? Are you happy with how the project went?

The main purpose of Wiki Loves monuments Philippines 2018 is to improve and increase the available media of the built heritage in the Philippines through a national photography contest. We are glad to be back after 5 years of hiatus. The last time that Philippines joined Wiki Loves Monuments was in 2013, which was organized by a different affiliate organization. New shots of historical landmarks and new photographs of previously not covered historical and relevant sites were added on Wikimedia Commons. What is worth-mentioning is that we have different winning photography subjects: 1st Prize - Tumauini Cathedral of Isabela province known for its brick, Baroque-style architecture, a National Cultural Treasure as declared by the National Museum of the Philippines (NMP), and it has been considered for the UNESCO World Heritage Tentative List since 2006 under the collective group of Baroque Churches of the Philippines (Extension); 2nd Prize - Bacarra Church of Ilocos Norte, a National Historical Landmark as declared by the National Historical Commission of the Philippines (NHCP) and a National Cultural Treasure by the NMP; 3rd Prize - University of the Philippines Diliman Carillon Tower, the only carillon tower in the Philippines and in Southeast Asia that is manually played by a clavier or a wooden keyboard. It was originally constructed in 1940 by National Artist Juan Nakpil, Conservatory of Music director Ramon Tapales and UP President Bienvenido Gonzales with an initial idea of building a concrete structure that may tower the grounds of the university. Although we did not meet the target number of images and participants, we are excited to see how our Top 10 will fair with other national winners.

Having a new project opens an opportunity to the group to engage new and existing members. This is one of our goals. While online activities such as editing is a solitary work, organizing offline activities is more fun and much engaging. We were able to encourage participants from Wiki Loves Earth 2018 in the Philippines and attendees from previous activities to be part of the team or become participants. Promoting the contest online and offline helped spread the awareness about contributing media contents on Wikipedia and its sister projects. Offline promotions included handing out flyers, putting up streamers and posters, having a press release in a regional weekly newspaper, and conducting photo walks. To create new and sustaining partnership with organizations and institutions has been a goal whenever we conduct an activity. This time, we were able to partner with an organization of architecture students in Camarines Sur.


Please report on your original project targets.

Community Outreach Activity[edit]

Participants of Wiki Loves Monuments Philippines 2018 photo walk in Cavite in action
WLM PH 2018 photo walk in Camarines Sur group photo at Taoist Temple in Naga City
  • WLM PH 2018 photo walk - Naga City and WLM PH 2018 photo walk - Cavite were simultaneously conducted on August 21, 2018 which is a public holiday.
The activity in Naga City was participated by team members Maffeth.opiana, Filipinayzd and ChisoyWasabe, who was first involved in the movement during the Bikol Wikipedia 10th Anniversary celebration (2017). FroyAgta failed to show up due to a traffic violation. The group covered four historical landmarks namely Naga Cathedral, Holy Rosary Minor Seminary, Quince Martires del Bicolandia and Jesse M. Robredo Museum.
The activity in Cavite was conducted by a 7-man team led by user:Iravillanueva, a WLE PH participant and covered historical sites including Aguinaldo Shrine in Kawit, Aguinaldo Monument in Trece Martires City, and Thirteen Martyrs of Cavite in Trece Martires, Cavite.
Documentation of the activities were posted on the official Facebook page to encourage participation.
  • WLM PH 2018 photo walk - Camarines Sur and WLM PH 2018 photo walk - Quezon City were also conducted simultaneously on September 22, 2018.
The event in Camarines Sur was held in partnership between PhilWiki Community and the United Architects of the Philippines Student Auxillary - Bicol State College of Applied Science and Technology (UAPSA BISCAST). The whole-day activity in Camarines Sur which had a theme LITRATO: Capturing The Historical Growth Through Synergy of Cultural Diversity covered the towns of Calabanga, Bombon, Magarao, Canaman, and Naga City. Among the members of the organizations who facilitated the activity were user:Maffeth.opiana, user:ChisoyWasabe and Froy.
The event in Quezon City included a photo walk within the University of the Philippines Diliman campus which have several historical landmarks, promotional activities such as distributing leaflets and face-to-face interaction, and meet-ups with Cavite and Manila-based Wikimedians. It was attended by user:Iravillanueva, user:Filipinayzd, Bikolesque who was a participant at the Spanish Wikipedia Editathon (2018) and Jerome2017 who also a participant during the Bikol Wikipedia 10th Anniversary celebration (2017). Participants who previously joined the photo walk in Cavite and Wiki Takes Rinconada winner (2016) Elmer, who signified his attendance to the photo walk failed to show up for personal reasons.
Documentation of the activities were posted on the official Facebook page to encourage participation.

Target outcome Achieved outcome Explanation
200 participants 81 contributors [1][2] excluding at least 26 photo walk participants As with our previous projects namely 10th Bikol Wikipedia Anniversary (2017) and Wiki Loves Earth 2018 in the Philippines (2018), there were several reports from the participants whose user account and/or IP address was blocked, hence, they failed to participate in the contest.
2,000 photos uploaded to Wikimedia Commons 1,711 [3][4] One month is a short contest period unlike what we previously had in Wiki Loves Earth 2018 Philippines which is two months. Several participants tried to beat the deadline. A number of photographs were uploaded after the deadline and these were not included in the count.
100 photos used on Wikimedia projects 92 (5%) as of November 3, 2018 [5] No editing workshop has been conducted yet.


Projects do not always go according to plan. Sharing what you learned can help you and others plan similar projects in the future. Help the movement learn from your experience by answering the following questions:

WLM PH 2018 promotional material at Yellow Cab Pizza in Naga City
WLM PH 2018 promotional material at Yellow Cab Pizza in Naga City
  • What worked well?
  • What did not work so well?
  • What would you do differently next time?


Grant funds spent[edit]

Please describe how much grant money you spent for approved expenses, and tell us what you spent it on.

Project budget table
No. Item Quantity Total (PHP/USD) Actual Expense (PHP/USD) Notes
1 Community outreach activities 3 P 30,000.00
USD 565.66
Photography walks/expeditions to engage past and new volunteers, and photographers in at least 3 locations. Cost may include travel and accommodation for the team for activities outside Camarines Sur.
2 Social media promotion 1 P 2,000.00
USD 37.71
Sponsored posts to reach wider audience
3 Awards 4 P 37,578.00
USD 708.55
1st prize: GoPro HERO6 Black (1 year warranty)PHP 20,900.00 (USD 394.08)
2nd prize: Canon Selphy CP1200 Wireless Color Portable Photo Printer with RP-54 PHP 7,480.00 (USD 141.04)
3rd prize: Toshiba Canvio Advance (new) 2TB (Black) USB 3.0 Portable External Hard Drive PHP 4,599.00 (USD 86.72)
Special prize for the most number of quality photos: Toshiba Canvio Advance (new) 2TB (Black) USB 3.0 Portable External Hard Drive PHP 4,599.00 (USD 86.72)
4 Trophies 3 P 6,000.00
USD 113.13
Customized trophies
5 Supplies P 5,000.00
USD 94.28
Streamers and leaflets
6 Awarding ceremony 1 P 10,000.00
USD 188.55
Venue and foods for the attendees (20 pax)
7 Contingency cost P 15,500.00
USD 292.26
Logistical expenses for organizing and meetings, shipping fee for certificates and trophy delivery, and unexpected expenses
Total: PHP 106,078.00 (USD 2,000)

Remaining funds[edit]

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Top 10[edit]

Special Prize[edit]