Grants:Project/Rapid/Krishna Chaitanya Velaga/WLM India 2017 Vijayawada Photo-walk/Report

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Report accepted
This report for a Rapid Grant approved in FY 2017-18 has been reviewed and accepted by the Wikimedia Foundation.


The photo-walk was conducted on 2 September 2017 with 6 participants who toured and photographed various monuments and tourist attractions in the city of Vijayawada, Andhra Pradesh, India. The places covered are Undavalli Caves, Dhyana Buddha Statue, ASI Museum Amaravathi, Moghalrajpuram Caves, HrinkaaraTeerth, Kondapalli Killa, Bhavani Island, Gandhi Hill, Lenin Statue, Bapu Museum, Prakasam Barrage. All the images from the Photo-walk may seen at this commons category.


Did you meet your goals? Are you happy with how the project went?

Yes, we did meet our goals. We're able to capture a quite decent number of pictures of monuments and tourist attractions in and around Vijayawada, and use them in the relevant articles.


Please report on your original project targets.

Target outcome Achieved outcome Explanation
5 participants 5 participants We're able to manage the number of participants as planned. These 5 participants we're split to 2 groups (2+3) during the photo-walk.
450 images 699 images[1] Though we only went to the monuments and major tourist attractions of Vijayawada, we're able to get a quite decent number of images because many of these monuments had several sculptures and wall inscriptions, which in turn made good
60% to be used 40% (as on 11:05, 17 October 2017 (UTC))[2] As on report due date, we're able to achieve a decent percentage.


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:

  • What worked well?
  • The T-shirts provided by WMF helped a lot in getting clearance at several places. At some places, the brand image of Wikipedia on our t-shirts helped us to get free entry, and also entry to some of the restricted sections at some monuments.
  • We're happy that now, images related to monuments and tourist attractions of Vijayawada are available on Commons, under CC license.
  • What did not work so well?
  • Though we planned for 6 participants, one of the participant fell ill on the day of the photo-walk, however he joined us in the end.
  • My major observation is that the participants (especially the newbies) are enthusiastic to upload do the photo-walk and capture the images, but not that interested to sit and add them to relevant articles. However, I've pushing them to do, and at the end, they're in the place. I hope there exists some automated tool which might allow to select the article, then section, size and other specifications, and it adds it to the article. Some thing like visual editor that operates from the page of the file itself, this'll attract the newbies.
  • What would you do differently next time?
  • For the next photo-walk, immediately after the photo-walk, I would conduct a small workshop for 4–5 hours introducing the participants (if newbies) to the Commons licensing and all, else a hands-on workshop to add the images to relevant articles.


Grant funds spent[edit]

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

S.No Type Details Amount
1 Food Breakfast, lunch and dinner on the day of photowalk ₹6,182
2 Travel Cab rental charges ₹780
3 Fee Entry fee at various tourist locations ₹15,250
4 Miscellaneous Unaccounted ₹1,000
Total ₹23,212

Remaining funds[edit]

The funds remaining from this grant in the amount of 1375 INR were deducted from another grant payment for Grants:Project/Rapid/Krishna Chaitanya Velaga/Portable WiFi Hotspot.

Do you have any remaining grant funds?

S.No Details Amount
1 Approved grant ₹25,000
2 Amount received from WMF ₹23,902.76
3 Reallocation from this rapid grant ₹684.24
4 Total receipt ₹24,587
5 Total expenditure ₹23,212
6 Remainder funds ₹1,375

Anything else[edit]

Anything else you want to share about your project?

  • Nothing much, I like to point out one feature that may be added to Outreach Dashboard. It is very good platform for the organizers, however adding this option might be more useful. Initially, I've created a Outreach Dashboard page for this photo-walk, but I being a facilitator, my uploads and edits were not counted, so I had to resort to other. It is better to add a feature that'll enable the facilitator to add himself as a participant, if needed.