Grants:Project/Rapid/Nabin K. Sapkota/Wiki Loves Monuments 2016 Nepal/Report

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Report accepted
This report for a Rapid Grant approved in FY 2016-17 has been reviewed and accepted by the Wikimedia Foundation.

Project status[edit]

Did you comply with the requirements specified by WMF in the grant agreement?
Is your project completed?

Activities and lessons learned[edit]



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

First of all reminder of the goals we set before the starts of the project:
  • To engage new and existing members of the community
  • To add freely licensed, and quality images of monuments of Nepal to Wikimedia Commons
  • To spread awareness about contributing media contents to Wikipedia and its sister projects
  • To increase the number of Quality Images of monuments of Nepal in Wikimedia Commons

Now as mentioned above all the goals were been acheived within the competition time frame. All our team members and community is happy and satisfied with the output we've created.

Outreach Events[edit]

Photowalk at Basantapur Durbar Square, Nepal[edit]

Wikimedians of Nepal organized an photowalk at Basantapur Durbar Square on 11th September. Many areas of Basantapur Durbar Square and its premises were captured during the photowalk event.

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Outreach program in LA College, Patan, Nepal[edit]

Wikimedians of Nepal organized an outreach events at LA College, Patan to motivate the +2 studens for contributing their photographs in WLM. More than 70+ enthusiastic students and photographers were participated during the outreach event.

Event Details[edit]

  • Date:14 September, 2016
  • Little Angels' College, Lalitpur


Lists of participants[edit]

Photowalk at Patan Durbar Square[edit]

Wikimedians of Nepal organized an photowalk at Patan Durbar Square with students of LA College. More than 40+ enthusiastic students and photographers were participated during the photowalk event.

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Photo-Walk at Swayambhunath[edit]

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Photo-Walk to Bhaktapur Durbar Square[edit]

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Photo-Walk to Patan Durbar Square (Night Photowalk), Nepal[edit]

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Outreach program at Photowalk Nepal Patan, Nepal[edit]

Wikimedians of Nepal organized an outreach events at one of the most popular photography institution Photowalk Nepal at Patan, to motivate the pro photographers for contributing their photographs in WLM. More than 18 enthusiastic photographers were participated during the outreach event.

Event Details[edit]

  • Date:16 September, 2016
  • Photowalk Nepal, Lalitpur


Photo-Walk to Kirtipur[edit]

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Photo Walk at Panauti , Kavre District[edit]

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Outreach and Photowalk Event by Maithili Wikimedians at Janakpur[edit]

To built the wiki community in every part of Nepal, Maithili Wikimedians organize one more outreach program at Janakpur, Nepal. Janakpur is one of the most ancient city and it has lots of cultural heritage. The main aim of the outreach event is to promote and aware photographers about the Wiki Loves Monuments 2016 in Nepal competition.

Event Details[edit]

  • Date:22 September, 2016
  • Janakpur Temple Premises and around


Felicitation Event[edit]

The felicitation programme was organized by Wikimedians of Nepal to award winners of the WLN 2016 Nepal on 17th December, 2016.


Program Schedule[edit]

Timing Session Topics to be covered Coordinator/Resource Person
☼ 2:00 pm - 2:30 pm Registration Sujan Shrestha
☼ 2:30 pm - 2:45 pm Welcome & Introduction
  • Introductions about Wikimedia Commons, Wiki Loves Monuments and Wikipedia
  • Meet and greet Wikimedians
Shree Krishna Dhital
☼ 2:45 pm - 3:00 pm Competition Overview Statistics and Competition overview Nirmal Dulal
☼ 3:00 am – 3:20 pm Prize distribution Prize distribution of Winners WLM 2016 in Nepal Participant
☼ 3:20 pm – 3:40 pm Participant speech Individual speech by Winners WLM Participant
☼ 3:40 pm - 4:00 pm ☕ High Tea/Coffee Break
☼ 4:00 pm - 4:15 pm Ending Note Thanking Deependra Bajracharya, Min Ratna Bajracharya
☼ 4:15 pm - 4:30 pm Guest speech and Closing Closing cermony Lilanath Ghimire, Nabin Sapkota



Target outcome Achieved outcome Explanation
At least 5000+ photographs of monuments were uploaded to commons from all over Nepal. 8500+ photographs of monuments were uploaded to commons. Target reached.
At least 50 new contributors takes part in the competition. 117 (70%) newly registered users from total 167 users takes part in the competition and upload their images to commons. Target reached.
Coverage of the event in mass media reports and other channels of outreach. The coverage of the event reported in national daily newspapers of Nepal.1

2 3

Target reached.

Global Metrics[edit]

Metric Achieved outcome Explanation
1. # of active editors involved 30 active contributor that takes part in the competition.
2. # of new editors 117 (70%) of 167 Stats more than our expectation.
3. # of individuals involved 300+
4a. # of new images/media added to Wikimedia articles/pages 614Stats we are adding some quality images to Wikipedia articles.
4b. # of new images/media uploaded to Wikimedia Commons (Optional) 8587Stats uploaded to commons
5. # of articles added or improved on Wikimedia projects 15+
6. Absolute value of bytes added to or deleted from Wikimedia projects 50467.2 MBytes Stats
Learning question
  • Did your work increase the motivation of contributors, and how do you know?
Yes, we really did. The massive supports and participation of contributors during outreach and photowalks proves that. As exceeding the pre-determined target even show our motivational activities to grab new contributors.


  • What worked well?

- Well, talking about the whole competition period, almost everything’s work well as per we planned.
-More than 10+ photo walk were organized inside Kathmandu, Lalitpur, Bhaktapur, Kirtipur, Kavre, Rajbiraj, Janakpur and other parts of Nepal.
-5 outreach events were organized to boost the competition around Kathmandu, Rajbiraj, Janakpur and other places of Nepal.

  • What did not work so well?

- Quantitatively, somehow we achieved the target almost double than we targeted but qualitatively we didn't able to work well.
-Only less number of qualitative photographs were been uploaded by contributors.

  • What would you do differently next time?

- As it is said that every unsuccessful history are the learning steps of success, we also learn couple of things during the competition period. As we are recovering all the mistakes and drawbacks from earlier competition we've organized, we're still trying to learn much from this also and will continue the process of learning in future events as well.
- Besides these we'll focus on upgrading the quality photo contribution. We'll train contributors about the essence of quality photo contribution and licencing procedures.

Outcomes and impact[edit]

See the event related pages for outcomes and impact of the competition:

Media Coverage[edit]


Number Category Item description Unit Number of units Actual cost per unit Actual total Budgeted total Currency Notes
1 Outreach and Photowalk around Kathmandu Travel, Food and Beverages 11 Days 8, 090 8, 090 NPR Photowalk around Kathmandu and outreach with various phowalk parties
2 Outreach and Photowalk around

Patan and Bhaktapur

Travel, Food and Beverages 7 Days 17,754 17,754 NPR 2 outreach-114 participants, 2 Photowalk-52 participants
3 Photowalk at Kavre and Kirtipur Travel, Food and Beverages 2 Days 4,315 4,315 NPR
4 Outreach program from Maithili Wikimedias Travel, Food and Beverages 5 person 31,240 15,057 NPR Outreach program at Janakpur from Maithili Wikimedians

& Travel of Maithili Wikimedians from Rajbiraj to Kathmandu to attend felicitation program

5 Jury Procedure Travel, Food and Beverages and Internet 5 person 4,407 4,407 NPR
6 Printing Certificate, Token of Appriciations,

Badge , Strickers e.t.c for winners, jurors, guest and other associates

24,925 24,925 NPR
7 Prizes & Awards T-Shirt for winners, jurors, guest and other associates 36,000 36,000 NPR
8 Kathmandu Felicitation Program Venue, Snacks, Breakfast, coffee and Projector Charge 60 20,000 20,000 NPR
9 Stationery goods Welcome Scarf, Certificate bags, Marker 2,250 2,250 NPR
10 Prizes & Awards Winners of WLM 2016 in Nepal 4 person 35,000 35,000 NPR 1st, 2nd, 3rd and Top Uploader
11 Miscellaneous Telephone and other Operating cost 8,500 8,500 NPR
TOTAL 1,92,481 176298.93 NPR

Grant funds spent[edit]

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

Total project budget (from your approved grant submission)
176298.93 NPR
Total amount requested from WMF
176298.93 NPR
Total amount spent on this project
1,92,481 NPR
Total amount of Project and Event grant funds spent on this project
1,92,481 NPR
Total outstanding amount
16,183 NPR

Remaining funds[edit]

Are there any grant funds remaining?
Answer YES or NO.
Please list the total amount (specify currency) remaining here. (This is the amount you did not use, or the amount you still have after completing your grant.)

Anything else[edit]

Anything else you want to share about your project?

How to upload pictures in Wiki Loves Monuments

How did we let people know about the contest?

First of all, as per we promised in proposal, we avoid the use of paper promotion with the ultimate tagline of

1 ream of paper = 6% of a tree and 5.4kg CO2 in the atmosphere, 3 sheets of A4 Paper = 1 liter of water

To acquire couple of thousands pictures we can’t sacrifice hundreds of trees to waste. So, we started a new innovative phase to achieve our goals like .

  • Rigorous Emailing
  • Social Media
  • Tell- A friend
  • Central Notice across Wikimedia projects; to be directed to our site e.t.c