Grants:Project/Rapid/Tuanminh01/Vietnamese Wikipedia Nature Science Contest 2017/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.



Goals[edit]

Our project performance exceeds the goals, especially the number of created articles are more than double the estimated number. Our community are very excited to engage and happy to see the result.

Outcome[edit]

Target outcome Achieved outcome Explanation
Number of participant: 50 each month YesY 160 for two month (9/2017: 126, 12/2017: 34) The number of participants of the second month was less, perhaps due to unability to register to Fountain software
Number of newly created/edited: 300 each month YesY 9/2017: 685
YesY12/2017: 707(submitted), 662 (approved)
Summary of created articles of top 6 participant in September 2017

Summary of created articles in December 2017


Learning[edit]

  • What worked well?
    • The number of created article are much more than we have expected.
    • On the last week participants increased speed and created a lot of articles than the previous 3 weeks.
    • Participants have learned a lot about how to use Content Translation and how to insert references to prove that their articles are notable.
  • What did not work so well?
    • There are a dozen machine translated or copyright infringement articles, and we have to disqualify these articles to be fair to other participants
  • What would you do differently next time?
    • Next time we can increase the number of estimated articles to 500-600 per month.
    • Most of newly created articles are from chemistry, clearly they are easier to translate. Perhaps we will exclude chemistry articles in the next contest to stay balanced.

Finances[edit]

Grant funds spent[edit]

Total funds received: ~8554000 vnd from 8800000 vnd (390 USD) requested, due to lower rate exchange and bank charges

Total fund spent: all on prizes

Prize (VND) 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th Total (VND)
9/2017 1.100.000 810.000 810.000 530.000 530.000 530.000 4.310.000
12/2017 1.100.000 900.000 720.000 600.000 530.000 460.000 4.310.000
Total (VND) 8.620.000

I cover the remaining 66.000 VND (~ 2.91USD).

Remaining funds[edit]

Do you have any remaining grant funds? No

Anything else[edit]

  • This is the first contest months in our community, and our community have strong feelings that WMF is supporting us.
  • Participants have expressed eagerness and the desire to join similar contests in the future.