Grants:Project/Rapid/UGA/Wiki Loves Monuments 2019 in Uganda/Report

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Report accepted
This report for a Rapid Grant approved in FY 2019-20 has been reviewed and accepted by the Wikimedia Foundation.
  • To read the approved grant submission describing the plan for this project, please visit Grants:Project/Rapid/UGA/Wiki Loves Monuments 2019 in Uganda.
  • You may still comment on this report on its discussion page, or visit the discussion page to read the discussion about this report.
  • You are welcome to Email rapidgrants at wikimedia dot org at any time if you have questions or concerns about this report.


Did you meet your goals? Are you happy with how the project went? Though we did not hit our target in terms of numbers, we were able to get better quality photos this time around, we also got new people introduced to wikipedia.


Please report on your original project targets.

Target outcome Achieved outcome Explanation
50 participants 13 participants We couldn't find any photography schools in Kampala that we were hoping to engage
500+ photos uploaded 116 photos uploaded during September The big prize did not produce a big number of participants as expected
50 photos used on articles 5 photos used so far on articles in draft mode The number will increase with time as we encourage participants to create more articles.


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 big prize attracted professional photographers who uploaded better quality photos
  • We had an editathon where we created articles on the top ten monuments
  • We also had an editation where we created Wikidata items for the list of monuments in Uganda
  • We were able to hold local events and photo hunts in 5 different parts of the country, namely Kampala, Jinja, Fort Portal, Gulu, Kumi

What did not work so well?

  • For the 2019 edition, we made the prize for the top three photos bigger thinking it will attract more photographers to help us easily hit our target of 500+ photos but it did not happen.
  • We had a participant who had very many photos to upload but couldn't because his camera was copyrighted.

What would you do differently next time?

Next time we will reach out early at least months before the September to partners who can contribute like the ministry of tourism. Approaching them in September did not produce any results as they mentioned that they always make their plans earlier in the year.


Grant funds spent[edit]

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

We spent 3,177,500 Uganda Shillings on the items in the table below

Date Description Amount (UGX) Category
14 Sept Pizza and soft drinks opening event 68,000 meals
14 Sept Printing: posters and Flyers 150,000 printing
27 Sept Internet data Western Uganda Photo hunt 30,000 internet
30 Sept Bus travel Daniel - Mbarara to Fortportal 30,000 transportation
26 Sept Local transportation - Fortportal 45,000 transportation
27 Sept Bus travel Daniel - Fortportal to Mbarara 30,000 transportation
23 Sept Photohunt Kampala, Ivan and Alice 144500 transportation
24 Sept Photohunt Kampala, Derrick 30000 transportation
24 Sept Photohunt with Uganda Museum staff, several places 150,000 transportation
25 Sept Photohunt in Jinja, Lynette 30,000 transportation
21 Sept Transport Sandra distributing posters and flyers 60,000 transportation
29 Nov Fuel Geoffrey, printing certificates and photos 50,000 transportation
29 Nov Printing certificates and winning photos 100,000 printing
30 Nov Pizza and soft drinks final event 120,000 meals
30 Nov Transport refund for participants at final event 140,000 transportation
30 Nov Prizes for top three photos 2,000,000 prizes
Total spent 3,177,500

Remaining funds[edit]

Do you have any remaining grant funds?

All the funds were used up

Anything else[edit]

Anything else you want to share about your project?

The Wiki Loves Monuments 2019 project with the help of the micro-grant helped us to introduce Wikimedia to new individuals who also said would like to participate in our other upcoming photography competitions like Wiki Loves Earth and Wiki Loves Africa