Grants:Project/Rapid/UGA/Wiki Loves Monuments 2019 in Uganda/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
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
|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|
Do you have any remaining grant funds?
All the funds were used up
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