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Report accepted
This report for a Rapid Grant approved in FY 2018-19 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/UG GR/Wiki Loves Earth in Greece 2019.
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Did you meet your goals? Are you happy with how the project went?

ll of the project's goals were exceeded. This also includes improving the quality of the already existing articles related to the pictures. Also many Nature Protected Areas of Greece were covered for first time with photos from the competition. Generally we succeeded in increasing the number of freely licensed images of Greek nature, in raising awareness of natural heritage through the photographs uploaded during the competition, and improving the quality of the content on Wikimedia projects by providing images to existing articles.

We also succeeded in raising awareness of free licences among photographers in Greece (at least for those who participated) and recruited some of them as new contributors to Wikimedia Commons. We also increased local media coverage about Wikimedia projects through national news outlets. From the organizational side, the project run ok based on last years experience, one more wikimedian was trained as a coordinator, previous organizers changed roles to disseminate knowledge and increase the bus factor.


Please report on your original project targets.

Target outcome Achieved outcome Explanation
Number of participants: 200 266 participants
Number of photos uploaded: 2000 2285 photos
Number of new users: 120 235 new users (88% of participants were new users)
New areas to be photographed: 10 >20
4 months after the contest, 120 or 5% of photos are used on wiki projects 447 photos (20%) Contest to use photos in wiki projects was succesful. The created list of images with area codes was very helpful.


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?
    • Participation was satisfying.
    • Jury process worked well.
  • What did not work so well?
    • We let extremely long time to contact the winners and schedule the awards event. That was of taking care for other parallel events and because of personal issues.
  • What would you do differently next time?
    • Keep the schedule...


Grant funds spent[edit]

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

Number Category Item description Unit Number of units Actual cost per unit Actual total Budgeted total Currency Notes
1 Prizes 1st award item 1.00 400.00 400.00 900.00 EUR gift cards
2 Prizes 2nd award item 1.00 300.00 300.00
3 Prizes 3rd award item 1.00 200.00 200.00
4 Prizes 1st award for the illustration marathon item 1.00 31.91 31.91 40.00 EUR via bank transfer
5 Prizes 2nd award for the illustration marathon item 1.00 14.98 14.98
6 Posters posters of the awarded photographs given in ceremony and exhibited item 20.00 11,6 232.00 200.00 EUR
7 Venue Venue for the Award ceremony item
200.00 EUR Offered by Inter Alia[1]
8 Certificates Certificates for the awarded photographs and jury members item 10.00 2.00 20.00 20.00 EUR Certificates with the names of the awarded photographers
9 Traveling expenses traveling expenses for organisers airplane, taxi and metro tickets 20.00
209.42 230.00 EUR The rest amount of the full cost for the traveling expenses was offered by Goethe-Institut Athen[1]
10 Fees, commissions etc Bank commission for bank transfer for 2nd award for the illustration marathon bank commission 1.00 2.35 2.35 20.00 EUR bank commission
11 Fees, commissions etc Bank commission for incoming remittance bank commission 1.00 3.50 3.50
12 Beverages/snacks soft drinks and snacks for the award ceremony n/a n/a n/a 54.80 50.00 EUR The rest amount of the full cost was offered by Postscriptum and Goethe-Institut Athen[1]
13 Incidentals expenses that are not projected in the budget but may still occur
100.00 EUR

Total: 1,468.96 EUR

Remaining funds[edit]

Remaining funds from this grant have been returned to WMF in the amount of 291.04 EUR.

Do you have any remaining grant funds? 291.04 EUR. We would like to spend them on Wiki Loves Earth in Greece 2020.

Anything else[edit]

Anything else you want to share about your project?

  1. a b c A common ceremony for both Wiki Loves Earth in Greece 2019 and Wiki Loves Monuments in Greece 2019 was held on January 2020.