Grants:Project/Rapid/UG GR/Wiki Loves Earth in Greece 2020/Report
All of the project's goals were exceeded. We 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.
We also succeeded 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.
It seems ackward to say, but probably the quarantine in those early stages of the pandemic led people to visit outside areas giving them the chance to take more photos, and then upload from home.
|Target outcome||Achieved outcome||Explanation|
|Number of participants: 200||389 participants|
|Number of photos uploaded: 2000||4250 photos|
|Number of new users: 120||349 new users||89% of participants were new users|
|4 months after the contest, 120 or 5% of photos are used on wiki projects||121 photos (2%)||Contest to use photos in wiki projects was succesful. The created list of images with area codes was very helpful.|
|4 months after the contest, 20 of uploaded photos are categorized as valued, quality or featured||1 QI|
|New areas to be photographed: 20||>20 new areas were photographed|
- 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 send their awards. The reason for this was mainly the covid19 pandemic and the lockdown periods.
- What would you do differently next time?
- Keep the schedule...
Grant funds spent
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||e-gift cards|
|4||Prizes||1st award for the illustration marathon||item||1.00||22.15||22.15||40.00||EUR||via bank transfer|
|5||Prizes||2nd award for the illustration marathon||item||1.00||Unclaimed|
|6||Posters||posters of the awarded photographs send to winners and duplicates archived for future exhibition||item||20.00||11.16||223.20||240.00||EUR||printing costs|
|7||Venue||Venue for the Award ceremony||item||100.00||EUR||The usual award ceremony was not held this year as result of the Covid-19 pandemic|
|8||Certificates||Certificates for the awarded photographs and jury members||item||20||20.00||EUR||Certificates with the names of the awarded photographers. They were sent via email as result of the Covid-19 pandemic|
|9||Postcards||postcards depicting the awarded photographs||pack of 10||pack||50.00||EUR||They were not prooduced as result of the Covid-19 pandemic|
|10||Traveling expenses||traveling expenses for organisers||airplane, taxi and metro tickets||n/a||300.00||EUR||The usual award ceremony was not held this year as result of the Covid-19 pandemic|
|11||Fees, commissions etc||Bank commission for bank transfer for 1st award for the illustration marathon||bank commission||1.00||2.35||2.35||10.00||EUR||bank commissions|
|12||Fees, commissions etc||Bank commission for incoming grant remittance||bank commission||1.00||3.50||3.50|
|13||Beverages/snacks||soft drinks and snacks for the award ceremony||n/a||n/a||n/a||130.00||EUR||The usual award ceremony was not held this year as result of the Covid-19 pandemic|
|14||Incidentals||cylinder packages for posters||item||10||2.81||28.10||50.00||EUR||for posters send via postal service to winner|
|15||Incidentals||posters send via postal service||package||6||0.44||13.5|
Total 992.80 EUR
Our remaining funds are 847.20 EUR. We would like to spend them on Wiki Loves Earth in Greece 2021.
The usual award ceremony was not held this year as result of the Covid-19 pandemic.