Grants:Project/Rapid/UG GR/Wiki Loves Earth in Greece 2021/Report

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This report for a Rapid Grant approved in FY 2020-21 has been reviewed and accepted by the Wikimedia Foundation.
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Did you meet your goals? Are you happy with how the project went?

Stymfalia Lake, Korinthia, Greece by Nojos88,
2nd place in WLE Greece 2021
3rd place in WLE International (landscapes)

Some of the project's goals were succeded. This also includes improving the quality of the already existing articles related to the pictures. Also many areas in Greece were covered for first time with photos from the competition and we raised 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. We raised even more coverage when the photo which winned the 1st place in WLM Greece then got the 3rd place in the landscape category in the international WLE.

On the other side, most of our quantitative goals were not met. We encountered significant drop in participation and submitted photos, and this is something that we will promptly examine further.

From the organizational side, the project run ok, although we encountered some burnout.


Target outcome Achieved outcome Explanation
Number of participants: 200 137
Number of photos uploaded: 2500 920 photos
Number of new users: 180 117 (85%)
4 months after the contest, 125 or 5% of photos are used on wiki projects 113 (12%)
4 months after the contest, 20 of uploaded photos are categorized as valued, quality or featured 3 categorized as quality


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?
    • Jury process worked great.
  • What did not work so well?
    • Participation was low. We need to research the reasons for this.
  • What would you do differently next time?
    • Keep the schedule
    • Advertise more (?)
    • Increase of prizes (?)


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 e-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 30.18 30.18 60.00 EUR via bank transfer
5 Prizes 2nd award for the illustration marathon item 1.00 24.29 24.29
6 Posters posters of the awarded photographs send to winners and duplicates archived for future exhibition item 20.00 10.23 204.60 250.00 EUR printing costs
7 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
8 Fees, comissions etc Bank commission for bank transfer for 1st award for the illustration marathon bank commission 1.00 2.35 2.35 20.00 EUR bank commissions
9 Mailing For awards and thank you certicates n/a - - 19.00 50.00 EUR for posters mailed to the winners
10 Incidentals cylinder packages for posters item 5 1.90 9.48 50.00 EUR for posters send via postal service to winner

Total 1,189.90 EUR

Remaining funds[edit]

Our remaining funds are 210.10 EUR.

Remaining funds are retained by the grantee with WMF's permission until after the report review has been completed and report has been accepted, at which time the WMF program officer will also provide instructions regarding the grantee's reallocation or return of the unspent grant funds.