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Report accepted
This report for a Rapid Grant approved in FY 2016-17 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 Monuments in Greece.
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Did you meet your goals? Are you happy with how the project went?

Yes, as most aspects of the overall project goal were succesfully fullfiled. Wiki Loves Monuments photo contest increased the amount of freely-licensed material related to Greek monuments in Wikimedia Commons, and improved the quality and quantity of Wikipedia articles about them, including the illustration of the articles with the uploaded pictures. Publicity of the event, spread the word about the existence of Wikimedia Commons, and that everyone is free to upload material that can be used in Wikipedia and anywhere else.

We surpassed our target of 1000 images and got 2716 (172% more), 187 participants (211% above the target of 60), with 143 of them newbies (target was 40). 9% of them has contributed more, in the period after the end of the contest. Our target on 90 images used on wiki projects has been overreached with 191 distinced images used, which is 7% of the submitted images or 19,1 of the projected total number of images. It is obvious that more images will be used in the future, since a large number of them was not used only because there was no article about that monument. A rough calculation (based on PetScan) shows that images uploaded as part of the contest raised 10% the number of images about archeological sites in Greece.

Generally we succeeded in increasing the number of freely licensed images of Greek cultural monuments, in raising awareness of cultural 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.



Please report on your original project targets.

Target outcome Achieved outcome Explanation
1.000 photos uploaded to Wikimedia Commons 2.716
60 participants uploading one or more pictures 187
At least 40 new users participating in the contest 143
3 months after the event 5% of participants are still editing 9%
3 months after the event, 90 (or 9%) of the uploaded photos are used on wiki projects 191 distinct images or 7,03% of the uploaded photos if the calculation is going to be done to the initial target (1000 images), then the target is overreached (19,1%)



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?
  • What did not work so well?
    • We started late. The grant request opened August 28th. So, we put the start date of the contest on September 8th, while we kept the ending date on September 30th, to comply with the timeline of the international contest. Thus, our own WLM run only for 3 weeks while everywhere else run for a month.
    • An android app with the interactive map was created, but we did not promote it because it lacked some features like an upload link for each site.
  • What would you do differently next time?
    • Start early! We can have even better results and more easy work with less stress if we start earlier. This time we took the risk of starting a contest without even having secured the prizes (the grant was approved Sept. 22nd). This was stressful.



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 Travelling expenses Train ticket ticket 1.00 46.80 46.80 180.00 EUR Train return ticket for Geraki for award ceremony
2 Fees, commissions etc Bank commission for Grant's incoming trasfer wire bank commission 1.00 3.00 3.00 30.00 EUR Net incoming transfer was 1.254,12 after subtracting the commission
3 Travelling expenses Air ticket ticket 1.00 174.67 174.67 180.00 EUR Air ticket Corfu - Athens with return for Magioladitis for award ceremony
4 Travelling expenses Urban transportation ticket 6.00 4.73 28.38 180.00 EUR 2 metro tickets & 4 taxi receipts for Magioladitis
5 Fees, commissions etc Bank commission for bank transfer for 1st award bank commission 1.00 1.15 1.15 30.00 EUR Commission paid for 1st award
6 Certificates Quality paper package 1.00 10.95 10.95 11.00 EUR Quality paper for certificates.
9 Awards 1st award item 1.00 400.00 400.00 900.00 EUR via bank transfer for 1st award winner
10 Awards 2d award item 1.00 300.00 300.00 900.00 EUR via bank transfer for 2nd award winner
11 Fees, commissions etc Bank transfer fee bank commission 1.00 1.15 1.15 30.00 EUR Bank transfer fees for 2d award
12 Awards 3d award item 1.00 200.00 200.00 900.00 EUR via bank transfer for 3nd award winner
13 Prizes for online edit-a-thon Book item 1.00 27.86 27.86 75.00 EUR Books bought as prize for the winner of the online edit-a-thon
14 Soft drinks and water soft drinks and water served during the Award ceremony person 30.00 0.413333333 12.40 69.00 EUR
15 Posters posters with the logo and the awarded photographs unit 20.00 8.4745 169.49 210.00 EUR the printing press issued 2 receipts (99.49 + 70.00 = 169.49 EUR).
16 Incidentals printing of certificates item 10 0.12 1.20 100.00 EUR printing of 10 certificates for the winners, expense that was not projected in the initial budget
17 Fees, commissions etc Posters (6) send via postal service package 6.00 2.65 15.90 30.00 EUR Posters send via postal service to 6 winners - Post expenses
18 Incidentals Cylinder packages for posters item 5.00 1.19 5.95 100.00 EUR Paper cylinders (5) for postal packages
19 Fees, commissions etc Bank transfer fee bank commission 1.00 2.15 2.15 30.00 EUR Bank transfer fees for sending money payed for the posters, certificates etc
20 Fees, commissions etc Bank transfer fee bank commission 1.00 2.15 2.15 30.00 EUR Bank transfer fees for sending money to Marios payed for tranportation
21 Fees, commissions etc Bank transfer fee bank commission 1.00 1.15 1.15 30.00 EUR Bank transfer fees for sending money payed for the venue
22 Venue Venue for the Award ceremony item 1.00 186.00 186.00 186.00 EUR Bank transfer for venue
23 Incidentals Cylinder package item 1.00 8.99 8.99 100.00 EUR Plastic cylinder for archiving posters
Total project budget (from your approved grant submission)
1.761,00 EURO
Total amount requested from WMF (from your approved grant submission, this total will be the same as the total project budget if PEG is your only funding source)
1.761,00 EURO
Total amount spent on this project
1.599,34 EURO

Are there additional sources that funded any part of this project? List them here.
50,00 EURO (donation coming from PostScriptum agency to cover a part of our expenses for venue)

Remaining funds

The funds remaining from this grant in the amount of EUR 211.66 were deducted from another grant payment for Grants:Project/Rapid/UG GR/Corfupedia.

Do you have any remaining grant funds?

211,66 EURO
We would like to use the remaining funds on our new project Corfupedia.

Anything else


Anything else you want to share about your project?