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Report accepted
This report for a Rapid Grant approved in FY 2019-20 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 2019.
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Did you meet your goals? Are you happy with how the project went?

Most of the project's goals were exceeded. This also includes improving the quality of the already existing articles related to the pictures. Also many monuments in Greece were covered for first time with photos from the competition. Generally we succeeded in increasing the number of freely licensed images of Greek monuments, in raising awareness of historical 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 noticed that some articles were created following the existance of images. More items were included in the Monuments list and were synchronized with Wikidata.

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. The jury had more people than any other time. Most parts of the schedule were met.

On the other side, having a lower budget from previous years, per WMF's request to adjust it, seems that it did have an impact to the number of photos and participants. Most of our quantitative goals were marginally met, when in previous years the same goals were exceeded to more than 200%.


Please report on your original project targets.

Target outcome Achieved outcome Explanation
Number of participants: 100 100
Number of photos uploaded: 1500 1711
Number of new users: 70 52 52%
4 months after the contest, 80 or 5% of photos are used on wiki projects 88 (5%)
4 months after the event, 20 of uploaded photos are categorized as valued, quality or featured 1 QI
20 new monuments be photographed >20


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 well.
    • We have found some sponsors and supporters to help us.
  • What did not work so well?
    • Participation was just "enough" but not "great".
  • What would you do differently next time?
    • Level of prizes seem to have direct impact on the number of photos, so we will try to increase it.

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 1.00 300.00 300.00 550.00 EUR gift cards
2 Prizes 2nd award item 1.00 150.00 150.00
3 Prizes 3rd award item 1.00 100.00 100.00
4 Prizes 1st award for the illustration marathon item 1.00 24.32 24.32 30.00 EUR via bank transfer
5 Prizes 2nd award for the illustration marathon item 1.00
not claimed
6 Posters posters of the awarded photographs item 20.00 12.40 248 200.00 EUR given in ceremony and exhibited
7 Certificates Certificates for the awarded photographs item 10.00 2.00 20.00 20.00 EUR Certificates with the names of the awarded photographers
8 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 commission
9 Fees, commissions etc Bank commission for incoming remittance bank commission 1.00 3.50 3.50
10 Incidentals Posters and certificates send via postal service package 1.00 3.60 3.60 100.00 EUR post expenses

Total: 851.77 EUR

Remaining funds[edit]

Remaining funds from this grant have been returned to WMF in the amount of 58.23 EUR.

Do you have any remaining grant funds? 58.23 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? A common ceremony for both Wiki Loves Earth in Greece 2019 and Wiki Loves Monuments in Greece 2019 was held on January 2020.