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Grants:Project/Rapid/UG GR/Wiki Loves Monuments in Greece 2020/Report

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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 2020.
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Did you meet your goals? Are you happy with how the project went?

Monastery of Rousanou, Meteora, Greece by Alexis Alexandris,
1st place in WLM Greece
2nd place in WLM International

All of the project's goals were reached. 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.

It must me noted that the quarantine did not allow people to visit any monuments during the contest period, so the participation was just enough to reach our goals, but not exceed them by far.

From the organizational side, the project run very good. We replaced some members of the jury with GLAM people more relevant to the subject. All parts of the schedule were met.

We also succeeded in raising awareness of free licences among photographers in Greece 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 2nd place in the international WLM.


Target outcome Achieved outcome Explanation
Number of participants: 120 173
Number of photos uploaded: 1700 1780
Number of new users: 80 120 (69%)
4 months after the contest, 80 or 5% of photos are used on wiki projects 127 (7%)
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? prizes
    • Participation was just not "great". The increase of the level of prizes did not have the impact on the number of photos, we would have expected, but it may be the result of the quarantine during the contest period.
  • What would you do differently next time?
    • Keep the schedule.


Grant funds spent[edit]

Number Category Item description Unit Number of units Actual cost per unit Actual total Budgeted total Currency Notes
1 Prizes 1st award item 1.00 500.00 500.00 1,000.00 EUR e-gift cards
2 Prizes 2nd award item 1.00
3 Prizes 3rd award item 1.00 200.00 200.00
4 Posters posters of the awarded photographs send to winners and duplicates archived for future exhibition item 20.00 11.56 231.14 250.00 EUR printing costs
5 Prizes 1st award for the illustration marathon item 1.00 32.68 32.68 60.00 EUR via bank transfer
6 Prizes 2nd award for the illustration marathon item 1.00
7 Certificates Certificates for the awarded photographs 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 Mailing for awards and thank you certicates item 8 4.51 36.10 100.00 EUR
9 Fees, commissions 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 commission
10 Fees, commissions etc Bank commission for incoming grant remittance bank commission 1.00 3.50 3.50
11 Incidentals cylinder packages for posters item 1 2.90 2.90 100.00 EUR

Total: 1008.67 EUR

Remaining funds[edit]

The funds remaining from this grant in the amount of 541.33 EUR were deducted from another grant payment for Grants:Project/Rapid/UG GR/Wiki Loves Earth in Greece 2021.

Our remaining funds are 541.33. We would like to spend them on Wiki Loves Earth in Greece 2021.

Anything else[edit]

The usual award ceremony was not held this year as result of the Covid-19 pandemic.