Grants:Project/Rapid/UG LEV/Wiki Loves Monuments 2018/Report
Did you meet your goals? Are you happy with how the project went?
Our main goals were to elevate participation in this year's contest of Wiki Loves Monuments in the four countries of the Levant, as well as to to provide more value for the participating photos by adding them to Wiki Projects and such. The first goal was fairly successful as illustrated by nearly a thousand photos added to Wikimedia Commons for many monuments that had no prior coverage on Wikimedia sites. The second goal, though, achieved a huge success through the outstanding media exposure and publicity we had due to one of local winner photos being awarded the second place in the entire international competition of Wiki Loves Monuments: an unprecedented achievement for any local contest from the MENA region.
Please report on your original project targets.
|Target outcome||Achieved outcome||Explanation|
|50 participants||154 uploaders||46 from Palestine, 51 from Syria, 38 from Jordan, and 19 from Lebanon|
|500 photos uploaded to Commons||919 photos uploaded||404 from Palestine, 241 from Syria, 196 from Jordan, and 78 from Lebanon|
|30 photos used on Wikimedia projects||44 photos used||6 from Lebanon, 20 from Syria, 7 from Jordan, and 11 from Palestine|
|10 winning photos from the Levant region||10 winning photos were nominated||ten winning pictures were nominated locally, among which one won the second place in the international contest|
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?
- Jointly holding the competition in the 4 countries at once
- The good photo quality, including the photo winning second place in the international competition
- What did not work so well?
- The mediocre participation
- What would you do differently next time?
- Focus more on advertising the competition ahead of time to increase participation
Grant funds spent
Please describe how much grant money you spent for approved expenses, and tell us what you spent it on. First prize: 930 ILS gift card (258.69 USD) Second and fifth prizes $250 gift card (250 USD) Third prize 550 ILS gift cards (146.08 USD) Fourth prize $100 gift card (100 USD)
TOTAL: 754.77 USD
Do you have any remaining grant funds? Yes, $45.23 remain. We would like to use the remaining funds for the upcoming education program.
Anything else you want to share about your project?