Grants:Project/Rapid/UG LEV/Wiki Loves Monuments 2018/Report

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Report accepted
This report for a Rapid Grant approved in FY 2018-19 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 LEV/Wiki Loves Monuments 2018.
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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[edit]

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

Remaining funds[edit]

Do you have any remaining grant funds? Yes, $45.23 remain. We would like to use the remaining funds for the upcoming education program.

Remaining funds have been used or will be used for other approved mission-aligned activities. This use has been requested in writing and approved by WMF.

Anything else[edit]

Anything else you want to share about your project?