Grants:Project/Rapid/User Group Belarus/Wiki Loves Earth Belarus 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.


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

The goal of adding & improving content was achieved. I am happy with how the project went.


Please report on your original project targets. Please be sure to review and provide metrics required for Rapid Grants.

Target outcome Achieved outcome Explanation
20 participants in photos, 3 participants in articles 68 participants in photos, 3 participants in articles The target was reached, because of extensive promotion in news outlets, social networks & through the Central Notice.
N/A 44 newly registered users The extensive promotion online helped reach this fruitful outcome.
300 photos, 100 photos in articles & 12 new articles 516 photos, 56 photos in articles & 11 new articles The first target was reached, as contest in Belarus was prolonged from June to July. The 2nd target was not reached, because of lack of corresponding articles. The 3rd target was closely missed, as: 1) the emphasis on articles was lacking in promoting, 2) there were no prizes for articles, 3) the winners in Wikimedia CEE Spring contest took a summer break in editing.


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?

Promoting the main target of uplouding photos & the jury worked well.

  • What did not work so well?

The creation of new articles did not work so well. In its turn, the use of uploaded photos also lagged.

  • What would you do differently next time?

I would promote article creation extensively. The prize for articles would also help.


Grant funds spent[edit]

Please describe how much grant money you spent for approved expenses, and tell us what you spent it on.

Item Expenses (USD) Description
1st place prize 300.38 Metal detector (
2nd place prize 194.99 Computer monitor (
3rd place prize 100.32 Computer monitor ( RR5/5311)
Gift for the jury 50 Medical charity (Facebook Pay - Fundraiser/8999)
Total 645.69 Prizes & gifts

Remaining funds[edit]

Do you have any remaining grant funds?

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.

I have the remaining grant funds for a possible income tax. The tax rate is 13 %. The non-salary tax is collected on a yearly basis & is due in spring, 2021. If those funds won't be taxed, I would like to use them as an award for creating articles about protected areas of Belarus during the "Wiki Loves Earth 2021".

Anything else[edit]

Anything else you want to share about your project?

I want to thank User:AnastasiaPetrova (WMUA) for her support throughout the "WLE 2020" contest, including promotion on Wikimedia Commons & thoughtful recommendations at every step forward. Both jury members User:Kazimier Lachnovič & User:Renessaince also provided me with enormous help.

The links to all 10 winning photos for the international round of the contest are at commons:Commons:Wiki Loves Earth 2020/Winners#Belarus. Three of those by different photographs were awarded prizes in the local round for the 1st, the 2nd & the 3rd places, according to the choise of the jury.