Grants:Project/Rapid/W/Wikipedia 20 Belarus/Report

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

The goals of celebrating "Wikipedia 20" in Belarus & holding the writing contest were 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 24 participants The target was reached thanks to promotion on the pages of Belarusian Classical Wikipedia in social networks & inviting every active user personally on their talk pages.
N/A 11 new participants Extensive promotion in social networks helped reach this fruitful outcome.
2 people who would help organize the event 3 people helped organize the event The target was reached thanks to User:Svetit, who engaged Volha in preparing the celebration.
80 created & 10 improved articles 401 created & 72 improved articles, as well as 2 created templates We reached the target, as every active user was invited personally on their talk pages to participate in the contest.
2 photos uploaded to Wikimedia Commons 15 photos uploaded to Wikimedia Commons The tagret was reached, because 2 participants uploaded their photos: User:DobryBrat - 5 photos of the "Wikipedia 20" celebration, & a new User:Вячэрак Максім - 10 photos from his archive.
1 photo used on Wikimedia projects 12 photos used on Wikimedia projects This fruitful outcome was reached thanks to 2 participants, mentioned above.


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?

Engaging participants, including new ones, worked well. Creating & improving articles, as well as uploading & using photos went even better, as the "Month of the Belarusian literature" was the most productive writing contest in the history of the Belarusian Classical Wikipedia, organized locally, & the 5th most productive among all 35 of those, organized since 2010.

  • What did not work so well?

Promoting in the local news outlets before the "Wikipedia 20" celebration did not work so well.

  • What would you do differently next time?

I would start promoting the event later in the local news outlets through social networks.


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 293.05 Smartphone & fitness tracker (>ghlobinby/5732 &>internetby/5722)
2nd place prize 200 Stove from (ERIP-2/4900)
3rd place prize 91.08 Books ( +
Prize for improving articles 100 Stove from (ERIP-2/4900)
Gift for the hostess 49.24 Books from & (wp*>minskby/6012 +>minskby/5942)
Cake & snacks 25 Cake & pizzas from (Belarusbank 795/514/187)
Total 758.37 Prizes, gift, cake & snacks

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 the 2nd & 3rd place awards 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:Svetit (be-tarask) for organizing the hosting of "Wikipedia 20" celebration, User:DobryBrat for making & uploading the photos of the celebration, User:Maksim L. for streaming the video message from Katherine Maher at the celebration, new User:Вячэрак Максім (be-tarask) for uploading his archive photos & helping in serving the cake & snacks, User:Raviaka Ruslan for creating the contest template & User:Renessaince for creating an additional list of articles for the Month of the Belarusian literature.