Grants:Project/Rapid/WBG/Annual Plan 2021-22/Report

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This report for a Rapid Grant approved in FY 2021-22 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/WBG/Annual Plan 2021-22.
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Did you meet your goals? Are you happy with how the project went?

Project Metrics[edit]

Target outcome Achieved outcome Explanation
2 Photo-competitions Done Both Wiki Loves Food and Wiki Loves Monuments in India photo-competitions were organized
2 proofread competitions 3 proofread competitions One Rabimas (3 months long) proofread competition and two proofread competitions (4 months in total) in collaboration with the British Library were organized.
6 proofread campaigns 1 proofread campaigns A one year-long proofread campaign was held on the occasion of the 125th birth anniversary of Subhas Chandra Bose instead of 6 smaller campaigns
2 photo-documentation projects Not done During and after the second wave of COVID-19, it was felt that organizing photo-documentation projects in crowded places can bring serious health issues to the project leads and thus the idea was dropped for the entire year.
Digitization program 5437 pages scanned
Emergency infrastructure 4 volunteers were supported


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Individual Project Metrics[edit]

Target outcome Achieved outcome Explanation
Wiki Loves Food 2021 in India
  • 3529 images uploaded.
  • 715 participants.
Wiki Loves Monuments 2021 in India
  • 5139 images uploaded.
  • 747 participants.
  • 624 new participants.
Rabimas proofread competition
  • 22 participants.
  • 6006 proofread pages.
Two Centuries of Indian Print proofread competition (March-April)
  • 16 participants.
  • 2621 proofread pages.
Two Centuries of Indian Print proofread competition (September-November)
  • 15 participants.
  • 2848 proofread pages.
Digitization program (scanning 5000 pages)
  • 30 books scanned
  • 5437 pages scanned
Infrastructure support
  • 4 volunteers supported.


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?
Events/Projects Remarks
Wiki Loves Food 2021 in India
  • Revived the competition after 5 years
  • The number of participants were more than expected
Wiki Loves Monuments 2021 in India
  • Executed the competition for four consecutive years
  • Higher resolution images were upload than previous years
Rabimas proofread competition
  • Executed the competition for three consecutive years
  • Number of proofread pages were much higher than previous competition
Two Centuries of Indian Print competitions
  • GLAM Collaboration with British Library
  • 4 months of contests
Digitization program
  • Targeted approach to books which are missing or defective on Bengali Wikisource led to search and scan the books which were needed the most.
Infrastructure support
  • First try from the user group to support volunteers to improve their infrastructure to edit
  • Wifi-routers were installed for 2 volunteers for them to avail high-speed internet
  • What did not work so well?
Events/Projects Remarks
Wiki Loves Monuments 2021 in India
  • Quality of images still not as expected
  • Promotion in different channels was lacking
Two Centuries of Indian Print competitions
  • For legal reasons, prizes cannot be sent outside India, which led to low participation.
  • Long proofread contests on Bengali Wikisource might led to exhaustion of the editors.
  • Lack of promotion
Infrastructure promotion
  • Lack of promotion led to low turnout, only 4 volunteers were served
Photo-documentation projects
  • Idea to execute photo-documentation projects in crowded areas were dropped because of the second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • What would you do differently next time?
    • The projects and events will be actively promoted for more participation
    • Wikimedia Bangladesh will be consulted on finding out ways to send prizes for Bangladeshi winners of different competitions.


Grant funds spent[edit]

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

SL. No. Event/Project Item Description Date Budget breakdown INR per Event/Project USD per Event/Project
(1 INR = 0.013 USD as of 27.02.2022)
1 Wiki Loves Food 2021 in India Prizes for winners 15.03.2021 - 14.04.2021 24940 32925.58 428.03
Gift for Organizers 2000
Promotion 5985.58
2 Wiki Loves Monuments 2021 in India Prizes for winners 01.09.2021 - 30.09.2021 48571 48571 631.42
3 Rabimas proofread competition Prizes for winners 09.05.2021 - 08.08.2021 4302 4302 55.93
4 Two Centuries of Indian Print competition (March-April) Prizes for winners 15.03.2021 - 14.04.2021 3459 3459 44.97
5 Two Centuries of Indian Print competition (September-November) Prizes for winners 01.09.2021 - 30.11.2021 2548 2548 33.12
6 Digitization program Whole year 21748 21748 282.72
7 Infrastructure support Wifi-Router Whole Year 5199 8615 112.00
Internet charge 3416
Total 122168.58 1588.19

Remaining funds[edit]

Do you have any remaining grant funds?

Yes, we have INR (147670-122168.58) = INR 25,501.42 with us. We would like to request to re-use this fund for our next similar activities, the grants proposal of which is expected to be submitted by end of April, 2022.

The funds remaining from this grant may be allocated to another grant submission if it is approved: [[]].

Anything else[edit]

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