Grants:Project/Rapid/Wiki Love Monuments Iraq 2018/Report

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This report for a Project Grant approved in FY 2018 has been reviewed and accepted by the Wikimedia Foundation.
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Welcome to this project's final report! This report shares the outcomes, impact and learnings from the grantee's project.

Part 1: The Project[edit]


Adding new photos to commons and distributing the cultures of Wikipedia in Iraq by arranging WLM competition in Iraq for 2018.

Project Goals[edit]

  1. Arranging WLM competition.
  2. Arranging 2 trips to take photos of Iraq Monuments.

Project Impact[edit]


Planned measure of success
(include numeric target, if applicable)
Actual result Explanation
Arranging WLM competition. WLM in Iraq for 2018 has been held successfully, 618 photos have been uploaded, 3 local winners. WLM was a very good success.
Arranging 2 trips to take photos of Iraq Monuments. None arranged lack of members in one place.


Actually we had a couple of successful projects earlier, WLM was the best so we got stuck to organize it. Basically the greatest success was having 618 photos uploaded for WLM for Iraqi monuments that were not there for related articles.

Methods and activities[edit]

  • WLM method worked out fine, we've used social media (Facebook) to announce the competition & it attracted attention definitely.

Project resources[edit]

Please provide links to all public, online documents and other artifacts that you created during the course of this project. Even if you have linked to them elsewhere in this report, this section serves as a centralized archive for everything you created during your project. Examples include: meeting notes, participant lists, photos or graphics uploaded to Wikimedia Commons, template messages sent to participants, wiki pages, social media (Facebook groups, Twitter accounts), datasets, surveys, questionnaires, code repositories... If possible, include a brief summary with each link. Announcing the final results on FB for the competition


The best thing about trying something new is that you learn from it. We want to follow in your footsteps and learn along with you, and we want to know that you took enough risks in your project to have learned something really interesting! Think about what recommendations you have for others who may follow in your footsteps, and use the below sections to describe what worked and what didn’t.

What worked well[edit]

What did you try that was successful and you'd recommend others do? To help spread successful strategies so that they can be of use to others in the movement, rather than writing lots of text here, we'd like you to share your finding in the form of a link to a learning pattern.

  • Social media advertising'

What didn’t work[edit]

What did you try that you learned didn't work? What would you think about doing differently in the future? Please list these as short bullet points.

Other recommendations[edit]

If you have additional recommendations or reflections that don’t fit into the above sections, please list them here.

Next steps and opportunities[edit]

Are there opportunities for future growth of this project, or new areas you have uncovered in the course of this grant that could be fruitful for more exploration (either by yourself, or others)? What ideas or suggestions do you have for future projects based on the work you’ve completed? Please list these as short bullet points.

Part 2: The Grant[edit]


Actual spending[edit]

Budget item Units Actual cost per unit Total cost Budgeted cost Notes
1 WLM 1st Prize 1 250 $ 250 $
2 WLM 2nd Prize 1 200 $ 200 $
3 WLM 3rdPrize 1 150 $ 150 $
4 Social Media Advertising 1 100 $ 100 $
Total 700 $

Remaining funds[edit]



Did you send documentation of all expenses paid with grant funds to grantsadmin(_AT_), according to the guidelines here?

Please answer yes or no. If no, include an explanation.

  • Yes

Confirmation of project status[edit]

Did you comply with the requirements specified by WMF in the grant agreement?

  • Yes

Is your project completed? Yes

Grantee reflection[edit]

We’d love to hear any thoughts you have on what this project has meant to you, or how the experience of being a grantee has gone overall. Is there something that surprised you, or that you particularly enjoyed, or that you’ll do differently going forward as a result of the Project Grant experience? Please share it here!