Grants:Project/Rapid/Wikimedians of Nepal/ Wiki Loves Earth 2019 in Nepal/Report

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Draft report
This is a draft of a grant report for a grant funded for fiscal year 2018-19. Please do not respond or comment on it just yet
it's not yet ready for review. To read the approved grant submission, please visit Grants:Project/Rapid/Wikimedians of Nepal/ Wiki Loves Earth 2019 in Nepal.


Did you meet your goals? Are you happy with how the project went? First of all reminder of the goals we set before the starts of the project:

  • To engage new and existing members of the community
  • To add freely licensed, and quality images of monuments of Nepal to Wikimedia Commons
  • To spread awareness about contributing media contents to Wikipedia and its sister projects
  • To increase the number of Quality and Valued Images of monuments of Nepal in Wikimedia Commons

Now as mentioned above all the goals were been achieved within the time frame. All our team members and community are happy and satisfied with the output we've created.

Outreach Events[edit]

     Wiki Loves Earth 2019 in Nepal
WLE NEPAL logo.png

Wiki Loves Earth is an international photographic competition to promote cultural heritage sites around the World through Wikimedia projects (mainly Wikipedia and Wikimedia Commons).

Photowalk at Godawari Botanical Garden, Lalitpur[edit]

Event Details[edit]

  • Date: 9th June 2019 (Sunday)
  • Meeting Point: Godawari Chowk, Lalitpur
  • Participants: Nepali Wikimedians
Timing Topics to be covered Coordinator / Resource Person / Participation
☼ 10:00 am - 10:30 am Introduction of WLE and Photo walk Nabin K. Sapkota
☼ 10:30 am - 2:30 pm Photo walk around Godawari Botanical Garden Participants
☼ 02:30 pm – 4:00 pm ☕ Lunch and group photo


Photo Edit-a-thon[edit]

Event Details[edit]

  • Date: 15th June 2019 (Saturday)
  • Meeting Point: Maitreya Technology Premises, Old Baneshwor
  • Participants: Nepali Wikimedians
Timing Topics to be covered Participation
☼ 11:30 am - 02:30 pm Photo filtering and category management Nepali Wikimedians
☼ 02:30 pm - 03:00 pm ☕ Tea/Coffee


Photo Edit-a-thon[edit]

Event Details[edit]

  • Date: 22th June 2019 (Saturday)
  • Meeting Point: Abhiyantrik Technology Premises, Babarmahal
  • Participants: Nepali Wikimedians
Timing Topics to be covered Participation
☼ 11:30 am - 02:30 pm Photo filtering and category management Nepali Wikimedians
☼ 02:30 pm - 03:30 pm ☕ Tea/Coffee


Prize Distribution[edit]

Venue: Siddhartha Cottage, Tinkune, Kathmandu
Hosts: Wikimedians of Nepal
Date: 28 September, 2019
Time: 11:30 pm to 02:30 pm
Participant: 40+
Timing Session Topics to be covered Coordinator/Resource Person
☼ 11:30 pm - 11:50 pm Registration Registration
☼ 11:50 pm - 12:15 pm Introduction Welcome and brief introduction about WLE 2019 Saroj Dhakal
☼ 12:15 pm - 12:40 pm Story Telling Winners of Wiki Loves Earth
☼ 12:40 pm - 01:10 pm ☕ Tea/Coffee
☼ 01:10 pm – 01:30 pm Prize distribution Prize distribution of Winners WLE 2019 Participants and Winners
☼ 01:30 pm - 01:45 pm Ending Note Thanking Nirmal Dulal
☼ 01:45 pm - 02:00 pm Group Photo Session - Photographer- Nirmal Dulal
☼ 02.00 pm - 02:30 pm ☕ Tea/Coffee/Supper

Felicitation Program[edit]

Winners and Finalist Images[edit]


Please report on your original project targets.

S.N. Target outcome Achieved outcome Explanation
1 Number of participants 145[1] Target reached.
2 Number of new participants 114 (78%) [2] These were uploaders who created usernames during the competition.
3 Number of photos uploaded to Wikimedia Commons 1787[3] Target reached.
4 Number of photos used on Wikimedia projects 47 (2%)[4] Target reached.


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?
Well, talking about the whole competition period, almost everything’s work well as per we planned.
More than 3+ photo events were organized including photo-walks and photo-edit-a-thon inside Kathmandu and Lalitpur
Huge numbers of participation and contributions were achieved.
2 images got Valued image flag and 20 images got Quality image flag.
  • What did not work so well?
Due to delay in grant issues we were tend to postpone photo-walks and other events.
Able to organize Only one photo-walk.
Only less number of qualitative contents were been updated by contributors.
  • What would you do differently next time?
Well, we’re still not able to cover all photographs of protected areas and places in remote parts of the country. We executed some of our techniques to re-cover previous circumstances this time and it somehow worked. We'll boost the techniques and revise if necessary.

Anything else[edit]

Anything else you want to share about your project? How did we let people know about the contest?

First of all, as per we promised in proposal, we avoid the use of paper promotion with the ultimate tagline of

1 ream of paper = 6% of a tree and 5.4kg CO2 in the atmosphere, 3 sheets of A4 Paper = 1 liter of water

To acquire couple of thousands pictures we can’t sacrifice hundreds of trees to waste. So, we started a new innovative phase to achieve our goals like .

  • Rigorous Emailing
  • Social Media
  • Tell- A friend
  • Central Notice across Wikimedia projects; to be directed to our site e.t.c