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Grant stage: grant in progress
Grantee: Wikimedia Chile
Amount granted: 10,100,000 CLP (15,500 USD)
Funding period: August 15th, 2017 1 September 2017 to 28 February 2018
Final report due: 30 March 2018

Application[edit]

Background[edit]

These two requests are required of first-time applicants. In future years, you can use reports to substitute for these requirements.

  1. Link to one program story that showcases your organization's achievements in the past year.
    • An article published by University of Playa Ancha, which emphasize the organization of "the first translation edit-a-thon in Latin America". We also update our achievements in our Monthly Reports, posted on Meta each month.
  2. Link to one learning story you have created or contributed to, that demonstrates how your organization documents and applies learning.
    See Aprendizajes (in Spanish and English).

Link to these documents only if you have them.

  1. Link to your organization's staffing plan. This organization is not requesting staff.
  2. Link to your annual plan. Plan 2017-02
  3. Link to your strategic plan. Work plan (Plan de trabajo) for 2017-2018.

Please add your global metrics to this sheet. Contact APG staff if you need access. Please visit this worksheet to view global metrics targets and progress.

Programs[edit]

Educational Program

Edit-a-thon in the University of Playa Ancha (June 2017)

Within the objectives defined for the 2017-02 period is to further deepen the activities developed by the chapter in the Education Program, especially in regard to activities previously tested such as "Wikipedia in the University" and "Wikipuentes". This program will address three lines of work:

  • Wikipedia in the University: After the successful experiences carried out by Wikimedia Chile between 2014 and 2017 along with different institutions of higher education, it is expected to carry on new activities, both with institutions which we have already worked and incorporating new ones. For 2017-02, the following objectives are expected:
    Goals
    1. Implementation of three Wikipedia in the University programs.
    2. At least two of these programs should be new courses.
    3. 70 students involved in the activities and created as new users.
    4. 40 new and/or improved articles at the end of the evaluation period.
  • Wikipuentes: To address primary and secondary education, Wikimedia Chile will launch a local version of the successful Wikipuentes program, created by Wikimedia Argentina. This MOOC is intended for primary and secondary education teachers, with a duration of 5 weeks. Since educational activities end in November-December each year, the idea is to use 2017-02 as a time to prepare the platform for its launching in April 2018, when the activity can have a mayor impact.
    Goals
    1. Installation of the site www.wikimedia.cl/wikipuentes and adaptation of its contents to the local context.
    2. Conduct a trial period with at least 5 teachers and/or people linked to education.
  • 2018 outreach materials: As in the case of Wikipuentes, it is expected to use 2017-02 to prepare the materials to be used in educational activities during 2018. Among these it is expected to produce short videos that will explain the main characteristics of Wikipedia for both online and in-person activities, as well as brochures and other printed materials. This will allow us both to support activities such as Wikipedia in the university and to generate a greater impact in the long term.
    Goals
    1. Production of four short videos.
    2. Brochures design & printing of for educational purposes.

Outreach activities

International Women's Day edit-a-thon (March 2017).

Wikimedia Chile will continue its outreach activities, mainly edit-a-thons and workshops in conjunction with local GLAM institutions.

  • Edit-a-thons and workshops: Two activities during the year are expected, for which we already have conversations with the National Museum of Fine Arts and the University of Chile.
    Goals
    1. Organize 3 outreach mass activities.
    2. 100 participants.
    3. 30 new users.
    4. 35 new and/or improved articles.
  • 2018 Outreach materials: Like the Education case, it is expected to prepare printed and audiovisual material to spread the Wikimedia projects in different activities during 2018. It is expected that this merchandising items -such as brochures, pencils, stickers, etc.- can foster our projects awareness and thus encourage participation. In addition, it is expected to develop some viral videos that can be used through the chapter's social media.
    Goals
    1. Production of four short videos.
    2. Brochures and merchandising design & printing.

Iberocoop-WikiArabia contest

Dome of the Rock detail in Jerusalem.

It is expected to develop a wikicontest jointly between some affiliates/groups part of the Iberocoop and WikiArabia initiatives, with the objective of expanding Latin America contents in the Arabic-speaking projects and Middle East and North Africa contents in the Spanish-speaking projects (and potentially Portuguese and Italian), especially related to cultural and artistic themes. Wikimedia Chile would be one of the coordinating chapters, managing the promotion, jury selection and awards delivery, among others.

The contest would be held between October and November.

Goals
  1. At least 5 Latin American countries and 5 Arab countries participating.
  2. 100 people participating, with at least 40 from Latin America and 40 from the Arab World.
  3. 300 new articles created, with at least 120 in Latin America and 120 in the Arab World.

Wiki Science Competition

One of the images uploaded as part of European Science Photo Competition 2015.

It is expected to organize the national version of Wiki Science Competition (WSC), an international photo contest organized by the University of Tartu and Wikimedia Eesti. The objective of WSC is to encourage scientific development at local level through photography. Being a completely new activity, Wikimedia Chile will participate in a pilot mode, trying to get the support of local scientific institutions (such as universities, research centers, National Commission for Scientific and Technological Research, etc).

Goals
  1. Launch Wiki Science Chile contest in the October-November term.
  2. Obtain the support of at least two local scientific development institutions.
  3. Have at least 50 valid photos for the contest.

Sports and other events coverage

Quality image taken at Pulsar Awards 2017.

It is expected to cover several sporting and other cultural/social events, with the aim of obtaining high quality images and better illustrate Chile-related articles with photographs published under a free license.

Goals
  1. At least 200 pictures uploaded to Wikimedia Commons.
  2. At least 10% of the photographs should be highlighted as quality images.

Staff[edit]

This organization is not requesting staff.

Budget and resource plan[edit]

Link to a detailed budget (that also includes a plan for raising the resources you need). Budget for 2017-02 (in USD).
Converted to Chilean pesos using conversion rate for 2017-07-31, at 1 USD = 651.6 CLP.

Midpoint report[edit]

This is a brief report on the grantee's progress during the midpoint reporting period: 1 September to 30 November, 2017.

Program story[edit]

Please link to one program story that showcases your organization's achievements during the reporting period.

Here is the text you may use to add a story or link!

National Museum of Fine Arts - Éxito de la primera Editatón local en el día de las Artes Visuales, September 29th 2017 (in Spanish).
Wikimedia Chile report (in Spanish).

Progress[edit]

Please add text or a link to a page with details on your program progress. This should including reporting against each of the SMART objectives from your proposal.

Educational Program

Workshop with students of Library Sciences at the Metropolitan Technological University (UTEM), in November 27.

Education projects have traditionally been one of Wikimedia Chile’s focuses, where we have had relative success in recent years. Considering this, the chapter planned a significant number of activities in this program for 2017-02, based on the activities carried out during the first part of the year. However, various administrative situations (Board dedication to the publication of the grant, release of pending reports and the approval of this grant) made it impossible to contact educational institutions before September. At that moment of the semester, it was impossible to convince new or old institutions to organize new activities in the last three months of the academic year, so the activities expected for this semester were not possible to achieve. Despite these problems, we have been able to talk with some academics to start planning the activities for 2018 and we were able to organize at least one activity with the Library Sciences course in the Metropolitan Technological University (UTEM). This workshop was organized on November 21, and it had 25 students participating.

Regarding the other activities planned within the Education Program, we have made progress adapting Wikipuentes, originally created by Wikimedia Argentina. The original MOOC was completely reviewed by a teacher and then adjusted, mainly localizing some texts, so it can be easily used by Chilean teachers. During the next weeks, we will work on the website design and its release so, during February, we will work on the pilots to be done by some school teachers.

Regarding the design of outreach materials, work has been done on the definitions of the products, which should be carried out during the months of January and February.

Sub-Project Goal Status Description
Wikipedia in the University Implementation of three Wikipedia in the University programs.
33%
We were able to carry only one activity: a workshop with students of Library Sciences in the Metropolitan University of Technology (UTEM), in November 2017. (See our report and a press release, both in Spanish)
At least two of these programs should be new courses.
0%
No new courses for the period. Due the delayed start of this grant on September 2017, with universities' second semester already ongoing, we weren't able to contact teachers to schedule Wikipedia workshops in new courses.
70 students involved in the activities and created as new users.
35%
The workshop in UTEM had 25 participating students. (See the students' accounts list)
40 new and/or improved articles at the end of the evaluation period.
0%
Each student in the UTEM workshop only added one or two references to articles, so we don't consider that enough to be "improved articles".
Wikipuentes Installation of the site www.wikimedia.cl/wikipuentes and adaptation of its contents to the local context.
80%
Most of the website has been translated and adapted, just missing a few technical issues.
Conduct a trial period with at least 5 teachers and/or people linked to education.
0%
Expected for January/February 2018.
2018 outreach materials Production of four short videos.
10%
In early designing stage. To be developed in January/February 2018.
Brochures design & printing for educational purposes.
10%
In early designing stage. To be developed in January/February 2018.

Outreach activities

More than 60 people attended the edit-a-thon about Female Artists at the National Museum of Fine Arts.

After several months of planning, Wikimedia Chile and the National Museum of Fine Arts organized the Editatón de Mujeres Artistas dedicated to improving the information about female plastic artists. The event became the main activity of the National Day of the Visual Arts, held annually on September 29, and had the participation of the deputy director of the National Council of Culture and the Arts and several other authorities, getting important mentions in the national media (Radio Biobío, EMOL).

The activity, which included two workshops and several artistic interventions, was joined by more than 60 participants (mostly women) in what became the largest editathon in the country. Of them, more than 40 participants edited a total of 36 new articles on visual artists. The result was considered positive by the Museum, the main artistic institution of the country, and they have requested a new activity during December to improve and expand the articles created in the first editathon and explore new opportunities with Wikimedia Chile.

Just like in the case of Education materials, the production of videos and other products will be done in January and February, once the main activities of the grant are finished.

Sub-Project Goal Status Description
Edit-a-thons and workshops Organize 3 outreach mass activities.
33%
Wikimedia Chile hosted the «Mujeres Artistas» edit-a-thon at the National Museum of Fine Arts on September 29, 2017.
100 participants.
62%
The «Mujeres Artistas» edit-a-thon had 62 registered participants, most of them women. It was the largest edit-a-thon in the Wikimedia Chile history.
30 new users.
100%
More than 40 new users participated in the «Mujeres Artistas» edit-a-thon.
35 new and/or improved articles.
100%
A total of 36 articles were created or improved in the «Mujeres Artistas» edit-a-thon, with a total of more than 247,000 bytes. The National Museum of Fine Arts donated 24 images to illustrate the new articles.
2018 Outreach materials Production of four short videos.
10%
In early designing stage. To be developed in January/February 2018.
Brochures and merchandising design & printing.
10%
In early designing stage. To be developed in January/February 2018.

Iberocoop-WikiArabia contest

The Bridges across Cultures included participants from the Arabic, Persian, Portuguese, Spanish and Turkish Wikipedias.

With the objective of increase the coverage of cultural content in the regions of Latin America and the Middle East and North Africa (MENA), the affiliates associated with the Iberocoop initiative and the WikiArabia conference, partnered to develop an editing contest between the communities of Arabic, Persian, Portuguese, Spanish and Turkish Wikipedias. Wikimedia Chile, as one of the original promoters of the idea, participated as the administrative manager of this contest, although it was developed collaboratively.

Bridges across Cultures was held between October 15 to November 15, 2017. Although the contestants could edit any article related to the five available categories (Literature, Music, Visual Artes, Cuisine & Traditions and Monuments), the organizers released a list of 644 articles relevant for 6 Latin American countries and 9 MENA countries. 206 Wikimedians signed as participants, although 64 were able to gain some points according to the evaluating system.

802 new articles were created with more than 5 kB, while other 30 stubs were improved in a similar way. Some of the best articles created included the Persian version of Music of Colombia and the Spanish article about Carthaginese Statue of Ganymede). Regarding the articles created about Chilean culture, the most relevant include the Arabic and Turkish articles about the Viña del Mar Song Festival (the most important artistic event of the country), the articles in Arabic about poet Nicanor Parra and folklorist Margot Loyola, and the article in Persian about empanada, one of the most traditional pastries in Chilean and Latin American cuisine.

The contest wasn’t only a success according to the achieved goals (the number of created and improved articles was almost three times larger than the expected goal). We believe it can become a model to increase South-South cooperation within our movement as a way to improve the knowledge equity, in line with the new Wikimedia Strategic Direction.

Sub-Project Goal Status Description
Iberocoop-WikiArabia contest At least 5 Latin American countries participating.
100%
The contest included article lists provided from 6 countries: Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Mexico, Uruguay and Venezuela. Also, Brazilian wikimedians supported the contest translating the texts to Portuguese.
At least 5 Arab countries participating.
100%
The contest included article lists provided from 9 countries: Algeria, Iran, Irak, Jordan, Palestine, Morocco, Syria, Turkey and Tunisia.
100 people participating, with at least 40 from Latin America and 40 from the Arab World.
100%
206 Wikimedians signed as participants for the contest. Of those, 64 users submitted articles meeting all requirements.
At least 40 people participating from Latin America.
100%
57 Wikimedians from Spanish Wikipedia and 29 from Portuguese Wikipedia signed as participants for the contest. Of those, 29 users submitted articles meeting all requirements.
At least 40 people participating from the Arab world.
100%
61 Wikimedians from Arabic Wikipedia, 27 from Persian Wikipedia and 9 from Turkish Wikipedia signed as participants for the contest. Of those, 35 users submitted articles meeting all requirements.
300 new articles created.
100%
832 articles new or improved. Of those, 802 were new articles in their respective Wikipedias.[1]
120 new articles about Latin America created.
100%
427 articles new or improved (257 in Arabic, 105 in Persian, 65 in Turkish).
Of those, 415 articles were new (255 in Arabic, 100 in Persian, 60 in Turkish).[1]
120 new articles about the Arab World created.
100%
405 articles new or improved (272 in Spanish, 133 in Portuguese).
Of those, 387 articles were new (260 in Spanish, 127 in Portuguese).[1]
  1. a b c According to the rules of the contest, new articles or articles with less than 10 kB before the start were considered, and more than 5 kB should be added during the contest for them to be valid.

Wiki Science competition

«Adult specimen of Loxosceles laeta observed in stethoscope», one of the images uploaded in Wiki Science competition.

Between November 1 and December 3, 2017, Wikimedia Chile organized the first local version of the Wiki Science competition. The contest about scientific photography had a total of 71 participating images (142% compared to the original goal), including microscopic images related to geology, scientific instruments, and native fauna, to name a few. The winners will be announced in a few weeks.

Besides the direct output of new images available in Wikimedia Commons, this Wiki Science competititon was an interesting opportunity for Wikimedia Chile to reach the local scientific community. We were able to contact some academic institutions and they promoted the contest within their communities, so this could be a first step to start working with those institution. The contest was also an opportunity to reignite the relationship with the Photographic Academy of Chile so we can organize more activities together.

Sub-Project Goal Status Description
Wiki Science competition Launch Wiki Science Chile contest in the October-November term.
100%
The contest was held between November 1 and December 3, 2017. (See the official website and our blog, both in Spanish)
Obtain the support of at least two local scientific development institutions.
100%
The contest had the support of the Photographic Academy of Chile and two winners of the National Prize for Natural Sciences (Dr. Cecilia Hidalgo and Dr. Nibaldo Inestrosa), who will participate in the contest as juries.
Have at least 50 valid photos for the contest.
100%
71 images were uploaded in

Sports and other events coverage

More than 150 images where uploaded about Teletón 2017, including this file showing TV presenters Don Francisco and Martín Cárcamo.

Continuing this project launched in 2015, members of Wikimedia Chile have been able to attend some local activities and take better pictures using the equipment acquired by our chapter in the past years. In the time covered by this midpoint report, a total of 187 files have been uploaded. The activities covered included a religious ceremony, where it was possible to take a good image of Cardinal Ezzati (most important Catholic authority in Chile) and an artistic intervention in Santiago. The most important activity until now was the opening of Teletón 2017 (a charity event turned into one of the most popular TV shows of the country), where one of our members was able to contact the organizers and got a press accreditation.

In the past weeks, Wikimedia Chile improved this equipment with the acquisition of a new lens and a monopod. This reflected in the better quality of the images uploaded, especially in the case of the Teletón images, which used the new equipment entirely. Currently, 9 images have been elected as “quality images” in Wikimedia Commons.

For the following weeks, we will try to participate in some of the very popular summer festivals (such as Santiago a Mil, Viña del Mar Song Festival or Olmué Huaso Festival) so we can increase the number of images uploaded as part of this project.

Sub-Project Goal Status Description
Sports and other events coverage At least 200 pictures uploaded to Wikimedia Commons.
93%
Since September 2017, 187 files have been uploaded. Among them, 152 pictures were taken in Teletón 2017, a nationwide telethon.
At least 10% of the photographs should be highlighted as quality images.
45%
9 files have been selected as quality images.

Spending[edit]

Please report your organization's total spending during the reporting period, or link to a financial document showing your total spending. CLP 1.701.149 (~ USD 2,772.9)

Here is where your spending notes/explanations are.

Spending report by December 31, 2017

Final report[edit]

This is the final report for your grant, describing your outcomes from the period 1 September 2017 to 28 February 2018.

Program story[edit]

Please link to one program story that showcases your organization's achievements during the reporting period.

Wikimedia Chile 2017 Final Report (in Spanish)

Learning story[edit]

Please link to one learning story that shows how your organization documents lessons learned and adapts its programs accordingly.

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Results[edit]

Please add text or a link to a page with details on your program results. You should report on each of the objectives you included in your Simple APG application.

  1. It considers the general level of advance of the project, considering each stated goal for the project. For each sub-project, the average of status percentage for each goal is calculated. Then, the average of those numbers are calculated for each project.

Educational Program

Workshop with students of Library Sciences at the Metropolitan Technological University (UTEM), in November 27.
"¡Súmate a Wikipedia!" ("Join Wikipedia!"), booklet prepared by Wikimedia Chile for educational activities.

Education projects have traditionally been one of Wikimedia Chile’s focuses, where we have had relative success in recent years. Considering this, the chapter planned a significant number of activities in this program for 2017-02, based on the activities carried out during the first part of the year. However, various administrative situations (Board dedication to the publication of the grant, release of pending reports and the approval of this grant) made it impossible to contact educational institutions before September. At that moment of the semester, it was impossible to convince new or old institutions to organize new activities in the last three months of the academic year, so the activities expected for this semester were not possible to achieve. Despite these problems, we w able to talk with some academics to start planning the activities for 2018 and we were able to organize at least one activity with the Library Sciences course in the Metropolitan Technological University (UTEM). This workshop was organized on November 21, and it had 25 students participating.

Regarding the other activities planned within the Education Program, we worked to adapt Wikipuentes, originally created by Wikimedia Argentina. The original MOOC was completely reviewed by a teacher and then adjusted, mainly localizing some texts, so it can be easily used by Chilean teachers. In February, a pilot was done with 5 school teachers (although only 3 of them completed the entire MOOC) to do the last corrections. The public release of Wikipuentes Chile will be made in mid April, 2018.

Regarding the design of outreach materials, a 8-page brochure was made to support local activities (and is one of the first documents focused on Visual Editor instead of the traditional wikicode). 4 tutorial videos ("How to edit", "How to use templates", "How to add sources", "How to upload a file") are being in the last stages of production and will be published before April 15th, 2018.

Sub-Project Goal Status Description
Wikipedia in the University Implementation of three Wikipedia in the University programs.
33%
We were able to carry only one activity: a workshop with students of Library Sciences in the Metropolitan University of Technology (UTEM), in November 2017. (See our report and a press release, both in Spanish)
At least two of these programs should be new courses.
0%
No new courses for the period. Due the delayed start of this grant on September 2017, with universities' second semester already ongoing, we weren't able to contact teachers to schedule Wikipedia workshops in new courses.
70 students involved in the activities and created as new users.
35%
The workshop in UTEM had 25 participating students. (See the students' accounts list)
40 new and/or improved articles at the end of the evaluation period.
0%
Each student in the UTEM workshop only added one or two references to articles, so we don't consider that enough to be "improved articles".
Wikipuentes Installation of the site www.wikimedia.cl/wikipuentes and adaptation of its contents to the local context.
90%
Website translated and available, waiting for public release. Design will be improved in 2018.
Conduct a trial period with at least 5 teachers and/or people linked to education.
100%
Pilot done by 5 teachers. 3 of them provided final comments.
2018 outreach materials Production of four short videos.
80%
Videos in last stages of production, will be released by April 15th, 2018.
Brochures design & printing for educational purposes.
100%
Booklet published and 500 copies printed.

Outreach activities

More than 60 people attended the edit-a-thon about Female Artists at the National Museum of Fine Arts.
First video of the «Wikipedia es de todos» campaign.

After several months of planning, Wikimedia Chile and the National Museum of Fine Arts organized the Editatón de Mujeres Artistas dedicated to improving the information about female plastic artists. The event became the main activity of the National Day of the Visual Arts, held annually on September 29, and had the participation of the deputy director of the National Council of Culture and the Arts and several other authorities, getting important mentions in the national media (Radio Biobío, EMOL).

The activity, which included two workshops and several artistic interventions, was joined by more than 60 participants (mostly women) in what became the largest editathon in the country. Of them, more than 40 participants edited a total of 36 new articles on visual artists. The result was considered positive by the Museum, the main artistic institution of the country, and they have requested a new activity during December to improve and expand the articles created in the first editathon and explore new opportunities with Wikimedia Chile. A follow-up editathon was made with around 15 participants, most of them workers at the Museum.

Wikimedia Chile also took part on the Primavera Hacker conference (December 3rd, 2017) with a presentation regarding the gender challenges on Wikipedia. Finally, a small workshop was done with members of the Chilean Association of Psychoanalists (APCH) on January 6th, 2018.

To support the future work of the chapter, several materials to promote Wikimedia Chile and our projects were done. Stickers and institutional pens were made. A campaign was planned to be released in April-May 2018, explaining Wikipedia to general audiences: «Wikipedia es de todos: Colabora, Comparte, Cuídala» («Wikipedia belongs to all: Collaborate, Share it, Preserve it»). Four videos were created explaining each concept and 1,000 flyers were printed to use it in any of our future activities.

Sub-Project Goal Status Description
Edit-a-thons and workshops Organize 3 outreach mass activities.
67%
Wikimedia Chile hosted the «Mujeres Artistas» edit-a-thon at the National Museum of Fine Arts on September 29, 2017 (a follow-up was made on December 18th), and a workshop with the Chilean Association of Psychoanalists (APCH) on January 6th, 2018.
100 participants.
84%
The «Mujeres Artistas» edit-a-thon had 62 registered participants, most of them women. It was the largest edit-a-thon in the Wikimedia Chile history. 12 participants attended the follow-up meeting and 10 participants joined the APCH workshop.
30 new users.
100%
More than 40 new users participated in the «Mujeres Artistas» edit-a-thon.
35 new and/or improved articles.
100%
A total of 36 articles were created or improved in the «Mujeres Artistas» edit-a-thon, with a total of more than 247,000 bytes. The National Museum of Fine Arts donated 24 images to illustrate the new articles.
2018 Outreach materials Production of four short videos.
100%
Four short videos were produced in line with the campaign: «Wikipedia belongs to all: Collaborate, Share it, Preserve it»
Brochures and merchandising design & printing.
100%
1,000 Wikipedia and Wikimedia Chile stickers, 1,000 blue and red pens with WMCL logo and 1,000 flyers with the campaign: "Wikipedia belongs to all: Collaborate, Share it, Preserve it".

Iberocoop-WikiArabia contest

The Bridges across Cultures included participants from the Arabic, Persian, Portuguese, Spanish and Turkish Wikipedias.

With the objective of increase the coverage of cultural content in the regions of Latin America and the Middle East and North Africa (MENA), the affiliates associated with the Iberocoop initiative and the WikiArabia conference, partnered to develop an editing contest between the communities of Arabic, Persian, Portuguese, Spanish and Turkish Wikipedias. Wikimedia Chile, as one of the original promoters of the idea, participated as the administrative manager of this contest, although it was developed collaboratively.

Bridges across Cultures was held between October 15 to November 15, 2017. Although the contestants could edit any article related to the five available categories (Literature, Music, Visual Artes, Cuisine & Traditions and Monuments), the organizers released a list of 644 articles relevant for 6 Latin American countries and 9 MENA countries. 206 Wikimedians signed as participants, although 64 were able to gain some points according to the evaluating system.

802 new articles were created with more than 5 kB, while other 30 stubs were improved in a similar way. Some of the best articles created included the Persian version of Music of Colombia and the Spanish article about Carthaginese Statue of Ganymede). Regarding the articles created about Chilean culture, the most relevant include the Arabic and Turkish articles about the Viña del Mar Song Festival (the most important artistic event of the country), the articles in Arabic about poet Nicanor Parra and folklorist Margot Loyola, and the article in Persian about empanada, one of the most traditional pastries in Chilean and Latin American cuisine.

The contest wasn’t only a success according to the achieved goals (the number of created and improved articles was almost three times larger than the expected goal). We believe it can become a model to increase South-South cooperation within our movement as a way to improve the knowledge equity, in line with the new Wikimedia Strategic Direction.

Sub-Project Goal Status Description
Iberocoop-WikiArabia contest At least 5 Latin American countries participating.
100%
The contest included article lists provided from 6 countries: Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Mexico, Uruguay and Venezuela. Also, Brazilian wikimedians supported the contest translating the texts to Portuguese.
At least 5 Arab countries participating.
100%
The contest included article lists provided from 9 countries: Algeria, Iran, Irak, Jordan, Palestine, Morocco, Syria, Turkey and Tunisia.
100 people participating, with at least 40 from Latin America and 40 from the Arab World.
100%
206 Wikimedians signed as participants for the contest. Of those, 64 users submitted articles meeting all requirements.
At least 40 people participating from Latin America.
100%
57 Wikimedians from Spanish Wikipedia and 29 from Portuguese Wikipedia signed as participants for the contest. Of those, 29 users submitted articles meeting all requirements.
At least 40 people participating from the Arab world.
100%
61 Wikimedians from Arabic Wikipedia, 27 from Persian Wikipedia and 9 from Turkish Wikipedia signed as participants for the contest. Of those, 35 users submitted articles meeting all requirements.
300 new articles created.
100%
832 articles new or improved. Of those, 802 were new articles in their respective Wikipedias.[1]
120 new articles about Latin America created.
100%
427 articles new or improved (257 in Arabic, 105 in Persian, 65 in Turkish).
Of those, 415 articles were new (255 in Arabic, 100 in Persian, 60 in Turkish).[1]
120 new articles about the Arab World created.
100%
405 articles new or improved (272 in Spanish, 133 in Portuguese).
Of those, 387 articles were new (260 in Spanish, 127 in Portuguese).[1]
  1. a b c According to the rules of the contest, new articles or articles with less than 10 kB before the start were considered, and more than 5 kB should be added during the contest for them to be valid.

Wiki Science competition

«Adult specimen of Loxosceles laeta observed in stethoscope», the winning image of Wiki Science competition.

Between November 1 and December 3, 2017, Wikimedia Chile organized the first local version of the Wiki Science competition. The contest about scientific photography had a total of 71 participating images (142% compared to the original goal), including microscopic images related to geology, scientific instruments, and native fauna, to name a few. The winners will be announced in a few weeks.

Besides the direct output of new images available in Wikimedia Commons, this Wiki Science competititon was an interesting opportunity for Wikimedia Chile to reach the local scientific community. We were able to contact some academic institutions and they promoted the contest within their communities, so this could be a first step to start working with those institution. The contest was also an opportunity to reignite the relationship with the Photographic Academy of Chile so we can organize more activities together.

Sub-Project Goal Status Description
Wiki Science competition Launch Wiki Science Chile contest in the October-November term.
100%
The contest was held between November 1 and December 3, 2017. (See the official website and our blog, both in Spanish)
Obtain the support of at least two local scientific development institutions.
100%
The contest had the support of the Photographic Academy of Chile and two winners of the National Prize for Natural Sciences (Dr. Cecilia Hidalgo and Dr. Nibaldo Inestrosa), who will participate in the contest as juries.
Have at least 50 valid photos for the contest.
100%
71 images were uploaded.

Sports and other events coverage

One of the pictures taken in the Chilean Rock Festival: Cecilia, one of the most iconic rock singers of the 1960s Nueva ola.

Continuing this project launched in 2015, members of Wikimedia Chile have been able to attend some local activities and take better pictures using the equipment acquired by our chapter in the past years. In the time covered by this grant, a total of 266 files were uploaded.

The activities covered included a religious ceremony, where it was possible to take a good image of Cardinal Ezzati (the most important Catholic authority in Chile) and an artistic intervention in Santiago. In November, pictures were taken at the opening of Teletón 2017 (a charity event turned into one of the most popular TV shows of the country), where one of our members got a press accreditation. During summer 2018, we were able to participate in two important musical events: the Chilean Rock Summit and the Olmué Huaso Festival (in the Valparaíso Region).

In 2017, Wikimedia Chile improved its equipment with the acquisition of a new lens and a monopod. This reflected in the better quality of the images uploaded, especially in the case of the Teletón images, which used the new equipment entirely. Currently, 26 images have been selected as “quality images” in Wikimedia Commons, while 1 was selected as a “valued image”.

Sub-Project Goal Status Description
Sports and other events coverage At least 200 pictures uploaded to Wikimedia Commons.
100%
187 files were uploaded in 2017, included photos in Teletón 2017, while other 79 files were uploaded in Jan-Feb 2018 (Chilean Rock Summit and Olmué Huaso Festival).
At least 10% of the photographs should be highlighted as quality images.
100%
26 files have been selected as quality images and 1 as valued image.

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CLP 5.764.166 (~ USD 9,784)