Grants:PEG/WM PH/Wiki Loves Monuments 2012

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Legal name of chapter
Wikimedia Philippines Inc.
Grant contact name
Roel Balingit
Grant contact user-name or e-mail
Namayan / roel.balingit(_AT_)
Grant contact title (position)
Project lead name
Roel Balingit and Emman Ramirez
Project lead user-name or e-mail
Namayan and Sunkissedguy
Project lead title (position), if any
Project Managers
Full project name
Wiki Loves Monuments 2012
Amount requested (in USD)
7,795 (₱327,400)
Provisional target start date
March 1, 2012
Provisional completion date
November 30, 2012 November 30, 2012 (with the exception of the distribution of prizes, which will be completed on September 15, 2013)

Budget breakdown[edit]

(N.B.: For ease of computing and to account for currency fluctuations, rates here are quoted at ₱42=$1 if Philippine peso figures are given. All values given here are estimates.)

Item Amount
Event Launch ₱33,000
Venue rental ₱7,000
Audio/lighting equipment ₱3,000
Snacks and beverages ₱15,000
Souvenir/Press kits ₱8,000
Promotions/Exhibit/Miscellaneous expenses ₱125,000
Advertising campaigns (prints and radio) ₱60,000
Posters and other printed materials ₱15,000
Tarpaulins ₱6,000
Exhibit ₱30,000
Transportation ₱3,000
Courier ₱3,000
Project planning and incidentals ₱8,000
Acquisition of event domain (2 yrs minimum) ₱3,000
Prizes and Trophies ₱136,400
First Prize ₱15,000
Second Prize ₱10,000
Third Prize ₱5,000
4th to 10th Prize ₱7,000
Trophies ₱7,000
1 Wikimania Scholarship for 1st Prize Winner ($2,200) ₱92,400
Judging period and Awarding Event ₱30,000
Venue rental ₱12,000
Audio/lighting equipment ₱3,000
Snacks and beverages ₱15,000

Project goal[edit]

The goal of the project is to gather quality photographs of various heritage sites across the Philippines which in turn could be used in Wikipedia articles. More so, it also aims to involve Wikimedia Philippines in a global chapter-initiated project, that will provide an opportunity for it to contribute in achieving the goal of breaking the Guinness Record of most photographs entered in a competition. The project also aims to introduce Wikimedia Commons to the general Filipino public, as among the Wikimedia projects and raise awareness of contributing free license photographs that could be freely used, to achieve this end, it will be a requirement to use a CC-BY-SA 3.0 license for all entries or freer licenses.

Program Plan[edit]

Several project plans for Wiki Loves Monuments have already been implemented after the it was warmly received by Chapter members and government agencies that the Chapter intends to partner up with for the project.

Event Launch
An event launch is planned to be held towards the end of March, just in time for the end of the school year and the beginning of the summer vacation and travel period. An early launch was envisioned to attract more participants as well as take advantage of those who would be travelling outside Manila to take photographs of heritage sites in the provinces.
Promotions and Exhibits
It is planned to hype the event since it is the first time that the project will be held in the Philippines, it is important to be aggressive in promoting the project nationally as heritage sites are located across the country. This will provide a chance to solicit participation not just to those are based in Manila who may have heard or attended the event launch, but also those who are in the provinces who may just be based around their local heritage sites.
Awarding Event
An awarding ceremony is intended to be held in an art gallery where media will be invited especially if the event was able to draw a large number of entries and participants. This will ultimately give a chance for everyone to be aware of Wikimedia Philippines, and the projects of the chapter is not focused in Wikipedia alone nor does it cater exclusively to writers who can be contributors Wikipedia but also photographers who may contribute to Wikimedia Commons.

Fit to strategy[edit]

The project would expose the participants to Wikimedia Commons, which would benefit from the contributions that the project will generate from the Philippines. This is in line with the Wikimedia's strategy to increase participation especially in the Global South. Their exposure to the Wikimedia Commons will give them the opportunity to study it and hopefully create awareness and imbue in them the spirit of being a contributor to the Wikimedia projects.

The event will also partner with several government agencies like the National Commission for Culture and the Arts, National Museum, National Historical Commission and the Department of Tourism among others which will further the areas of cooperation between the Chapter and the said agencies to pursue other projects like GLAM.

Other benefits[edit]

The largest photo contest in the Philippines has generated some 4,000 entries, and if Wiki Loves Monuments would beat this record it could generate a lot of mileage for the Chapter to gain additional members, regular Wikimedia Commons contributors or even potential donors from companies who may want to partner with the chapter the next time the event is held.

Measures of success[edit]

The event will be considered a success if it could gather as much as 3,000 entries from the Philippines from at least 100 participants who will create new user accounts in Wikimedia Commons.

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