Grants talk:Project/Rapid/WMPT/Wiki Love Earth 2020

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Hello GoEThe, thanks for reopening this Rapid Grant request and for adjusting your project. I'm glad that you are running the Wiki Loves Earth contest in Portugal for another year! I have reviewed this proposal and have some questions that I'd like you to respond to.

  • How will you let people know about the contest?
  • How will you judge the contest?
  • What is the strategy to get images used on the Wikimedia projects?

I'm looking forward to your response! Best regards, DSaroyan (WMF) (talk) 08:43, 19 March 2020 (UTC)

Hello DSaroyan (WMF) (also @GoEThe:). Thank you very much for your quick reply, and please excuse me for the delay getting back to you - I've been jumping between teleworking, managing the quarantine and a strong migraine... That one is gone now, at last. :) So... answering your questions:

  • The contest will be publicized through:
    • WMPT internal network and mailing lists
    • WMPT social networks
    • WMPT personal connections with press
    • Our network of connections with other Open Source / Open Data organizations and communities, namely OpenStreetMap, Mapillary, OS GEO...
    • Contacts and partnerships already made, on course and to be made with related instritutions, including Parque Ecológico da Câmara Municipal do Funchal, Parque Natural da Madeira, Instituto da Conservação da Natureza e das Florestas, etc.
    • Word of mouth
  • The contest will be judged through the usual process with Montage, on preliminary rounds and a final round. Photographers and academics on the area of digital media will be invited to be part of the juri and/or the rounds, but we can assure a fair process of judgment with "our own silverware", so to say - with Wikimedians from a number of projects, including our friends from WikiClassics, which have a proven expertise on that and had already helped us in Wiki Loves Monuments - if everything else fails. We will do our best to have a gender balanced and diversified juri/selecting team.
  • Our strategy for reusing images in Wikimedia projects includes: selecting some new, uncovered natural monuments, such as geosites and monument trees; favouring a diversified approach to natural and protected areas, with focus on still uncovered subjects, which can be of immediate use in Wikidata, Wikipedia and other projects; creating Wikipedia articles for protected areas that still do not have them, and illustrating with the new images; selecting better images of already existing subjects and replacing the former ones with the new, better versions; organize galleries (throught Listeriabot, eventually, or manual galleries) about the protected and natural areas, showing different spaces and points of interest of them, as they become available on Commons.

Please tell me if something is still missing!--- Darwin Ahoy! 17:33, 26 March 2020 (UTC)


Hello DarwIn, thanks for your responses. We have approved your grant request! Best regards, DSaroyan (WMF) (talk) 09:07, 28 March 2020 (UTC)

@DSaroyan (WMF): Thank you very much! I'll inform the chapter of those great news. :D --- Darwin Ahoy! 15:04, 28 March 2020 (UTC)