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This page is for sharing image upload competitions such as Wiki Love Monuments, Wiki Loves Foo, and Wikiexpedition programs. Please post questions and comments on the talk page about each other's activities. Not a part of this group? No problem, just use the templates below to add your program experience to the bottom.

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Team Program Leaders[edit]

Adam (Poland)[edit]

The "City" team of Wikiexpedition 2011 at Dubiecko, Poland.
Wikiexpedition 2012 USA team at the East road to the Death Valley, Neavada, USA.
The "North" team of Wikiexpedition 2012 with local wikipedians at Lidzbark Warmiński, Poland.
Interview for Superstacja.
Wikiexpedition 2012, CLI (Poland) and Jagro (Czech) at work.

Wikiekspedycja (Wikiexpedition)[edit]

Wikiexpedition is a series of photographic expeditions organised yearly by Wikimedia Polska Association. The aim of Wikiexpedition is collecting, mainly photographic, documentation, by exploring chosen Polish regions. Volunteers travel by cars or by bikes and collect materials on chosen places.

The participants of Wikiexpedition are Wikipedia editors, whose passion is photography and travelling. The trips are fully-funded by Wikimedia Polska Association. The visited areas are carefully chosen: priority belongs to those with a small number of active Wikipedia editors, thus very few photos and descriptions available on Wikipedia. In previous years, the following provinces have been visited: Podlaskie (2009),Pomorskie (2010), Podkarpackie (2011), Warmińsko-Mazurskie (2012). This year Dolnośląskie Province has been chosen. The photoraphed structures included monuments (in the framework of the project Wiki Loves Monuments) and sites suitable for Wikipedia. Wikiespeditions organised so far have enriched Wikipedia resources with near 18000 photographs, which illustrate hundreds of articles on Polish villages, towns, cities and nature.

Resources used[edit]

  • Wikiexpedition takes about 10 days during summer holiday.
  • About 10-15 volunteers are involved yearly.
  • There are 2-3 teams and every one of them has own team-leader, that is responsible for route planing, budget, public relation.
  • Planing takes about 2 weeks.
  • Each team's expenses are about 1300 Euro.

Programming activities[edit]

Each team visited about 100-150 villages and cities, that results in about 2500 photos per team. Some local wikipedians were involved by traveling with a part of the team by their own cars for few days. In cooperation with local organisation we set up a photo exhibition of best pictures taken during Wikiexpedition 2012 in Olsztyn, the biggest city of Warmińsko-Mazurskie Province.

Wikiexpeditions were promoted by local newspapers, radios, TV stations and starting from Wikiexpedition 2012, through Facebok. Since Wikiexpedition 2012, I cooperate with Sony Poland, which enables me to borrow a high quality photo equipement for free.

Participants[edit]

About 10-15 volunteers are involved yearly. Most people that take part in Wikiexpedition are experienced wikipedians and photopgraphers. Each year some foreigners (most frequently from Czech Republic) join our trip.

Goals of the program[edit]

Explanation: In a bullet point list (*), please share what the goals of your image upload competition? What changes did you want to happen?
Examples: "Every historic monument photographed in Italy" "500 new Commons uploaders" "Retain 20% of new uploaders" "Improve skills of volunteers on how to photograph bugs" "Improved upload tools" "Improved content on Wikipedia about bugs."

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Any program evaluation strategy used?[edit]

  • Some statistic were done for all Wikiexpeditions:
    • Number of photos uploaded to Commons
    • Number of photos used in Wikipedia
    • Number of QI photos
    • Number of photos uploaded to Commons by every user
    • Number of photos taken by every user
    • Number of visited places

Any program results or highlights you were able to measure?[edit]

Explanation: In a bullet point list (*) please share any results or highlights from your program evaluation strategy that you used to evaluate your image upload competition.
Examples: "We had a 60% respond rate to our online survey." "20% of those who responded said that they plan on sharing images on Commons after the event." "20 of the top 100 uploaders were women" "75% of Wiki Loves Monuments participants from our country were contributing to Commons before the contest and contributed higher than normal during September." "Out of the 22,000 photos, 1,000 of them are being used on articles across 25 different languages."

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Are there any program results that you would like to measure?[edit]

Explanation: In a bullet point list (*) please share what type of results from your image upload competition would you like to measure?
Examples: "Know if WLM uploaders from our country uploaded anything in the 6 months after September." "How many of our images are being used across projects," "If the images we took at our Wiki Takes Biology event made an impact percentage wise on biology content coverage on Wikipedia." "What areas of our country uploaders come from." "How many uploads were made via web versus mobile."

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Is there anything else you would like to share?[edit]

Explanation: In 2 to 3 sentences, please share anything else about your program you'd like to share with other program leaders.

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Àlex (Catalonia)[edit]

Wiki Loves Public Art Barcelona[edit]

WLPA Barcelona 2013 was the pilot photo contest in Catalonia within the international initiative Wiki Loves Public Art (WLPA) with the support of Amical Wikimedia and Ajuntament de Barcelona (Barcelona Town council). It took place in May 2013 and was part of a European level contest (Austria, Finland, Israel, Barcelona and Sweden) organized by the Wikimedia movement in cooperation with Europeana. It was focused on the catalogue raisonné of public art published by the city council and the University of Barcelona. We proposed 1.628 artworks in public spaces in Barcelona. They are organized in lists by municipal districts plus two subject areas on commemorative plaques and memorial trees. People could find them browsing from the list or can localizing them with a map server using an embedded GUI widget on the wiki page.

Resources used[edit]

Examples: staff hours invested in program

  • Public list: Official catalogue published by Barcelona Town council
  • Online leader and Offline leader -> one was in charge of lists and Euroepan coordination and the other one of PR and agreements.
  • Money: <100 euros for the winner of the Barcelona award (portable hard drive)
  • Venues: Awards ceremony will take place at the Contemporary Art Museum (venue for free) as it is one of our GLAM partners.
  • Staff ours: I'm an staff member and spent around 30 hours of my time organizing the whole contest (meetings, mails, PR...)
  • Banner in Barcelona official website: We had a huge WLPA banner on Barcelona's official website -> that brang us new users.
  • Awards: The most valued picture of Barcelona will have 1 terabyte portable hard drive as a prize, and the ten more active photographers will be awarded with ArTicketBCN that lets you visit the permanent and temporary exhibitions at six museums in Barcelona.

Programming activities[edit]

We planned and scheduled a whole Twitter campaign, with scheduled Tweets: Mentioning barcelona districts lists, 1 or 2 tweets a day and sharing how it was ongoing. We did an agreement with Barcelona Towncouncil for a banner on their Homesite. And also sent a press release that had quite a good coverage on both digital and traditional media. We bought a domain for that and did our homepage in both Catalan, Spanish & English to help tourists join the party. No merchandise was printed, no money from any partner. Added upload buttons INSIDE the wiki lists to help uploading.

Participants[edit]

54 people uploaded 5989 images to Commons, 1141 different public artworks covered. 6 out of every 9 pictures of Europe where done in Barcelona. 2 volunteers & 1 staff member helped organize the contest. Jury was made of 3 people: 1 experienced wikimedian, 1 proffessional photographer and one Contemporary Art Museum staff. 2 volunteers distributed images into Wikipedia articles after uploads. [Viquiprojecte:Monuments/Art públic/Estadístiques Stats] were updated frequently and publicly.

Goals of the program[edit]

  • Bringing new photographers to WikiCommons
  • Do some outreach on CC Licenses through related PR.
  • Covering 100% of Barcelona's public art
  • Joining a European-level project

Any program evaluation strategy used?[edit]

Explanation: In 2 to 3 sentences please share if you used any program evaluation strategies for the image upload competition.
We did a survey to all participants in the Wiki Takes and also pot-event meeting with organizers and partners. We created a "non used images" tool so we could update Wikipedia articles and lists with the images quite quickly: Participants loved this. We use this program as a test analyzing if next year we can do it at a Catalan level (not only Barcelona).


Any program results or highlights you were able to measure?[edit]

  • Not yet analyzed (European level)
  • Barcelona town council wants to make it bigger on 2014 (sharing it much more widely)
  • We didn't reach tourists
  • We have detected than some uploaders have already joined WLM2011 and WLM2012 and only upload during contests.
  • Most active users (wiki volunteers) spend some months ago doing the pictures and the contest month uploading them.

Are there any program results that you would like to measure?[edit]

  • Frequencý of uploaders. Do they keep uploading after contest?
  • Images used in projects (not only local wiki)
  • pageviews by author
  • pageviews by contests -> pictures done in WLPABCN 2013 got 400k visits during 1 month.
  • Mobile uploads
  • How to track and not spam newbies

Is there anything else you would like to share?[edit]

Explanation: In 2 to 3 sentences, please share anything else about your program you'd like to share with other program leaders.

Share here

Balazs (Hungary)[edit]

Fotóséták (Photowalks)[edit]

districts of Budapest where a photowalk took place in 2012, plus the neighbouring town of Gödöllő

Photowalks in pre selected, less photographed neigbourhoods of Budapest plus one in neighbouring Gödöllő, to go beyond WLM (of course national monuments were in the plan too). 11 was done in total with 4-5 participans in average, having a maximum of 8 and minimum of 2, advertising the events only in central notice.

project site (in Hungarian only)

Resources used[edit]

  • all walks took about 1-4 hours to take (average is between 2-3hrs)
  • one volunteer (me) organized it all
  • planning took about 30mins - 1 hour each (identifying landmarks and drawing a reasonalbe route between them starting and ending both at a minor or a major public transport hub)

Programming activities[edit]

  • walked around the pre selected neigbourhood on a planned route
  • Promoted the event through centralnotice only and a few times on village pump

Participants[edit]

  • Explanation: In total around 15 different guys, about 20% of them women
  • As of October 31, 2012, 773 pictures were uploaded, 664 showing buildings and 69 the participants. The 664 photos serve as illustrations in 120 Hungarian and 23 other language Wikipedia articles (often one article contains more than one photo from the photowalks, and the same image might be used in more than one language edition). Out of the 120 Hungarian articles 27 were new articles created as a result of the photowalks. In addition numerous buildings were photographed that do not yet have an article, thus the number of illustrated articles will grow. No update or follow up was done since October.

Goals of the program[edit]

Any program evaluation strategy used?[edit]

  • the aim was to photograph those things in Budapest that have not been photographed yet or create a better quality picture of them; this was measured individually at each walks' wiki page.
  • In person queries were taken as well. I had no time for anything else.

Any program results or highlights you were able to measure?[edit]

  • Total costs per picture were about 26 forints (~0.11$ or 11 cents if 1 USD = 225 HUF)
  • We had about 99% satisfaction rate :) everyone liked who participated (as per in person queries), just one walk was slightly misplanned and took over 4 hours when we decided to finish it, but still I had only positive feedbacks.

Are there any program results that you would like to measure?[edit]

  • Usage of the pictures nowadays (it was counted manually in October)
  • Attracted only two newbies (two friends); I kept in touch with one of them and he informed the other so I could measure their wiki activities afterards

Is there anything else you would like to share?[edit]

  • as the number of people grows, the group becomes slower and slower
  • having a walk in every two weeks is too frequent, too much for everybody (it was even for me, but this was the request from WMHU in exchange of my travel reimbursements); once a month is more than enough (or better to have every five weeks)

Paweł (Poland)[edit]

Wiki Lubi Zabytki (Wiki Loves Monuments in Poland)[edit]

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Wiki Lubi Zabytki is Polish version of well-known contest Wiki Loves Monuments. In 2013 Polish community is taking part of this huge event for the third time. Since 2011 it was always important moment in community schedule what you can see in results: in 2012 there was sent more than 50000 images of Polish monuments. Of course this year we want to repear this success :).

Resources used[edit]

Information from Wiki Lubi Zabytki 2012, version 2013 may look similar.

  • People:
    • Contest coordinator (2012), two coordinators (2013)
    • Lots of volunteers, mainly from Polish Wikipedia
  • Money spent: ~16300 PLN [1]
  • Venues:
    • Comedy Club "Chłodna" in Warsaw (closing ceremony venue),
    • Warsaw central railway starion, Gdynia railway station (photo exhibitions)

Programming activities[edit]

Participants[edit]

  • 680 uploaders (51 412 files uploaded),
    • top uploaders: ~ 2700 photos,,
    • top 10: 5 men, 5 women (good!),
  • many Wikipedia users fixing monuments lists and adding photos,
  • 1 paid coordinator (in 2013: 2 paid coordinators),
  • 7 judges (3 wikimedians, photo amateurs; 2 professional photographers; 2 representatives of regional partners),
  • other...

Goals of the program[edit]

Goals are similar to other versions of Wiki Loves Monuments:

  • take photos of all cultural heritage monuments in Poland,
  • gain new photo uploaders and wikimedians

Any program evaluation strategy used?[edit]

  • Worldwide survey about WLM: feedback,
  • Tracking top uploaders:
    • newcomers: mostly taking photos for contest; inactive,
    • despirited by Commons strict rules and other users

Any program results or highlights you were able to measure?[edit]

Explanation: In a bullet point list (*) please share any results or highlights from your program evaluation strategy that you used to evaluate your image upload competition.
Examples: "We had a 60% respond rate to our online survey." "20% of those who responded said that they plan on sharing images on Commons after the event." "20 of the top 100 uploaders were women" "75% of Wiki Loves Monuments participants from our country were contributing to Commons before the contest and contributed higher than normal during September." "Out of the 22,000 photos, 1,000 of them are being used on articles across 25 different languages."

  • Example
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Are there any program results that you would like to measure?[edit]

Explanation: In a bullet point list (*) please share what type of results from your image upload competition would you like to measure?
Examples: "Know if WLM uploaders from our country uploaded anything in the 6 months after September." "How many of our images are being used across projects," "If the images we took at our Wiki Takes Biology event made an impact percentage wise on biology content coverage on Wikipedia." "What areas of our country uploaders come from." "How many uploads were made via web versus mobile."

  • Example
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Is there anything else you would like to share?[edit]

Explanation: In 2 to 3 sentences, please share anything else about your program you'd like to share with other program leaders.

Wilfredo (Venezuela)[edit]

Recorrido fotográfico[edit]

Photowalks Maracaibo team 2013

As a preliminary stage to WLM, We have been conducting tours of Venezuela photographing almost anything and not only monuments. We have stressed more on the quality of the photos number of pictures to shoot. For that reason, we have taught composition (The Photographer’s Eye - Composition and Design for Better Digital Photos.) and digital editing. Before of the street walk We make a composition class taking any topic related in this day. Photographs can be taken in the city or in rural areas. It is important to note how extremely difficult it is to go to these places, some of them the most dangerous for a person Latinamerica. And others are accessible only after many days climbing. The walks on streets are made every 15 days, depending on good weather. The climbs to peaks are made only once a year, because material costs primarily. The climb may vary, we have recently planned a trip to Sarisariñama. Photos are taken with a clear philosophy, can be used on any article on wikipedia now or in the future, ie, shooting at anything without any limit and no need for premiasión when team members clearly understand this philosophy.

Resources used[edit]

Resources used by Merida Andes team
Merida Andes team 2011-2012 see more

Explanation: The resource used depends on the trip, but it is incredibly high due to the cost of imported material in the country. We have received significant donations from other users on Commons, like a Nikon D300 by user Dcoetze in Equipment exchange section. It is difficult to estimate the prices with inflation at 40% and an exchange control in Venezuela

  • There is a resource that is not possible to quantify and is the stress of having a camera in 3000 dollars in the most dangerous city in Latin America. (Photowalks)
  • Rental all necessary equipment to climb and break the ice (Tent and sleeping bag special freezing temperatures, ice ax, ahislante, special food, bags and attack campaign, leggings, special climbing boots, protective helmet, headlamp, ropes, hooks, notes ..). ~1000 dolars per person per day. (Merida Andes).
  • Air ticket of the participants. This varies depending on the date and availability of the carriers. The destinations are the Merida Andes or the Amazon, traveling from different cities of Venezuela.
  • Photographic Equipment. A photography equipment with adequate protection and lenses equipped for extreme climates. Tripod, camera of course, goggles, waterproof. For this trip only had a Canon SX30 which has been sold to buy additional equipment today.(Merida Andes)
  • For tours of town, we need a local transport to the area, which is usually a bus previously canceled. (Photowalks).
  • A car rented SUV. (Merida Andes).
  • In some places we visited were delayed up to 6 days without any kind of human contact or civilization, of which the last day the kitchen did not work the last, so, we had to stop climbing the peak Bolivar. (Merida Andes).
  • In walks down the street, you need to stop before noon. We use fresh clothes, then at noon have been recorded temperatures of 55 ºC.(Photowalks)
  • We have encountered temperatures below 15, specifically glacial peak in Humboldt. Appropriate clothing is required for that, windproof and waterproof. (Merida Andes)

Programming activities[edit]

I've taken care of the organization, planning and logistics by email and Facebook. In walks on the streets, it has always used the help of all the team participants by Facebook. In the case of travel to remote locations, always carry an extra expense to rent the equipment and transport, in these cases, we have used a guide who organizes and get cheaper prices by email.

Participants[edit]

  • In climbing trips in remote sites are only 6 people, the problem is that for these sites is not recommended large groups. (Merida Andes)
  • Some users are complicated upload photos because they have no Internet or electricity, for that reason. In these cases, a user handles it.(Photowalks)
  • For some users, there is not an interface language, as in the case of wayuu peoples.(Photowalks)

Between 10 and 50 people participated in the photographic walking events.(Photowalks) Examples: 2,200 people uploaded images to Commons, 15 out of the top 50 were women uploaders, 10 volunteers helped organize the event, 1 paid intern was brought on to lead project, 10 judges, 5 volunteers distributed images into Wikipedia articles after uploads

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Goals of the program[edit]

  • Bringing new photographers to WikiCommons. The handful of users who are working are professional photographers and have been active for months.(Photowalks)
  • To document articles without photos or new animal species.

Explanation: In a bullet point list (*), please share what the goals of your image upload competition? What changes did you want to happen?
Examples: "Every historic monument photographed in Italy" "500 new Commons uploaders" "Retain 20% of new uploaders" "Improve skills of volunteers on how to photograph bugs" "Improved upload tools" "Improved content on Wikipedia about bugs."

  • Example
  • Example
  • Example....etc...

Any program results or highlights you were able to measure?[edit]

  • We have uploaded many photographs, however, we have put emphasis on the quality and use in Wikipedia and not quantity, so: 18 FP, 20 VI and 645 QI.
  • It has placed particular emphasis on female persons and persons without photographic camera.


Is there anything else you would like to share?[edit]

I am also organizing WLM Venezuela, for the moment We have 6996 monuments registred

Non team Program Leaders[edit]