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Grants:PEG/WM CZ/Czech Municipalities Photographs

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This submission to the Wikimedia Foundation Grants Program was funded in the fiscal year 2009-10. This is a grant to an organization.

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Legal name of chapter
Wikimedia Česká republika
Grant contact name
Petr Novák
Grant contact user-name or e-mail
Grant contact title (position)
Project lead name
Petr Brož
Project lead user-name or e-mail
Project lead title (position), if any
Chapters member
Full project name
Czech Municipalities Photographs
Amount requested (in USD)
USD 2 500
Provisional target start date
Provisional completion date
Transition approved
2011-06-30 --Eloquence 22:22, 14 July 2010 (UTC) Note: this grant will be consolidated into a new 2010/11 grant that supports Media projects in CZ --Bnewstead 00:53, 10 December 2010 (UTC)

Budget breakdown[edit]

  • 10 participants
  • 10 journeys per person
  • USD 25 per journey on average

Project scope[edit]

Czech Wikipedia currently contains articles (stubs at least) about all 6249 municipalities in the Czech Republic (and many other significant objects around/in them), but only about one third of those have any photographs. Many have been covered by "WikiProjekt Fotografování" on cswiki, which has been quite successful (see cs:Wikipedie:WikiProjekt Fotografování/Foto Brno), but still most of the pictures come from towns where Wikipedia photographers live. The objective of this project is to support creation of freely licensed photos of Czech municipalities (and associated landmarks) through funding reasonable travel expenses of volunteer photographers.

Project goal[edit]

The goal of this project is to provide freely licensed photos of Czech munipalities, castles, nature reserves, rivers, creeks and other landmarks that were not available before.

Non-financial requirements[edit]

There's no additional support needed from WMF. We presume that participants will be using their own equipment, similarly to current photography project on Czech Wikipedia.

Fit to strategy[edit]

The project will provide new photographs to accompany Wikipedia articles about Czech Republic, thus increasing their quality, as well as other projects that benefit from freely available media.

Other benefits[edit]

We hope this project will show what kind of photos are best usable for Wikipedia articles, which is a benefit that will help Wikipedia even after the project is over. We also believe that funding will attract more Wikipedia contributors to photography projects.

Measures of success[edit]

We will consider this project a success if we get free photos 400 of new municipalities/landmarks (that will be 1000-1500 photos in total), or corresponding numbers while using proportionally less money.