Project grants/Wiki Loves Monuments in Syria 2017

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Basic information[edit | edit source]

Project Title (If applicable)
Prize fund for Wiki Loves Monuments 2017 in Syria
Proposed by

Farah Jack Mustaklem

Are you currently a member of Wikimedia UK?

Project description[edit | edit source]

Briefly describe the issue or problem that motivates this application. What needs are you meeting?
Documenting monuments in Syria, and adding them to Wikimedia Commons/
Describe project activities. What will you use the funding to do?
Funding will be used to distribute prizes to winning photographs in the Wiki Loves Monuments competition in Syria. Prizes are ($150, $100, and $50 for the top three photos, in addition to another $50 prize for most useful photograph). Transfers
Describe your plan for evaluating this project. How will you measure success? What types of things will you measure (e.g. content, participants)?
  1. Number of participants: 20 (Actual number 15)
  2. Number of photos uploaded to Wikimedia Commons: 100 (Actual 128)
  3. Number of photos used on Wikimedia projects: 20 (Actual 2 thus far)
Identify key people involved in this project. How will or could the wider Wikimedian community be involved?
Farah Jack Mustaklem and Abbad Diraneyya.
If applicable, identify partnering organisations for this project (not essential)
Wikimedians of the Levant User Group

If you feel that there is more information that could be for example resources needed, how successes can be measured, and how it fits in with the aims of Wikimedia and Wikimedia UK. Please note that these answers don't have to be definite now, and can be expanded on in conversation with the programme team.

What targets have you set? What will you measure?
Our targets are to increase the availability of photographs of Syrian monuments. We will measure the number of contributors, the number of photos uploaded, and their use in Wikimedia projects.
What contribution will the project make to our strategic goals?
Expanding the diversity of content across Wikimedia projects
Who will be recording/measuring the project metrics, and writing up a project report?
Farah Jack Mustaklem
What staff support is being requested?
How can you get other volunteers involved? What roles could they have?
Other volunteers have evaluated the photos and picked the winners.
What meeting or other space is needed?
Are other resources needed (such as computers, books, camera equipment, food, contacts, infrastructure)? How will they be sourced?
If any partner organisations have been identified, have they been contacted and are they committed?
Does this project require more extensive funding? What would any WMUK funds be used for?
WMUK funds will be used to cover the prize money. The full sum to be transferred to me, for me to distribute onwards to the winners.
Are external funds needed that we can apply for? If so where will they be sought?
Are there any resources that you can contribute? Such as equipment.

Talk:Project grants/Wiki Loves Monuments in Syria 2017

Based on the recommendation from the Evaluation Panel, the budget holder has approved this grant.

Agnes Bruszik(WMUK) 10:26, 08 November 2017 (BST)

Report[edit | edit source]

15 participants uploaded 128 photos of monuments in Syria. The winning photos can be found here. Report on Wiki Loves Monumnents in the Levant can be found here. Prize money was transferred to winner of first three prizes. --Fjmustak (talk) 23:45, 19 January 2018 (GMT)