"way the topic was raised." funny
Thank you Jaime Anstee, Lodewijk for the explanation and context.
I don't if Mr. Alvarenga can see, but "I don't criticize the organizers,
they are newbies in the Wikimedia movement", is one of the main problems
here, why they can have the power spend this money without consulting, your
point increase the size of this issue, if they don't know what they are
doing, why they can manage/access this quantity of money?
And find for me photo contest in Brazil manage by NGOs without partners
that hits this quantity of money, and this is just the prize, the whole
contest was evaluated in 30'850,00 reais ~14'000.00 dollars...
On 30 May 2014 15:18, Everton Zanella Alvarenga <everton.alvarenga(a)okfn.org>
I have no idea about the prizes for other places to compare, but I
must say 10k reais (~5k USD) is a small amount of money for the value
generate by this type of competition, in my opinion.
At the moment I am running through the organization I coordinate a
challenge which will give prizes of this order, although we won't give
it in cash, but a trip to Open Knowledge Festival
<http://2014.okfestival.org/> next July, books and games, all
catalysing the creative use of technology and free software. And this
is from a very tiny organization 6 month old.
The results from this competition led by the education program
coordinator in Brazil seems good so far. I think one thing that could
be improved was to consult the community in a more open way to avoid
the actual wikidramas and I tend not to like prizes in cash, but
simbolic one, like a trip to Wikimania would make much more sense for
me or some prize related to photograph.
I don't criticize the organizers, they are newbies in the Wikimedia
movement and let's assume good faith, but I think it's a good
opportunity to discuss the issue globally, although the way the topic
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