Grants:Programs/Wikimedia Community Fund/Rapid Fund/Wiki Loves Cosplay (ID: 22256335)

Wiki Loves Cosplay
proposed start date2023-08-15
proposed end date2023-09-30
budget (local currency)1000 USD
budget (USD)1000 USD
grant typeWikimedia Affiliate (chapter, thematic org., or user group)
funding regionNWE
decision fiscal year2023-24
applicant• TaronjaSatsuma
organization (if applicable)• Wikivibrance

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Applicant Details edit

Main Wikimedia username. (required)




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Main Proposal edit

1. Please state the title of your proposal. This will also be the Meta-Wiki page title.

Wiki Loves Cosplay

2. and 3. Proposed start and end dates for the proposal.

2023-08-15 - 2023-09-30

4. Where will this proposal be implemented? (required)

International (more than one country across continents or regions) This proposal is related to a Wiki Loves Campaign, desgined as a photographic contest. Its name is Wiki Loves Cosplay, and it will be organized whether the grand is approved or not. But we need a grant to provide awards to the winners, which will be located anywhere in the world.

We plan to release it during Wikimania 2023 in Singapore, where Cosplay culture will have a small space, but it's a contest where people froma ll around the world are welcome.

5. Are your activities part of a Wikimedia movement campaign, project, or event? If so, please select the relevant project or campaign. (required)


6. What is the change you are trying to bring? What are the main challenges or problems you are trying to solve? Describe this change or challenges, as well as main approaches to achieve it. (required)

As Wikivibrance, we want to encourage Young People participation in our movement. We want to encourage participation in Wikimedia projects by celebrating Cosplay and its culture.

See details about the campaign here:

7. What are the planned activities? (required) Please provide a list of main activities. You can also add a link to the public page for your project where details about your project can be found. Alternatively, you can upload a timeline document. When the activities include partnerships, include details about your partners and planned partnerships.

We aim to a photo contest similar to existing campaigns such as Wiki Loves Folklore, and in that line, we will provide three different awards, an award for best picture, for best costume, and one of «best picture depicting material not yet covered in Wikimedia Commons».

The activity will be organized in any case, but we ask for funding for the awards.

8. Describe your team. Please provide their roles, Wikimedia Usernames and other details. (required) Include more details of the team, including their roles, usernames, Wikimedia group, and whether they are salaried, volunteers, consultants/contractors, etc. Team members involved in the grant application need to be aware of their involvement in the project.

Francesc Fort - Main organizer Dody Ismoyo - Main collaborator and advisor

All are volunteers

9. Who are the target participants and from which community? How will you engage participants before and during the activities? How will you follow up with participants after the activities? (required)

Young Wikimedians and people from Cosplay communities who might be interested on joining the Wikimedia community.

10. Does your project involve work with children or youth? (required)


10.1. Please provide a link to your Youth Safety Policy. (required) If the proposal indicates direct contact with children or youth, you are required to outline compliance with international and local laws for working with children and youth, and provide a youth safety policy aligned with these laws. Read more here.

We plan to work with Young people but no children. Our Safety Policy is the Friendly Space Poliicy of the WMF, the Code of Conduct and any relevant Wikimedia Policy, including but not limited to the personality rights in Wikimedia Commons

In the campaign page in Commons, all relatable policies can be found

11. How did you discuss the idea of your project with your community members and/or any relevant groups? Please describe steps taken and provide links to any on-wiki community discussion(s) about the proposal. (required) You need to inform the community and/or group, discuss the project with them, and involve them in planning this proposal. You also need to align the activities with other projects happening in the planned area of implementation to ensure collaboration within the community.

The idea on working on Cosplay was born by a conservation between Francesc and Dody during the lunchtime on the EduWiki Conference in Belgrade.

When the Wikimania program took form and Dody's proposal on celebrating cosplay culture was part of the program, Wikivibrance Core Team debated about organizing such an event, and then we consulted Dody, we designed a proposal, and the launched it.

12. Does your proposal aim to work to bridge any of the content knowledge gaps (Knowledge Inequity)? Select one option that most apply to your work. (required)

Age (recency)

13. Does your proposal include any of these areas or thematic focus? Select one option that most applies to your work. (required)

Gender and diversity

14. Will your work focus on involving participants from any underrepresented communities? Select one option that most apply to your work. (required)

Age (diversity of age groups)

15. In what ways do you think your proposal most contributes to the Movement Strategy 2030 recommendations. Select one that most applies. (required)

Identify Topics for Impact

Learning and metrics edit

17. What do you hope to learn from your work in this project or proposal? (required)

We plan to win new editors (or at least raise awarness from new communities) by appealing the cosplay editor community

We expect to create fun activities so existing editors might be interested on participating, improving their experience and improving the sustainability of the movement.

18. What are your Wikimedia project targets in numbers (metrics)? (required)
Number of participants, editors, and organizers
Other Metrics Target Optional description
Number of participants 150 We don't expect a huge number of people providing photos (it's a very specific topic), but we expect that most participants will be new Wikimedians.
Number of editors 20 We don't expect a huge number of people providing photos (it's a very specific topic), but we expect that most participants will be new Wikimedians.
Number of organizers 2 Will have one project organizer from the Wikivibrance side, but Dody from the WMCUG Malaysia has been so important that he could be considered an organizer too.

Also, we will have another 3 involved members as jury members.

Number of content contributions to Wikimedia projects
Wikimedia project Number of content created or improved
Wikimedia Commons 200
Wikimedia Incubator
Wikifunctions or Abtsract Wikipedia
Optional description for content contributions.


19. Do you have any other project targets in numbers (metrics)? (optional)


Main Open Metrics Data
Main Open Metrics Description Target
20. What tools would you use to measure each metrics? Please refer to the guide for a list of tools. You can also write that you are not sure and need support. (required)

The Upload Wizard and the categories shows us how many pics have been uploaded. Those are already ready here

Once the campaign is over, will use Montage.

Financial proposal edit

21. Please upload your budget for this proposal or indicate the link to it. (required)

22. and 22.1. What is the amount you are requesting for this proposal? Please provide the amount in your local currency. (required)

1000 USD

22.2. Convert the amount requested into USD using the Oanda converter. This is done only to help you assess the USD equivalent of the requested amount. Your request should be between 500 - 5,000 USD.

1000 USD

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