Grants:Project/Rapid/Clarissagum/Black Music Month Celebration 2022 in Nigeria

Clarissagum/Black Music Month Celebration 2022 in Nigeria
Black Music Month is an annual celebration of black music in June. The month of June is set aside to appreciate the contribution of black musicians, singers, composers and songwriters. The month honors the history and rich black traditions that gave birth to different styles of music such as jazz, hip-hop, rap, barbershop, swing and rhythm and blues. The month also celebrate creative inspiration and appreciate the impact that black music had had on generations of performers and music lovers, from tales of slavery, racism and fighting for their basic human rights in their lyrics.
targetWikimedia Commons, English Wikipedia
start dateJune 1
start year2022
end dateJune 30
end year2022
budget (local currency)N393,992
budget (USD)$950
grant typeIndividual

Please see the sample Contest application before drafting your application.

Project GoalEdit

Choose one or more of the following goals. You can add or delete goals as needed.

  1. Add photos in Wikimedia Commons and use on English Wikipedia articles relating to Nigerian Musicians
  2. Recruit new editors
  3. Engage existing editors

Project PlanEdit


Tell us how you'll carry out your project. Be sure to answer the following questions:
1. What content will the contest focus on, and why is it important to your community?

The contest with the theme "Photos in Black" will focus on adding missing freely-licensed photos of notable Nigerian Musicians in Wikimedia Commons while also illustrating the articles with the uploaded photos on English Wikipedia. Black Music Month Celebration 2022 in Nigeria is an online contest that will be conducted to create and improve contents about Black Music in Nigeria.

2. How have you let relevant Wikimedia communities know about this proposal? You are required to provide links to on-wiki pages to inform these communities about your proposed work. Examples of places where this can be done include community discussion pages, affiliate discussion pages, or relevant project talk pages.
You may also provide information about external social media channels you may be using.

I have notified members of Wikimedia User Group Nigeria. See here for the notice.

3. How will you let participants know about the contest? In what ways will you be communicating with them?
For example, these can include on-wiki spaces, social media channels, mailing lists, messaging apps, or physical/online gatherings.

The contest will be announced on Nigeria Wikimedia WhatsApp groups and other social media platforms to ensure participation.

4. How will you judge the contest and award prizes?
Note: Grantees, judges, and other contest leaders are ineligible to receive prizes. Grantees who are serving as judges may not receive gifts through grant funding.

The photos of the contest will be judged by a team comprising of experienced Wikipedians. The participant with the highest points will be awarded the first prize.

The scoring system for the winners would be as follows:

  • 2.0 points would be awarded for every new quality photo added to Wikipedia article about Nigerian Musicians

5. For photo contests, what is the strategy to get images used on projects?

List of Nigerian Musicians articles missing photos will be provided and participants will source for freely-licensed photos available on the web and offline to upload in Wikimedia Commons.

6. Is there anything else you want to tell us about this project?


How will you know if the project is successful and you've met your goals? Please include the following targets and feel free to add more:

For photo contests:

  1. Number of participants: 20
  2. Number of photos uploaded to Wikimedia Commons: 100
  3. Number of photos used on English Wikipedia: 100


What resources do you have? Include information on who is organizing the project, what they will do, and if you will receive support from anywhere else (in-kind donations or additional funding).

Clarissagum- Organizer, Project and Campaign Lead

What resources do you need? For your funding request, list bullet points for each expense and include a total amount.

  • Internet and data subscription: $250
  • Airtime for communication: $150
  • Token of appreciation for reviewers: $100
  • Logistics to dispatch prizes: $200
  • Social media promotion: $100
  • Prizes: $150 (to be given to the winners as gift cards)
    • 1st prize: $75
    • 2nd prize: $50
    • 3rd prize: $25


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