Grants:Project/Rapid/Faith Mwanyolo/Wiki Loves Africa 2022 in Kenya

FaithMwanyolo/Wiki Loves Africa 2022 Kenya
The Wiki Loves Africa contest runs across and lets the participants tell the African story through the contribution of relevant media.
targetWikimedia Commons
start date15th February
start year2022
end date15th April
end year2022
budget (local currency)KES 232,332
budget (USD)2050 USD
grant typeIndividual
contact(s)•• Mlisa 15

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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 or improve content
  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?

Wiki Loves Africa 2022 in Kenya will focus on the collection of media content under the theme Homa and Habitat. This is important to us because our overall goal is to put Kenya on the map and this will greatly help us do that.

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.

We will use the twitter handle: @WikimediaK and our personal instagram handles to promote the photo contest. Another mode will be through a WhatsApp group created specifically for the project. Having hosted previous competitions; we have a contact list of participants.

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.

Twitter, Instagram, Facebook and Whatsapp groups.

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.

Judges who met specified criteria will be given the proper tools to judge the competition. They will also be properly inducted on how to use whatever jury tool is required e.g Montage.

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

We will provide a list of venues for photo walks to the participants and narrow it down to those which they select and make arrangements for them to visit at their own free time.

6. Are you running any in-person events or activities? If so, you will need to complete the steps outlined on the Risk Assessment protocol related to COVID-19. When you have completed these steps, please provide a link to your completed copy of the risk assessment tool below:

There will be no in-person events.

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

We're looking forward to hosting our 3rd competition


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: 25
  2. Number of photos uploaded to Wikimedia Commons: 900
  3. Number of photos used on Wikimedia projects: 300


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).

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

Project budget table
Category Item Quantity Rate (USD) Total (USD) Summary'
Communication outreaches 1 $100 $100 Use of social media platforms (WhatsApp, Facebook, Instagram,Twitter) for advertising the contest with an aim of  reaching out so many people.
Internet data Individual photo upload 1 $100 $100 Internet data will be provided to allow photo upload sessions to be done on an individuals basis. Each of the 25 participants will receive 2190 MBs of data bundles.
Online opening ceremony 1 $100 $100 We shall need this to facilitate internet to all participants together with the organizing team for an online training and opening ceremony. Each of the 25 participants will receive 2190 MBs of data bundles.
Online closing ceremony 1 $100 $100 We shall need this to facilitate internet to all participants and the jury together with the organizing team for an online closing ceremony. Each of the 25 participants will receive 2190 MBs of data bundles.
Photo hunt 25 $15 $375 This will be needed to ensure participants can move without transport fare issues.
Individual photo-hunts to be carried to at least 5 protected areas (Entrance fees, PPE's and photography charges) 5 $80 $400 This will cater for the entrance fee required to visit interesting sites
Camera Rental 5 $30 $150 cameras will be hired to enhance the quality of pictures to be taken
Certificates 25 $3 $75 This will act as an appreciation & recognition to everyone who will have participated in WLA
Prizes 3 $350 $350 Awards to be given to the top 3 in terms of vouchers worthy 200$ (1st),100$(2nd),50$(3rd)
Food & Refreshments 25 $10 $250 Food and refreshments will be availed during photo walks
Contingency Amount 1 $50 $50 Other expenses.
Total: USD $2050


Community members are encouraged to endorse your project request here!

  •   Support. Great women :) Only would note that I think there is a mistake about the prize structure and amount. To be clarified. @FaithMwanyolo:
  • Thank you for noticing that! I have corrected it. Also, thank you for the endorsement :) @Anthere: