Grants:Project/Rapid/Kamal Osama/Wiki Loves Earth 2017 Egypt

Kamal Osama Elgazzar/ "Wiki loves Earth 2017 Egypt
-Briefly To lead for the 1st time Wiki loves Earth in Egypt, recruit volunteers and participate to write and share photos about the Egyptian natural heritage sites on Wikimedia projects (Wiki commons and Arabic Wikipedia)
targetThis Project will have an impact on Wiki commons, specially the worldwide contest, and Arabic Wikipedia
start dateMay 1st
start year2017
end dateMay 31
end year2017
budget (local currency)28800
budget (USD)1600
grant typeindvidual
granteeKamal Osama
contact(s)• rebuild101active(_AT_)

Please see the sample Contest application before drafting your application.

Project GoalEdit

This project has the following goals:

  1. Lead the Wiki Loves Earth contest for the first time in Egypt.
  2. Help recruiting new volunteer editors to Arabic Wikipedia and wiki commons projects with special interest in Environmental and Earth articles.

Project PlanEdit


The aim of this project is to encourage and facilitate the capturing and uploading of photographs of Egyptian natural heritage sites, protectorates and national parks under free licensing during the contest month (May). This includes encouraging those who upload media, to write about their site of choice on Wikipedia, Through this competition we aim to not only increase the quality of photographs on Commons, but also the number of active participants. We aim to inspire participants to contribute on Wikipedia in terms of improving articles, creating articles or uploading new content and media which can be used on Wikipedia or other related Wiki projects. This is the 1st year that Wikimedia Foundation will run the competition locally and we aim to make this project successful and last for the next following years.

This project has included the following activities;

  1. Organizing a Photo Competition for natural heritage protectorates in Egypt.
  2. Organizing a photo walk to one or more natural heritage sites.
  3. Holding one full day workshop for the participants to get familiar with the Wikipedia community, uploading photos and how to edit on Arabic Wikipedia.
  4. Assisting with transportation for members who live outside Cairo or on long distances.
  5. Advertising Campaign online and offline.


This project expect to reach and recruit new editors from different backgrounds but interested to expand the environmental awareness on the Egyptian natural heritage and write on its important sites.

Measures of SuccessEdit

  1. +1000 photos uploaded to Wikimedia commons.
  2. Recruitment +25 new users to create acounts on wikmedia projects.
  3. Increasing skills for editing for the new users by wiki commons and Wikipedia.
  4. +3 Featured photos, quality and valued images nominated on wikimedia commons.
  5. +150 photos used on wikipedia articles.


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).

  1. User: Kamal Osama Elgazzar Program Leader
  2. User: Mohamed R. Elsharouny Program Leader
  3. User: Mohamed Ouda Event Co-ordinator

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


It's expected that the risk of unavailability of the Internet connection is the biggest risk.


Community members are encouraged to endorse your project request here!

  • This project will be very important for Egyptian Wikimeadians Ahmed Mohi El din (talk) 14:36, 9 April 2017 (UTC)


Number Category Item description Unit Number of units Cost per unit Total cost Currency Notes
1 ِAdvertising Poster printing and Online Ads N/A N/A N/A 50 $ We will use social media websites to promote the contest and print posters to be published in public places.
2 Prize-1 First Prize Prize 1 $200 $200 $
3 Prize - 2 Second Prize Prize 1 $150 $150 $
4 Prize -3 Third Prize Prize 1 $100 $100 $
5 Prize -4 Special Prize for most linked photos in articles Prize 2 $75 $75 $
6 Photobooks print Photobooks with the winning photos advertising 60 $5 $300 $
7 Gift packages for the judges Gift packages for the judges Gift packages for the judges 3 $75 $225 $
Sub-Total $1100 $


Number Category Item description Unit Number of units Cost per unit Total cost Currency Notes
1 Regular meetups Dinner for 1 meetup (@ $10/person) Meal/Person 15 People $10 $150 $ The number of group members now is 15. 12 is the average of people who possibly will attend.
2 Transportation/shipment fees Transportation and material shipment fees 1 Day 2 Travels for a protectorate $100 $200 $ This amount will be used to help covering travelling/transportation for visiting a protectorate and coming back to the meeting point.
3 Equipment Portable hot spot router router 1 $150 $150 $
Sub-Total $500 $
Total $1600 $