Grants:Project/Rapid/Lightshot1/Photowalk at Osun State

Lightshot1/ Photowalk at Osun State
As a professional photographer who has contributed hundreds of images to Wikimedia Commons and hence always finding space to bridge more image gaps on the Wikimedia project. And this project is born out of the desire to help close the content gap about Osun state landmarks, structures, culture as well as to help improve Wikimedia projects like Wikipedia and Wiki Commons by uploading quality pictures of notable places, institutions and landmarks in Osun State. I have also been part of various photowalks all around Nigeria. This project is therefore organized to help fill this gap.
targetWikimedia Commons, English Wikipedia
start date1st November
start year2021
end date30th November 31 January
end year2021 2022
budget (local currency)NGN 494,477
budget (USD)USD 1,202
grant typeIndividual
contact(s)• annointinglight21(_AT_)

Please see the sample Photowalk application before drafting your application.

Project GoalEdit

Choose one or more of the following goals. You can add or delete goals as needed. You can add details to each goal.

  1. To increase contents on Wikimedia Commons
  2. To recruit professional photographers for Wikimedia Commons and other Wikimedia Projects
  3. To improve contents on English Wikipedia
  4. Engage existing editors
  5. To create awareness about Wikimedia projects

Project PlanEdit


Tell us how you'll carry out your project. Be sure to answer the following questions:
1. How many walks/tours will you organize and how many people on each walk?

3 photowalks across the three Senatorial Districts in the states (Osun West, Osun East and Osun Central) and 4 photographers.

2. What kind of content will the walks focus on? Why is this topic a priority?

The photo walk will focus primarily on architectural buildings, Main entrances, Educational institutions, Libraries, Zoological Gardens, and other landmark areas in the state. Emphasis will be placed on places, institutions and buildings with existing Wikipedia articles without pictures, with examples of such being Federal Polytechnic, Ede, Osun State University, Obafemi Awolowo University, Osun State Polytechnic, Osun State Polytechnic, Osun State College of Technology, Olashore International School, Saint Anthony's Catholic High School, Federal Government Girls College, Ipetumodu, etc.

3. 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 the Wikimedia Community about this project via the discussion page of the Wikimedia User Group Nigeria which can be accessed Here

4. How will you let participants know about the photowalk? 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.

I will use social media channels like Whatsapp to communicate with the participants for this project

5. What is the plan to ensure images will be used on Wikimedia projects?

There will be an edit-a-thon immediately after the photowalks to upload the pictures (images) on Wikimedia commons while also linking images to the relevant Wikipedia articles.

6. Do participants have the equipment or skills needed to participate and contribute high quality content? If not, how will you support them?

  1. Two of the participants currently have good cameras. We will need to rent three more cameras.
  2. While all 5 participants have good photographic skills, there will be training on how participants can use and upload images on the Wikimedia Commons and Wikipedia. Participants will also be taught the rudiments of good photography.

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

This project will help to give visibility to Osun People and culture which has lot of Yoruba rich culture heritages, while also helping to close the content gap on the World Largest Online Encyclopedia. The project will significantly improve existing Osun related Wikipedia pages and the output from this project will be relevant for other Language Wikipedia such as the Yoruba (yo) Wikipedia, Hausa (Ha) Wikipedia and Igbo (Ig) Wikipedia.

8. 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:

yes. However, the total participants for this event is not more than 10.


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:

  1. If atleast 4 professional photographers participated
  2. If atleast 300 high quality photos are uploaded to Wikimedia Commons
  3. If at least 20% of the images collected are used on Wikimedia Projects


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).

  • We have laptops, Professional photographers and two experienced Wikimedia contributors.
  • Lightshot1 a professional photographer will lead this project
  • Kaizenify, a professional photographer and experienced Wikimedian, will also bring his wealth of experience into this project.

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

  • Cost of transportation for participants 40 X 3 X 3 = $360
  • Food and Drink during each of the Photowalk 18 X 3 X 3 = $162
  • Internet data for training, uploading of images and for edit-a-thon = $200
  • Branded Shirts for participants $15 X 5 = $60
  • Hotel Accommodation $30 X 3 X 3 (nights) = $270
  • ID Card, Branded Nose Masks and Hand sanitizer for participants = $50
  • Airtime for Communication = $30
  • Miscellaneous = $70

Total = $1202; NGN 494,477

Exchange rate used = 411.379/$ (Dollar) per


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