Grants:Project/Rapid/NfanaMali/Wiki Loves Africa

Wiki Loves Africa Mali
Wiki Loves Africa is an annual continental photo contest held on the African continent to increase the number of visuals and audio visuals of African origin for use on various Wikimedia projects. This is the 4th consecutive year the contest is going to run.
targetWikimedia Commons, Wikipedia
start date1st of October
end date30th of March
budget (USD)1800 dollars
grant typeindividual
contact(s)• Nfana Diakite <>user:anthere

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.

Create awareness about the Wikimedia movement and its activities through participation to the c:Commons:Wiki Loves Africa 2017 photo contest.

Project PlanEdit


Tell us how you'll carry out your project. Be sure to answer the following questions:

I am the facilitator in Mali of the #WikiChallenge Ecoles d'Afrique, a writing contest on vikidia organized in 70 schools in 4 African countries in October and November 2017. It so happen that the work done in the wiki sphere in the schools will happen at the same time than Wiki Loves Africa. So far, no local team has ever promoted the Wiki Loves Africa photo contest in Mali. I propose to do so and promote the contest toward the contest in two target populations : toward the schools and more generally the educational sector, and toward young professional and semi-amator photographers.

I will

  • communicate about the contest in various venues and within my networks
  • launch ceremony (October 12th)
  • facilitate the participation of schools kids and personnel to the contest
  • organize a winning ceremony with local prizes for schools and for photographers
  • organise a exhibition of winning photos or photo-essays

1. What content will the contest focus on, and why is it important to your community?

Contest will focus on photography, with the theme "people at work"

2. How will you let people know about the contest?

launching ceremony with media press. Personal network.

3. How will you judge the contest and award prizes?

I will contact seasoned photographers whom I am already connected to be on the judging panel


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. Number of photos uploaded to Wikimedia Commons
  2. Number of photos used on Wikimedia projects
  3. Media mentions
  4. Stories


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).

Person organizing the contest in Mali :
Coordinateur de Projet/Programme
Association Un Livre Pour Deux Mains
Écrivain, Nouvelliste
Président,Clubs RFI Mali

N'fana is currently looking for additional funding. He is likely to receive in-kind donation, such as photo exhibition space at Institut Français.

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

Wiki Loves Africa 2017 budget
Descriptions Cost
Communication (Poster, banner, press stipends etc…) 300.000
Local prizes

For Mali photographers

1st Prize Statuette Ciwara + 150.000 250.000
2nd Prize 100.000 100.000
3rd Prize 50.000 50.000
Local prices for schools 1st Prize Statuette Ciwara + 150.000 250.000
2nd Prize 100.000 100.000
3rd Prize 50.000 50.000
Photo exhibit + ceremony 650.000
Total 1.750.0000 francs CFA

The total budget is 3185 dollars (1.750.0000 francs CFA).

The amount of money requested is 1800 dollars. Other sources of funding are being approached at the same time. Should the funding available be lower, expenses will be adapted to the available budget.


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