Grants:Project/Rapid/TRahman/Article contest and Wiki loves earth 2017

This year Bangladesh is also participating the International Wiki Loves earth photo contest. We're also organizing an article contest in Bengali Wikipedia. The competitions will be supported by Wikimedia Bangladesh and organized locally by the Bangla Wikipedia community members.
targetBengali Wikipedia, Commons
start date31 May
start year2017
end date31 March
end year2018
budget (local currency)148,400 BDT
budget (USD)US$1842.33 / EUR 1480.08
grant typeindividual
contact(s)• tanvir.rahman(_AT_)• nahid(_AT_)• tanweer(_AT_)
website (if applicable)•

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 on Wikipedia
  2. Add photographs on Wikimedia Commons
  3. Recruit new editors
  4. 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 initiative consists two segments: An article writing contest in Bengali Wikipedia and Wiki loves earth 2017 in Bangladesh. The article contest is going on right now. All participants have created articles from a specific list and they submitted them by March 31st. We are now evaluating those articles. The main focus of the article contest is not only to add quality articles in Bengali, as you can see in the list all the articles are important from encyclopedic perspective. So we are also filling the gap of important topics on Bengali Wikipedia. The main focus of Wiki Loves Earth is to increase the number of freely licensed quality photographs of the protected natural reserves/sites in Bangladesh. There is 50+ Government listed protected sites in Bangladesh and most of them have no freely licensed photographs. So the two segments (Article Contest and Wiki Loves Earth) have specific numerical success targets in terms of quantity and quality improvement.
2. How will you let people know about the contest? Besides Wikipedia/Wikimedia mailing lists, onwiki notices, we'll promote the contests through social media, will send the press release to the media especially online newspapers and for photo contest we'll hold in-person meetings with different photography clubs in Bangladesh.
3. How will you judge the contest and award prizes? For WLE, We will form a jury consisting noted photographers, photojournalists and veteran Wikimedians. The jury will judge individual entries and award them based on the criteria set on this page. For article contest, the rule is simple one should translate the English article completely into Bengali. Veteran Bengali Wikipedians are judging the articles by following the rules set on this page.
4. For photo contests, what is the strategy to get images used on projects? Our volunteers will add the image from WLE into a specific article. We've established a working group specifically for this.

Previous activitiesEdit

Article contest
Photo contest


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: 100
  2. Number of photos uploaded to Wikimedia Commons: 2000
  3. Number of photos used on Wikimedia projects: 20%

For writing contests:

  1. Number of participants: 917
  2. Number of articles created or improved: 480



Community DiscussionEdit

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


Sl.No Item Quantity Rate (BDT) Total (BDT) Notes
(Subtotal :148400 BDT)
(Subtotal in US dollars : $1842.33 (1 US dollar = 80.55 Taka))
1 crest for winners (WLE) 10 2500 25000
2 Prize-money for best three photographs (WLE) 3 10000+8000+6000 24000
3 Highly Commendable Awards (WLE) 7 2000 14000
4 Award for the judges 5 2000 10000 The jury will consist of Five members including Wikimedians and outsiders. All of the members selected will have to be experienced in photography.
5 T-shirts 50 300 15000 For article contest & WLE winners+judges+volunteers
6 USB Flash drive 7 800 5600 For article contest winners
7 Pens 20 70 1400 Decorated pens for winners and judges
8 Wikipedia Wristband 70 40 2800 For article contest winners
9 Wikipedia badge 40 40 1600 For article contest winners
10 Certificate 60 100 6000 For article contest and WLE winners
11 Best prize for article contest 1400 Internet modem - the person who created most articles
12 Shipping cost of article contest prize 62 36600 Local & international
13 others 5000


Community members are encouraged to endorse your project request here!

  1.   Support — This competition has increased the quality photos of conservation areas and qualitative articles on various topics. At the same time new participants have also been encouraged. This initiative is really praiseworthy. — ANKAN GHOSH DASTIDER (talk) 16:50, 31 May 2017 (UTC)
  2.   Support - Article contest and WLE Bangladesh are two successful events organized by Wikimedia Bangladesh. Article contest enriches the article quality of Bangla Wikipedia and from WLE we got lots of useful photos, which can be used in the related articles. - Masum-al-Hasan (talk) 03:22, 1 June 2017 (UTC)
  3. This is the first time Wiki Loves Earth & article contest events organized by Wikimedia Bangladesh. It's really one of the successful events. Through this contest not only add quality photo also article contest enriches the article quality of Bangla Wikipedia. -Hasivetalk • 09:15, 1 June 2017 (UTC)
  4.   Support - This is the first time to arrange this kind of contest by Wikimedia Bangladesh. One of the successful events indeed!! Mohammed Galib Hasan (talk) 16:20, 1 June 2017 (UTC)
  5.   Support - I support this grant. This is beginning of a new era for Wikimedia Bangladesh. Sufe (talk) 19:15, 1 June 2017 (UTC)
  6.   Support — The article contest is about writing essential articles in Bangla wiki, hundreds of new articles are written. WLE is happening for first time in Bangladesh. Its a new start. This grant will help those events. -Ibrahim Husain Meraj (talk) 06:18, 2 June 2017 (UTC)
  7.   SupportAfifa Afrin (talk) 06:36, 2 June 2017 (UTC)
  8.   Support I put my strong support on this project. S Shamima Nasrin (talk) 11:15, 2 June 2017 (UTC)
  9.   Support ~ Moheen (keep talking) 11:24, 2 June 2017 (UTC)
  10.   Support, Bangladesh team was strong in organising Wiki Loves Earth this year and achieved good results. These activities are very beneficial in terms of content and in terms of community development — NickK (talk) 12:42, 2 June 2017 (UTC)
  11.   Support --Kritzolina (talk) 19:12, 2 June 2017 (UTC)