Grants:Project/Rapid/TRahman/WLE Bangladesh 2019

Wiki Loves Earth 2019 in Bangladesh
2019 Wiki Loves Earth photography contest in Bangladesh
targetBangla and English Wikipedia, Wikivoyage and Wikimedia Commons
start date1 June
start year2019
end date30 June
end year2019
budget (local currency)BDT 1,68,000.00
budget (USD)USD 1,968.96 / EUR 1,767.36
grant typeIndividual
contact(s)• wikitanvir(_AT_)
website (if applicable)

Project GoalEdit

Choose one or more of the following goals. You can add or delete goals as needed.

  1. Add or improve photographs on Wikimedia Commons
  2. Recruit new contributors
  3. Engage existing contributors

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 contest will be focusing on protected natural sites of Bangladesh. To increase the number of freely licensed quality photographs of Bangladeshi natural heritage sites.

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

Besides wikipedia/wikimedia mailing lists, onwikI notices, we'll promote the contest through social media, will send the press release to the media and hold in person meetings with different photography clubs in Bangladesh.

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

We will form a jury board consisting noted photographers and veteran Wikimedians. The jury will judge individual entries and award them based on the criteria set on here.

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

This contest will make sure that the images from WLE will be used in Wikipedia articles. We will also motivate volunteers to add them during them contest.

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

We had successfully organized similar photo contests in the past, such as C:COM:WLMBD2016, C:COM:WLMBD2017, C:COM:WLMBD2018, C:COM:WLEBD2017 and C:COM:WLEBD2018. Some of our photographs also placed in the international winners list. Here's some international winners from our local contests:


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: 200
  2. Number of photos uploaded to Wikimedia Commons: 2000
  3. Number of photos used on Wikimedia projects: 400




SL No. Item Quantity Rate (BDT) Total (BDT) Notes
Subtotal in local currecny: BDT 156,000.00
Subtotal in USD: 1,828.32 (BDT 1 = USD 0.01172)
Subtotal in EUR: 1,641.12 (BDT 1 = EUR 0.01052)
01 Crests/Mementos and Certificates for Winners 10 2,000 20,000
02 Prize bond for Best Three Photographs 3 15,000 + 10,000 + 5,000 30,000 Not a cash prize. Could be prize bonds or gift items equivalent to respective amount.
03 Highly Commendable Awards 7 3,000 21,000
04 Mementos for the Judges 5 2,000 10,000 The jury will consist of five members. All members will be experienced in photography.
05 WLE T-shirts 10 300 3,000 For core volunteers.
06 Customized Mugs 10 300 3,000 For winners.
07 Pens 100 70 7,000 Decorated pens with the logo of the competition.
08 Calendar 50 200 10,000
09 Social Media Promotion 1 month 4,000 4,000
10 WLE Photowalks 5 5,000 25,000
11 Price Giving Ceremony 20,000 Venue, food, banners, etc
12 Others 3,000


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  •   Support. WLE Bangladesh team has a good track record in Wiki Loves Earth, with multiple photos from Bangladesh winning prizes in the international stage. Having photowalks to cover underrepresented areas and efforts towards usage of photos on-wiki are particularly appreciated — NickK (talk) 13:07, 2 May 2019 (UTC)