Grants:Project/Rapid/UG-GE/Wikipedia Asian Month 2019 in Georgia

statusnot funded
This year, for the fourth time, Wikimedia UG Georgia is hosting the "Wikipedia Asian Month 2019" contest. Wikipedia Asian Month is an annual Wikipedia contest focused on promotion of Asian content in different language Wikipedia. With this contest, we want to attract new users to Wikipedia, as well as help existing members improve their Wikipedia skills. This competition will also be able to popularize Wikipedia in Georgia, and we will also increase the number of articles on Asia through this competition.
targetGeorgian Wikipedia
start date1 November
start year2019
end date30 December
end year2019
budget (local currency)1,519 ₾ (GEL)
budget (USD)529 $ (USD)
grant typeGroup
non-profit statusYes
contact(s)• mehman(_AT_)• grants(_AT_)
organization (if applicable)Wikimedia Community User Group Georgia
website (if applicable)

Please see the sample Editathon/Training application before drafting your application.

Project GoalEdit

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

  1. Recruit new editors
  2. Increase skills for existing editors
  3. Add or improve content
  4. To spread awareness about Wikimedia projects in Georgia
  5. Popularization of Wikimedia projects
  6. Create new articles about Asia

Project PlanEdit


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

1. Are you doing one editathon or training or a series of editathons or trainings?

Contest "Asian Month" will be held throughout November. During this time, existing and new participant will create new articles, at this time the project organizers will remotely assist all participants.

2. How will you let your community know about the event? Please paste links below to where relevant communities have been notified of your proposal, and to any other relevant community discussions.

We created a project page in Georgian Wikipedia and when the project begins we will, through the central notification, preempt all Wikipedia visitors about the project. Also, through our official accounts in social networks (Georgian Wikipedia on Facebook (92K Likes), UG-GE on Facebook Georgian Wikipedia on Twitter, Georgian Wikipedia on Instagram), we will attract new members and warn them about our project.

3. Do you have experienced Wikimedia editors to lead the event?


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

All existing Wikipedia participants have all the necessary skills and technical devices to participate in the competition. New participants if they do not have the necessary skills, we will help them to conduct lessons for them and those participants, who will not have technical adaptations: the Central Library of the Tbilisi State University makes it possible to use both the Internet and computers for free.

5. How will you engage participants after the event(s)?

We try to hold many thematic contests, so the editors are free to take part in our projects.

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

This project will promote the development of Georgian Wikipedia & Wikimedia projects and it's popularization in Georgia.


How will you know if the project is successful and you've met your goals? Please include the following targets:

  1. Number of events: 1
  2. Number of participants: 10-15
  3. Number of new editors: 2-5
  4. Number of of articles created or improved: 100-150


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).

The organizers of the project will be two experienced participants of the Georgian Wikipedia, who have held several successful projects together (WLM, WLE and Wikipedia Asian Month). There are no other financial sources of the Georgian Wikipedia, except WMF.


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

We for the winners of the contest we calculated vouchers for the purchase of books that are available in the BIBLUSI bookstore. At the end of this project (for 22 December), UG-GE will hold event, where the results of the competition will be presented, as well as the work of UG-GE and its projects. The event will serve the popularization of Wikimedia projects in Georgia.
Items Sub-items Amount (GEL) Amount (USD)[1] Total
Vouchers First Nomination 500 ₾ 175 $ 175 $
Second Nomination 400 ₾ 140 $ 140 $
Third Nomination 300 ₾ 105 $ 105 $
Certificates For 12 Participant 24 ₾ 9 $ 9 $
Unforeseen expenses - 100 $ 100 $
Grand total 529 $

Total requested: 529 $ (USD)


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