Grants:Project/Rapid/UG MAI/Wiki Loves Earth 2017 in Nepal

UG MAI/Wiki Loves Earth 2017 in Nepal
The Purpose of the project is to improve and increase the available media of the natural heritage in Nepal.
targetWikimedia Commons, and therefore indirectly all other Wikimedia projects using material from Wikimedia Commons, mainly Wikipedia — in every language, but mainly in languages spoken in Nepal.
start date1 May
start year2017
end dateJune 30
end year2017
budget (local currency)2,02,000 NPR
budget (USD)1985USD
grant typeGroup
contact(s)•• Jitendra Shah
organization (if applicable)• Maithili Wikimedians User Group

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. To engage new and existing contributors of the community.
  2. To add freely licensed, and quality images of natural heritages of Nepal to Wikimedia Commons.
  3. To spread awareness about contributing media contents to Wikipedia and its sister projects.

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 focus on freely licensed and high quality images of natural heritages here in Nepal, that will be contributed to Wikimedia Commons for free usage and spread its importance via usage in Wikipedia articles. The competition is important because it give us exposure of our natural heritages.

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

  1. Social Media promotion
  2. E-mail
  3. Photo walk event
  4. photo-oriented websites
  5. Tell a friend

3. How will you judge the contest and award prizes?
We will invite Jury from different expertise; people from the Wikimedia community and well-known photographers. Prizes will be in term of money and a trophy. The jury will determine the winners of the local and international contest taking into the consideration the following criteria:

  • Technical quality (sharpness, use of light, perspective etc.);
  • Originality and creativity;
  • Potential usefulness and overall value of the image (including its licensing) to the Wikimedia projects.

4. For photo contests, what is the strategy to get images used on projects?
We will utilize those uploaded resources in Wikimedia projects by communicating contributors through e-mail, talk page or telephonic conversation .


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: 110
  2. Number of photos uploaded to Wikimedia Commons: 1500
  3. Number of photos used on Wikimedia projects: 500


Team MembersEdit

  1. Pankaj Deo - Project Coordinator
  2. Jitendra Shah - Event Manager
  3. Bijay Chaurasia - Photowalk and promotional stuffs
  4. Saroj Kumar Dhakal- Photowalk Coordinator
  5. Biplab Anand -Team consultant
  6. Tulsi Bhagat -Social Media


Project budget table
1 USD = 102.00 NPR as of 17 April 2017.
Number Item description Unit Qty Cost per unit NPR /USD Total cost USD WMF contribution (USD) Other sources (USD) Notes
1. Prizes 560.00 560.00
1.1 Main Prizes per nomination 3 300.00 300.00 3 best photos: 3 for top-3 best photos
1.2 Additional Prizes person 1 50.00 USD 50.00 50.00 Prizes for the top contributor by numbers of photographs uploads. This encourages more people to actually participate in the contest, and upload more photographs to win.
1.3 Special prizes (WLE T-Shirt) person 10 10.00 USD 100.00 100.00 The prizes is for the top ten contributors by numbers of photographs upload.
1.3 Special prizes (WLE Certificate) person 110 1.00 USD 110.00 110.00 The certificate is for the all contributors who takes part in the competition.
2. Jury and Award Ceremony 730.00 730.00
2.1 WLE T-Shirt Activities/ Main Event 15 10.00 USD 150.00 150.00 WLE T-shirt for Volunteers and Jury Members.
2.2 Hall rent event day 1 100.00 100.00 Hall rent for the award ceremony in Kathmandu.
2.3 Food & Beverages event day 1 185.00 185.00
2.4 Travel expenses (for jury members) person 5 270.00 270.00 To the awards ceremony.
2.5 Transportation expenses (within the city) way Volunteers 25.00 25.00
3. Prizes delivery 50.00 50.00
3.1 Post expenses and telephone charges project 1 50.00 50.00 Sending prizes and certificates to users who could not attend the ceremony.
4. Wiki Loves Earth outreach 645.00 645.00
4.1 Wiki Loves Earth: Local Outreach events project 200.00 USD 600.00 600.00 We expect to organise local outreach events in at least 3 cities/towns. This will include (depending on the city/town): where we organise a Photo Walk with our volunteers and photographers. Cost will include: travel and accommodation in respective cities/towns for workshops. We might organise more events if we get financial support of local partners.
4.2 Meetup Space project 45.00 USD 45.00 45.00 For the discussion among the volunteers and Meetup. We expect that our local partners provide the cost.
TOTAL 1985.00 1985.00
Total cost of project
1985.00 USD


Community members are encouraged to endorse your project request here!

  1.   Support -- Bijay Chaurasia (Talk) 15:27, 17 April 2017 (UTC)
  2.   Support with best wishes.--Biplab Anand (Talk) 11:49, 19 April 2017 (UTC)
  • WLE is not only on sites of national importance, but also on those protected at the regional level, and on the widest variety of natural sites possible: forests, parks, gardens, rocks, caves, or whatever part of nature is protected in our country. Zeetendra ») 13:11, 20 April 2017 (UTC)