Grants:Project/Rapid/Wiki Love Monuments Uganda 2018

Wikimedia Community User Group Uganda/Wiki Loves Monuments in Uganda 2018
A project to run Wiki Loves Monuments photographic competition in Uganda
targetWikimedia commons and Wikipedia
start date1st September
end date31st September
budget (local currency)UGX 4,412,787
budget (USD)$1180
grant typegroup
contact(s)• erinamukuta(_AT_)• kateregga1(_AT_)
organization (if applicable)• Wikimedia Community User Group Uganda

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Project Goal edit

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

Project Plan edit

Activities edit

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

We will focus on collecting quality pictures on Uganda's cultural heritage monuments through mobilizing people to participate in Wiki Loves Monuments 2018 in Uganda. This competition is important to our community because very few of Uganda's monuments have pictures on them in Wikimedia. The competition will be an opportunity to encourage people to seek these monuments and write about them.

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

We will organize two public events where people will be introduced to Wikimedia and Wikipedia and how they can contribute. We will also send emails about the contest to our mailing list which includes anyone who has attended any of our events in the past. We will also use social media like Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp and Twitter to encourage people to participate

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

A local jury or three judges made will be selected and will choose the 10 best photos from Uganda which will be forwarded to the international Wiki Loves Monuments competition. The best three photos from Uganda will each win a prize.

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

A list of Uganda's cultural heritage monuments will be obtained from the Uganda National Museum and provided to the contestants. In that case it will be easy for the participants to know which monuments to collect images on

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

There will also be a category for editors, the person who creates the best article on Wikipedia on any of the monuments will also win a prize. This will improve on usage of the images uploaded during the competition.

Impact edit

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

  1. Number of events: 2
  2. Number of new editors: 5
  3. Number of repeat participants:5
  4. Number of participants: 30
  5. Number of articles created or improved: 4
  6. Number of photos used on Wikimedia projects: 10
  7. Number of photos uploaded to Wikimedia: 300

Resources edit

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).

  • Geoffrey Kateregga: Contest organizer, will create list of monuments, create competition landing page, answer questions on email and contest talk page
  • Steven Bukulu: Contest organizer, will create social media sites, contest promotion
  • Erina Mukuta: Contest organizer, will create jury, purchase prizes

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

Items  Description  Quantity Unit Price ($) Total ($)
Transport Public transport to 2 upcountry locations to hold events 4 30 120
Accommodation Hotel accommodation for 2 people travelling to Western and Northern Region 4 30 120
Food Snacks and drinks for participants during introduction and upload events 2 60 120
Communications outreach Marketing materials (posters, fliers, social media) 1 100 100
Internet data Internet data at the 2 events 2 60 120
Best 3 photos Prizes for the three best photos 3 100 300
Best 3 articles Prizes for three best articles 3 100 300
Total 1180

Endorsements edit

Community members are encouraged to endorse your project request here!

  • # I endorse it. Faintsmoke (talk)
  • # I endorse this application. Good for the community to start off from where we stopped last year. Douglas (talk)
  • # I highly endorse it. There are monuments that were not covered last year, a continuation is ideal. Adding more photographers to the project is also an added value for documenting Uganda's monuments Bukulu Steve (talk)
  • Endorsed - it would be a good idea to start from where we left off last year , this time with the added benefit of even more members. AKibombo (talk) 11:59, 15 August 2018 (UTC)
  • While I cannot judge the exact amounts, I wholeheartedly support from a personal capacity the concept sketched by this request, the goals aimed for and the proposed approach. Effeietsanders (talk) 20:43, 15 August 2018 (UTC)