Grants:Project/Rapid/Wiki Loves Earth Zambia 2022

Wiki Loves Earth Zambia 2022
Wiki Loves Earth is an annual international photo contest of the natural monuments. Our goals are to increase the number of freely licensed images in Commons, which we can later use in other Wikimedia projects (Wikipedia, Wikivoyage, Wikinews, Wikiquote etc.).
targetCommons, Wikipedia
start date01 June
start year2022
end date30 July
end year2022
budget (local currency)ZMW 54,080
budget (USD)USD 3,166.01
grant typeindividual
contact(s)• icem4k(_AT_)

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Project GoalEdit

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

  1. Add or improve content
  2. Recruit new editors
  3. 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 contest will focus on photos. This content is important, as most articles in en:Category:Protected areas of Zambia have no or lack illustrations. This is important to us because the amount of freely licensed photos of natural monuments in Zambia is still low and as time goes by the accessibility and state of the monuments deteriorates due to loop-holes in nature preservation legislation. .

2. How have you let relevant Wikimedia communities know about this proposal? You are required to provide links to on-wiki pages to inform these communities about your proposed work. Examples of places where this can be done include community discussion pages, affiliate discussion pages, or relevant project talk pages.
You may also provide information about external social media channels you may be using.

We will create posts about the contest on the pages of Wikipedia Zambia on Instagram, Facebook and Chichewa twitter account.

3. How will you let participants know about the contest? In what ways will you be communicating with them?
For example, these can include on-wiki spaces, social media channels, mailing lists, messaging apps, or physical/online gatherings.

Based on previous contests:
  • The most important way to advertise the contest will be central notice banner arranged by the international team.
  • Communication through our social media accounts on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter
  • Posting announcements in local photo and tourism related Facebook groups (quite effective), forums and sites.
  • Writing a press release before and after the contest.

4. How will you judge the contest and award prizes?
Note: Grantees, judges, and other contest leaders are ineligible to receive prizes. Grantees who are serving as judges may not receive gifts through grant funding.

The jury will consist of 4-5 people from mixed backgrounds and will judge photos in several rounds.

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

The landing page contains links to categories with existing articles on the topic. The list of objects will be used as encouragement to create both articles & pictures about the missing topics.

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

Time plan for activities:

  1. Before May: Preparing alliances
  2. May: Compiling a list of natural areas
  3. June-July: Running the competition, posting updates to social media,
  4. August-September: Making pre-selection for the jury. Jury work, deciding local winners. 10 best photos will be submitted to the international contest. Evaluating the project. An award ceremony to be held in this time period pulse a press release about the project.
  5. October-November Compiling the report. Showcasing best work on social media.


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: 30
  2. Number of photos uploaded to Wikimedia Commons:400
  3. Number of photos used on Wikimedia projects: 150

For writing contests:

  1. Number of participants: 10
  2. Number of articles created or improved:25


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).

We have an experienced team of 3 editors who will participate in logistical organization

  1. Isaac Kanguya - Organizer and Coordinator
  2. Imanga Kayama - Partnership
  3. Edward Phiri - Support (Social Media Content Manager)

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


1 USD = 17.85 ZMW as of 03 April 2022

Project budget table
Category Item Quantity Rate (ZMW) Total (ZMW) Explanations
Pre-Implementation Graphical designs (Posters & flyers) 1 2500 2500 This amount will cover the design of Posters and flyers for our social media ads.
Communication outreaches 1 6500 6500 Will be used for social media platforms (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter), Newspaper outlets (To have our Press release published in the national newspaper) other means of mass communication for advertising the contest with an aim of reaching out so many people.

- ZK 1500 for social - ZK 5000 each for onlinie publications

Communication (Phone calls/Internet Data) plus Transportation 1 4100 4100 ZK 3300 for 2 months Data Subcriptions.

ZK 800 Talk time for the team members that is ZMW 200 for each member

Covid 19 Kit 1 1,500 1500 This will cover for the Hand sanitizer, Face masks for those that might not come with any.
Implementation: Certificates 30 90 2700 This will act as an appreciation & recognition to everyone who will have participated in project.
Prizes inform of Gift Vouchers 1 5200 5200 Awards to be given to the top 4 participants given in form of vouchers worth.

ZK 2000 for the first price

ZK 1500 for the second Prize

ZK 1000 for the third

ZK 700 for last.

Gift to the Jury Coordinator 3 500 1500 Gifts voucher will be given to the judges as the appreciation. Each will get ZK 500 gift cards
Venue 1 4200 16800 The venue will host the opening and officially lunch the 2022 WLE competition and we want to have a award Ceremony at the end and during the award we will have some snacks. We are getting this venue for 4 days to offically kick start the competion and then host a edit-a-thons
Drinks & Snacks 1 11780 11780
Administrative cost 1500 1500 This should cover the bank fees and also FX fluctuation.
TOTAL ZK 54,080


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