Grants:Project/Rapid/Wikimédiens du Bénin User Group/Wiki Loves Africa 2021 Benin

Wikimédiens du Bénin User Group/Wiki Loves Africa 2021 in Benin
The third edition of Wiki Loves Africa in Benin which is an annual continental photo contest held on the African continent to increase the number of visuals and audiovisuals of African origin for use on various Wikimedia projects.
targetWikimedia Commons, French Wikipedia, Fon Wikipedia incubator project
start dateFebruary, 1st
end dateMay, 1st
budget (local currency)1,061,253.27 FCFA
budget (USD)1965 USD
grant typeindividual (on behalf of the UG)
contact(s)• fawaz.tairou(_AT_)• bpossoupe(_AT_)
organization (if applicable)• Wikimédiens du Bénin User Group

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Please see the sample Contest application before drafting your application.

Project Goal


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

  1. Introduce Wiki Loves Africa 2021 project to existing and new contributors of wiki commons, and share all about Wiki Loves Africa and its purpose.
  2. Recruit loyal contributors (professional photographers and non-professional) to Wikipedia and its sister projects.
  3. Engage existing contributors and encourage them to continue contributing even when the contest is over.

Project Plan




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?

Wiki Loves Africa 2021 in Bénin will focus on photo shooting activities under the theme Health and Wellness. Pictures will be uploaded on commons and will be used to illustrate Beninese related articles on Wikipedia and on its sister projects. We will also make an exhibition of best images in partnership with a cultural center in Benin in order to encourage best images entries.

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

Offline: Word of mouth and posters will be printed and displayed in libraries, Universities and schools
Online: We will set up social media pages (Facebook, Twitter ) to reach people online.

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

We will have a panel of 3 judges who will set criteria for best images and use these as a basis, thanks to Montage, to select the best images for local awards.

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

We will have edit-a-thons to help integrate some of these uploaded images into existing articles on Wikipedia. We may also create new articles based on these images at the edit-a-thons.
We will also give gifts to the best contributors to motivate and encourage them.

5. Are you running any in-person events or activities? If so, you will need to complete the steps outlined on the Risk Assessment protocol related to COVID-19. When you have completed these steps, please provide a link to your completed copy of the risk assessment tool below:

V2 Risk Assessment Tool - Wiki Loves Africa Benin 2021

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

As we did last year, we will create an isa tool campaign for the period of the contest to improve the descriptions of the uploaded photos.



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: 50
  2. Number of photos uploaded to Wikimedia Commons: 1000+
  3. Number of photos used on Wikimedia projects: 50+
  4. 50+ will be categorized as valued, quality, or featured

For writing contests:

  1. Number of participants: 20
  2. Number of articles created or improved: 20



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).

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

1 USD = 540,078 FCFA (XOF) as of December 15th 2020 Oanda
Project budget table
No. Item Quantity Rate (USD) Total (USD) Summary'
Events Venue 2 $150 $300 All in person meet ups will follow the COVID-19 measures set up by the government of Benin.
Snacks 2 $60 $120
Branding & Stationaries T-Shirts 10 $7.5 $75 T-shirt will be given to contributor who has uploaded good number and quality photos, as well as to participant who has won the local ISA contest.
Certificate 20 $3 $60
Communications, Outreach & COVID-19 equipment Transport 4 $25 $100 Transport Internet will be used during events for photo uploading. Communication-Marketing (flyers and stickers printing, t-shirts, documents and photoshooting learning guides...)
Internet at the events - $200 $200
Photo hunt (Photo Walk) 2 $90 $180
Social Media (Promotion) 5 $20 $100
COVID-19 equipment - - $50 Hand Sanitizer, Soaps, Washing basin and Face Masks
Zoom pro account 3 $10 $30 Zoom pro account for online activities.
Closing Ceremony Awards giving (1st,2nd,3rd) $350 $350 The award will be given in term of vouchers and certificates. We will give vouchers cards worthy $200 to the first winner, $100 to the second winner and $50 to the third one, the winners can spend vouchers cards on what they choose.
Event Venue 1 $250 $250
Drinks and Snacks - $100 $100
Contingency Amount $50 Unforeseen expenses
Total: USD 1965



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