Grants:Project/Rapid/Wikimédiens du Bénin User Group/Wiki Loves Monuments 2019 in Benin

Wikimédiens du Bénin User Group/Wiki Loves Monuments 2019 in Benin
This year Benin is going to participate for the firt time to the Wiki Loves Monuments contest. The local competition will be supported by Wikimédiens du Bénin User Group and its community members.
targetWikimedia Commons, French Wikipedia, Fon Wikipedia incubator project
start dateSeptember, 1st
start year2019
end dateSeptember, 30th
end year2019
budget (local currency)578,055 FCFA
budget (USD)977.5 dollars
grant typegroup
contact(s)• fawaz.tairou(_AT_)gmail.comMah3110
organization (if applicable)• Wikimédiens du Bénin 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 introduce Wiki Loves Monuments contest to existing and new contributors of wikimedia commons, and share all about Wiki Loves Africa and its purpose.
  2. To recruit loyal contributors (professional photographers and non professional) to wikipedia and its sister projects.
  3. To engage existing contributors and encourage them to continue contributing even when the contest is over.
  4. To increase or improve contents on Wikimedia Commons with freely licensed, and quality images of Benin monuments.

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?

Images of Benin monuments, archaeological sites, and cultural heritage are not adequately covered on Wikimedia Commons. This contest is an opportunity to contribute high quality images of these monuments, archaeological sites, and cultural heritage to Wikimedia Commons.
It will help to increase the awareness of Wikimedia projects
The workshop under this projects will help to correct wrong impression about Wikimedia movements in Benin
It will help to introduce the basis of Wikimedia Commons and Wikimedia projects to many Benineses
It will help to increase the number of contributors to Wikimedia Commons and other Wikimedia projects
It will help to increase the number of Benin-related contents on Wikimedia Commons
It will help to increase the contents on Fon Wikipedia incubator project
The contest will help to establish a long term relation with professional photographers

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?

A jury of 3 professional and passionate photographers will judge individual entries and award them based on the criteria of the contest.

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

We will have edit-a-thons focused on using 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.

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


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. If at least 25 people participates
  2. If at least 500 images are uploaded to Wikimedia Commons
  3. If three months after the contest, 75 of uploaded images are used on wiki projects
  4. If at least 13 monuments are photographed

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).

Team MembersEdit

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


1 USD = 591.357 FCFA (XOF) as of August, 18th 2019 [1]

Project budget table
No. Item Quantity Rate (USD) Total (USD) Summary
Launch event Venue 1 $150 $150 We will have the introduction of Wiki Loves Monuments project, List of Benin Monuments and Wikimedia commons.

2 weeks after launch we will hold an uploading session and to raise awareness

Snacks 1 $50 $50
Branding & Stationaries T-Shirts 5 $7.5 $37.5 T-shirts for organizers/staff

& Outreach

Internet at the events 2 $50 $100 Internet will be used during events for photo uploading.

Communication-Marketing (online only)

Social Media (Promotion) 4 $10 $40
Closing Ceremony Awards giving (1st,2nd,3rd) $450 $450 1st prize $200

2nd prize $150

3rd prize $100

This event will be held at a different venue.

Best images will be exhibited at a cultural center (Fondation ZINSOU, Institut Français du Bénin, Bibliothèque Université d'Abomey-Calavi or Campus Numérique Francophone de Cotonou) in digital format

Event Venue 1 $100 $100
Drinks and Snacks 1 $50 $50
Total: USD 977.5


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