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Wikimedia Community User Group Tanzania/Wiki Loves Africa contest in Tanzania
We want to continue hosting Wiki Loves Africa contests in Tanzania so as to increase a number of Quality photos to Wikicommons to be used in different Wikimedia projects. This year we want to focus on quality photos useful to write African contents/stories on other Wikimedia projects especially Wikipedia by focusing on a theme PLAY.
targetEnglish Wikipedia, Swahili Wikipedia and Wikimedia Commons
start date1 February
end date30 March
budget (local currency)4,024,790tshs
budget (USD)1750 US$
grant typeGroup
non-profit statusYes
organization (if applicable)• Wikimedia Community User Group Tanzania

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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. Continue to create awareness of Wiki Loves Africa project to existing and new Tanzanian Wikimedians and partners
  2. To increase potential Wikimedia projects contributors such as professional photographers and journalists to Wikipedia and its sister projects.
  3. To share useful skills of how to contribute to wikicommons and how to contribute useful photos which can be used in other Wikimedia 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?

Wiki Loves Africa 2019 in Tanzania will focus on photo shooting activities under the theme PLAY along with training and sharing of knowledge on how to contribute to wikicommons. Photos which will be uploaded will be useful to write about African contents.

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

They will get information through our Social medias(facebook, whatsapp, instagram and twitter) as well as on our metapage.

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

We will have a panel of 4 judges who will set criteria for best images and use these as a basis to select the best images for local awards.

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

We will do some research on African contents (especially Tanzanian contents) that lack photo presentations on its articles and concentrate our photo uploading based on that.Also we will create some articles based on the photos which we will obtained so as to increase the Wikimedia project contents especially in Wikipedia. 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. Number of participantsː 25
  2. Number of photos uploaded to Wikimedia Commonsː 800+
  3. Number of photos used on Wikimedia projectsː20+
  4. Number of new users:at least 10
  5. Good quality photo submissions

For writing contests:

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


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).

Core Team MembersEdit

We have a team of atleast 4 active wikimedians plus three Swahili Wikipedia Admins who will accompany us on this project.

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


1 USD =2,299.88 as of 18 December, 2018 [1]
Project budget table
No. Item Quantity Rate (USD) Total (USD) Summary
Events Venue 2 - - The venue will be free.This includes first launch event and second event. We will have the introduction of Wiki Loves Africa project, wikicommons and an uploading session and awareness. (Both Venue and Snacks)
Snacks 11 10 110
Branding & Stationary T-Shirts 15 6 90 T-shirt will be given to contributors who has uploaded good number and quality photos, as well as to participants who has exceptional contributions during competition as determined by the jury and to few Journalists who will show much effort in promoting Wiki Loves Africa.
Project management 1 ̯120 120
Flyers 100 0.5 50
Pull up banner 1 100 100
Communications & Outreach Transport 6 20 120 Internet will be used during events for photo uploading and training on what is Wikicommons and how to upload photos to it.
Internet at the events 4 40 160
Photo hunt (Photo Walk) 2 50 100
Social Media (Promotion) 5 10 50
Closing Ceremony Awards giving (1st,2nd &3rd winner) 1 350 We will give awards to the winners interms of certificates and voucher cards. The voucher cards will be worthy $200, $100 and $50 for the first, second and third winner respectively.
Generator Backup hiring and fuel 2 100 200
Drinks and Snacks 1 100 100
Certificates 20 2.5 50 will be given to the first 3 Winners, participants who will show outstanding participation commitment and to the Journalists who will better promote Wiki Loves Africa in Tanzania.
Camera rental 2 25 50 1 Camera will be used to get high quality photos during the two events and during photo hunt.
Contingency Amount 100 Emergency for unconsidered factors
Total: 1750 USD


Community members are encouraged to endorse your project request here!

  • Anthere (talk) BUT, I recommand a later closing date (end of March) since you want to do a closing ceremony and you will also need to do wrap-up and draw conclusions of what worked and did not work from within your team. Give yourself time to do that :) Anthere (talk)
  • I endorse this request as they did so well as a team last year! (and +1 with Anthere above) Islahaddow (talk)