Grants:Project/Rapid/Wikimedia Egypt UG/Wiki Loves Africa

Wiki Loves Africa contest in Egypt
Wiki Loves Africa is an annual continental photo contest held on the African continent to increase the number of visuals and audio visuals of African origin for use on various Wikimedia projects. This is the 2nd consecutive year the contest is going to run in Egypt.
targetCommons - Wikipedia -Arabic Wikipedia - Wikipedia Education Program
start dateNovember 1st,
end dateNovember 30,
budget (local currency)33046 EGP
budget (USD)1867 USD
grant typeindividual
granteeKamal Osama
contact(s)• rebuild101active(_AT_)

Review your report

Please see the sample Contest application before drafting your application.

Project Goal edit

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

  1. Add more images about occupations in our country and improve articles by integrating these images in their related articles or creating articles for non existing articles on occupations in our country.
  2. Recruit and train new editors through the various photo expeditions and upload sessions.
  3. Engage existing editors to contribute to Commons and other sister projects.
  4. Create awareness about the Wikimedia movement and its activities.

Project Plan edit

Activities edit

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 2017 in Egypt will focus on photo shooting activities. Pictures uploaded on Commons will be used to illustrate and improve articles related to the Egyptian and African work world on the other Wikimedia platforms. This will further add value to the daily work of the men and women of Egypt and Africa.

2. How will you let people know about the contest? We will invite Wiki Loves Monuments and Wiki loves Earth participants to join the photo contest by posting invitations on their user talk pages. We will contact them on Arabic Wikipedia and FB contest pages. We will also use banners to advertise the contest to local Wikipedia readers, and promote it on our Facebook page.

3. How will you judge the contest and award prizes? We will have a panel of 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? This contest will help make sure that images from WLM get used in articles.

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

Impact edit

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 : 25
  2. Number of photos uploaded: 1000
  3. Number of new users: 10
  4. 4 months after the contest, 200 of photos are used on wiki projects
  5. 4 months after the event, 50 of uploaded photos are categorized as valued, quality or featured.

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).

The project team will benefit from the support of the User Group.

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

S/N Item Quantity Unit Cost (EGP) Total cost (EGP) Total cost (USD) Notes
1 Day of Photo walks/shoots
1 Vehicle hire + Fuel 1 3540 200 A vehicle will be hired for transportation of team during the photo-walk
2 Food and refreshments 30 2655 150 30 participants for the photo-walk
1 Days Upload Sessions/Workshops
3 Co-work space Rental 1 1770 100
4 Internet SIM card renewing 1 300 17 1 unit hot spot for the use of other participants
5 Snacks and Refreshments 30 1770 100 Planning for 30 participants per day
Other project costs
6 Contest prizes 4 - 12390 700 1st prize = 250, 2nd = 200, 3rd = 150, 4th =100
7 Certificates printing and frames for participants 10 5310 300 Certificates of participation will be given to the first ten winners
8 Marketing flyers - - 1770 100 including printing a banner for the event and making ads on FB page
9 Gifts for Jury members 3 3540 200
- TOTAL PROJECT COST 1 - 33046 1,867 **Forex rate used is $1 = 17.7, provided by the Central Bank of Egypt

Endorsements edit

It is a good opportunity to enrich commons with new materials -Mohamed Ouda (talk)