Grants:Project/Rapid/Wikimedians of Nepal/Wiki Loves Earth

Wikimedians of Nepal/Wiki Loves Earth 2018
The aim of the project is to run Wiki Loves Earth photo contest in Nepal to increase the media content related to the natural heritages in Nepal. Which in turn is expected to help Wikipedia and it's sister projects by making needed media available to them even though this project is majorly related to Wikimedia Commons.
targetWikimedia Commons, but in turn is expected to help Wikipedia and it's sister projects by making needed media available to them even.
start date1 May
start year2018
end dateJune 30
end year2018
budget (local currency)211,819.53
budget (USD)2000
grant typeIndividual
contact(s)• lotusnagarkot(_AT_)

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 engage new and existing contributors of the community.
  2. To add freely licensed, and quality images of natural heritages of Nepal to Wikimedia Commons.
  3. To spread awareness about ways to contributing media contents to Wikipedia and its sister 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?

The contest will focus on freely licensed and high quality images of natural heritages in Nepal, that will be contributed to Wikimedia Commons for free usage and spread its importance by its utilization in Wikipedia articles. The competition is important because it give us exposure of our natural heritages. Promotes physical meet ups between the Wikimedians. Spread the messages outside the existing community.

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

  1. Social Media promotion
  2. E-mail
  3. Photo walk event
  4. Photo Ride
  5. Partnership with like minded organizations
  6. Tell a friend

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

We will invite Jury from different expertise; people from the Wikimedia community and well-known photographers. Prizes will be in term of photography goods and a trophy. The jury will determine the winners of the local and international contest taking into the consideration the following criteria:
  • Technical quality (sharpness, use of light, perspective, completeness of exif data etc.);
  • Originality and creativity;
  • Potential usefulness and overall value of the image (including its licensing) to the Wikimedia projects.

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

We will utilize those uploaded resources in Wikimedia projects by one of the dedicated member in our team looking at the usage rate. Communicating with the contributors and organizing orientations during photowalks and photo rides.


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: 120
  2. Number of photos uploaded to Wikimedia Commons: 1800
  3. Number of photos used on Wikimedia projects: 600


Project budget table
1 USD = 105.90 NPR as of 23 April 2018.
Number Item description Unit Qty Cost per unit NPR /USD Total cost USD WMF contribution (USD) Other sources (USD) Notes
1. Prizes 600 600
1.1 Main Prizes per nomination 3 300 300 3 best photos: 3 for top-3 best photos
1.2 Additional Prizes person 1 50.00 USD 90 90 Prizes for the top contributor by numbers of photographs uploads. This encourages more people to actually participate in the contest, and upload more photographs to win.
1.3 Special prizes (WLE T-Shirt) person 10 10.00 USD 100 100 The prizes is for the top ten contributors by numbers of photographs upload.
1.3 Special prizes (WLE Certificate) person 110 1.00 USD 110 110 The certificate is for the all contributors who takes part in the competition.
2. Jury and Award Ceremony 705 705
2.1 WLE T-Shirt Activities/ Main Event 15 10.00 USD 150 150 WLE T-shirt for Volunteers and Jury Members.
2.2 Hall rent event day 1 100 100 Hall rent for the award ceremony in Kathmandu.
2.3 Food & Beverages event day 1 160 160
2.4 Travel expenses (for jury members) person 5 270 270 To the awards ceremony.
2.5 Transportation expenses (within the city) way Volunteers 25 25
3. Prizes delivery 50 50
3.1 Post expenses and telephone charges project 1 50 50 Sending prizes and certificates to users who could not attend the ceremony.
4. Wiki Loves Earth outreach 645 645
4.1 Wiki Loves Earth: Local Outreach events project 200.00 USD 600 600 We expect to organise local outreach events in at least 3 cities/towns. This will include (depending on the city/town): where we organise a Photo Walk with our volunteers and photographers. Cost will include: travel and accommodation in respective cities/towns for workshops. We might organise more events if we get financial support of local partners.
4.2 Meetup Space project 45.00 USD 45 45 For the discussion among the volunteers and Meetup. We expect that our local partners provide the cost.
TOTAL 2000 2000
Total cost of project
2000.00 USD


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