Grants:Project/Rapid/World classics in Ukrainian Vocal contest

A1/World classics in Ukrainian Vocal contest
to organize a vocal competition aimed to get more free Ukrainian vocal translations and recordings
targetuk-wikisource, wikimedia commons, partly - uk-wikipedia
start date09-21
start year2017
end date12-31
end year2017
budget (local currency)35280
budget (USD)1344
grant typeindividual
contact(s)• bondareandre(_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. Add or improve content
  2. Recruit new editors

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 be focused on Ukrainian and World classical music written or translated into Ukrainian language. Though we have already managed some projects to collect free audio and/or video- recordings, a lot of world classical music in Ukrainian language remain unpublished anywhere and therefore unknown. Our aim is to open a free access to all of this music.

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

We have a web page about the project, a group in Facebook and also we will create announcement in Wikimeetup page in our local wiki. Ministry of culture also guaranteed to publish information about the competition in their official site.

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

Prominent vocalists and musicologist will be invited to judge. Most of them are from Ukraine and participated in World classic in Ukrainian project before. One member of Jury we want to invite from abroad. This makes a Contest more respectable and attractive for participants.

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

The strategy is following. All the contest auditions will be recorded as well as opening concert and final concert. The Contest rules clearly indicates that Organizing committee of the Contest have a right to publish any recording from the Contest under free license. Also the participant application will include a requirement to agree with Contest rules. Therefore we will have a lot of recordings from the contest and those that will be good enough will be uploaded to Wikimedia commons. Moreover, we will ask jury members and honourable guests to sing in the opening and/or final concert. In this case recordings from the concert as well as recordings from rehearsals could be considered for uploading to Wikimedia commons.

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

Additionaly, we are going to provide a master-class "Wikipedia and music: how to prepare and upload music to wikimedia commons". This could evolve more wiki editors to Wikipedia among musicians in future.
This project will continue a "World classic in Ukrainian" initiative. The reports about previous projects of this series could be seen there - Grants:Project/Rapid/Mozart and Chopin in Ukrainian/Report‎, Grants:PEG/WM UA/Free Vocal Music concert/Report.


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:

  1. Number of participants - 30
  2. Number of audio and/or video uploaded to Wikimedia Commons - 60
  3. Number of audio and/or video used on Wikimedia projects - 40
  4. Total length of audio and/or video recordings uploaded to Wikimedia Commons - 180 min


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).

Ukrainian music union is an official co-organiser of the contest.
Ministry of culture of Ukraine will partially support us. This support will include inviting jury members from Ukraine, renting hall and providing technical support (including video and audio recording).
Community of poets around the project "Жінка-УКРАЇНКА" will help us with creating new translations under free licenses.
Kyiv opera theatre library will help us with renewing classical opera translations
Culture and Life magazine will help us with announcing the contest and preparing post-releases.

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

We will need money for prizewinners. It is traditional to make two or more age categories for vocal contest. We will have to categories - younger (up to 25 years old) and older (26 years old or more). Aproximate amount of prizes is following:
1st prize - 4000 UAH
2st prize - 3000 UAH
3st prize - 2000 UAH

And request those prizes for younger category

1st prize - 4000 UAH
2st prize - 3000 UAH
3st prize - 2000 UAH
According to our discussion it looks possible if prizes will not be just money in the envelope, but rather a gift certificate for studio recording, a set of music publication of the project or a notebook.
We will need money to invite one jury member from abroad. Though we are going to invite prominent musicians from Ukraine (including PhD G.Hansburg, who is also an active wikipedia contributor) it would be much more respectable if we invite somebody who have an experience in European stage. Oksana Myronchuk, soloist of Den Norske opera and ballet agreed to be a jury member, to sing in the opening of the competition, and proposed a special prize for the best soprano. The only thing we must do for her is to bye a flight ticket from Oslo to Kyiv and return and pay for accommodation. The on and return ticket will cost approx. 222 USD.

The total budget is following

Number Category Item description Unit Number of units Cost per unit Total cost Currency Notes
1 Main Prizes 1st, 2nd and 3rd prizes in each of two age categories Set of prizes 2 9 000 18 000 UAH 2 categories - younger (16-25 y.o.) and older (26+ y.o.).
2 Travel Flight tickets for a jury member from abroad On and return ticket 1 6 000 6 000 UAH Flight Oslo-Kyiv-Oslo
3 Travel (internal) Taxi from airport to city centre and return trips 2 250 500 UAH it is necessary to meat a jury member from abroad in airport and take her to hotel (and return - from hotel to airport).
4 Booklet Competition booklet booklets 60 80 4800 UAH coloured printing, the approximate price calculated according to [1]
5 Banners banners 40 16 640 UAH
6 Food & Beverages Lunch for jury members Per person 10*2 60 1200 UAH Two competition days (main day and second day, before final concert)
7 Bank fees and exchange gain/loss 900 UAH
8 Taxes Taxes on prize money - - - 3240 UAH 18 % from the each prize (e.g. 18000 x 18 % in total)
9 Other Hall rent, technical support and
inviting Jury members from Ukraine
- - - - UAH Sponsored by Ministry of culture of Ukraine

Total 35280 UAH (aprox. 1344 USD)[1]


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  • Volunteer I will use all my web resources to promote the project. Perohanych (talk) 16:22, 4 August 2017 (UTC)