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Grants:PEG/WM HK/Local alternative Uploading System

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Legal name of chapter
Wikimedia Hong Kong
Grant contact name
Tango Chan
Grant contact user-name or e-mail
Grant contact title (position)
Administrative Assistant
Project lead name
Tango Chan
Project lead user-name or e-mail
Project lead title (position), if any
Administrative Assistant
Full project name
Local alternative Uploading System
Amount requested (in USD)
11000 USD
Provisional target start date
July 2010
Provisional completion date


  1. To Encourage non-wikipedian to contribute their own multimedia content, including the photos, videos, to Wikimedia Commons
  2. To enlarge the pool of useful contents about Hong Kong in Wikimedia Projects
  3. To improve the reputation of Wikimedia Projects in Hong Kong

Budget Breakdown[edit]

Website Storage / Provider Expenses
1000 USD (for 12 months)
Website interface design & function fee
500 USD
Staff’s salary for maintain the website
8500 USD (for 10 months)
PR material fee, like the posters, stickers, etc
300 USD
Workshop venue and sundry expenses
700 USD


Wikimedia Hong Kong would like to start a project, like the Israeli counterparts, Pikiwiki, which aims to expand the photos about Hong Kong. Photography is one of the hobbies for Hong Kong people, and some images about current scenes may have historical significance at some point in the future, so we would like to have such system to collect it now, for the use in the future.

The main problem now is: people willing to share the photos to Wikimedia Commons, but unfriendly interface and unresponsive editors make them think twice even not to share their images. So we would like to create an alternative system, to tackle this issue, and increase the pool in Wikimedia Commons.

Our target is those who like photography. The system will allow us to collect their photos and communicate with the photographers. Volunteers or staffs from us may help them to select the correct license and upload to Wikimedia Commons for them.

When we launch the website, we will hold a workshop to explain the function and show up the website.

This projects is linked with the 'Wikimedia Hong Kong and Wikimedia Asia' project, if the office project is rejected, the process and success of this project will be extended and affected.

Non-financial requirements[edit]


Fit to strategy[edit]

This project will collect a lot of free media content contributed by Hong Kong peoples and improve Wikipedia as well as other projects.

Other benefits[edit]

We hope this project can let more people become wikipedians, to contribute suitable and high quality media contents continually.

Measures of success[edit]

We hope this project can collect more than 4,000 useful photos and related media files. These files will be of course available for any Wikimedia projects.