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Wikimedia TN User Group/Wiki Loves Earth Tunisia 2016
Contest to improve and increase the available media of the natural heritage foreseen with a free license and at the same time creation of annexes or lists in Wikipedia in Tunisia of protected natural sites in Tunisia.
targetWikimedia Commons, and therefore indirectly all other Wikimedia projects using material from Wikimedia Commons, mainly Wikipedia and Wikivoyage — in every language, but mainly in languages spoken in the country.
strategic priorityAttract photographers (and possible editors later on) to the Wikimedia movement
Increase quality of Wikimedia projects content thanks to the pictures uploaded.
start dateApril 15
start year2016
end dateSeptember 15
end year2016
budget (local currency)4 150 TND
budget (USD)2 066 USD
grant typeGroup
non-profit statusNo
creatorHamed gamaoun
contact(s)Hamed_gamaoun (hamed.gamaoun(_AT_)gmail.com)
Mounir Touzri (touzrimounir(_AT_)gmail.com)
• touzrimounir@gmail.com
organization• Wikimedia TN user group


Please briefly describe what will be accomplished if the project is successful (2–3 sentences).

The overall purpose of this Wiki Loves Earth contest is to increase the amount of freely-licensed material related to Tunisian protected natural sites in Wikimedia Commons, and improve the quality and quantity of Wikipedia articles about them, including illustrating the articles with the uploaded pictures. If the project is successful, more people will know not only about Wikipedia, but also about Wikimedia Commons and new users will be engaged in the projects. Additionally, the Wikimedia movement and the local chapters will gain visibility within the involved communities. Within this scope, we are asking funding to finance the cost of the prizes for the contest winners, as well as the award ceremony and the cost of promotion for the contest .



Wiki Loves Earth will be held the second time in Tunisia,For this we will organize many events to promote wiki loves earth and other activities of Wikimedia TN user group:

  • Presentation about Wiki Loves Earth. Date: April 23, 2016
  • As part of wiki loves earth 2016 we will orgonaize more than 14 viste to many portected area of Tunisia during the month of May, you find below Eligible area for WLE in Tunisia:
    • National parks
    • Ramsar sites
    • Natural reserves
    • Dams
    • Rivers
    • Important Bird Areas
    • Important Plant Areas
  • Edit a thon Upload photos. nominate photos as QI and featured phots and useing photos in wikipedia projects Date: 28 and 29 May 2016
  • Final Ceremony Distribution of prices and pictures exhibition. Date: early September


Target readership[edit]

Wikimedia Commons,Wikispecies(especially birds and plants of Tunisia) and Wikipedia in Tunisia, and indirectly all projects using Wikimedia Commons media files.

Fit with strategy[edit]

  • Increasing reach
    • Creating partnerships with photo clubs, cultural centers and professional photographers to target potential contributors to Wikimedia Commons and off-line activities, increasing the quality of the content uploaded on commons.
    • Through the national contest and massive online and offline marketing/activities we will target contributions from all regions of the country
  • Increasing participation
    • On boarding and educating new contributors through direct communication and providing support material/brochures to keep the contributors involved on the Wikimedia Movements, based on the support from active and experienced contributors as well. Based on that approach we intend to improve the user's contributions retention after the contest.

Measures of success[edit]

  • Number of participating : 30
  • Number of photos uploaded: 2 500
  • Number of new users: 15
  • 4 months after the contest, 300 (and 10%) of photos are used on wiki projects
  • 4 months after the event, 200 (and 8%) of uploaded photos are categorized as valued, quality or featured (this year we will increas the numbers of QI phots and only QI photos will be selected for the final)
  • 20 new area weill be photographed
  • 100 species of Tunisia will be photographed
  • The prizes are handed early September 2016

Resources and risks[edit]


Social media channels

Wikimedia Tunisia website


  • low level of participation
    • how minimize: improving the marketing online and offline, promote more activities than last year, create local partnerships with other organizations and photo events/organizations
  • low level of engagement of active contributions
    • how minimize: improving the communication with active contributors through the mail lists, wikipedia, commons and IRC. Increasing the level of external participation and contribution


Project budget table
Rubric Number Unit price Total TND Total USD Notes
Presentation about Wiki Loves Earth 1 150 150 75 Local rental and coffee break
Workshop Upload photos 1 150 150 75 Local rental and coffee break
Photo walks 4 300 1 200 598 Facilitate access to the participants in protected areas
Awards 4 1 400 697 1st prize 500 TND

2nd prize 300 TND
3rd prize 200 TND
Special prize quality photos 200 TND

Final Ceremony [ Distribution of prices and pictures exhibition ] 1 500 500 249
Printing of 20 Best Photos 15 30 450 224
emergency cost 300 149
Total 4 150 2 066
Total cost of project

2 066 USD / 4 150 TND

Total amount requested from the Project and Event Grants program

2 066 USD / 4 150 TND

Additional sources of revenue that may fund part of this project, and amounts funded


Non-financial requirements[edit]

See a description of non-financial assistance available. Please inform the Wikimedia Foundation (WMF) of any requests for non-financial assistance now.

Requests for non-financial assistance, if any


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  1. The project in 2015 greatly exceeded the number of images planned and produced a number of amazing photos amongst the winners (including the 5th overall) and lots of really great photos which didn't win. John Cummings (talk) 16:13, 11 April 2016 (UTC)
  2. A reasonable budget to continue this successful project in Tunisia. Millars (talk) 23:35, 11 April 2016 (UTC)
  3. Support Support Zeinebtakouti (talk) 14:43, 15 April 2016 (UTC)