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Wikipedia Pages Wanting Photos International Team 2024 coordination
start date2024-07-012024-07-01T00:00:00Z
end date2024-11-302025-06-30T00:00:00Z
budget (local currency)22660 USD
amount recommended (local currency)11880 USD
grant typeGroup of individuals not registered with an organization
funding regionSSA
decision fiscal year2023-24
funding program roundRound 2
applicant and people related to proposalMacdanpets
organization (if applicable)Wikipedia Pages Wanting Photos International Team

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Applicant information[edit]

Organization name or Wikimedia Username for individuals. (required)
Wikipedia Pages Wanting Photos International TeamMacdanpets
Do you have any approved General Support Fund requests? (required)
Yes, I have already applied and received a General Support Fund
You are applying as a(n). (required)
Group of individuals not registered with an organization
Are your group or organization legally registered in your country? (required)
Do you have a fiscal sponsor?
Fiscal organization name.
Wikimedia Nigeria Foundation

Main proposal[edit]

1. Please state the title of your proposal. This will also be a title for the Meta-Wiki page. (required)
Wikipedia Pages Wanting Photos International Team 2024 coordination
2. Do you want to apply for the multi-year funding or renewal process? (required)
2.1. For how many years of multi-year funding are you applying? (required)
2.2. Provide a brief overview of Year 2 and Year 3 of the proposed plan and how this relates to the current proposal and your strategic plan? (required)


3. Proposed start date. (required)
4. Proposed end date. (required)
5. Does your organization or group have an Affiliate or Organizational Annual Plan that can help us understand your proposal? If yes, please provide it. (required)
6. Does your affiliate, organization or group have a Strategic Plan that can help us understand your proposal? If yes, please provide it. (required)
7. Where will this proposal be implemented? (required)
International (more than one country across continents or regions)
See the countries where it was implemented in 2023 - https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia_Pages_Wanting_Photos_2023/Participating_Communities

The participating countries will begins registration in April 2024.

8. What are your programs, approaches, and strategies? What are the challenges that you are trying to address and how will your strategies support you in addressing these challenges? (required)
A. Programs and approaches

The main programs including coordinating the Wikipedia Pages Wanting Photos 2024 edition, providing strategic support to groups and Wikimedia affiliates participanting in the campaign. Additionally, the team works to set up independent international jury team comprising experienced Wikimedians for judging the contest as well as dispatching of awards after the contest ends to the winners as determined by the volunteer jury team. Preliminary work involves informing local organizers and affiliates about the plans to start working on the campaign. Collect feedback and suggestions from local organizers;

  • Hold regular internal team meetings to review work done and plan for the work that is ahead;
  • Communicate with the WPWP community periodically.

General Coordination:

  • Update and communicate the international rules;
  • Update and share documentation;
  • Prepare (or coordinate for others to prepare) communication material that can be used and/or built upon by national *organizations;
  • Facilitate communication channels;

Project Management:

  • Set up and coordinate the international team;
  • Write grant request;
  • Maintain communication with relevant staff at Wikimedia Foundation;
  • Measure and collect data to be reported at the end of the program;.
  • Report monthly and midterm on activities to WMF;

Report on the use of budget at the end of the program;

  • Write grant evaluation report.

Technical contributions:

  • Help with the setup and maintenance of the technical infrastructure including tracking tools, templates, etc.;
  • Help with the setup and maintenance of the CentralNotice;
  • Maintain an international website for participants.

Communication and partnerships:

  • Update the project page with the necessary/useful information;
  • Update social media channels;
  • Disseminate the results of the international jury;
  • Maintain communication with international partners;
  • The partnership activities are focused on long-term relationships with partners.

Follow and help national organizations:

  • Give specific suggestions and support to national organizers (mostly online, though we additionally offer onboarding sessions over Hangout to the *countries participating for the first time);
  • Collect and answer questions of the national teams;
  • This year in particular: improve the infrastructure that is used by the national campaign. This includes documentation, templates, and perhaps some tooling.

Set up and run the international contest:

  • Set up jury processes;
  • Find suitable jury members for the international jury;
  • Collect results of national competitions;
  • Support the jury in their process;
  • Provide & distribute international prizes, awards, and certificates.
B. Strategies

For promotion, we use various means to engage our audience and participants. For Wikimedians, we will use the Central Notice, Watchlist Notice, village pump announcement, mailing list and individual talk pages of previous participants. For Non Wikimedians and all and sundry, we will leverage our social media channels, Facebook,Twitter and Instagram as well as WhatsApp groups of interested participants. We will also collaborate with usergroups and affiliates to promote the campaign during local Wikimedia events. For affiliate, national and group organizers, we additionally use the mailing lists of the project and wikimedia-wide mailing lists as well as affiliates’ publicly-provided contact emails. For contribution quality, we have been experimenting limiting participation to experinced editors, who have clear grasps of photo addition rules and local conventions as recommmended by our evaluation report in 2021 and the result has been continually impressive since then. We are developing resources and documentation on how to implement the campaign in local communities to further support participating affiliates and groups. We use surverys to gather feedback and improve. We are designing post-campaign surveys for both participating affiliates and individual participants for areas needing improvements in the campaign implementation.

C. Challenges being addressed

Lack of adequate utilization of Wikimedia Commons media files on Wikipedia is one of the major challenges being addressed by this campaign. Our campaign encourages and facilitates, through structured campaign process, the proper utilzation of Commons media files on Wikipedias.

A large numbers of photos and other medias generated from the numerous Wikimedia photo- uploading campaigns most of which have specific focus in addressing content gap and Knowledge inequality (for instance WikiLoves Africa) end up not actually being used on Wikipedias despite the fact that they’re needed in the vast number of Wikipedia articles. All the photos-uploading campaigns were never designed with intention of seeing the media uploaded being put to use where needeed. So there works end on Commons. Wikipedia Pages Wanting Photos is bridging that content gap by ensuring the optimal utilization of these media files to Wikipedia and other projects beyond Wikimedia Commons. We have posted more details on this challenged in this Diff blog post: https://diff.wikimedia.org/2023/07/05/wikipedia-pages-wanting-photos-contest-2023-making-use-of-photos-to-improve-wikipedia-pages/

9. What categories are your main programs and related activities under? Please select all that apply. (required)
Category Yes/No
Education No
Culture, heritage or GLAM No
Gender and diversity Yes
Community support and engagement Yes
Participation in campaigns and contests Yes
Public policy advocacy No
Other No

Gender and diversity

9.3. Select all your programs and activities for Gender and diversity.
Focusing on knowledge equity by bringing in contributors from underrepresented communities, Building organizer skills in women and diversity groups
Other programs and activities if any: N/A

Community support and engagement

9.4. Select all your programs and activities for Community support and engagement.
On-wiki training of community members
Other programs and activities if any: N/A

Participation in campaigns and contests

9.5. Select all campaigns that apply. (required)
Wikipedia Pages Wanting Photos
Other programs and activities if any: N/A
10. Please include a link to or upload a timeline (operational calendar) for your programs and activities. (required)
11. Describe your team. (required)


12. Will you be working with any internal (Wikimedia) or external partners? Describe the characteristics of these partnerships and bring a few examples of the most significant partnerships. (required)

Yes. We work with Wikimedia affiliates in a distributed campaign model, where the international campaign team provides support and guidance for local implementation throughout the campaign period. In the past editions of the campaign, over 70 distinct Affiliates worked with us in organizing the campaign. For last year’s edition alone, we worked with 30+ Wikimedia affiliates from over 25 countries and across over 170 Wikipedia language editions. https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia_Pages_Wanting_Photos_2023/Participating_Communities

13. In what ways do you think your proposal most contributes to the Movement Strategy 2030 recommendations. Select all that apply. (required)
Increase the Sustainability of Our Movement, Improve User Experience, Provide for Safety and Inclusion, Ensure Equity in Decision-making


Wikimedia Metrics[edit]

14. Please select and fill out Wikimedia Metrics for your proposal. (recommended)
14.1. Number of participants, editors, and organizers.

All metrics provided are optional, please fill them out if they are aligned with your programs and activities.

Participants, editors, and organizers
Metrics name Target Description
Number of all participants 300 Total number of participants
Number of all editors 200 Number of all editors: Existing and new editors involved in activities funded by the grant
Number of new editors N/A
Number of retained editors N/A
Number of all organizers 20 Number of all organizers: Wikimedia organizers involved in activities
Number of new organizers 5
14.2. Number of new content contributions to Wikimedia projects. (recommended)
Contributions to Wikimedia projects
Wikimedia project Created Edited or improved
Wikimedia Commons
Wikimedia Incubator
Wikifunctions / Abstract Wikipedia
Description for Wikimedia projects contributions metrics. (optional)

Other Metrics[edit]

15. Do you have other quantitative and qualitative targets for your project (other metrics)? (required)
Other Metrics Description Target
Total number of pages improved with photos Total number of pages improved with photos 30000
Total number of images from Commons used on Wikipedia articles Total number of images from Commons used on Wikipedia articles 35000


16. Will you have any other revenue sources when implementing this proposal (e.g. other funding, membership contributions, donations)? (required)
16.1. List other revenue sources. (required)


16.2. Approximately how much revenue will you have from other sources in your local currency? (required)
17. Your local currency. (required)
18. What is the total requested amount in your local currency? (required)
22660 USD
Multi-year funding request summary
Year Amount (local currency)
Year 1 N/A USD
Year 2 N/A USD
Year 3 N/A USD
19. Does this proposal include compensation for staff or contractors? (required)
19.1. How many paid staff members do you plan to have? (required)

Include the number of staff and contractors during the proposal period. If you have short-term contractors or staff, please include them separately and mention their terms.

19.2. How many FTEs (full-time equivalents) in total? (required)

Include the total FTE of staff and contractors during the proposal period. If you have short-term contractors or staff, please include their FTEs with the terms separately.

19.3. Describe any staff or contractor changes compared to the current year / ongoing General Support Fund if any. (required only for returning grantees)
20. Please provide an overview of your overall budget categories in your local currency. The budget breakdown should include only the amount requested with this General Support Fund (required).
Budget category Amount in local currency
Staff and contractor costs 9600 USD
Operational costs 13060 USD
Programmatic costs 22660 USD
21. Please upload your budget for this proposal or indicate the link to it. (required)


Additional information[edit]

22. In this optional space you can add any other additional information about your proposal or organization that you think can help us when reviewing your proposal. (optional)

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