Grants:Programs/Wikimedia Community Fund/Rapid Fund/Vietnam Nature Photo Challenge 2024 (ID: 22404969)

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Vietnam Nature Photo Challenge 2024
proposed start date2024-03-16
proposed end date2024-05-16
budget (local currency)4000 USD
budget (USD)4000 USD
grant typeIndividual
funding regionESEAP
decision fiscal year2023-24
applicant• Alphama
organization (if applicable)• N/A

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Applicant Details[edit]

Main Wikimedia username. (required)

Alphama

Organization

N/A

If you are a group or organization leader, board member, president, executive director, or staff member at any Wikimedia group, affiliate, or Wikimedia Foundation, you are required to self-identify and present all roles. (required)

I'm a group leader of a Wikimedia User Group (submitted to the Affiliation Committee).

Describe all relevant roles with the name of the group or organization and description of the role. (required)

I am the president of the Vietnam Wikimedians User Group (VWUG). I am responsible for organizing activities and discussions related to Wikimedia and Wikipedia projects in Vietnamese.

Main Proposal[edit]

1. Please state the title of your proposal. This will also be the Meta-Wiki page title.

Vietnam Nature Photo Challenge 2024

2. and 3. Proposed start and end dates for the proposal.

2024-03-16 - 2024-05-16

4. Where will this proposal be implemented? (required)

Vietnam

5. Are your activities part of a Wikimedia movement campaign, project, or event? If so, please select the relevant project or campaign. (required)

Other (please specify) The Challenge is similar to the Wikipedia Pages Wanting Photos, but specifically emphasizes capturing natural images in Vietnam. This includes landscapes, national parks, conservation areas, geographical features, and various biological species. Interestingly, it diverges from addressing the absence of photos within articles, allowing participants greater flexibility to capture and contribute images of their choice related to nature. According to Vietnam FOP law, which has effect from 1 January 2023, we DO NOT take photos of plastic arts, architecture, interior works, displayed at public places.

6. What is the change you are trying to bring? What are the main challenges or problems you are trying to solve? Describe this change or challenges, as well as main approaches to achieve it. (required)

We want to fill in the gap of missing many important photos in Wikipedia articles related to Vietnam.

7. What are the planned activities? (required) Please provide a list of main activities. You can also add a link to the public page for your project where details about your project can be found. Alternatively, you can upload a timeline document. When the activities include partnerships, include details about your partners and planned partnerships.

Travel to the photo venues, including botanic gardens, national parks, etc. Take photos of biological species (plants, animals, insects), landscapes, etc. Label photos and upload to Wiki Commons. Discuss and choose the best pictures.


8. Describe your team. Please provide their roles, Wikimedia Usernames and other details. (required) Include more details of the team, including their roles, usernames, Wikimedia group, and whether they are salaried, volunteers, consultants/contractors, etc. Team members involved in the grant application need to be aware of their involvement in the project.

We are waiting for members to confirm that they will join the project. Basically, we must find 5 members, and I (Alphama) will be responsible for assigning their work and monitoring the Challenge.

9. Who are the target participants and from which community? How will you engage participants before and during the activities? How will you follow up with participants after the activities? (required)

The Challenge is open to all Vietnamese Wikipedians who love photos. Our group will send invitations to Vietnamese Wikimedia projects, emails to potential individuals (by their contributions in Wiki Commons), and FB groups.

10. Does your project involve work with children or youth? (required)

No

10.1. Please provide a link to your Youth Safety Policy. (required) If the proposal indicates direct contact with children or youth, you are required to outline compliance with international and local laws for working with children and youth, and provide a youth safety policy aligned with these laws. Read more here.

N/A

11. How did you discuss the idea of your project with your community members and/or any relevant groups? Please describe steps taken and provide links to any on-wiki community discussion(s) about the proposal. (required) You need to inform the community and/or group, discuss the project with them, and involve them in planning this proposal. You also need to align the activities with other projects happening in the planned area of implementation to ensure collaboration within the community.

We opened several discussions about the Challenge:

12. Does your proposal aim to work to bridge any of the content knowledge gaps (Knowledge Inequity)? Select one option that most apply to your work. (required)

Not applicable

13. Does your proposal include any of these areas or thematic focus? Select one option that most applies to your work. (required)

Education

14. Will your work focus on involving participants from any underrepresented communities? Select one option that most apply to your work. (required)

Geographic

15. In what ways do you think your proposal most contributes to the Movement Strategy 2030 recommendations. Select one that most applies. (required)

Improve User Experience

Learning and metrics[edit]

17. What do you hope to learn from your work in this project or proposal? (required)

We want to express the importance of photos and their roles in showcasing Wikimedia content. Additionally, our goal is to enhance people's understanding of the Vietnam FOP law.

18. What are your Wikimedia project targets in numbers (metrics)? (required)
Number of participants, editors, and organizers
Other Metrics Target Optional description
Number of participants 5
Number of editors 5
Number of organizers 1 I (Alphama) will be the organizer and monitor the Challenge.
Number of content contributions to Wikimedia projects
Wikimedia project Number of content created or improved
Wikipedia
Wikimedia Commons 400
Wikidata
Wiktionary
Wikisource
Wikimedia Incubator
Translatewiki
MediaWiki
Wikiquote
Wikivoyage
Wikibooks
Wikiversity
Wikinews
Wikispecies
Wikifunctions or Abstract Wikipedia
Optional description for content contributions.

We expect a minimum of 200 photos will be contributed to Wikimedia Commons. The number of photos may change and depend on the number of participants in the challenge.

19. Do you have any other project targets in numbers (metrics)? (optional)

No

Main Open Metrics Data
Main Open Metrics Description Target
N/A N/A N/A
N/A N/A N/A
N/A N/A N/A
N/A N/A N/A
N/A N/A N/A
20. What tools would you use to measure each metrics? Please refer to the guide for a list of tools. You can also write that you are not sure and need support. (required)

Basically, we manually check the number of uploaded photos and their role in demonstrating which articles.

Financial proposal[edit]

21. Please upload your budget for this proposal or indicate the link to it. (required)

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/11jibgv62E1KEX1nuvNJAxOb8QXvlZo9Gj1aIcXkkzU8/edit#gid=0


22. and 22.1. What is the amount you are requesting for this proposal? Please provide the amount in your local currency. (required)

4000 USD

22.2. Convert the amount requested into USD using the Oanda converter. This is done only to help you assess the USD equivalent of the requested amount. Your request should be between 500 - 5,000 USD.

4000 USD

We/I have read the Application Privacy Statement, WMF Friendly Space Policy and Universal Code of Conduct.

Yes

Endorsements and Feedback[edit]

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  • Stating why the proposal is important for the communities involved and why they think the strategies chosen will achieve the results that are expected.
  • Highlighting any aspects they think are particularly well developed: for instance, the strategies and activities proposed, the levels of community engagement, outreach to underrepresented groups, addressing knowledge gaps, partnerships, the overall budget and learning and evaluation section of the proposal, etc.
  • Highlighting if the proposal focuses on any interesting research, learning or innovation, etc. Also if it builds on learning from past proposals developed by the individual or organization, or other Wikimedia communities.
  • Analyzing if the proposal is going to contribute in any way to important developments around specific Wikimedia projects or Movement Strategy.
  • Analysing if the proposal is coherent in terms of the objectives, strategies, budget, and expected results (metrics).

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