Grants:Programs/Wikimedia Community Fund/Rapid Fund/Wiki Loves Monuments 2023 in Uzbekistan (ID: 22267860)

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Wiki Loves Monuments 2023 in Uzbekistan
proposed start date2023-10-27
proposed end date2023-11-30
grant start date2023-10-27T00:00:00Z
grant end date2023-11-30T00:00:00Z
budget (local currency)52691867.12 UZS
budget (USD)4215.35 USD
amount recommended (USD)4308.08
grant typeWikimedia Affiliate (chapter, thematic org., or user group)
funding regionCEECA
decision fiscal year2023-24
applicant• Artemev Nikolay
organization (if applicable)• Wikimedians of the Uzbek Language User Group
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Applicant Details[edit]

Main Wikimedia username. (required)

Artemev Nikolay


Wikimedians of the Uzbek Language User Group

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 board member or president of a Wikimedia Affiliate or mission-allied organization.

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

I'm one of the community leaders of Wikimedians of Uzbek language User Group and bank account holder of the group.

Main Proposal[edit]

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

Wiki Loves Monuments 2023 in Uzbekistan

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

2023-10-27 - 2023-11-30

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


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

Wiki Loves Monuments

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 hope to make the first-time Wiki Loves Monuments campaign in Uzbekistan to grow numbers of photographs of cultural heritage monuments located in the country. Uzbekistan has plenty of culture heritage monuments and number of them is considered as UNESCO World Heritage cites, but there's not so much of photographs of those objects at Wikimedia Commons. Much less of existing photos are quality ones. We want to stick to the largest photo contest in the world to solve this lack at least partially.

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.
  1. Preparation to the competition that includes creating lists of monuments at some Wikimedia project (Ru-Wikivoyage, Metawiki, Uz-Wikipedia or Commons), making al necessary pages (main, rules etc.) on 4 languages that are common in Uzbekistan (Uzbek, Karakalpak, Russian and English) and creating a campaign for uploadWizard. This is going already and will be finished before October 1.
  2. Maintaining the uploading campaign that is planned to October 1—31. That includes answering to a participants' questions, creating needed categories for media etc.
  3. Jurying that will be held after the end of upload campaign and will end before November 30.

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.
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)

We're targeting for basically everyone, who can take and upload pictures. We'll use our established contacts with local press and media to promote participation.

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


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.

We're not working in direct contact with participants (including minors) until the awarding of winners, where young winners should be with their legal representative or parent. All contacts with them are made under Law of Republic of Uzbekistan №139.

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.

This idea was discussed in-between active members of user group. The contest itself will be promoted on-wiki through publishing CentralNotice banner in Uzbek, Karakalpak, Russian and English for any users from Uzbekistan.

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)

Cultural background, ethnicity, religion, racial

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

Culture, heritage or GLAM

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

Ethnic/racial/religious or cultural background

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

Increase the Sustainability of Our Movement

Learning and metrics[edit]

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

Since this contest will be held in Uzbekistan for a first time, we're planning to identify underrepresented topics regarding cultural heritage to cover these gaps in the next year by offering special nominations.

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 50
Number of editors 50
Number of organizers 7
Number of content contributions to Wikimedia projects
Wikimedia project Number of content created or improved
Wikimedia Commons 2000
Wikimedia Incubator
Wikifunctions or Abtsract Wikipedia
Optional description for content contributions.


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


Main Open Metrics Data
Main Open Metrics Description Target
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)

Wiki Loves statistics tool

Financial proposal[edit]

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

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

52691867.12 UZS

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.

4215.35 USD

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  • Analysing if the proposal is coherent in terms of the objectives, strategies, budget, and expected results (metrics).