Grants:Programs/Wikimedia Community Fund/Rapid Fund/Wiki for minorities Photo contest (Arab Community) (ID: 22579564)

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Wiki for minorities Photo contest (Arab Community)
proposed start date2024-06-05
proposed end date2024-11-05
grant start date2024-06-05T00:00:00Z
grant end date2024-11-05T00:00:00Z
budget (local currency)3272 JOD
budget (USD)4615 USD
amount recommended (USD)4615
grant typeIndividual
funding regionMENA
decision fiscal year2023-24
applicant• Rotana Nawwaf Al Hasanat
organization (if applicable)• N/A

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Applicant Details[edit]

Main Wikimedia username. (required)

Rotana Nawwaf Al Hasanat



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Main Proposal[edit]

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

Wiki for minorities Photo contest (Arab Community)

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

2024-06-05 - 2024-11-05

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)

Other (please specify) Wiki for Minorities :,minority%20groups%3A%20national%20or%20ethnic%2C

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 will work with Wiki for Minorities, this project designed at a global level with dynamic activities, replicable to each regional/national reality and specific context. There are several minorities in the Arabic community; religious, cultural, lingual as well as disabilities. In this project, we will try to increase the awareness about the difficulties the minorities face, moreover, we target to increase the free content about them on wikimedia projects, Wikipedia and wikimedia commons. This project will document the cultural and tangible heritage to highlight rejecting, discrimination and genocide against minorities. The content that will be shared on Wikimedia projects about minorities will help others to organise more projects that serve them.

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.

The project will include 2 competitions: Photo Contest (1-30 June, 2024), then Editing competition (1-30 August,2024). Before the official start of the competition, we will prepare a list of minorities in the Arabic community according to the country, then we will share this list with the competition posts on social media and mailing lists to encourage the community to participate. Moreover, we will create the competition page on wiki and set roles. 1- Photo competition 1-30 June 2024 We will encourage photographers around the Arabic community to participate and increase media uploaded on commons about minorities. We will follow the inputs during the month, contact user groups to share about the competition, contact jury members to start the jury process after 3oth june. 3 jury members will choose the best 3 places after the end of competition and we will announce that on the social media and send winners personal invitees to join the closing ceremony and share their experiences, thoughts and feedbacks for future similar projects. During the period 1-31 July, we will observe the jury process of the photo competition besides preparing for the editing competition. We will use the list we will have created to create a table of articles needed to be created or improved in Arabic wikipedia related to minorities. Furthermore, we will create the competition page on Arabic wikipedia, set rules and publish about the start of it.

2- Editing competition 1-30 August 2024 We will encourage editors, newbies and experienced ones, to join by sharing on social media and mailing lists beside asking the Arabic user groups to share with their members. We will observe the added inputs and contact jury members. 3 jury members will choose the best 3 places after the end of competition and we will announce that on social media and send winners personal invitees to join the closing ceremony and share their experiences, thoughts and feedback for future similar projects.

The closing ceremony will be held as a webinar at the end of September. As mentioned, we will invite the winners. Moreover, we will invite the 6 jury members to talk about their experience and the challenges they faced. We will also invite some Arabic volunteers who have had an impact on the Arabic community to share their thoughts about the project to celebrate all the finishing of it. The webinar will be open to all the Arabic world to join to celebrate the winners.

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.


Active at wikimedia projects since 2019 specially Wikipedia, Wikidata and Wikimedia Commons. I am one of the Arabic ambassadors of Wiki Loves Africa Photo contest 2024. I organised the Egyptian edition of Wiki Loves Monuments 2020 & 2023, Wiki Loves Africa 2021, Wiki Loves Earth 2022 & 2023. I also co-organised the common Arabic competition-wiki for climate change, an Arabic editing competition organised by editors from many countries in the Arabic community.

User:Rotana Nawwaf Al Hasanat

Active at wikimedia projects since 2020 specially Wikipedia, Wikidata and Wikimedia Commons. I am an official event organiser, and editor in Arabic wikipedia. I am an ambassador of Wiki loves Folklore 2024, and the project manager for (How to be a wikipedian).

I organised more than 7 projects within wikimedians of levant user group during less than 1 year (My Dashboard: Rotana).

I was the first Arabian wikipedian in Wiki for Minorities project, I organised more than 5 photo walks in Jordan within Minorities projects.

We are the 2 organisers who will manage the following tasks for the 2 competitions:

Preparing a list that will include all minorities from all countries (Jordan, Syria, Lebanon, Palestine, Iraq, Qatar, Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, UAE...), to become a direct reference for all participants. Preparing a table of articles needed to be created or improved in Arabic wikipedia related to minorities. Creating the event page and setting the roles contacting a designer for designs for both competitions. sharing about the competitions (in Arabic community mailing lists, user talk pages, village page in Arabic wikipedia, social media groups and pages). Contacting the jury members and observing the jury phase. Announcing the winners and inviting them for the closing ceremony Making sure that the winners and the jury members will have received their money. Documenting all needed reports and results. Sharing results of the project with wiki for minorities community and all wiki communities to encourage them organise projects caring for minorities.

Rotana will be responsible for money transfer as she will be the one who will receive the grant.

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 2 competitions will be open to all the Arabic community. Anyone can participate providing that they upload photos or editing articles relevant to the theme. We will share about the 2 competitions in Arabic mailing lists and social media groups, either for the whole Arabic community or for a specific user group.

after the end of the 2 competitions, we will hold a webinar to celebrate the winners of both. We will invite guests and publish the impact of the project which targets the minorities.
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.


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 have informed Wiki For Minorities Link We will inform the Arabic community by social media and mailing lists. 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) Yes, The goal of these competitions is to bridge the gap in information within the Arab community, as there is a lack of comprehensive content for minorities and insufficient visual representation. Through these initiatives, we aim to enrich Arabic content and foster inclusivity.

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)


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

Identify Topics for Impact

Learning and metrics[edit]

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

This project will help us to identify minorities and disabilities in the Arabic community and the challenges they face which will help the whole Arabic community in the next projects to reach them and engage them in the community more and more. Furthermore, with collaboration between photographers, editors, jury members and organisers we hope to create a productive environment which enriches the experience of all of us.

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 30
Number of editors 30
Number of organizers 2
Number of content contributions to Wikimedia projects
Wikimedia project Number of content created or improved
Wikipedia 150
Wikimedia Commons 500
Wikimedia Incubator
Wikifunctions or Abstract 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)

We will measure the uploaded photo by the photo contest category we will create on wikimedia commons. The montage tool which we will use in the jury phase will help us to measure uploaded photos by quality as well as the number of uploaders. We will measure the edited articles by the tables and will ask participants in the editing competition to insert in their participation pages. We will measure the number of participating editors by the table we will insert on the competition page on Arabic wikipedia (the insertion of one’s name in the table will be obligatory so that his/her inputs will enter the jury phase, we will emphasise on that on the competition page).

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)

3272 JOD

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.

4615 USD

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