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Wikimedians of Benin User Group/Wiki Loves Earth 2021 in Benin
A project to run Wiki Loves Earth photographic competition for the third time in Benin.The contest would starts on 15 may 2021 and ends on 30th June 2021.
targetWikipedia, Wikimedia Commons
start date15 May
end date30 June
budget (local currency)1.171.740 XOF
budget (USD)1986 USD
grant typeIndividual (on behalf of the User Group)
granteeMermoze ADODO
contact(s)• doscam01(_AT_)gmail.comFawaz.tairouMah3110Azogbonon
organization (if applicable)Wikimédiens du Bénin User Group


Review your report

Please see the sample Contest application before drafting your application.

Project Goal[edit]

Choose one or more of the following goals. You can add or delete goals as needed.

  1. Add more images about the natural heritage in Benin country and improve articles by integrating these images in their related articles or creating articles for non existing articles on occupations in our country.
  2. Recruit and train new editors through the various upload sessions and edit-a-thons live.
  3. Add freely licensed, and quality images of natural heritages of Benin to Wikimedia Commons.
  4. Engage existing editors to contribute to Commons and other sister projects through online sessions .
  5. Create new articles for images collected

Project Plan[edit]

Calendar[edit]

  • May-June Running the contest and Online edit-a-thons to include images at Wikimedia communities;;
  • July Select winners of local contest;
  • August , contact the winners and Sending of prizes during Closing Day (Ceremony)

Activities[edit]

Tell us how you'll carry out your project. Be sure to answer the following questions:

1. What content will the contest focus on, and why is it important to your community?Possible programme

The restrictive measures being relaxed due to the improved health situation linked to covid 19 in Benin, we hope to do face-to-face workshops, a photographic outing with respect for barrier measures and two online sessions. We also encourage those who have old photos with them to compete

  • Workshop about the events and how to participate Online and offline
  • Upload sessions, and Training session Online and offline and offline
  • Post contest integration edit-a-thon Offline and offline
  • Photo Walk

2. How will you let people know about the contest?

We will inform existing members through the Benese groups and associations mailing list, and members will be advised to share the information within their social circles.
The Twitter and Facebook accounts of the group will be used to invite the public to participate in the contest. Our social media platforms will also be constantly used to talk about the project and the activities going on.
Marketing flyers will also be printed, in order to get people to participate and to attend the workshops Online.
Some local radio and television could also be involved

3. How will you judge the contest and award prizes?

Jury will compose of 5 members with different expertise; people from the Wikimedia community and well-known photographers will be invited to join the jury team. internet packages. it is not a cash prize

The jury will determine the winners of the local and international contest taking into the consideration the following criteria:

  • Technical quality (sharpness, use of light, perspective etc.);
  • Originality and creativity;
  • Potential usefulness and overall value of the image (including its licensing) to the Wikimedia projects

4. For photo contests, what is the strategy to get images used on projects?

The restrictive measures being relaxed due to the improved health situation linked to covid 19 in Benin, we hope to do two face-to-face workshops, a photographic outing with respect for barrier measures and two online sessions. We also encourage those who have old photos with them to compete.
We will have editions to help integrate some of these uploaded images into existing Wikipedia articles. We can also create new articles based on these images in the a-thon editions related to reserves, mountains, conservation areas, forests, ponds, lakes, rivers, waterfalls and caves of Benin at Wikimedia Common. All this will be done online sessions to stay in line with current health recommendations related to the covid 19 pandemic

5. Is there anything else you want to tell us about this project?

We estimate that we will have less participation this year and less contributions and we hope to ask for more for nettles photo when the sanitary situation will calm down

6. How have you let relevant Wikimedia communities know about this proposal? You are required to provide links to on-wiki pages to inform these communities about your proposed work. Examples of places where this can be done include community discussion pages, affiliate discussion pages, or relevant project talk pages.
You may also provide information about external social media channels you may be using.

  • Benin Wikipedia- Discussion link

7. Are you running any in-person events or activities? If so, you will need to complete the steps outlined on the Risk Assessment protocol related to COVID-19. When you have completed these steps, please provide a link to your completed copy of the risk assessment tool below:

V2 Risk Assessment Tool - Wiki Loves Earth 2021 in Benin

Impact[edit]

How will you know if the project is successful and you've met your goals? Please include the following targets and feel free to add more:

For photo contests:

  1. Number of participants: 20
  2. 10 newly registered participants
  3. Number of photos uploaded to Wikimedia Commons: 500
  4. Number of photos used on Wikimedia projects: 50

Resources[edit]

What resources do you have? Include information on who is organizing the project, what they will do, and if you will receive support from anywhere else (in-kind donations or additional funding).

  • The contest is organized by the Members of our User group from Benin, the voluntary work of the members
  • We are searching sponsors to cover other Training sessions etc.)
  • Professional and amateur photographers who helped us as in previous competitions
  • Our team has accumulated capital experience in the organization of these events including the, Wiki Loves Earth 2019 - 2020 Wiki Loves Monuments 2019-2020, Wiki Loves Africa 2019-2020-2021, WikiProject AfroCine Benin 2019-2020, Wiki Loves Folklore 2021, Wiki Wanted Page (WWP) Folklore 2021 and many other projects with very good results

What resources do you need? For your funding request, list bullet points for each expense and include a total amount.

  • 1986USD

Budget[edit]

Below you can find the estimated project budget for the planning and execution of the Wiki Loves Earth 2020 in Benin on the basis of Event, outreach and prize distribution.

Item Description No. of Units Unit Price Total Costs Notes Observations
Events 3 110 330 Drinks + catering snacks for the 2 face-to-face workshops during the period estimated.The expenses for the awards ceremony are also included All in person meet ups will follow the COVID-19 measures set up by the government of Benin
Main Prize 3 120 USD 360 USD Prize bond for Top 3 Photos. It is prize bonds or gift items equivalent to respective amount. Not a cash prize (First, Second, Third) Gift cards will be awarded to the three best photographs (1st prize:135.USD, 2nd prize: 120 USD and 3rd prize: 100 USD
Additional Prize 3 10 30

USD

We will give vouchers worth $ 10 to the best three who have put more photos in terms of quantity and quality. We will give vouchers worth $ 10 to the best three who have put more photos in terms of quantity and quality.
1 15 15

USD

A gift voucher of 10 usd for the person who would have contributed the most on Wikipedia (Edition and / or improvement of existing articles) on biodiversity in Benin during the competition period. it would be a motivation to involve more those who contribute on Wikipedia Benin portal
Special Prize for the woman 1 10 USD 10 USD Prize for the woman who would have contributed the best in terms of quantity and quality We have also planned another prize for the woman who would have contributed the best in terms of quantity and quality. She will receive voucher10 $ gift
Protective equipment against COVID 19 - 80

USD

Protective mask, hydroalcollic gel and other products for disinfecting meeting places. Protective mask, hydroalcollic gel and other products for disinfecting meeting places.
Forfait internet expenses Team Member 6 40 USD 240 USD Forfait internet expenses (Team Member) The team members will use Internet packages for their online intervention (uploading and downloading of images, etc.)....
Forfait internet expenses for jury members 4 40 USD 160 USD Forfait internet (for jury members) The members of the jury will use internet packages for the online selection of images (download and upload of images etc)...
Internet data to participants individually 20 10

USD

200

USD

Internet data will be provided to participants individually Internet data will be provided to participants individually during our online session at least to 20 people
WLE T-shirts 10 10 USD 100 USD WLE T-shirts for team members WLE T-shirts for team members only (T-shirts will be worn by team members during sessions)
Photo hunting 02 100 USD 200 USD Two photos hunting in protected areas therefore certain fees will be paid Two Photos Walk in protected areas, so some costs will be paid like transport, entrance fees, and other
Communication - 160 USD 160

USD

Communication expenses. Internet will also be used during online events.Some radio stations, the local press online as well as paper will be involved Contest advertising in Social media platforms throughout the competition period.
Other (Unknown) Expenses 100

USD

Unforeseen expenses Unforeseen expenses
Total cost of project 1986 USD (1 USD = 590,00 Franc CFA as of 12 April 2021)


Endorsements[edit]

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  1. Support Support I'm delighted to support the good quality work of the Benin User group - this edition will enrich the collection of great pictures already in Commons from the precedent editions. Galahmm (talk) 14:15, 22 April 2021 (UTC)
  2. Support Support for the growth, development, empowerment and diversification of the activities of the Benin Group. AfricanadeCuba
  3. Support Support this user group is very much needed and should be supported in order to enrich Commons and Wikipedia with great images. LurKin
  4. Support Support supporting this project from the Bénin User group to enable contributors from Africa to help us document natural heritage in Bénin. Nattes à chat (talk) 21:13, 22 April 2021 (UTC)
  5. Support Support I tested contributing on articles he and his team started. It is a delight working with them. Full support to his application. Score Beethoven (talk) 05:25, 24 April 2021 (UTC)
  6. Support Support My support to his application is due to the new challenge we have to faced and beautiful collaboration for next years. Bile rene (talk) 07:00, 24 April 2021 (UTC)