Grants:Project/Rapid/African Games and Sport Writing Contest

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African Games and Sport Writing Contest
The project is set to motivate and encourage experienced and new editors to create and contribute content about African Games and Sports. There will be emphasis on writing on English Wikpedia other Nigerian language wikipedias
targetEnglish Wikipedia, Yoruba Wikipedia, Igbo Wikipedia and Hausa Wikipedia
start dateMarch 20
end dateAugust 30
budget (local currency)₦635,500.00
budget (USD)$1,550.00
grant typeIndividual

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 or improve content
  2. Recruit new editors
  3. Engage existing editors

Project Plan[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?

Africa has a lot of unknown and unpublicised games, sports and cultural recreational activities, due to the systemic and racial bias, so many professional athletes and sportspersons are underrepresented with low visibility. This projects plans to decolonise the knowledge available on the African Sport scene. The African sport sector is underutilised, huge and rapidly growing, it has not received the coverage it deserves, while some of the available content are not representative of the true state of affairs. This contest seeks to drastically reduce the content gap.

2. 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.

It has been announced on the Wikimedia Nigeria Usergroup Discussion page.

3. How will you let participants know about the contest? In what ways will you be communicating with them?
For example, these can include on-wiki spaces, social media channels, mailing lists, messaging apps, or physical/online gatherings.

This will be done through community whatsapp group as well as other Social media platforms.

4. How will you judge the contest and award prizes?
Note: Grantees, judges, and other contest leaders are ineligible to receive prizes. Grantees who are serving as judges may not receive gifts through grant funding.

  • Two points (2) would be awarded for every new Wikipedia article in any Nigerian language (Yoruba, Igbo and Hausa.)
  • One and half point (1.5) would be awarded for every new Wikipedia article in English language.
  • One point (1.0) would be awarded for every new created articles about Female athletes in English or any Nigerian languages Wikipedia.
  • Half point (.5) would be awarded for every picture used in an artcle.

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

6. 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:

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


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
  2. Number of photos uploaded to Wikimedia Commons-
  3. Number of photos used on Wikimedia projects-

For writing contests:

  1. Number of participants -50
  2. Number of articles created or improved-300


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).

  • Alaafiabami- (Project and Campaign lead) -I have previously led Wikimedia Fan Club, University of Ilorin, organized multiple meetups and Wiki loves Africa photo walks/event at the University Club in Ilorin and Ado-Ekiti in 2019 and 2020 respectively. I will be in charge the publicity of the event and hoping to recruit new members during the process.
  • Isaac- (Coordinator)- He is an experienced Wikipedian, He is the previous lead of the Wikimedia Fan Club, University of Ilorin, he will be facilitating virtual meetings and selection of speakers/trainers on virtual training workshops for new members in any Nigerian Language Wikipedia if need be.
  • Joyce Nwezeh - User: ShimJC - will be in charge of the social media promotion

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



  • Internet subscription (For the team members during the project and post-project for report writing): $400
  • Administration and Facilitation of online Trainings:
    • Zoom Subscription:$50 (2 Months)
    • Internet for 3 local Language trainers= $60
    • Local transportation to meet with Local Sport Writers association members= $40
  • Branding and Social media promotion: $250
  • Internet support to active participants: $200 ($10 X 20 participants)
  • Airtime for communication: $150


  • 1st prize: $100 gift voucher
  • 2nd prize: $80 gift voucher
  • 3rd prize: $70 gift voucher
  • 4th prize: Diversity Winner and Gender gap fillers($50 each) $100 gift voucher

Miscellaneous: $50

Total: $1,550.00

  • Exchange rate- 1 dollar equals 410 naira


Community members are encouraged to endorse your project request here!

  • This is really a welcome development and really needed to put African sporting contents on Wikipedia so I wholly support this project. Godstime Elijah (talk) 07:11, 25 February 2022 (UTC)
  • Thi s development will go a long way to create viable visibility and open sources for African Game and Sport on Wikipedia, I therefore, support the project. Omolarabasirat (talk) 07:27, 27 February 2022 (UTC)