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Wiki Loves Earth 2022 in Armenia
The project aims at improving content on natural monuments, preserved areas, plants, animals, etc. on Wikimedia projects in Armenia.
targetWikimedia Commons and hywiki
start dateJune 1
end dateJune 30
budget (local currency)1,250,000
budget (USD)2,621
grant typeindividual
contact(s)• mbekaryan@gmail.com• davsargsyan1@gmail.com

Please see the sample Contest application before drafting your application.

Project Goals

  1. Add quality photos
  2. Recruit new editors
  3. Engage existing editors
  4. Close the existing content gap

Project Plan




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?

The contest will focus on the quality of uploaded photos. This is important to Armenian wiki community because it is aimed at closing the Earth gap” in Wikimedia projects, adding quality photos to articles about nature and natural monuments.

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.

Wikimedia communities will get to know about this proposal through the following pages:
  1. Armenian Wikipedia Village Pump page
  2. Wiki Loves…Facebook group
  3. Armenian Wikipedia Facebook 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.

Different social media platforms will be used for the communication:
  1. Wiki Loves… Facebook group
  2. Armenian Wikipedia Facebook page
  3. Armenian Wikipedia Village Pump page
  4. Wikimedia Armenia Facebook page
  5. Real Time Armenia Facebook group
  6. My Photo Tour - Armenia Facebook group
  7. Communication with educational institutions’ photography faculties and photography

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.

The jury consisting of international and local judges will judge the contest and decide the winners.
There will be two stages before the jury starts judging the photos:
  1. The photos will be filtered based on technical issues/quality
  2. Compliance of the photos with the context of the contest

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

Before the contest, two workshops are planned during which the participants will learn how to upload photos on Wikimedia Commons and how to add them to corresponding Wikipedia articles and pages.

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

There will be five photo walks each engaging 15 participants.
Also, besides the workshop on uploading photos and adding them to Wikipedia articles, there will be another special workshop on how to take good quality photos and how to develop them.

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:

There will be five photowalks so here is the risk assessment result.
COVID-19 Risk Assessment for WLE 2022 Armenia



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 - 25
  2. Number of photos uploaded to Wikimedia Commons - 3500
  3. Number of photos used on Wikimedia projects - 100
  4. Number of photowalks - 5
  5. Number of photowalk participants - 75

For writing contests:

  1. Number of participants
  2. Number of articles created or improved



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 organizer is Beko who will carry out all organizational activities. User:Beko - organizational activities + workshop organization User:Dav Sargsyan - Photowalks organization

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

1 USD = 477 AMD
N Item Quantity Rate (AMD) Total (AMD) Total (USD) Notes
1 Transportation for photowalks 5 105,000 525,000 1,101
2 Refreshment (for photowalks and workshop) 90 3,500 315,000 660 There will be one workshop and five photowalks
3 Prizes (gift vouchers and wiki souvenirs) 14 195,000 409
  1. 1st place - AMD 50,000 gift voucher
  2. 2nd place - AMD 40,000 gift voucher
  3. 3rd place - AMD 30,000 gift voucher
  4. Most photo uploads (by quality) - AMD 25,000 gift voucher
  5. 10 top uploads - AMD 50,000 (wiki souvenirs)
4 Panama hats 50 3,500 175,000 367 Panama hats for photowalk participants
5 COVID-19 prevention equipment 20,000 42
6 Bank charges 10,000 21 Transfer charges
7 Post office 10,000 21
TOTAL 1,250,000 2,621



Community members are encouraged to endorse your project request here!

  • As a member of WLE international team I support this proposal. Armenia is always performing strong in Wiki Loves Earth, I am sure they will be successful — NickK (talk) 12:12, 15 April 2022 (UTC)
  • In Armenia WLE is organized and implemented with great enthusiasm.The results are good and satisfactory. And the participants really enjoy it. I highly support the implementation of WLE in Armenia. --Violla M. (talk) 14:04, 15 April 2022 (UTC)
  • Strong support Strong support Vahag851 (talk) 17:14, 16 April 2022 (UTC)
  • Support Support WLE in Armenia traditionally brings growing quantity of quality images. Should be supported! - Kareyac (talk) 06:53, 18 April 2022 (UTC)
  • It is a pleasant initiative, we will glad to participate, we participated in the previous years and we have many beautiful photos.--Արարատ Թրվանց (talk) 19:22, 19 April 2022 (UTC)
  • Strong support Strong support I had a chance to organize Wiki Loves Momuments back in 2013 with Beko and seen him in action and behind the scenes, as well I observed him organize and co-organize WLM and Wiki Loves Earth throughout those years and it is my pleasure to endorse this long-standing and divoted wikimedian. --Xelgen (talk) 12:21, 2 May 2022 (UTC)