Grants:Project/Rapid/Boris Bahire/Wikipedia Pages Wanting Photos 2021 in Rwanda

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Wikipedia Pages Wanting Photos 2021 in Rwanda
Wikipedia Pages Wanting Photos (WPWP) Rwanda is an annual campaign where Wikipedia editors across Rwanda utilize the collected/uploaded photos in the previous phot contest such as Wiki Loves Africa, Wiki Loves Folklore, Wiki Loves Earth etc, and use them on the Wikipedia pages that lack images.
targetWikipedia (rw,en,fr) & Wiki Commoms
start date1st July
start year2021
end date30th September
end year2021
budget (local currency)1,928,026 RWF
budget (USD)1,960
grant typeGroup
contact(s)• Ndahiro Derrick

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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 (photos) on Wikipedia pages
  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?

WPWP contest will focus on adding images to the Wikipedia articles that lack them and looking at the Kinyarwanda Wikipedia it is noticeable that there are many articles that are missing and on Wikipedia pages in general, so it is very important to add them so that WP pages navigators can understand more the subject via the added photos.

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.

We have used our active WhatsApp group that we normally use for regular communication.

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.

We have announced the WPWP campaign and its timeline on our meta page (

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 judges will use the campaign tracking tool to assess the participants' contribution and select the winners.

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

We shall use tools that the WPWP international team may provide to get images.

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:

The WPWP campaign in Rwanda will be run online.

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

We are excited to run this WPWP campaign in Rwanda for the second time and looking forward to contributing more photos on the Wikipedia pages.


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:

Contest indicators of success:

  1. Number of participants: 30
  2. Number of photos used on Wikipedia pages: 500


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).

  1. Boris- Project Lead
  2. Clementine - Assistant Project Lead
  3. Derrick - Communication Lead
  4. Rebeccah - Logistics Lead

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


1 USD = 983.687 RWF as of 14 June 2021 [1]
Project budget table
Item Quantity Rate (USD) Total (USD) Explanation note
Marketing & Promotion 1 $100 $100 This will be used to increase the reach out and promote this project via various channels.
Communication 4 $15 $60 We will need this to cover the campaign coordination communication costs.
Internet 30 $42 $1,260 This will cover the internet cots to participate in the launch, in-campaign edit-a-thon sessions, individual photos upload and awarding ceremony.
Certificates 30 $3 $90 This will cover the participants certificates of appreciation.
Prize gifts 1 $300 $300 The prizes will be given in form of voucher gifts as follows: 1st ($120), 2nd ($100), 3rd ($80)
Jury gifts 1 $100 $100 Judges will be given gift vouchers to appreciation the winners selection contribution.
Contingency 1 $50 $50 This might be used to cover unexpected expenses.
Total: USD 1,960


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