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statusNot Funded
Category:Files by User:Nicola/Junioren-WM 2020
As I am the only Wikipedian world wide especially making photos of track cycling and track cyclists, my photos are used intesively in all languages. So I would like to attend the Junior Track Cycling World Championships 2020 in Cairo next year (date around end of August, not yet officially).
targetPhotos of cyclists which are used world wide with a high percentage. See [1].
start dateAugust/September 2020
end dateAugust/September
budget (USD)appr. 1500 US$ (flight costs and daily costs, no hotel)
grant typeindividual
contact(s)• trackcycling@web.de

Project Goal


Briefly explain what are you trying to accomplish with this project, or what do you expect will change as a result of this grant. Example goals include, "recruit new editors", "add high quality content", or "train existing editors on a specific skill".

Add high quality content. To provide photos from track cyclists. Many cyclists at the Junior Championships will be attending Olympic Games in the future, and it is important to have photos of cyclists from fi Asia and Africa and to put these countries on the global sports map.

Project Plan




Tell us how you'll carry out your project. What will you and other organizers spend your time doing?

I will go daily to the Velodrome in Cairo and thake especially portrait photos of the participants (example: [2]). I myself write many bio pics about track cyclists, and my photos make authors in other languages to do the same. In the meantime I have a good reputation in the cycling scene and there is a good cooperation. The president of the African Cycling Federation himself asked me to come to Cairo and to document the championships, which are the first world championships in Egypt and the 2nd in Africa (Cape Town 2008). So it is an important step for African sports.

How will you let others in your community know about your project (please provide links to where relevant communities have been notified of your proposal, and to any other relevant community discussions)? Why are you targeting a specific audience?

I always inform the cycling projects in the other languages, and many authors are thankful for my photos ("wonderful Nicola" :))

What will you have done at the end of your project? How will you follow-up with people that are involved with your 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 specific to your project:

  1. Number of total participants - 1
  2. Number of articles created or improved (if applicable) - not known yet
  3. Number of photos uploaded to Wikimedia Commons (if applicable) - around 500
  4. Number of photos used on Wikimedia projects (if applicable) - not known yet



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

What resources do you need? For your funding request, list bullet points for each expense:

  • flight around 900 US$
  • evtl. around 600 US$ (expected less: for taxi costs, Per diem)
  • no hotel costs


  • DerHexer (Talk) 13:47, 16 November 2019 (UTC) As one of the photographers of the 2018 Summer Youth Olympic Games (use) I strongly endore this grant request. The results are overwhelming. Some of the young athletes are already World Record holders and have articles in various languages. A lot of photos are used, the remaining ones are well categorized. The same applies to all of Nicola's photos, especially of cycling, which I have seen so far.
  • I strongly endorse the grant. I know Nicola as a trusted member of the German Wikipedia community and her work enrich the area of the track cycling and track cyclists of Wikipedia. Normally I am not a big fan of evalution of volunteer work by numbers only. But I was very impressed when I saw the GLAMorous numbers of her photos: 2435 distinct files ouf of totally 5669 files were used in Wikimedia projects. (42.95%. Total image usages 8506). So I am pretty sure that attending the "Junioren-WM 2020" by Nicola will result in a great outcome. Raymond (talk) 14:27, 16 November 2019 (UTC)
  • I have to follow here DerHexer and Raymond. I could say the same as they already have, but it's not better to say as it already is by them. Nicola is not just a very skilled photographer and one of the big knowledge hoards in this field, she also is very close to the sportspeople and linked with the officials. There is no better person for this and the outcome is strongly required. -- Marcus Cyron (talk) 15:46, 16 November 2019 (UTC)
  • An intersting project with a lot of potential and a very competent person to do it. --J. Patrick Fischer (talk) 19:22, 16 November 2019 (UTC)
  • I second DerHexer and Marcus Cyron, as the three of us took part of the 2018 Summer Youth Olympics, I can spend hours and hours telling you about why this is an important project, but as Marcus said, it's not better to say as it already is. Nicola's work is outstanding, and it would surely keep making great free images. BugWarp (talk) 20:20, 16 November 2019 (UTC)
  • I strongly endorse. A lot of photos used, and really nice portraits and is someone who knows about the cycling. Mauricio V. Genta (talk) 05:37, 17 November 2019 (UTC)
  • I fully support the request. Nicola's work in the field of cycling is always a great enrichment. Tim Rademacher (talk) 16:10, 19 November 2019 (UTC)
  • per Tim Rademacher and others --DCB (talk) 16:40, 19 November 2019 (UTC)
  • I strongly endorse. Since years, Nicola makes very good illustrations of track and road cycling, and she helps us when we worked to develop d:Module:Cycling race in several languages. I like her work. For this project, she will make photos of cyclists that a part will become stars in years, so it will be a good plus for Wikipedia to have photos of these cyclists when they were young. Jérémy-Günther-Heinz Jähnick (talk) 12:01, 21 November 2019 (UTC)
  • as one of the most recognized experts for track cycling, Nicola has the best expertise to do this photo project. She's absolutuely reliable (I would always ask her to take care of my cats!) and her photographing skills developed greatly over the last years. Furthermore, she's comfortable with the country and talks a quite a bit of Egyptian Arab. I strongly endorse this grant. --Elya (talk) 20:35, 21 November 2019 (UTC)
  • support Atamari (talk) 23:06, 22 November 2019 (UTC)
  • What can I say, that isn't still said? Strongly endorse. --Duschgeldrache2 (talk) 22:42, 23 November 2019 (UTC)

DerHexer, Raymond, Marcus Cyron, --J. Patrick Fischer, BugWarp, Mauricio V. Genta, Tim Rademacher, DCB, Jérémy-Günther-Heinz Jähnick, Elya, Atamari, Duschgeldrache2. Thank you for your support - in fact, it did not help: "no funding". I am disappointed and upset, and I do not feel being appreciated at all. --Nicola (talk) 18:47, 2 December 2019 (UTC)

I can understand this and I feel very concerned, that the WMF now just give travel grants for internal projects instead of supporting the working communities. Once more a WMF fail. -- Marcus Cyron (talk) 20:02, 2 December 2019 (UTC)