Grants:Project/Rapid/Clarissagum/Mahadum Federal na Steeti, Polytechnics na Kọleji nke Mmụta na Naịjirịa

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Clarissagum/Mahadum Federal na Steeti, Polytechnics na Kọleji nke Mmụta na Naịjirịa
The contest is set to help and encourage adept and new editors to participate in creating contents on Federal and State Universities, Polytechnics and Colleges of Education in Nigeria on Igbo Wikipedia.
targetIgbo Wikipedia
start dateOctober 1
end dateOctober 31
budget (local currency)N493,120
budget (USD)$1,200
grant typeIndividual

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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
  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?

The contest participants will focus on writing articles about Federal and State Universities, Polytechnics and Colleges of Education in Nigeria on Igbo Wikipedia. The topic is underrepresented on Igbo Wikipedia and this project will help to fix it. The contest will also help in recruiting new editors, especially students who will love to contribute.

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.

I have notified members of Igbo Wikipedia Nigeria at Nzọr ogbako. See here for the notice.

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.

The contest will be announced on Igbo Wikipedia WhatsApp groups and other social media platforms to ensure participation.

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 articles of the contest will be judged by a team comprising of experienced Wikipedians. The participant with the highest points will be awarded the first prize.

The scoring system for the winners would be as follows:

  • 2.0 points would be awarded for every new Igbo Wikipedia article
  • 0.5 points for every good source or reference used in the Igbo Wikipedia article.

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:

No. It will be an online event.

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 writing contests:

  1. Number of participants: 20
  2. Number of articles created or improved: 50


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).

Clarissagum- Organizer, Project and Campaign Lead

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

  • Internet and data subscription: $300
  • Airtime for communication: $150
  • Token of appreciation for reviewers: $100
  • Logistics to dispatch prizes: $250
  • Social media promotion: $200
  • Prizes: $200 (to be given to the winners as gift cards)
    • 1st prize: $100
    • 2nd prize: $60
    • 3rd prize: $40


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