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Global Open Initiative/Parliament of Ghana challenge/Sixth Parliament of the Fourth Republic of Ghana
To organised a month-long writing contest to
  • Add / improve Wikidata Items
  • Add / improve Wikipedia Articles
of all 275 members of the Sixth Parliament of the Fourth Republic of Ghana.
targetWikidata, English Wikipedia
start dateAugust 31 January 25
start year2019 2020
end dateOctober 6 March 4
end year2019 2020
budget (local currency)Gh₵1046911372.2154
budget (USD)1994.101992.62
grant typeorganization
non-profit statusYes
contact(s)• info(_AT_)goifoundation.org• masssly(_AT_)ymail.com
organization (if applicable)• Global Open Initiative Foundation
website (if applicable)Global Open Initiative
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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 on Wikidata
  2. Recruit new editors on Wikipedia
  3. Engage existing editors
  4. Recruit new editors
  5. Increase skills for existing and new editors

Project Plan[edit]

Activities[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 content of the contest will be focused on Wikidata and Wikipedia. There are missing entries for hundreds of past members of the Ghanaian legislature from the Sixth Parliament of the Fourth Republic on Wikipedia (all of whom are notable by Wikipedia standards). There is currently no comprehensive knowledge base about Ghanaian legislators that can be freely accessed, and we believe that Wikidata has the potential to play a central role in changing this. That is why this challenge is important not only to the local Wikimedia community in Ghana, but also to anyone anywhere who may be in need of structured data to work with.
  • An editathon session shall be held on August 31 2019 January 25, 2020 to provide hands-on Wikipedia and Wikidata training.
  • 30 full days from September 1 January 26 to 30 February 24 shall be allowed for the period of the competition. (edits made at the editathon from August 31 January 25 shall be considered valid entries).
  • Judges will use one week to clean up Wikipedia and Wikidata entries as well as to tabulate scores. Winners shall be announced and prizes awarded in the first week of March 2020 October 1.


2. How will you let people know about the contest?

  • Global Open Initiative social media spaces
  • Wikimedia Ghana Usergroup mailing list
  • Wikimedians of Africa mailing list


3. How will you judge the contest and award prizes?

  • Case 1: On one hand, the contest will award the participants with the highest number of edits made to the subject-related contest pages. This can easily be determined using metrics from the Outreach Dashboard tool. This criteria will not judge quality or relevance of edits made.


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

N/A

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

  • Case 1 criterion: Rank of participants with highest edit count.
  • Case 2 criterion:
  • Destubbed Wikipedia article must equal or exceed a prose size of 1000 (i.e. 1000 kilobytes of data added to the article)
  • Wikidata entries must have the following qualifies added:
  • The project will organise one editathon to lunch the contest. This editathon will:
  • Bring awareness to the contest and generally to Wikidata and Wikipedia
  • Serve as an opportunity to better explain the rules and objectives of the contest
  • Provide in-person training for new editors who may be interested to join the contest
  • Increase skills for existing editors who may already be familiar to Wikipedia and Wikidata

Impact[edit]

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: N/A
  2. Number of photos uploaded to Wikimedia Commons: N/A
  3. Number of photos used on Wikimedia projects: N/A

For writing contests:

  1. Number of participants: 30
  2. Number of workshops: 1
  3. Number of articles created or improved
    1. All 275 members of the Seventh Parliament of Ghana have Wikidata items
    2. All 275 members of the Seventh Parliament of Ghana have Wikipedia articles

Resources[edit]

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 project will select four judges from the Global Open Initiative team.

  • The judges will
  • Create one-liner Wikipedia stubs of all MP's except where one exists already.
  • Arrange the information in a table similar to this so that participant can easily select MP's they prefer to work on.
  • Fill in the following cells:
  • Link to Wikipedia Article
  • Description
  • Party
  • Constituency
  • Region
  • Gender
  • Image (if one is available)
  • Date of Birth
  • Link to Wikidata item
  • Update the leaderboard to determine
  • Rank of participants with highest edit count
  • Destubbed the most number of Wikipedia article
  • Added relevant statement qualifiers to the most number of Wikidata entries

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

Table 1 - Editathon
Item Details Unit Ghc Quantity Total Ghc
Venue space Madina Institute of Science and Technology 600 1 600
Projector We'll rent a projector for single use 150 1 150
Internet routers Surline internet router 499 1 499
Internet Data 100GB data expected to be used for the event 399 1 399
Refreshment (Light Breakfast + Lunch) For 36 total participants including the 6 facilitators 2160 1 2160
Water For 36 total participants including the 6 facilitators 108 1 108
T-Shirts 6 total customized printed T-Shirts for facilitators 40 6 240
Stickers Wikidata', 'Wikipedia' and 'Parliamenta of Ghana Editathon challenge' stickers to go round for all 2.5 50 125
Printing Event posters (color), program outline, tutorial, etc 2 60 120
Transportation for projector To-and-fro transportation for to rent projector 60 1 60
Transportation for refreshments To-and-fro transportation for food and water 60 1 60
Transportation for refreshments To-and-fro transportation for other items 60 1 60
Transportation for event facilitators To-and-fro transportation (or fuel allowance) for event facilitators 100 6 600
Total Ghc 5181
Table 2 - Prizes

The prices listed in this table are the equivalent in Shoprite gift cards we shall award. The competition will not award winners any physical cash.

Project Category Prize Ghc
Wikipedia Highest edit count First 300
Second 200
Third 100
Destubbed Wikipedia articles First 600
Second 400
Third 200
Wikidata Highest edit count First 300
Second 200
Third 100
Added statement Qualifiers per MP:

Educated at (P69)

Academic degree (P512)

Academic major (P812)

Religion (P140), and

Occupation (P106)

First 600
Second 400
Third 200
Other; (only applies if there is no female in the Wikipedia winning categories) Top Female contributor First 300
Second 200
Third 100
Other; (only applies if there is no female in the Wikidata winning categories) Top Female contributor First 300
Second 200
Third 100
Total (Ghc) 4800
Table 3 - Organisation
Item Details Unit Ghc Quantity Total Ghc
Social Media Posts Boost competition on Facebook 5.70718 30 171.2154
Internet Data 30GB data expected to be used by each judge 180 4 720
Total Ghc 891.2154
Table 4 - Editathon + Prizes + Organisation
Table Total Comment
Table 1 - Editathon 5181
Table 2 - Prizes 4800
Table 3 - Organisation 891.2154
Contingency 500
Sum (Ghc) 11372.2154 1 USD = 5.70718 Ghc
USD 1992.62 https://www1.oanda.com/currency/converter/ (December 27, 2019)

Endorsements[edit]

Community members are encouraged to endorse your project request here!

  • I fully endorsed this project. The first edit-a-thon exceeded my expectations so this is highly achievable. We need to motivate volunteers especially the new ones. Shahadusadik (talk) 21:07, 21 July 2019 (UTC)
  • DaSupremo (talk) 22:06, 21 July 2019 (UTC) I fully endorse this project. As a beginner in the editing of Wikipedia articles, I think it will motivate me and other new volunteers.
  • To improve and also update vital information about the Ghanaian parliament. 154.160.24.62 23:09, 21 July 2019 (UTC)
  • Warmglow (talk) 07:19, 22 July 2019 (UTC)
  • Mwintirew (talk) 14:01, 22 July 2019 (UTC) Considering the success of the first edit-a-thon and the fact that there is still work to be done, I fully endorse this project.
  • 41.204.33.174 13:54, 22 July 2019 (UTC)
  • Sunkanmi12 (talk) 14:12, 22 July 2019 (UTC)
  • Roysandytei (talk) 14:43, 22 July 2019 (UTC)
  • A lot of work needs to be done and this project is going to get us started towards a greater good.
  • Support Support I am Looking forward to the second edition of this project.Celestinesucess (talk) 16:00, 22 July 2019 (UTC)
  • I fully endorse this project
  • Prof OJ (talk) 16:07, 22 July 2019 (UTC)
  • Great project . I endorse this initiative. TereseB (talk) 22:17, 2 August 2019 (UTC)