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Godstime Elijah/1lib1ref 2022 Kwara
Many existing Nigerian articles on Wikipedia though sometimes well written usually lack verified sources to make these articles factual and verifiable. The goal of this contest is to close the gap and ensure that these identified articles are properly cited and upgraded to acceptable standards for public use.
targetEnglish Wikipedia
start dateJanuary 29th
end dateFebruary 19th
budget (local currency)673,630
budget (USD)1643
grant typeIndividual
granteeGodstime Elijah
contact(s)• godstime_elijah989@yahoo.com

Please see the sample Contest application before drafting your application.

Project Goal


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




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 have as its focus improving existing Wikipedia articles through sources for and adding citations to already existing Nigerian articles on Wikipedia.

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.

It will be announced on the Wikipedia:WikiProject Nigeria, Wikimedia User Group Nigeria, Ilorin Wikimedia Hub as well as on social media platforms.

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.

This will be done through community whatsapp group as well as other social media platforms.

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 contest will be judge through a point based system on quality and quantity for articles improved with with proper citations and prizes will be awarded to winners based on that.

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:


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:

  1. Number of events: 2 (1 physical and 1 online)
  2. Number of participants: 40 participants
  3. Number of new editors: 5 editors
  4. Number of of articles created or improved: 100 articles



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).

  • Godstime Elijah - (Project and Campaign Lead) - I am an experienced Wikipedian, and the current vice-president (training and development) of the Wikimedia Fan Club, University of Ilorin. I have been a part in organizing several campaigns both within and outside the University of Ilorin Wikimedia community such as Art+Feminism, Afrocine contest, and Wikipedia pages wanting photos. I will be facilitating the creation of instructional videos/materials, virtual meetings and selection of speakers/trainers on virtual training workshops for new members.
  • James Moore200 - (Communications and Publicity) - He is an experienced Wikimedian and one of the nine volunteers who made the most valuable contributions to SDG-related topics in the English Wikipedia during the edit-a-thon [Prize Winner During Global Week] and Wiki4Climate in 2020 . He is highly skilled in social media engagements, publicity, and strategic communications. He will be handling media promotions for the contest and a co-trainer.
  • Prithee P - (Panelist) - She is an experienced Wikimedian and One of the nine volunteers who made the most valuable contributions to SDG-related topics in the English Wikipedia during the edit-a-thon [Prize Winner During Global Week] and Wiki4Climate in 2020 , she will be in charge of result collation and disclosure of Winners.

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

* Food and drinks = $300
* Internet support for team members = $150
* Internet support for participants during the event =  $500
* Social media Promotion=  $60
* Gift vouchers for winners = $300
* Hall rental = $150
* Local transport for organizers: $50
* Communications( airtime for calls) = $53
* Miscellaneous funds =  $80


  • This is a great opportunity to improve the verifiability of information of information on Wikipedia. 15:17, 10 January 2022 (UTC)