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Wiki Loves Africa Senegal 2021
Wiki Loves Africa is an annual continental photo contest held on the African continent to increase the number of visuals and audio visuals of African origin for use on various Wikimedia projects. This will be the 3rd edition to take place in Senegal.
targetWikimedia Commons, Wikipedia (fr, en, wo)
start dateFebruary 1st
end dateNovember 15 June 30
budget (local currency)XOF 887,000
budget (USD)1,638.41
grant typeindividual

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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:

Because of the covid pandemic and the theme of the contest, we cannot organize a photohunt or visits with large groups. So we will propose to the members of our community to visit health organization in small groups (2 or 3 people maximum).

For the retention of the participants, we will organize an online photo challenge after the contest. Each month during 6 months, the participants will have to take and upload pictures on a theme. We will give them some money to purchase the internet data.

1. What content will the contest focus on, and why is it important to your community?

Wiki Loves Africa 2021 in Senegal will focus on photo shooting activities under the theme "Health". Pictures will be uploaded on Commons and will be used to illustrate Senegalese related articles on Wikipedia and on its sister projects.

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

We will set up social media pages (Facebook, Twitter ) to reach people online. Last year' participants will be contacted.

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

A panel of 3 judges will set criteria and will select 3 best images based on these criteria. The composition is under discussions and we would like to have one professional photographer, one wikimedian and one person from a health organisation. The jury will have at least one woman.
We will also award the best participation in each region of the country. The criteria will include quality, number and value of the pictures.

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

We will ask regular editors from our community to add pictures on the wikipedia articles. It worked very well last year.

5. 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:

We will run only one workshop, with less than 10 participants.

6. 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:

  • Contest:
  1. Number of participants: 65
  2. Number of photos uploaded to Wikimedia Commons: 650
  3. Number of photos used on Wikimedia projects: 190
  • Challenge:
  1. Number of photos uploaded to Wikimedia Commons: 75
  2. Number of photos used on Wikimedia projects: 30


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).

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

Items Description Quantity Unit Price (FCFA) Unit Price ($) Total ($)
Workshop Room rental 1 15,000 27.71 27.71
Internet 1 10,000 18.47 18.47
Food/beverage 9 5,000 9.24 83.12
Covid-19 prevention (hand sanitizer, masks) 1 5,000 9.24 9.24
Communications outreach Social media campaigns 1 75,000 138.54 138.54
"Photohunts" Transportation and internet for volunteers 1 100,000 184.71 184.71
Jury Internet + Gifts for jury members 3 20,000 36.94 110.83
National prizes Vouchers (on Amazon or local book shops): FCFA 25,000 ; 15,000 and 10,000 1 50,000 92.36 92.36
Regional prizes Vouchers (on Amazon or local book shops) 14 10,000 18.47 258.60
Photo challenge 6 participants * 6 months - Transportation and internet 36 10,000 18.47 664.97
Contingency and miscellaneous expenses 1 27,000 49.87 49.87
Total 1,638.41

We have FCFA 475,000 (USD 877.39) remaining funds from WLA 2020.

The amount we need is FCFA 412,000 (USD 761.02)


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