Grants:Project/Rapid/M-Mustapha/WPWP for Hausa Community

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M-Mustapha/WPWP for Hausa Community
Wikipedia Pages Wanting Photos for Hausa Community members is a contest that aims to promote the use of digital media files to improve Wikimedia project articles; the contest will focus on addition of media files from Commons to various Wikimedia project pages without them.
targetHausa and English Wikipedia
start dateJuly 1st
end dateAugust 31st
budget (local currency)377,650
budget (USD)970
grant typeIndividual
contact(s)• mmaliyu2012(_AT_)

Review your report

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 will focus on utilising the photos in commons to Wikipedia pages without images specially Hausa and English Wikipedia in other to promote and improve the quality of articles and also improve skills of our community volunteer editors.

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

We will inform them by sending and sharing information about the contest in our various community platforms on social media, like; WhatsApp, Facebook, Twitter etc

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

We will make use of the WMFlabs tools such as edit summary search. and [1] to search for participant's claim entries, that's why we will encourage them to include in their edit summaries #WPWP.
  • Participants must be a registered user,
  • Files added must relate to the article and the section in which it is added.
  • Images must come from the category provided by the international contest Resources
  • Winners must have or accumulated the highest number of files addition.

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

The strategy behind this is to utilize the thousands of quality files in Commons to be use in Wikipedia pages and the attention will be based on this Category of files provided by the international contest.

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

This contest will provide an opportunity for our community growth and development as it will bring together existing and new editors together.


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 20
  2. Number of recruit editors 5
  3. Number of photos used on Wikimedia projects 500
  4. Number of Wikimedia pages created or improve with photos 200


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).

M-Mustapha Project coordinator, will facilitate the online trainings and juror
Ammarpad Online trainer and juror

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

Item Description Number of Events Total NGN Total USD
Internet subscription (For a series of online training to community members participating during the project and post-project follow-up activities etc) (Trainings and Social media campaign) 135,450 350
Graphics Design of digital fliers for online social media campaign, adverts and logistics. 85,140 220
Prizes for five top contributors as winners (5 top contributors would be awarded with prizes that may serve as motivation) 147,060 380
TOTAL 377,650 970
amount requested 377,650 970


Community members are encouraged to endorse your project request here!

  • Support this project will surely improve Hausa and English Wikipedia.----AnasskokoTalk 09:54, 16 June 2020 (UTC)
  • Support, This project is more important for Hausa Wikimedia projects. It will help for improving Hausa and English wikimedia articles. = Abubakar A Gwanki (talk) 21:29, 16 June 2020 (UTC)
  • Support This project will be very vital to hausa Wikipedia and English Wikipedia, this because picture will show genuine the validity and reality of a story. Many people consider pictures as facts. As the saying *pictures speaks louder than words'.Musa Vacho77 (talk) 12:46, 18 June 2020 (UTC)