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Maffeth Opiana/Wiki Loves Earth 2019 in the Philippines
The Purpose of the project is to improve and increase the available media of the natural heritage in the Philippines.
targetWikimedia Commons, and therefore indirectly all other Wikimedia projects using material from Wikimedia Commons, mainly Wikipedia — in every language, but mainly in languages spoken in the Philippines, including English.
start date1 May
end dateJuly 30
budget (local currency)PHP 103,700.00
budget (USD)USD 1,999.23
grant typeIndividual
contact(s)• maffeth.opiana(_AT_)gmail.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. To engage new and existing contributors of the community.
  2. To add freely licensed, and quality images of natural heritages of the Philippines to Wikimedia Commons.
  3. To spread awareness about contributing media contents to Wikipedia and its sister projects.

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 focus on freely licensed and high quality images of natural heritages here in the Philippines, that will be contributed to Wikimedia Commons for free usage and spread its importance via usage in Wikipedia articles. The competition is important because it give us exposure of our natural heritages.

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

  1. Village pumps
  2. Social media promotion
  3. Press releases
  4. Community outreach
  5. Word of mouth

3. How will you judge the contest and award prizes?
We will have a jury composed of people from the Wikimedia community and professional photographers. Prizes will be in term of money and a trophy. The jury will determine the winners of the local contest taking into the consideration the following criteria:

  • Technical quality (sharpness, use of light, perspective etc.);
  • Originality and creativity;
  • Potential usefulness and overall value of the image (including its licensing) to the Wikimedia projects.

4. For photo contests, what is the strategy to get images used on projects?
We will utilize those uploaded resources in Wikimedia projects by communicating to contributors through e-mail or talk page.



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: 50
  2. Number of photos uploaded to Wikimedia Commons: 1000
  3. Number of photos used on Wikimedia projects: 100



Team Members

  1. Maffeth Opiana - Project Coordinator (oversee all the activities of the Project)
  2. Filipinayzd - Event Manager (outreach activities and awarding event)
  3. FroyAgta - Promotion (social media and launching event)
  4. KCVelaga - Team Consultant (technical and jury member)


1 USD = PHP 51.87 (as of April 13, 2019 according to www.oanda.com)
Project budget table
No. Item Quantity Rate (PHP) Total (PHP) Total (USD) Notes
1 Community outreach activities 2 PHP 10,000.00 PHP 20,000.00 USD 385.58 photography walks to engage past and new volunteers, and photographers; and an outreach activity with tutorial on adding photographs in Wikipedia articles
2 Social media promotion 1 PHP 2,000.00 PHP 2,000.00 USD 38.56 Sponsored posts to reach wider audience
3 Awards 4 varies PHP 37,000.00 USD 713.32 1st prize: hohem iSteadyGear 3-Axis Handheld Gimbal Stabilizer 5.5Lbs Payload/ Timelapse/ Motion Memory/ APP Control with Remote + Tripod + Carry Case for Canon Nikon Sony DSLR Camera[1] (PHP 15,999.00; USD 308.44)
2nd prize: FeiyuTech G6 Plus 3-Axis Handheld Gimbal Stabilizer for Mirrorless Camera Pocket Camera GoPro Smartphone Payload 800g Feiyu G6P[2] (PHP 12,678.00; USD 244.42)
3rd prize: Toshiba Canvio Basics (new) 2TB USB 3.0 Portable External Hard Drive (Black), Super Speed Slim Storage with 3 YEARS WARRANTY[3] (PHP 4,159.00; USD 81.18)
Special prize: Toshiba Canvio Basics (new) 2TB USB 3.0 Portable External Hard Drive (Black), Super Speed Slim Storage with 3 YEARS WARRANTY[4] (PHP 4,159.00; USD 81.18)
4 Trophies 4 PHP 5,000.00 USD 96.39 Customized trophies
5 Launching and awarding ceremonies 2 varies PHP 14,000.00 USD 269.91 Venue and foods for the attendees (20 pax each)
6 Logistics PHP 12,500.00 USD 289.18 Logistics, meetings and unexpected expenses
7 Contingency cost PHP 17,200.00 USD 331.60 Travel and accommodation of at least one winner, who is not from Bicol region (awarding to be held in Naga City); courier for the trophies to other winners who could not attend the ceremony; office supplies; miscellaneous
Total: PHP 103,700.00 (USD 1,999.23)



Community members are encouraged to endorse your project request here!

  • Support Support - Good Luck! Best wishes from Nepal. Kind regards, — Tulsi Bhagat (contribs | talk) 10:19, 16 April 2019 (UTC)
  • Support Support KCVelaga (talk) 08:21, 3 May 2019 (UTC)
  • Support Support Philippines made start in 2018 and achieved good results for a newcomer. This is a solid proposal with correct focuses, such as photowalks to cover underrepresented areas, workshops on inclusion of photos to Wikipedia, promotion on social media, and good planning for jury and awards — NickK (talk) 09:54, 7 May 2019 (UTC)
  • Support Support The plan seems good, Best regards  Innocentbunny    TALK  15:15, 22 May 2019 (UTC)
  • Support Support I support the initiative. --Exec8 (talk) 15:37, 22 May 2019 (UTC)
  • Support Support it's inspiring--Shahidul Hasan Roman (talk) 15:55, 22 May 2019 (UTC)
  • Strong support Strong support With best wishes -J. Ansari Talk 15:58, 22 May 2019 (UTC)
  • Support Support All the Best --Bijay chaurasia (talk) 16:38, 22 May 2019 (UTC)
  • Support Support All The Best For This Project

(श्रेष्ठ भूपेन्द्र (talk) 16:51, 22 May 2019 (UTC))

  • Support Support --B20180 (talk) 20:01, 22 May 2019 (UTC)
  • Support Support --K.Y.K.Z.K. (talk) 22:12, 22 May 2019 (UTC)
  • Support Support -- CAPTAIN RAJU(T) 01:50, 23 May 2019 (UTC)
  • Support Support -- Froy Beraña (talk) 10:23, 23 May 2019 (UTC)
  • Support Support --Sandeep Raut (talk) 02:26, 23 May 2019 (UTC)
  • Support Support Best wishes for this activity! Such a good endeavor which will contribute photos and additional information for Wikipedia --MarvinBikolano (talk)
  • I support the proposal. All the best.-Manavpreet Kaur (talk) 03:34, 23 May 2019 (UTC)
  • Support Support -- With best wishes. Janak Bhatta (talk) 03:46, 23 May 2019 (UTC)
  • Support Support -- With best wishes for the successful event. Nirajan pant (talk) 04:33, 23 May 2019 (UTC)
  • Support Support--Lokesha kunchadka (talk) 14:23, 23 May 2019 (UTC)
  • Strong support Strong support -- this is a great help to share the wonderful places here in the Philippines, and it also promote the natural heritage and show it to the world, goodluck and thank you --Philippines  ShiminUfesoj  Philippines 12:02, 23 May 2019 (UTC)
  • Clear purposes and project's targets. I fully support this initiative. ··· 🌸 Rachmat04 · 13:50, 23 May 2019 (UTC)
  • Support Support I love to see more beautiful pictures from The Philippines Beeyan (talk) 15:26, 23 May 2019 (UTC)
  • Support Support - Good Luck! Best wishes from India. Kind regards, — Mohamedudhuman05 (contribs | talk) 10:19, 24 May 2019 (UTC)
  • Support Support Mohammed Galib Hasan (talk) 08:15, 24 May 2019 (UTC)
  • Support SupportShibu Murmu (talk) 11:50, 24 May 2019 (UTC)
  • Support Support this Photography competition. Wiki Loves Earth is a great, one of the most comprehensive photography competitions on wiki and a personal favourite.

My best wishes to Maffeth opiana as well as the entire team -- Mouryan/মৌর্য্য/మౌర్య () 15:32, 24 May 2019 (UTC)

  • Support Support Seems like a good plan. --Satdeep Gill (talk) 04:05, 25 May 2019 (UTC)
  • Support Support This is an amazing proposal. Olaniyan Olushola (talk) 04:07, 25 May 2019 (UTC)
  • Support Support We need images of natural sites in Philippines. T CellsTalk 06:30, 25 May 2019 (UTC)
  • Zeetendra ») 14:21, 25 May 2019 (UTC)
  • Support Support A nice initiative.--Rajeeb (talk!) 19:17, 25 May 2019 (UTC)
  • Support Support Look forward to seeing beautoful images from the Philippines. -Athikhun.suw (talk) 23:49, 25 May 2019 (UTC)
  • Support Support For the continuity of this project, we definitely need to support this proposal. Best wishes--Biplab Anand (Talk) 07:07, 26 May 2019 (UTC)