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Maffeth Opiana/Wiki Loves Earth 2021 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 dateAugust 30
budget (local currency)PHP 75,000
budget (USD)USD 1548.30
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 through editing sessions on improving articles using old and new WLE images

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. Outreach activities will be conducted observing health and safety protocols due to COVID-19 pandemic.

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

  1. Commons:Wiki Loves Earth 2021 in the Philippines
  2. Village pumps (English, CebWiki, TlWiki, BclWiki, WarWiki)
  3. Social media promotion
  4. Press releases
  5. Community outreach
  6. Word of mouth

3. How will you judge the contest and award prizes?
A jury composed of people from the Wikimedia community and professional photographers. Prizes will be in term of gift certificate 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?
Utilize those uploaded resources in Wikimedia projects by communicating to contributors through e-mail or talk page, and through editing sessions on improving articles using old and new WLE images.

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: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/13d2RgmaHgPaYaVWDgYmIQtfuhtjgzU67UjxoMiWlUoY/edit#gid=366656893



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

For editing activities:

  1. Number of participants: 15
  2. Number of new articles using old and new WLE photos: 100


1 USD = PHP 48.44 (as of March 30, 2021 according to www.oanda.com)
Project budget table
No. Item Quantity Rate (PHP) Total (PHP) Total (USD) Notes
1 Social media promotion 1 PHP 7,000 USD 144.51 Sponsored posts to reach wider audience
2 Prizes 3 PHP 22,500 USD 464.49 1st prize: Gift Certificate - PHP 10,000 (USD 206.44)

2nd prize: Gift Certificate - PHP 7,500 (USD 154.83)

3rd prize: Gift Certificate - PHP 5,000 (USD 103.22)

3 Customized WLE souvenir prize 10 PHP 750 PHP 7,500 USD 154.83 WLE gift items for the winners instead of trophies
4 Customized WLE tokens 10 PHP 500 PHP 5,000 USD 103.22 WLE gift items for jurors, volunteers, and deserving outreach participants
5 Courier fee PHP 5,000 USD 103.22 Courier for the certificates, tokens and transaction fees for the prizes
6 Outreach activities 4 PHP 5,500 PHP 22,000 USD 454.17 Food and internet data in 4 editing sessions on improving articles using old and new WLE images
7 Logistics PHP 6,000 USD 123.86 Meetings or unexpected expenses
Total: PHP 75,000 USD 1548.30



Community members are encouraged to endorse your project request here!

  • I support for these projects, its help to promote nature and environment features of my beloved Philippines.. keep it up -- Philippines ShiminUfesoj Philippines 14:15, 30 March 2021 (UTC)
  • Strong support Strong support - कन्हाई प्रसाद चौरसिया (talk) 15:11, 30 March 2021 (UTC)
  • Strong support Strong support - Habib Rabbi (talk)
  • Strong support Strong support - Shahidul Hasan Roman (talk) 17:28, 30 March 2021 (UTC)
  • Support Support the proposal. As I know, PhilWiki community has steadily conducted the same event, and it is best to support the initiative of the community for further reach. ··· 🌸 Rachmat04 · 05:43, 31 March 2021 (UTC)
  • Support Support Motoko C. K. (talk) 10:29, 31 March 2021 (UTC)
  • Strong support Strong support for this project which will showcase the beauty of the Philippine islands. A lot of natural and environmental sites in my country will once again have a chance of being featured to different Wikimedia sites. This will raise the awareness and help the tourism sector especially to those which were less-known. So excited for this contest in the Philippines this year! - Churihan (talk) 13:55, 31 March 2021 (UTC)
  • Strong support Strong support WLE international team supports this project as Wiki Loves Earth in Philippines helps to raise awareness of local protected areas and illustrate relevant articles. The previous editions of WLE in Philippines received great results and we support organization of the next editions of this local contest. - AnastasiaPetrova(WMUA)
  • Strong support Strong support I support this project for future reservation and to expand the awareness of our environment. - Iravillanueva (talk)
  • Support Support Camelia (talk) 21:19, 31 March 2021 (UTC)
  • Strong support Strong support The past track-record of the community in Philippines has been impressive. Hope all Covid protocols are maintained whenever and wherever possible. Best wishes. -- Mouryan (talk) 13:35, 3 April 2021 (UTC)
  • Strong support Strong support - Would love to the beauty of Philippines..Hasan (talk) 13:43, 3 April 2021 (UTC)
  • Support Support, all the best. Kind regards, — Tulsi Bhagat contribs | talk ] 12:44, 4 April 2021 (UTC)
  • Support Support -- Nirmal Dulal (talk) 13:37, 4 April 2021 (UTC)
  • Strong support Strong support -J. Ansari Talk 17:47, 4 April 2021 (UTC)
  • Support Support - Joy Agyepong (talk)
  • Support Support - Kurigo (talk) 16:44, 16 April 2021 (UTC)
  • Strong support Strong support - Will take WLE to the next level. WikiWikiWayne (talk) 08:12, 17 April 2021 (UTC)
  • Support Support a great opportunity for many Wikipedians here to document the beauty of the Philippine nature and a chance to photograph parts of the country still not yet documented at WikiCommons, further enriching articles on Philippine nature, national parks, and reserves. JWilz12345 (Talk|Contrib's.) 09:52, 17 April 2021 (UTC)
  • Support Support valuable project organized by trusted community. dwf² 21:17, 18 April 2021 (UTC)
  • I am in full Support Support for this. As a photography enthusiast, this a good avenue for us to showcase more of the Philippines. - Herbert Kikoy (talk)


  • Volunteer I want to help for the project from Thailand as a volunteer. B20180 (talk) 13:34, 30 March 2021 (UTC)