Grants:Project/Rapid/MediaMOF/Photowalk at South South Nigeria

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MediaMOF/Photowalk at South South Nigeria
I am a professional documentary photographer with over 500 quality images from around Nigeria and also participated and organized several Wikimedia photowalks and recently was a grantee to Photowalk at Ondo and Ekiti state project which was very successful as this prompted this new grant to document the south south part of Nigeria. The south south part of Nigeria is a part which hasnt been throughly documented before now but hold very rich culturaal and landmark images of Nigeria, so this project is aimed at primarily taking freely licensed high quality photographs of municipalities and associated landmarks in the 5 south south states (Edo, Rivers, Akwa-ibom, Bayelsa, Delta) in Nigeria which hold great historical landmarks in the history of Nigeria and which most dont have pictures on Wikipedia yet and also organizing a workshop for the region photographers on how to contribute to Wiki commons.
targetWikimedia Commons, English Wikipedia, Yoruba Wikipedia, Hausa Wikipedia and Igbo WIkipedia
start dateSeptember 11
start year2021
end dateOctober 30
end year2021
budget (local currency)818,000
budget (USD)2,000
grant typeIndividual

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Please see the sample Photowalk application before drafting your application.

Project Goal[edit]

Choose one or more of the following goals. You can add or delete goals as needed. You can add details to each goal.

  1. To increase contents on Wikimedia Commons
  2. To recruit professional photographers for Wikimedia Commons
  3. To improve contents on English Wikipedia, Yoruba Wikipedia, Igbo Wikipedia and Hausa Wikipedia
  4. Recruit new editors
  5. Engage existing editors
  6. To create awareness about Wikimedia projects

Project Plan[edit]


1. How many walks/tours will you organize and how many people on each walk?

8 different photowalk each day across the states and 5 photographers.

2. What kind of content will the walks focus on? Why is this topic a priority?

The focus will be on monuments, architectural buildings, nature reserves, and other landmarks which has articles on Wikipedia but no pictures, they include but not limited to: Jay Jay Okocha Stadium, Delta State University, Abraka, Western Delta University, Godfrey Okoye University, Ughelli Township Stadium, Auchi Polytechnic, Ambrose Alli University, Igbinedion University, Samuel Ogbemudia Stadium, Akwa Ibom Airport, Akwa Ibom State University, University of Uyo, Rivers State House of Assembly, University of Port Harcourt, Government House, Port Harcourt, Corpus Christi Cathedral, Port Harcourt, Port Harcourt Golf Club, Bayelsa International Airport, Niger Delta University, University of Calabar, Cross River State University of Technology, U. J. Esuene Stadium

3. What is the plan to ensure images will be used on Wikimedia projects?

There will be an online edit a thon immediately after the photowalks to upload the images on Wikimedia commons at the hotel and also add it to corresponding Wikipedia articles.

4. Do participants have the equipment or skills needed to participate and contribute high quality content? If not, how will you support them?

Yes, all of the participants will be professional photographer

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

This project will further provide more images about the south south part of Nigeria which have not be well documented in the past. The states include Edo, Delta, Bayelsa, Cross river and Bayelsa states and this will also create awareness of Wiki commons to other professional photographers.


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. If atleast 5 professional photographers participated
  2. If atleast 700 photos were uploaded to wiki commons
  3. If at least 20% of the images collected are used


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).

  • Professional Camera and experienced editor.
  • MediaMOF Professional photographer and project lead
  • Kaizenify, professional photographer and experienced Wikipedian

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


Sl.No Item Quantity Rate (NGN) Total (NGN) Total (USD) Notes
1 Transportation for photographers 1 343,000 343,000 838.63 This is the cost of the car (and fuel) to be hire which will convey the photographers inter state and within for the 8 days.
2 Food and drinks 5(*8) 3,000 120,000 293.39 This will cover the feeding and refreshment for the 9 days during the photowalk for the 5 photographers.
3 Data allowance during the upload session 5 5,000 25,000 61.12 This is the cost of data for each of the 5 photographers to upload their various images.
4 Accommodation 3(*7) 15,000 315,000 770.17 This is cost of accommodation for 7 nights with 2 photographers sharing a room making 3 rooms.
5 Contingency cost 1 15,000 15,000 36.67 For calls, bank charges or any logistics cost.
Grand Total (with contingency cost): NGN 818,000 (USD 2,000)


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