Grants:Project/Rapid/Nabin K. Sapkota/Wiki Loves Monuments in Nepal 2018

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Nabin K. Sapkota/ Wiki Loves Monuments in Nepal 2018
The Purpose of the project is to improve and increase the unexplored media of the cultural heritages in Nepal.
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 Nepal.
start date1st September
end date30th September
budget (local currency)218000 NPR
budget (USD)2000 USD
grant typeIndividual
granteeNabin K. Sapkota
contact(s)• nboycreationnepal(_AT_)

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. To engage new and existing contributors of the community.
  2. To add freely licensed, and quality images of cultural heritages of Nepal to Wikimedia Commons.
  3. To spread awareness about ways to contributing media contents to Wikipedia and its sister projects.
  4. To increase the number of Quality Images of monuments of Nepal in Wikimedia Commons

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 freely licensed and high quality images of Monuments here in Nepal, that will be contributed to Wikimedia Commons for free usage and spread its importance via usage in Wikipedia articles.

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

  1. Social Media promotion
  2. Rigorous Emailing
  3. Photo walk event
  4. Photo Ride
  5. Tell a friend
  6. Central Notice across Wikimedia projects; to be directed to our site e.t.c

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

Jury will comprise of 3-4 members with different expertise; people from the Wikimedia community and well-known photographers will be invited to join the jury team .Prizes will be in term of certificates, gift hampers and token of appriciation

The jury will determine the winners of the local and international 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 one of the dedicated member in our team looking at the usage rate. Communicating with the contributors and organizing orientations during photowalks and photo rides.


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: 1500+
  3. Number of photos used on Wikimedia projects: 700+


Below you can find the estimated project budget for the planning and execution of the Wiki Loves Monuments in Nepal 2018 on the basis of Event, outreach and prize distribution.

Item Description Nr. of Units Unit Price Total Costs Notes
Main Prize 3 300 USD 300 USD 3 best photos: Gift hampers for Top 3 Photos (First, Second, Third)
Additional Prizes 2 50 USD 100 USD Gift hampers for the top contributor by numbers of photographs uploads. This encourages more people to actually participate in the contest, and upload more photographs to win.
Special prizes (WLM T-Shirt) 10 10 USD 100 USD The prizes is for the top ten contributors by no. of photographs.
Special prizes (WLM Certificate) 150 1 USD 150 USD The certificate is for the all contributors and volunteers who takes part in the competition.
Total Prizes Costs 650 USD
Felicitation and Award Ceremony
Hall Rent (Venue) 1 120 USD 120 USD Hall rent for the Felicitation ceremony in Kathmandu.
Food & Beverages 30 6 USD 180 USD Conference catering (Including tea and snacks)
Travel expenses 10 30 USD 300 USD Travel expenses (for jury members and invited guest)
WLM T-shirts 20 10 USD 200 USD WLM T-shirts for Volunteers, , stake holders, team members and Jury Members and participants.
Backdrop, printing and other stuff regarding event 50 USD Flex print, Stationery and identity card
Total Felicitation and Award Ceremony Costs 850 USD
Wiki Loves Monuments in Nepal outreach 2018
Outreach Event 2 200 USD 400 USD We expect to organise local outreach events in western part of Nepal at least 2 cities/towns. This will include (depending on the city/town): where we organise a Photo Walk with our volunteers and photographers. Cost will include: travel and accommodation in respective cities/towns for workshops. We might organised more events if we get financial support of local partners.
Meetup and communication 2 50 USD 100 USD For the discussion among the volunteers and communication expenses.
Total Wiki Loves Monuments in Nepal Outreach 2018 Cost 500 USD
Total cost of project 2000 USD (1 USD = 109.00 NPR as of 31 July 2018)


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  • This project has helped to preserve at least some pictures of our monuments many of those were destroyed during a devastating earthquake. I appreciate the team of Mr. Nabin and support this project. Krish Dulal (talk) 11:39, 2 August 2018 (UTC)