Grants:Project/Rapid/Nnadigoodluck/Senate Elections in Nigeria

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Nnadigoodluck/Senate Elections in Nigeria
The project will be created to specially encourage and motivate experienced and new editors to create articles on senate elections in all the 36 states of Nigeria. Nigeria has conducted senate elections in 1979, 1983, 1992, 1999, 2003, 2007, 2011, 2015 and 2019. But, articles about these elections are missing on Wikipedia and this project will seek to specifically solve this problem.
targetEnglish Wikipedia
start dateAugust 1
start year2021
end dateAugust 31
end year2021
budget (local currency)₦593,947
budget (USD)$1,444.57
grant typeIndividual

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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. Creation of senate elections articles of all 36 States of Nigeria
  2. Recruit new editors, contributors and volunteers
  3. Engage existing editors about the need to join the contest

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 Wikimedia Community in Nigeria will focus on the creation of senate elections articles of all 36 States of Nigeria on the English Wikipedia. This content is very important to our community because only 0.2% of such articles exist on Wikipedia.

2. How have you let relevant Wikimedia communities know about this proposal? You are required to provide links to on-wiki pages to inform these communities about your proposed work. Examples of places where this can be done include community discussion pages, affiliate discussion pages, or relevant project talk pages.
You may also provide information about external social media channels you may be using.

Wikimedia User Group Nigeria has been notified here.

3. How will you let participants know about the contest? In what ways will you be communicating with them?
For example, these can include on-wiki spaces, social media channels, mailing lists, messaging apps, or physical/online gatherings.

Information about the contest will be sent through Wikimedia WhatsApp, Facebook and Telegram groups in Nigeria and related social media platforms. Targeted ads will also be placed on Nigeria most popular internet forum Nairaland and Facebook pages to attract new editors who would join the contest.

4. How will you judge the contest and award prizes?
Note: Grantees, judges, and other contest leaders are ineligible to receive prizes. Grantees who are serving as judges may not receive gifts through grant funding.

An unbiased and independent jury will be set up and their work is to judge all the articles submitted based on the rules of the contest. The editor with the highest points will be declared overall winner. Below is the scoring system that will be used to score participants and award eligible winners.
  • 2 points for every new article created on the English Wikipedia and submitted on the contest page.
  • 1 point for every reliable source used on the created article.

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:

No. There will be no in-person events or activities.

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


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 writing contests:-

  1. Number of participants 50+
  2. Number of articles created or improved 300+


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).

  • Comrade Nnadi Goodluck- Project Leader and Organizer, My work is to make sure the contest is successful and every goal achieved.

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

  • Facebook and Nairaland targeted ads and promotion- $350
  • Internet subscription- $200
  • Call card and communication- $150
  • Transportation for dispatching of prizes- $250
  • Jurys gift- $100

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