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Grants:Project/Rapid/Nsultan/Wiki Loves Monuments 2016 Bangladesh

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This year Bangladesh is also participating the International Wiki Loves monuments. The local competition will be supported by Wikimedia Bangladesh and organized locally by the Bangla Wikipedia community members.
targetWikimedia Commons
start dateSeptember 1
end dateOctober 31
budget (local currency)149000
budget (USD)US$1900.5
grant typeindividual
contact(s)• nahid(_AT_)wikimedia.org.bd• tanweer(_AT_)wikimedia.org.bd

Project Goal[edit]

Choose one or more of the following goals. You can add or delete goals as needed.

  1. Add or improve photographs on Wikimedia Commons
  2. Recruit new contributors
  3. Engage existing contributors

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?: To increase the number of freely licensed quality photographs of the monuments, archaeological sites and cultural heritage in Bangladesh
2. How will you let people know about the contest? Besides wikipedia/wikimedia mailing lists, onwikI notices, we'll promote the contest through social media, will send the press release to the media specially online newspapers and hold in person meetings with different photography clubs in Bangladesh.
3. How will you judge the contest and award prizes? We will form a jury consisting noted photographers, photo-journalists and veteran Wikimedians. The jury will judge individual entries and award them based on the criteria set on this page.
4. For photo contests, what is the strategy to get images used on projects? This contest will make sure that the images from WLM will be used in Wikipedia articles.

Previous activities


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. Number of participants: 100
  2. Number of photos uploaded to Wikimedia Commons: 2000
  3. Number of photos used on Wikimedia projects: 500




Sl.No Item Quantity Rate (BDT) Total (BDT) Notes
(Subtotal :149000 BDT)
(Subtotal in US dollars : $1900.5 (1 US dollar = 78.40 Taka))
1 crest+certificate for winners 10 4000 40000
2 Prize-money for best three photographs 3 20000+15000+10000 45000
3 Highly Commendable Awards 7 2000 14000
4 Award for the judges 5 2000 10000 The jury will consist of Five members: two Wikimedians and three outsiders. All of the members selected will have to be experienced in photography.
5 WLM T-shirts 50 300 15000 for volunteers+winners+judges+different photography club as a souvenir during promotion
6 Customize mug 10 300 3000 for winners
7 Pens 100 70 7000 decorated pens with the logo of the competition
8 calendar 50 200 10000
9 others 5000


Community members are encouraged to endorse your project request here!

  1. Support Support, This is a very good initiative for Bangladesh. There are so many monuments here as this is one of the historical ground with lot of heroes and events from it's glorious history. Some of the monuments are not in good condition. I think this initiative can catch the eye of people to care about those precious moments, person and history. Nahid.rajbd (talk) 02:04, 11 July 2016 (UTC)
  2. Support Support, The competition will increase quality image of Bangladeshi monuments and users are also encouraged to contribute in wikimedia commons. Ibrahim Husain Meraj (talk) 03:21, 11 July 2016 (UTC)
  3. Support Support, This WLM is much needed and long waited one. We need this drive to not only just for WLM but also to make an awareness and inspire a habit of uploading/share pictures under open license. There are lots of articles there which doesn't have quality images or any images at all. I definitely support this. - Tarunno (talk) 10:11, 11 July 2016 (UTC)
  4. Support Support, Good initiative for Bangladesh. It will help new images of Bangladeshi monuments. Engr.Raju (talk) 14:44, 13 July 2016 (UTC)
  5. Support Support Bangladesh have a lot of monuments but don't have enough quality image. I hope, the competition will fill up our deficiency of quality images. Kayser Ahmad (talk) 04:49, 14 July 2016 (UTC)
  6. Support Support First I like to appreciate this initiative. Hope this competition will be very successful. -Masum-al-hasan (talk) 18:06, 14 July 2016 (UTC)
  7. Support Support This project will enrich Wiki Commons and as well as Bangla wikipedia. We will have a great number of rare and historically significant place's quality images through it. Rafaell Russell (talk) 08:30, 26 July 2016 (UTC)
  8. Support Support This project will yield great outcome for Wikimedia Bangladesh. Sufe (talk) 17:41, 9 September 2016 (UTC)


  • Volunteer I am participating as a volunteer from Rajshahi Division. I would like to contribute as a active member of WLM Bangladesh team. Nahid.rajbd (talk) 04:17, 11 July 2016 (UTC)
  • Volunteer I am participating from Dhaka Division. Sufe (talk) 17:42, 9 September 2016 (UTC)