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Grants:Project/Rapid/Summer/Donia/Wiki Loves Africa 2021 in Egypt

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Wiki Loves Africa 2021 in Egypt
Wiki Loves Africa is an annual continental photo contest held on the African continent to increase the number of visuals and audiovisuals of African origin for use on various Wikimedia projects.
targetCommons - Wikipedia (ar-en)
start date1 March
end date1 April
budget (local currency)26250 EGP
budget (USD)1700 US$
grant typegroup
organization (if applicable)• Egyptian user group
website (if applicable)https://www.facebook.com/WikimediaEgypt

Please see the sample Contest application before drafting your application.

Project Goal[edit]

  • Add more images about Health and Wellness in our country
  • Increase potential Wikimedia projects contributors such as professional photographers.
  • Share useful skills of how to contribute to wikicommons and how to contribute useful photos which can be used in other Wikimedia projects.
  • Train new editors through online photo upload sessions.
  • Create awareness about the Wikimedia movement and its activities.

Project Plan[edit]


1. What content will the contest focus on, and why is it important to your community?

The contest will focus on photos related to health and wellness, which cope with the current events in Egypt and the whole world. So the photos will focus on healthy habits and unhealthy habits so that we can health educate people. Moreover, these photos will improve the medical and awareness content in other wikimedia projects.

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

By Social Media promotion (Facebook / Instagram / Twitter)
By holding online meetings for the introduction of the contest.
By dealing with photography clubs to reach large number of professional photographers.

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

By choosing three judges to choose the top 10 photos in the local contest and award cash prizes for the best five photos and ten gifts for the top ten.

4. For photo contests, what is the strategy to get images used on projects?

By holding online edit-a-thons to help integrate some of these uploaded images into existing articles on Wikipedia in addition to creating new articles based on these 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:


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

We will deal with Adasa Club, a photography club in Alexandria which we have dealed with it in the recent WLM, to help propagate the contest and reach more profesional 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:

For photo contests: Number of participants

At least 30

Number of photos uploaded to Wikimedia Commons

At least 800

Number of photos used on Wikimedia projects

At least 100


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).

The contest will be organised by:
Summer kamal, the main organizer of Wiki loves Africa 2020 in Egypt.
Donia Al-Domiaty, the main organizer of Wiki loves monuments 2020 in Egypt.

We will organize the contest smoothly and cooperate with each other.

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

S/N Item Quantity Total cost (EGP) Total cost (USD) Notes
Project costs
1 Contest prizes 5 9360 600 1st prize = 250 USD, 2nd = 150 USD, 3rd = 100 USD 4nd = 50 USD, 5rd = 50 USD
2 Social Media Promotion - 2340 150 Sponsored posts and ads on FB / Instagram pages
3 banners 1560 100 Wiki Loves Africa banners
4 T-Shirts 13 2652 170 13 T-shirts for the first ten winners and the three Jury
5 Certificate 10 468 30 10 Certificates for the first ten winners
6 Masks and Alcohol, Hand Sanitizer, Soaps, etc - 1560 100 Medical precuations & covid equipment during the award ceremony
7 Compensation of the jury members 3 4680 300 Jury bonus of the national competition(e.g. Amazon gift cards)
8 Photo printing for the top 10 winners 10 780 50 Printing the top 10 selected photos for closing ceremony exhibition. If the Corona pandemic ends, we will hold an exhibition, and if it does not end, this amount will be allocated to the winners
9 Venue 1 day 1560 100 For the final exhibition.
10 Additional Amount - 1560 100 Unforeseen expenses
- TOTAL PROJECT COST 1 26250 EGP 1700 USD ** The exchange rate used is $1 = 15.60. As of Monday, December 7, 2020


Community members are encouraged to endorse your project request here!

  • Strong support. The team did very well last year and I hope they will get WMF support in 2021 Anthere (talk)