Grants:Project/Rapid/UG GE/Wiki Loves Earth 2017 in Georgia

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Organizing first edition of Wiki Loves Earth in Georgia
targetWikimedia Commons and Georgian Wikipedia
start date1 September
end date15 October
budget (local currency)1600 ₾
budget (USD)652$
grant typeGroup
organization (if applicable)Wikimedia Community User Group Georgia

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.

  • To engage new and existing members of the community
  • To increase the number of freely licensed and quality images of national parks, protected areas and nature of Georgia to Wikimedia Commons
  • To spread awareness about Wikimedia projects in Georgia

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?

Georgia is a country that is famous for its magnificent nature, that year the first time participates in the contest Wiki Loves Earth. This competition is important to us for several reasons. Firstly, we want to create a database of free-licensed pictures of national parks, protected areas and others.

Secondly, the photos taken during this contest will be used in Wikipedia and in other Wikimedia projects, which will increase the quality of articles. Also this contest will help attract new volunteers to our projects and Wikipedia.

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

  • Central Notice across Wikimedia projects
  • Official Georgian Wikipedia Facebook page (with about 89K likes).
  • Promoting the competition through the use of social networks (Facebook/Twitter).

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

The jury will be composed both by experienced Wikimedians and photography enthusiasts. We are forming a 4-member jury which will be consisted of 2 experienced Wikimedian and 2 photographers.

Prizes will be in term of money.

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

In Georgian Wikipedia there are many articles about national parks, protected areas without a single illustration. Volunteers will add uploaded images to respective articles in Wikimedia projects during and after the contest.

5. 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 photo contests:

  1. Number of participants: 30
  2. Number of photos uploaded to Wikimedia Commons: 1000
  3. Number of photos used on Wikimedia projects: 200




Items Sub-items Quantity Amount (In Georgian Lari) Total
Prizes First Place 3 400 ₾ 900 ₾
Second Place 300 ₾
Third Place 200 ₾
T-Shirts 20 25 ₾ 500 ₾
Unforeseen expenses 200 ₾
Grand total 1600 ₾

Total requested: 1600 ₾ = 652$ (2 September 2017,


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