Grants:Project/Rapid/Wiki Loves Africa Benin 2019

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Wiki Loves Africa Benin
Wiki Loves Africa is an annual continental photo contest held on the African continent to increase the number of visuals and audio visuals of African origin for use on various Wikimedia projects. This will be the 1st contest to take place in Benin.
Wiki Loves Africa est un concours photo qui a lieu chaque année sur le continent Africain dans le but d'augmenter le nombre de visuels et de visuels audio d'origine africaine pouvant être utilisés dans divers projets Wikimedia.Ce sera la première fois que ce concours a lieu au Bénin.
targetWikimedia Commons, French Wikipedia
start dateJanuary, 11
start year2019
end dateFebruary, 28
end year2019
budget (local currency)1.068.607 FCFA
budget (USD)1857.5 dollars
grant typeindividual
contact(s)• fawaz.tairou(_AT_)gmail.comuser:Mah3110

Please see the related sample report for contests.

Project Goal[edit]

  1. Introduce Wiki Loves Africa project to existing and new contributors of wiki commons, and share all about Wiki Loves Africa and its purpose.
  2. Recruit loyal contributors (professional photographers and non professional) to wikipedia and its sister projects.
  3. Engage existing contributors and encourage them to continue contributing even when the contest is over.

Project Plan[edit]


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

Wiki Loves Africa 2019 in Bénin will focus on photo shooting activities under the theme play. Pictures will be uploaded on commons and will be used to illustrate Beninese related articles on Wikipedia and on its sister projects. We will also make an exhibition of best images in partnership with a cultural center in Benin in order to encourage best images entries.

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

Offline: Word of mouth and posters will be printed and displayed in libraries, Universities and schools
Online: We will set up social media pages (Facebook, Twitter ) to reach people online.

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

A jury of 3 professional and passionate photographers will set criteria and will select 3 best images based on these criteria.

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

We will have edit-a-thons to help integrate some of these uploaded images into existing articles on Wikipedia. We may also create new articles based on these images at the edit-a-thons.

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 add specific targets (numbers) to the measures of success below and feel free to add more:

For photo contests:[edit]

  1. Number of participants : 50
  2. Number of photos uploaded to Wikimedia Commons : 600+
  3. Number of photos used on Wikimedia projects : 20+
  4. 50+ will be categorized as valued, quality or featured

For editathon:[edit]

  1. Number of participants : 20
  2. Number of articles created or improved : 20


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).

Team Members[edit]


1 USD = 575.293 FCFA (XOF) as of 22 November, 2018 [1]

Project budget table
No. Item Quantity Rate (USD) Total (USD) Summary
Launch event Venue 1 $150 $150 This includes first launch event and second event. We will have the introduction of Wiki Loves Africa project, wikicommons.
Snacks 1 $50 $50
Venue 1 $150 $150 2 weeks after launch we will hold an uploading session and to raise awareness
Snacks 1 $50 $50
Branding & Stationaries T-Shirts 5 $7.5 $37.5 T-shirts for organizers/staff

T-shirt will be given to contributors who has uploaded good number and quality photos, as well as to participants who has exceptional contributions during competition as determined by the jury.

Stickers & Badges 50 $0.5 $25
Printed Best Images 20 $5 $100
Certificate 15 $3 $45

& Outreach

Transport 4 $25 $100 Internet will be used during events for photo uploading. Communication-Marketing (Posters, flyers and stickers printing, t-shirts, documents and photoshooting learning guides...)
Internet at the events 3 $50 $150
Photo hunt

(Photo Walk)

3 $50 $ 150
Social Media (Promotion) 5 $10 $50

(posters / Flyers )

10 $5 $50
Closing Ceremony Awards giving (1st,2nd,3rd) $400 $400 The award will be given as gift cards of different values: $175 for first prize, $130 for the second prize and $90 for the third one. This event will be hosted on a different venue, a plan is to hold this event for three hours at Institut Français du Benin or Campus Numerique Francophone de Cotonou and have at-least 80 to 100 people attending.

Best images will be exhibited at a cultural center (Fondation ZINSOU, Institut Français du Bénin or Campus Numérique Francophone de Cotonou) in a digital format.

Event Venue 1 $250 $250
Drinks and Snacks 1 $100 $100
Total: USD 1857.5


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