Grants:Project/Rapid/Wiki Loves Africa Cameroon 2021

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Wiki Loves Africa Cameroon 2021
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 6th Wiki loves Africa contest to take place in Cameroon.
targetWikimedia Commons, Wikipedia, Wikidata
start date15th of January
end date15th April
budget (local currency)1.145.000 CFA F (XAF)
budget (USD)1976,72 US$ (depending change)
grant typeIndividual (on behalf of group)
granteeBile reneEugene233
contact(s)• wikimediacugcameroon(_AT_)••
organization (if applicable)• Wikimedia Community User Group Cameroon

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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. Organize the contest this year in far-north region of Cameroon
  2. Engage new contributors
  3. Emphasis on training sessions by professionnal photographers to facilitate newers about photography work
  4. Share useful skills of how to contribute to wikicommons and how to contribute useful photos which can be used in other Wikimedia projects.
  5. Train new editors through online photo upload sessions.
  6. Add more images about Health and Wellness in our country
  7. Create awareness about the Wikimedia movement and its activities.

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?

This year regarding the main theme Health and Well-being, Cameroon is focusing its activities of the Wiki Loves Africa Cameroon 2021 competition on four cities (Buea, Yaoundé, Douala and Maroua). We have the entry on the scene of the city of Maroua which will host a conference on January 15, 2021 in order to inform the public and photographers of the far north region of the competition.

Each month we will have an activity in each of the cities from the official launch (February 15, 2021).

  1. Awareness on social networks from January
  2. Distribution of posters and flyers from January
  3. Workshop about 10 events including Uploads session + training sessions and how to participate : 2 events in Buea, 3 events in Yaounde, 2 events in Douala and 3 events in Maroua, from February-March-April
  4. A photo exhibition (5 best images) will take place at a local structure (Radel Maroua) with closing ceremony
  5. Jury work sessions
  6. Closing ceremony
  7. Post contest integration edit-a-thon : 2 events to be held

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

We have an address book of former participants in our previous contests (Wiki Loves Africa, Wiki Loves Earth), We will use our social media channels, news, television, Creation of posters and flyers, t-shirts... We will also use the network of photographers with whom we have partnerships.

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

We will have a panel of judges who will set criteria for best images and use these as a basis to select the best images for local awards.

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

Measures of success for WLA
  1. More than 500 photos uploaded to Wikimedia Commons
  2. More than 25 participants uploading a photo
  3. Newly registered participants (about 10)
  4. 10% distinct photos used in Wikipedia articles

Measures of success for WLA article contest

  1. 10 users participating
  2. 10 articles illustrated

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: Risk Assessment protocol for Cameroon

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

We were very late and had some problems with previous editions of the contest. We hope that this will not be detrimental to us in terms of participation. Activities in Douala, Yaounde, Buea and in northern Cameroon. We except a success event in Grand-North region for this year.


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: 30
  2. Number of new users: 10
  3. Number of articles created or improved: 50
  4. Number of photos used on Wikimedia projects: More than 500


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

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

No. Item Quantity Unit Cost (FCFA) Total cost (FCA) Total (USD) Notes
Conference Press and social media 5 5000 25000 $42,24 To make the competition known to the public of the city of Maroua
Venue 1 25000 25000 $42,24
Snacks 1 15000 15000 $25,34
Events Venue 10 10000 100000 $168,95 All in person meet ups will follow the COVID-19 measures set up by the Government
Snacks 10 25000 250000 $422,38 For volunteers and contributors
Transport 10 10000 100000 $168,95 For volunteers move to different towns concerned about facilitate the contest
Video projector rental 5 5000 25000 $42,24
Branding & Stationaries T-Shirts 15 5000 75000 $126,71 T-shirt will be given to contributors who has uploaded good number and quality photos. And Jury will have them as gift at the award ceremony,
Certificates 5 1000 5000 $8,45
Communications, Outreach Photo walk 5 5000 25000 $42,24 Transport Internet will be used during events for photo uploading. Communication-Marketing (flyers and stickers printing, t-shirts, documents and photoshooting learning guides...)
Internet at the events 10 3000 30000 $50,69
Roll-up 1 45000 45000 $76,03
Printing of winning photos 5 3000 15000 $25,34
COVID-19 equipment Face Masks 4 15000 60000 $101,37 For different towns (Yaounde, Douala, Buea, Maroua)
Hand Sanitizer 4 2000 8000 $13,52
Awards giving First (Laptop) 1 110000 110000 $185,85
Second (Tablet) 1 68000 68000 $114,89
Third (Modem Internet) 1 29000 29000 $49,00
Closing Ceremony Event Venue 1 25000 25000 $42,24
Drinks and Snacks 30 1000 30000 $50,69
Photo Exposition at Radel Maroua 1 25000 25000 $42,24 One month exposition at Radel
Jury Transport 4 10000 40000 $67,58 Jury members coming from different towns (Yagoua, Garoua) Transport for Douala’s jury will be given for internet connection
Gifts 4 5000 20000 $33,79 USB Key or art object from the far north region of Cameroon
Contingency Amount 1 20000 20000 $33,79 Unforeseen expenses
Total: 1145000 $1 976,72


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