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Wiki Loves Africa Chad
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 Chad.
targetWikimedia Commons, French Wikipedia and Arabic Wikipedia
start dateDecember
end dateFebruary,28
budget (local currency)1.131.264 FCFA
budget (USD)1964 dollars
grant typeindividual
granteeAbakar B
contact(s)• Abderamane Abakar Brahim <abakarfils1026@gmail.com>user:Abdallahbigboy

Please see the related sample report for contests.

Project Goal

  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. Engage existing editors to contribute to Commons and other sister projects.
  3. Recruit and train new editors through the various photo expeditions, and upload sessions.

Project Plan




Possible programme

  • Presentation of the contest / launching with a press conference : 1 event in january
  • Workshop about the events and how to participate : 1 event, mid-january
  • Uploads session : 6 events
  • Training session : 1 event
  • 1 closing ceremony with team and invited guests and celebration of local winners.
  • Photo exhibition (10 images) will be held at Wenak labs.
  • Post contest integration edit-a-thon : 1 event to be held in March.

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

Wiki Loves Africa 2019 in Chad will focus on training and photo shooting activities. Pictures uploaded on Commons will be used to illustrate and improve articles related to the Chadian and African work world on the other Wikimedia platforms.

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

We will inform and invite, via our mailing list, Wikimedia Chad and Wenaklabs' Facebook and Twitter pages to the community to participate in the contest. All social media platforms in our community will wear the contest colors for the duration of the contest; they will be used to promote the contest.
We will also take advantage of our network of journalists to communicate about the contest and engage the public.

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

We will have a panel of 3 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?

We will hold weekly "Evening Editathons" where we will re-use uploaded photos to illustrate and enhance existing articles or to create new ones.

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:

  1. Number of participants: 30
  2. Number of new contributors: 15
  3. Number of articles created or improved: 300
  4. Number of photos used on Wikimedia projects: 800+



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).

  • Abakar B: Contest organizer, will create contest pages, answer questions on email and contest talk page, check scores.
  • Abdallahbigboy: Contest organizer, contest promotion, check scores, purchase prizes.


1 USD = 577.83 FCFA (XAF) as of 09 November, 2018 [1]

Project budget table
No. Item Quantity Rate (USD) Total (USD) Summary'
Events Room rental 2 $100 $200 This includes first launch event and second event. We will have the introduction of Wiki Loves Africa project, and Wikimedia Commons.
Press conference (press, television, aperitif 1 $100 $100
Branding & Stationaries T-Shirts 15 $6 $90 A t-shirt will be given to participants will make an outstanding contribution during the competition, the 10 best photos will be printed and exhibited and a certificate will be issued to each participant.
Printed Best Images 10 $10 $100
Certificate 10 $7 $70
Gifts for 3 jury members 3 $100 $300
Communications Internet at the events 3 $50 $150 Photo hunt will be organized and internet will be used during events for photo uploading.
Photo hunt 2 $67 $134
Social Media (Promotion) 2 $10 $ 20
Closing Ceremony Awards for participants (3 winners) $200 $600 Best photo from Chad and participant with the most used photos in articles.
Drinks and Snacks 1 $100 $100
Contingency Amount $100 Unforeseen expenses
Total: USD 1964



Community members are encouraged to endorse your project request here!

  • Support Support It's a very good iniative encouraged Korom10 (talk)
  • Support Support Good initiative to produce Chadian content under a free license Bibouche 90 (talk)
  • Support Support Fatakaya (talk)
  • Support Support I think wiki loves Afica in Chad will be a great opportunities for Chadian community to contribute and loves wikipedia Abdelsalam.safi(talk)
  • Support Support I think it's the best way for Chadian community to discover Wikimedia, and it's our right, and duty! Sam Ben Ali(talk)
  • Support Support Good initiative, I support Ali mahamat hamit (talk)
  • Support Support It's a better way for Chadian to share his ideas with the rest of the world WhizGeek (talk)
  • Support Support Good initiative, I support to promote open acces content in Chad Fadoul hissein (talk)