Grants:Project/Rapid/Wiki Loves Earth 2021 in Cameroon

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Wikimedians of Cameroon User Group/Wiki Loves Earth 2021 in Cameroon
A project to run Wiki Loves Earth photographic competition for the third time in Cameroon.The contest would starts on 01st june 2021 and ends on 15th July 2021.
targetWikipedia, Wikimedia Commons
start date01st June
end date15th July
budget (local currency)1127560,8 XAF
budget (USD)1911,12 USD
grant typeIndividual (on behalf of the User Group)
contact(s)• bilerene(_AT_)gmail.comBile_reneEugene233Geugeor
organization (if applicable)Wikimedians of Cameroon User Group

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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. Add more images about the natural heritage in Cameroon country and improve articles by integrating these images in their related articles or creating articles for non existing articles on occupations in our country.
  2. Recruit and train new contributors through the various upload sessions and edit-a-thons live.
  3. Add freely licensed, and quality images of natural heritages of Cameroon to Wikimedia Commons.
  4. Engage existing contributors to participate to Commons and other sister projects through online sessions .
  5. Create new articles for images collected

Project Plan[edit]


  • June Running the contest and Online edit-a-thons to include images at Wikimedia communities;;
  • July Select winners of local contest;
  • August contact the winners and Sending of prizes during Closing Day (Ceremony)


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?Possible programme

The restrictive measures being relaxed due to the improved health situation linked to covid 19 in Cameroon, we hope to do face-to-face workshops, a photographic outing with respect for barrier measures and two online sessions. We also encourage those who have old photos with them to compete

  • Workshop about the events and how to participate Online and offline
  • Photo Walk and photo expeditions
  • Upload sessions, and Training session Online and offline
  • Post contest integration edit-a-thon Online and offline

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

We will inform existing members through the Camerounian groups and associations mailing list, and members will be advised to share the information within their social circles.
The Twitter account of the group will be used to invite the public to participate in the contest. Our social media platforms will also be constantly used to talk about the project and the activities going on.
Marketing flyers will also be printed, in order to get people to participate and to attend the workshops Online.
Some local bloggers and journalists could also be involved

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

Jury will compose of 3 members with different expertise; people from the Wikimedia community and well-known photographers will be invited to join the jury team. internet packages. it is not a cash prize

The jury will determine the winners of the local and international contest taking into the consideration the following criteria:

  • Technical quality (sharpness, use of light, perspective etc.);
  • Originality and creativity;
  • Potential usefulness and overall value of the image (including its licensing) to the Wikimedia projects

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

The restrictive measures being relaxed due to the improved health situation linked to covid 19 in Cameroon, we hope to do two face-to-face workshops, a photographic outing with respect for barrier measures and two online sessions. We also encourage those who have old photos with them to compete.
We will have editions to help integrate some of these uploaded images into existing Wikipedia articles. We can also create new articles based on these images in the a-thon editions related to reserves, mountains, conservation areas, forests, ponds, lakes, rivers, waterfalls and caves of Cameroon at Wikimedia Common. All this will be done online sessions to stay in line with current health recommendations related to the covid 19 pandemic

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. 10 newly registered participants
  3. Number of photos uploaded to Wikimedia Commons: 300
  4. Number of photos used on Wikimedia projects: 20

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

We estimate that we will have less participation this year and less contributions and we hope to ask for more for nettles photo when the sanitary situation will calm down

6. 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:

Yes. The link of Risk assessment answer

Community Discussion[edit]

  • Cameroon Wikipedia- Discussion link]


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 is organized by the Members of our User group from Cameroon, the voluntary work of the members
  • We are searching sponsors to cover other Training sessions etc.)
  • Professional and amateur photographers who helped us as in previous competitions

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

  • 1911,12USD


Below you can find the estimated project budget for the planning and execution of the Wiki Loves Earth 2021 in Cameroon on the basis of Event, outreach and prize distribution.

Item Description No. of Units Unit Price Total Costs
Communication outreaches (twitter and blog) 2 25,42 50,85
10 Tee-shirts 10 8,47 84,75
Posters, flyers and conception 1 127,12 127,12
Session in Yaounde (venue, snacks, travel) 2 127,12 254,24
Session in Douala (venue, snacks, travel) 1 84,75 84,75
Session in Buea (venue, snacks, travel) 1 84,75 84,75
Session in Maroua (venue, snacks) 2 84,75 169,49
WLE photo expedition (4 regions) 4 25,42 101,69
Upload session (internet fees) 4 16,95 67,80
Award ceremony and exposition 1 245,76 245,76
Awards for participants (drone, tablette, modem) 1 300 300
Transport of volunteers 4 16,95 67,80
Transport of jury 2 16,95 33,90
Gifts for jury members 2 33,90 67,80
Contingency Amount 4 16,95 67,80
Covid 19 tools 4 16,95 67,80
Certificates (conception, print) 10 3,39 33,90
Total cost of project 1911,12 USD (1 USD = 590,00 Franc CFA as of 12 April 2020)


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