Grants:Project/Rapid/Wiki Loves Earth 2022 in Tunisia

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Wiki Loves Earth is an annual international photo contest of the natural monuments. Our goals are to increase the number of freely licensed images in Commons, which we can later use in other Wikimedia projects (Wikipedia, Wikivoyage, Wikinews, Wikiquote etc.).
targetCommons, Wikipedia
start date25 May
end date30 september
budget (local currency)5000 TND
budget (USD)1,695 USD
grant typeindividual
granteeHouss 2020
contact(s)• houssemboubakrim2(_AT_)

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 or improve content
  2. Recruit new editors
  3. Engage existing editors

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?

The contest will focus on pictures of natural protected areas and natural monuments in Tunisia . We have a list of protected areas . The amount of freely licensed photos of natural monuments in Tunisia is still low and as time goes by the accessibility and state of the monuments deteriorates due to loop-holes in nature preservation legislation. Prizes are important for the Wiki Loves initiatives because this helps us to gain the trust of participants and continue to engage them in the future.

2. How have you let relevant Wikimedia communities know about this proposal? You are required to provide links to on-wiki pages to inform these communities about your proposed work. Examples of places where this can be done include community discussion pages, affiliate discussion pages, or relevant project talk pages.

You may also provide information about external social media channels you may be using.

Based on observations from previous contests:

  • The most important way to advertise the contest will be central notice banner arranged by the international team.
  • Communication through our social media accounts, mostly Facebook
  • Posting announcements in local photo and tourism related Facebook groups (quite effective), forums and sites.
  • Writing a press release before and after the contest.

3. How will you let participants know about the contest? In what ways will you be communicating with them?

For example, these can include on-wiki spaces, social media channels, mailing lists, messaging apps, or physical/online gatherings.

The participants will know about the contest via:
Social media:
Wiki Loves Earth Community group in Facebook
Mailing lists:
Wikimedia TN user groups
Wiki Loves Earth

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

Note: Grantees, judges, and other contest leaders are ineligible to receive prizes. Grantees who are serving as judges may not receive gifts through grant funding.

The jury will consist of 4-5 people from mixed backgrounds and will judge photos in several rounds.

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

The participants will be taught how to properly use the contributions on Wikimedia projects such as Wikimedia commons and Wikipedia articles.

 The object lists contain links to already existing articles on the topic. The community will be encouraged to create articles about the missing topics. Social media will be used to promote quality images without an article on the topic.  

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, we will organize four photo-walks with photographers.For the protocol related to Covid-19 we will respect all considerations for enhancing protection of the participants and preventing spread of coronavirus disease.The number of participants for each photo-walk will not exceed nine.For the safety of the participants, we will provide a medical mask and hydro-alcoholic gels for each one.Physical distancing will be applied too.

Risk Assesment protocol related to our project.

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


For photo contests:

  1. Number of new participants 15
  2. Number of TOTAL participants 35
  3. Number of photos uploaded to Wikimedia Commons 500
  4. Number of photos used on Wikimedia projects 100

For writing contests:

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


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).

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


Item Cost (TND)
Awards for participants 1200 1st prize 500 TND

2nd prize 400 TND

3rd prize 300 TND

Photos Walks 2500 Specific photos walks, in non-photographic areas ( 15 areas)

List of areas

  • Parc national de Jebel Mghilla (National park)
  • Parc national de Oued Zen(National park)
  • Aïn Zana (Natural reserve)
  • Djebel Khroufa (Natural reserve)
  • Tourbières de Dar Fatma (Natural reserve)
  • Mellègue-Djebel Essif (Natural reserve)
  • Djebel Bent Ahmed (Natural reserve)
  • Djebel Hammamet (Natural reserve)
  • Garaet Mabtouh (Important Bird Areas )
  • Garâa Sejnane (Ramsar sites )
  • Barbara (Dam)
  • Kebir (Dam)
  • Sejnane (Dam)
  • Tine (Dam)
  • Ziatine (Dam)

To achieve this goal we need 4 days of photo walks,

The cost of renting of cars in Tunisia is very expensive for that we have increased the cost of photo walks

Exposition of the best 20 photos 800
Ceremony for the competition winners 500
Total 5000


Community members are encouraged to endorse your project request here!

  1. I participated last year in the contest, very interesting and important for photographers Kais photographies (talk) 10:37, 4 April 2022 (UTC)
  2. Support Support Nagaboussi (talk) 20:44, 10 April 2022 (UTC)
  3. I support this project as a former participant and I will be pleased to participate again. Good luck. Ettounsi21 (talk) 22:26, 11 April 2022 (UTC)
  4. Support Support Ammarabbassi (talk)
  5. I participated many times in the contest, one of the few wildlife photography contests in Tunisia and would be pleased to participate again
  6. Support Support El Golli Mohamed (talk)
  7. Support Support Tunisia is a great country we need awesome picture from tunisia, Good Luck ! Bachounda (talk) 12:29, 12 April 2022 (UTC)
  8. Support Support I strongly support this team for having seen them do it and for having done with water for a few years.--Adoscam (talk) 13:01, 12 April 2022 (UTC)
  9. Support Support Hommi2020 (talk) 21:57, 13 April 2022 (UTC)
  10. As a member of WLE international team, I support this proposal. Tunisian team had good results in the previous year, glad to see them continue — NickK (talk) 11:52, 15 April 2022 (UTC)
  11. Support Support As a member of Wikimedia Ukraine's team who helps organize WLE on the international level, I'd like to endorse this proposal. Wiki Loves Earth is highly important for documenting the world's diverse nature heritage, and Tunisia should be a part of the global network of countries running their contest editions, particularly after having run several successful contest editions in the past. --AntonProtsiuk (WMUA) (talk) 13:47, 6 May 2022 (UTC)