Grants:Project/Rapid/Wiki Loves Folklore (Yoruba Folklores)

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Wiki Loves Folklore (Yoruba Folklores)
Wiki Loves Folklore is an international photographic contest where the photographers can contribute media (photographs, video, and audio) about their local folk culture to Wikimedia Commons under free licenses to be used on Wikipedia and any other places with attribution. This year, the Yoruba Wikimedians User Group will coordinate Wiki Loves Folklores locally to ensure that Yoruba folklores relating media files are contributed to Wikimedia Commons and used in articles where they are lacking.
targetYoruba Wikipedia
start date1st February
end date14th April
budget (local currency)835,414
budget (USD)USD 2030
grant typeGroup
organization (if applicable)• Yoruba Wikimedians 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. Engage professional photographers
  2. Take photos relating to Yoruba traditional Folklores
  3. Recruit new editors
  4. Engage existing editors
  5. Improving volunteers digital skills
  6. Adding Yoruba traditional Folklores to Wikimedia Commons.

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 contest will focus on Yoruba Traditional Folklores. There are fewer contents relating to the Yoruba culture, heritage and folklores. This contests would help in bridging that contents and knoledge gap

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.

We would notify our community on our social handles like: mailing list, WhatsApp, and Facebook.

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

  • We are already in contact with some professional photographers association, group and and clubs. We are communicating with them over phone calls and they have expressed their interest in participating.
  • We would create publicity on our social media handles using flyers, banners and other promotional materials
  • There would also be a call for participation
  • We would adopt offline discussion with community members at the same time.

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

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.

We will constitute a Jury team of professional photographers and experienced Wikimedia Commons editors and organizers to judge the contest and award prizes.

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

We would organise two to three hands-on training for volunteers on how to upload media files and reuse them on related Wikipedia articles.
  • We will be participating in the Wikipedia Pages Wanting Photos in 2022. This is a campaign that primarily focus on the use of Wiki Loves photos on Wikipedia articles. Before the WPWP campaign, we will organized an edit-a-thins to get images used on Wikipedia articles.

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:

See our the (COVID-19 risk assessment report)

7. 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 include the following targets and feel free to add more:

For photo contests:

  1. Number of participants: 100
  2. Number of photos uploaded to Wikimedia Commons: 500+
  3. Number of photos used on Wikimedia projects 200
  4. Number of images added to Wikidata: 100+


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.

Budget for training

  • Food and Drinks: ₦5,000 x30 = ₦150,000
  • Hall rentals : ₦80,000
  • Data Bundle: = ₦20,000
  • Phone calls : ₦30,000
  • Graphics design for social media promotion: ₦20,000
  • Local travels for meeting with professional photographers : ₦50,000
  • Nose Mask: ₦5,000 = ₦5,000
  • Branded Shirts for 6 facilitators: ₦5,000 x 6= ₦30,000
  • Transportation for 3 Facilitators : ₦10,000 x 3 = ₦30,000
  • Contingency: ₦30,000

Gift items for top contributors

  • Gifts for best 3 participants: ₦100,000 x 1 = ₦100,000
  • Certificate of Participation to top 10 contributors: ₦10,000= ₦10,000

Budget for image reuse edit-a-thon

  • Food and Drinks: ₦5,000 x20 = ₦100,000
  • Hall rentals : ₦80,000
  • Data Bundle: ₦20,000
  • Nose Mask: ₦5,000
  • Transportation for 3 Facilitators : ₦10,000 x 3 = ₦30,000
  • Contingency: ₦20,000
  • Total = ₦ 825,000 (USD 1,990.49) + USD 30 = USD 2020.49 (Oanda exchange)


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