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Wikimedia Community Arusha/Wikipedia Pages Wanting Photos Arusha, 2021
Wikipedia Pages Wanting Photos (WPWP) is an annual campaign where Wikipedia editors across world, Wikipedia language projects and communities add photos to Wikipedia articles lacking photos.
targetSwahili Wikipedia
start date1st July
start year2021
end date31st July
end year2021
budget (local currency)4,510,000 TZS
budget (USD)1,935.85
grant typeIndividual

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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. To improve the quality, reliability, and credibility of Wikipedia articles across Swahili
  2. To promote the use of digital media files on Swahili Wikipedia article pagescollected from various photography contests, photowalks organized by the Wikimedia community,
  3. Recruit new editors
  4. 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 WPWP contest will be focused on adding as many relevant images as possible in Swahili Wikipedia articles. By adding images on the Swahili Wikipedia pages will help grasp the readers' attention better than a page with no image.

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.

I have let my community know about the proposal through the Arusha Wikimedians metapage [1]

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.

I will let the community about the event through social media in which the community is mostly involved. I have created a WhatsApp group, Facebook page, and Instagram page in order to reach a large number of the community members

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.

Using the general guideline for the campaign rules of the contest, contributions will be tracked using the Wikimedia Hashtag tool. Participants will be advised to label a specific #WPWP hashtag.

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

It is not a photo contest

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:

Here is the link to the risk assessment tool:

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
  2. Number of photos uploaded to Wikimedia Commons
  3. Number of photos used on Wikimedia projects

For writing contests:

  1. Number of participants - 30
  2. Number of articles created or improved - 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).

Ebenezer Mlay - Event Manager
Praygod Mwanga - Event Organiser
Gladys Gibbs - Event Advisor
Mary calist mlay - Event Facilitator
John Massawe - Social Media manager

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

Food - 257.541* 2 = 515.081 USD
Tea, Drinks and Bites - 128.770 * 2 = 257.541 USD
Internet - 38.6311 * 2 = 77.2622 USD
Local Transport (for the participants and event organizers while making arrangements for the events) - 257.541* 2 = 515.081 USD
Venue - 55.8005 * 2 = 111.601 USD
Prizes for top contributors - 171.694 USD
Stationary and Graphics Designing - 42.9234 * 2 = 85.8469 USD
Communications(Data,call and sms bundles for the organizers) - 32.1926 * 2 = 64.3852 USD
Laptop rent(for participants with no laptops at least 4 laptops) - 25.7541 * 2 = 51.5081 USD
Router rent (for internet sharing during the events) - 21.4617 * 2 = 42.9234 USD
Contingency - 42.9234 USD
Total = USD 1,935.85


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