Grants:Project/Rapid/Wikimedia Community User Group Tanzania/Wiki Loves Africa contest in Tanzania/Report

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Report accepted
This report for a Rapid Grant approved in FY 2018-19 has been reviewed and accepted by the Wikimedia Foundation.


Did you meet your goals? Are you happy with how the project went?
Generally we did meet our goals and we are happy that we were able to conduct Wiki Loves Africa 2019 Photo contest despite tight schedule of events in our country.


Please report on your original project targets.

Target outcome Achieved outcome Explanation
Number of participantsː 25 26 We met our goal.
Number of photos uploaded to Wikimedia Commonsː 800+ 569 Uploaded Although we were able to collect more than 800 photos, some of the photographers didn’t show up during
uploading sessions which led them to miss the deadline
Number of photos used on Wikimedia projectsː20+ On Progress Editathons for using those photos are still on progress.(glamorous tool

shows that 5% (32 photos)of photos were already used in different projects).And other effort such as using ISA Tool to increase photos usability has been done and still on progress.

At least Number of new users 10 12 New users participated. Goal achieved
Good quality photo submissions Good quality photos was uploaded Goal achieved


Projects do not always go according to plan. Sharing what you learned can help you and others plan similar projects in the future. Help the movement learn from your experience by answering the following questions:

  • What worked well?

We generally succeed in creating more awareness of Wiki Loves Africa Contest in Tanzania community and many people showed interest in Wiki Loves Africa. We were able to do two photo hunts which resulted to over 500 photos In particular many professional photographers showed interest in Wiki Loves Africa Photo competition. It turned out that the Winner for the contest in Tanzania is a 16 secondary school girl

  • What did not work so well?

Although we were able to collect more than 800 photos, some of the photographers didn’t show up during uploading sessions which led them to miss the dead line.Due to that the overall photos uploaded went up to 569 Photos There was a little participation of Women in Photo hunts and photo uploading sessions. Although many people have shown interest to participate in a contest, they didn’t have the right tools for capturing good quality photos Having participants from distant areas (out of Dar es Salaam) resulted to contribution of some photos which either lacks the right categories or low quality photos and sometime photos which are out of theme.

  • What would you do differently next time?
  1. Encourage more Women to participate in photo contests
  2. Both photo hunts and uploading sessions to take place early to ensure every person with photos upload them on Wikimedia Commons on time.
  3. Finding a way to give online training for the participants living outside Dar es Salaam on how to best contribute to Wikicommons
  4. Encourage participants to have the right tools for capturing quality photos.


Grant funds spent[edit]

Please describe how much grant money you spent for approved expenses, and tell us what you spent it on.
The total amount spent in this project was 1750 USD. The mentioned amount covered local transport for photo hunt, food, snacks, drinks, Branding & Stationary,Communications & Outreach, events logistics, internet and bank fees.

SNO Item Unit Price (USD) Total(USD)
1. Winners' Prize 200 USD Gift Card
,100 USD Gift Card
and 50 USD Gift Card
2. Internet 160 160
3. Photo hunt transport 303 303
4. Food, drinks and snacks 330 330
5. Pull up banner 100 100
6. Camera rental 50 50
7. Bank Charge 9 9
8. Bank details confirmation letter 18 18
9. Power backup (for 2 days) 200 200
10. 15 certificates 5 75
11. 15 T-shirts 6 90
12. Flyers, pens, notebooks,markers, posters 66 66
Grand Total 1751

Remaining funds[edit]

Do you have any remaining grant funds?
No. All grant amount was used for the Project.

Anything else[edit]

Anything else you want to share about your project?
Wiki Loves Africa project has good perception and has got positive influence to many of the Tanzanian as they get chance to participate on ensuring they are well represented online through photos.