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Wikimedians of Cameroon UG/Wiki Loves Africa Cameroon 2017
Wiki Loves Africa is an annual continental photo contest held on the African continent to increase the number of visuals and audio visuals of African origin for use on various Wikimedia projects. This is the 4th consecutive year the contest is going to run.
targetWikimedia Commons, Wikipedia
start date1st of October
end date30th of March
budget (local currency)1 100 000 FR CFA (XOF)
budget (USD)1 973 US$ (depending change)
grant typeindividual
contact(s)• georges_fodouop@yahoo.fr• Georges Fodouop (Geugeor)
organization (if applicable)• Wikimedia Community User Group Cameroon

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 occupations in our 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 editors through the various photo expeditions, upload sessions and edit-a-thons.
  3. Engage existing editors to contribute to Commons and other sister projects.
  4. Create awareness about the Wikimedia movement and its activities.

Project Plan[edit]


Possible programme

  • Presentation of the contest / launching with a press conference : 1 event in October
  • Workshop about the events and how to participate : 1 event, mid-October
  • Uploads session : 6 events
  • Training session : 1 event
  • 1 closing ceremony with team and invited guests and celebration of local winners
  • Photo exhibition (15 images) will be held at Goethe Institute
  • Post contest integration edit-a-thon : 1 event to be held in January

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 visuals and audio visuals about the various occupations, professions and jobs in our country. This quest is important in documenting every aspect of Cameroon in the attempt to sharing knowledge about our country.It will also be the occasion to take pictures on the neglected trades, the small trades.

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

We will use our social media channels, news, television, the mailing list for the community and other tech and volunteer communities to reach out to enthusiasts.

We will also use the network of photographers with whom we have partnerships. 3. How will you judge the contest and award prizes? We will have a panel of judges who will set criteria for best images and use these as a basis to select the best images for local awards .

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

We will have follow up edit-a-thons to help integrate some of these uploaded images into existing articles on Wikipedia and using Wikidata for other languages too. For the ones without existing articles, we will create new articles so as to make use of them.

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

This edition is a continuation of previous editions.

As an innovation, the local jury, the photo exhibition which will allow us to strengthen the visibility of the project, the activities of the foundation in Cameroon and strengthen collaboration with photographers.


'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. Number of photos uploaded to Wikimedia Commons : 1000
  3. Number of photos used on Wikimedia projects : 500




We are willing to spend it according to this plan:

Item Cost (US)
Wiki Loves Africa 2017
Awards for participants (4 winners) 295 dollars
Gifts for 3 jury members 161 dollars
Press conference (press, television, aperitif) 143 dollars
Printing pictures, frames and tripods (15 photos) 403 dollars
Communication support and gadgets (Roll Up : 145,60 USD, Stickers : 36,40 USD

T-shirt (Buying and printing) : 209,30 USD, Posters : 68,25 USD, Flyers : 45,50 USD, Outdoor Floating Roll Up : 69,16 USD, pens : 50,05 USD, Caps : 45,50 USD, Conception : 45,50 USD)

717 dollars
Vernissage and award ceremony 107 dollars
Workshop 53 dollars
Upload Sessions 21 dollars
Session meeting in Yaounde 68 dollars
Total 1973 dollars

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.


Community members are encouraged to endorse your project request here!

  • Anthere (talk) 11:27, 4 September 2017 (UTC)
  • endorsed!! Islahaddow (talk) 11:31, 4 September 2017 (UTC)
  • support in general, some questions in talk page --A1 (talk) 15:39, 23 September 2017 (UTC)