Grants:Project/Rapid/Wikimedians of Cameroon User Group/Wiki Loves Africa 2020 in Cameroon

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Wiki Loves Africa Cameroon 2020
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 will be the 5th Wiki loves Africa contest to take place in Cameroon.
targetWikimedia Commons, Wikipedia
start date1st of January
end date30 April
budget (local currency)1 100 010 CFA F (XAF)
budget (USD)1842,05 US$ (depending change)
grant typeIndividual (on behalf of group)
granteeGeugeorAlangi Derick
contact(s)• wikimediacugcameroon(_AT_)••
organization (if applicable)• Wikimedia Community User Group Cameroon

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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. Strengthen participants commitment to previous photo contests
  2. Recruit and train new editors, upload sessions and edit-a-thons.
  3. Add more images about theme and add more strutured data on uploaded images
  4. Engage existing editors to contribute to Commons and other sister projects.
  5. Create awareness about the Wikimedia movement and its activities.
  6. Strengthen past local partnerships and build new ones

Project Plan[edit]


Possible programme

  • Awareness on social networks from January
  • Distribution of posters and flyers from January
  • Workshop about the events and how to participate : 1 event in Yaounde, 1 event in Yagoua and 1 event in Buea, from January - February
  • Uploads session + training sessions : 6 events
  • A photo exhibition (15 images) will take place at a local partner with closing ceremony
  • Jury work sessions
  • Post contest integration edit-a-thon : 2 events to be held

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?

Wiki Loves Africa 2020 in Cameroon will focus on photo shooting activities under the theme Transportation. Pictures uploaded on Commons will be used to illustrate and improve articles related to Camerounians and Africans under transportation on wikipedia and its sister project.

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

We have an address book of former participants in our previous contests (Wiki Loves Africa, Wiki Loves Earth), We will use our social media channels, news, television, Creation of posters and flyers...
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?

Measures of success for WLA
  1. More than 500 photos uploaded to Wikimedia Commons
  2. More than 25 participants uploading a photo
  3. 15 newly registered participants
  4. 10% distinct photos used in Wikipedia articles
Measures of success for WLA article contest
  1. 10 users participating
  2. 10 articles illustrated

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

We were very late and had some problems with previous editions of the contest. We hope that this will not be detrimental to us in terms of participation
Activities in Douala, Yaounde, Buea and in northern Cameroon


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 : More than 25
  2. Number of photos uploaded to Wikimedia Commons : More than 500
  3. Number of photos used on Wikimedia projects : Around 10%

For writing contests:

  1. Number of participants : Around 5
  2. Number of articles created or improved : Around 10%


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).



We are willing to spend it according to this plan:

Item Cost (US)
Wiki Loves Africa 2020
Awards for participants (3 winners) 1 Camera Nikon D3200 3; 1 Phone Tecno Spark3; 1 External hard drive : 500 Go 675,60 dollars
Gifts for 3 jury members Gift vouchers = 103 dollars
Transport and jury sessions 86,50 dollars
Award ceremony, exposition and posters (10 photos) 220 dollars
Communication support and gadgets (Roll Up : 169,01 USD, Stickers : 17,30 USD

T-shirt (Buying and printing) : 82,04 USD, Flyers : 34,60 USD)

302,95 dollars
Session in Douala 110 dollars
Session in Buea 84 dollars
Session in Yagoua 60 dollars
Session in Yaoundé at Goethe Institut 100 dollars
Transport of volunteers 100 dollars
Total 1842,05 dollars

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