Grants:Project/Rapid/Wikimedians of Nepal/Wiki Loves Earth 2019 in Nepal

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Wikimedians of Nepal/Wiki Loves Earth 2019 in Nepal
The Purpose of the project is to improve and increase the available media of the natural heritage in Nepal.
targetWikimedia Commons, and therefore indirectly all other Wikimedia projects using material from Wikimedia Commons, mainly Wikipedia — in every language, but mainly in languages spoken in Nepal.
start date1 May
end dateJune 30
budget (local currency)2,16,932 NPR
budget (USD)1965 USD
grant typeGroup
contact(s)• nabinksapkota(_AT_)•
organization (if applicable)• Wikimedians of Nepal User Group

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Project Goal[edit]

Choose one or more of the following goals. You can add or delete goals as needed.

  1. To engage new and existing contributors of the community.
  2. To add freely licensed, and quality images of natural heritages of Nepal to Wikimedia Commons.
  3. To spread awareness about ways to contributing media contents to Wikipedia and its sister projects.

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 contest will focus on freely licensed and high quality images of natural heritages in Nepal, that will be contributed to Wikimedia Commons for free usage and spread its importance by its utilization in Wikipedia articles. The competition is important because it give us exposure of our natural heritages. Promotes physical meetups between the Wikimedians. Spread the messages outside the existing community.

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

  1. Social Media promotion
  2. E-mail
  3. Photo walk event
  4. Photo Ride
  5. Partnership with like minded organizations
  6. Tell a friend

3. How will you judge the contest and award prizes?

Jury will comprise of 3-4 members with different expertise; people from the Wikimedia community and well-known photographers will be invited to join the jury team .Prizes will be in term of certificates, gift hampers and token of appreciation

The jury will determine the winners of the local and international contest taking into the consideration the following criteria:

  • Technical quality (sharpness, use of light, perspective etc.);
  • Originality and creativity;
  • Potential usefulness and overall value of the image (including its licensing) to the Wikimedia projects

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

We will utilize those uploaded resources in Wikimedia projects by one of the dedicated member in our team looking at the usage rate. Communicating with the contributors and organizing orientations during photo walks and photo rides.


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: 150
  2. Number of photos uploaded to Wikimedia Commons: 2000
  3. Number of photos used on Wikimedia projects: 700

Community Discussion[edit]


Below you can find the estimated project budget for the planning and execution of the Wiki Loves Earth 2019 in Nepal on the basis of Event, outreach and prize distribution.

Item Description No. of Units Unit Price Total Costs Notes
Main Prize 3 450 USD 450 USD 3 best photos: Gift hampers for Top 3 Photos (First, Second, Third)
Additional Prizes 1 50 USD 50 USD Gift hamper for the top contributor by numbers of photographs uploads. This encourages more people to actually participate in the contest, and upload more photographs to win.
Special prizes (Photo Frame with the winning photo printed ) 10 7 USD 70 USD The prizes is for the top ten contributors by rank of winning of photographs.
Special prizes (WLE Certificate) 150 1 USD 150 USD The certificate is for the all contributors and volunteers who takes part in the competition.
Total Prizes Costs 720 USD
Felicitation and Award Ceremony
Hall Rent (Venue) 1 120 USD 120 USD Hall rent for the Felicitation ceremony in Kathmandu.
Food & Beverages 40 5 USD 200 USD Conference catering (Including tea and snacks)
Travel expenses 10 20 USD 200 USD Travel expenses (for jury members and invited guest)
WLE T-shirts 5 (Team Member) 10 USD 50 USD WLE T-shirts for team members
Token of Appreciation 5 (Primary and final juror) 15 USD 75 USD Token of Appreciation to jury members
Backdrop, printing and other stuff regarding event 70 USD Flex print, Stationery and identity card
Total Felicitation and Award Ceremony Costs 715 USD
Wiki Loves Earth in Nepal outreach 2019
Outreach Event 2 200 USD 400 USD We expect to organise local outreach events in western part of Nepal at least 2 cities/towns. This will include (depending on the city/town): where we organise a Photo Walk with our volunteers and photographers. Cost will include: travel and accommodation in respective cities/towns for workshops. We might organised more events if we get financial support of local partners.
Meetup and communication 2 50 USD 100 USD For the discussion among the volunteers and communication expenses.
Total Wiki Loves Earth 2019 in Nepal Outreach Cost 500 USD
Total cost of project 1935 USD (1 USD = 109.629 NPR as of 15 April 2019)


Community members are encouraged to endorse your project request here!

  • I support this proposal. I would also like to suggest an idea, we are doing this event since past years and I think this year we can also do an edit-a-thon with a photo contest. The photo contest and edit-a-thon can both be related to geography. That way we will be able to use the photos that we take in the articles that we create or improve. BRP ever 17:03, 15 April 2019 (UTC)
  • Support Support Strong support - Nirmal Dulal (talk) 05:50, 16 April 2019 (UTC)
  • Support Support - Good Luck! Best wishes. Kind regards, — Tulsi Bhagat (contribs | talk) 10:22, 16 April 2019 (UTC)
  • Support Support - Best wishes- Pankaj Deo (Talk) 11:21, 16 April 2019 (UTC)
  • Support Support - My support to this proposal.-Nirajan pant (talk) 16:01, 20 April 2019 (UTC)
  • Support Support - My support on the proposal. nShrestha (talk) 05:56, 21 April 2019 (UTC)
  • Support Support - My support on the proposal.Nawaraj Ghimire (talk) 05:59, 21 April 2019 (UTC)
  • Support Support - All The Best Bijay chaurasia (talk) 11:27, 21 April 2019 (UTC)
  • Support Support - All The Best श्रेष्ठ भूपेन्द्र (talk) 06:37, 22 April 2019 (UTC)
  • Support Support, wonderful! For bellow $2000 we get all this.--AldnonymousBicara? 04:26, 27 April 2019 (UTC)
  • Support Support Nepal was among the first countries to organise WLE and this is now their sixth edition. They have a great track record with strong numbers of participants and uploads, and Nepalese photos regularly being among the top-15 worlwide. Nepalese team has a strong experience and proposed a good plan for another successful edition — NickK (talk) 13:19, 7 May 2019 (UTC)