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Wiki Loves Earth 2022 in Togo

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Wiki loves Earth is a natural heritage biodiversity photography competition. 2022 is the first participation of the Togolese community.
start date1 May
end dateJune 31
budget (local currency)1 739 000 XOF
budget (USD)2 607,8 USD
grant typegroup
contact(s)• hermann.kass(_AT_)gmail.comuser:hermannkassuser:Akouete
organization (if applicable)• Wikimédia community of Togo.

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 the natural heritage in Togo 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. Add freely licensed, and quality images of natural heritages of Togo to Wikimedia Commons.
  4. Engage existing editors to contribute to Commons and other sister projects.
  5. Create awareness about the Wikimedia movement and its activities.

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?

Possible programme

  • workshop about the events and how to participate
  • Photowalks to gather random pictures
  • upload sessions
  • training sessions
  • post contest integration edit-a-thon

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

We will inform existing members through the Togolese groups and associations mailing list, amd members will be advised to share the information within their social circles.
The Twitter and Facebook accounts of the group will be used to invite the public to participate in the Contest. Our social media platforms will also be constantly used to talk about the project and the activities going on.
Marketing flyers will also be printed, in order to get people to participate and to attend the workshops.

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

Jury will compose of 3 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 and gift hamper.

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 have edit-a-thons to help integrate some of these uploaded images into existing articles on Wikipedia. We may also create new articles based on these images at the edit-a-thons linkded to reserves, mountains, conservation areas, forest, ponds, lakes, rivers, waterfalls, and caves of Togo to Wikimedia Common


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: 8
  2. Number of photos uploaded to Wikimedia Commons: 400
  3. Number of photos used on Wikimedia projects: 50

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

  • Forêt classée de Missahoé,
  • Mont Agou
  • Jardin botanique de l'INFA de Tové
  • Complexe d'aires protégées de Togodo


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).

  • The contest is organized thanks to the voluntary work of the members
  • Franck (talk), Project Lead
  • hermannkass (talk), Partnership
  • Saliousoft (talk), Support
  • We are searching sponsors to cover other expenses (award ceremony, print of the travelling exhibitions, etc.)

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

  • 2 607,8 USD
1 USD = 623.796 FCFA (XOF) as of April 29th 2022 Oanda


Below you can find the estimated project budget for the planning and execution of the Wiki Loves Earth 2022 in Togo on the basis of Event, outreach and prize distribution.

Item Description No. of Units Unit Price Total Costs Notes
Main Prize 1 96 USD 224 USD Gift voucher worth $96
Second prize 1 80 USD Gift voucher worth $80
third prize 1 48 USD Gift voucher worth $48
Additional Prizes 1 80 USD Gift box for the best contributor. The person who uploaded the most photos. This encourages more people to enter the contest
expenses of jury members 3 32 USD 96 USD This amount will allow the members of the jury to be able to pay for their internet package.
WLE Certificate 10 3 USD 30 USD The certificate is for the all contributors and volunteers who takes part in the competition
Hall Rent (Venue) 3 96 USD 288 USD Room rental for the three project workshops (launch ceremony, uploading and sharing of experiences and closing ceremony and award ceremony)
Food and beverages for workshops 10 13 USD 130 USD Conference catering (including tea and snacks) for all workshops (3)
Travel (lomé-Kpalimé,Kpalimé-Lomé) 10 11,2 USD 112 USD Travel costs from Lomé to Kpalimé and from Kpalimé to Lomé
Transport from hostel - Missahoè forest, Missahoè forest - hostel 10 3,2 USD 32 USD Transfer from our hotel to the Missahoè forest (we will either rent taxis or take motorbikes)
Transport from the hostel - Agou forest, Agou - hostel 10 3,2 USD 32 USD Transfer from our hotel to the Agou forest (we will either rent taxis or take motorbikes)
Transport to botanic garden 10 1 USD 10 USD Transfer from our hotel to the botanic garden forest (we will either rent taxis or take motorbikes)
Accommodation in Kpalimé (2 nights) 10 22,4 USD 224 USD hotel costs in kpalimé. We are going to spend 2 nights there.
Food in Kpalimé 10 19,2 USD 192 USD Catering (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the stay in kpalimé
Travel (lomé-Togodo,Togodo-Lomé) 10 32,1 USD 321 USD Travel costs from Lomé to Togodo forest and from Togodo forest to Lomé
Food Tabligbo (Togodo) 10 8 USD 80 USD Catering (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the stay in kpalimé
Travel from Bénin (Cotonou - Lomé, Lomé - Cotonou) 1 97,80 USD 97,80 USD Travel of the project mentor from Cotonou to Lomé and from Lomé to Cotonou. This amount includes accommodation and meals in Lomé.
Camera Rental 2 64 USD 128 USD Camera Rental will be for use for photoshoots during the traveling periods
WLE T-shirts 10 5 USD 50 USD WLE T-shirts for all participants
design and printing of the Backdrop, stickers and other posters 1 176 USD 176 USD Flex print, Stationery Printing (Stickers,Backdrop) and other stuff regarding event
communication (call and internet bundle for 4 uploads session) 4 96,25 USD 385 USD Communication means that organisation calls and internet using, workshop organisation, image uploading and communication on social networks
Local Guide to Protected Areas and Botanical Garden 4 32 USD 128 USD These fees will be used to remunerate the people who will go to guide service in the various forests and botanical gardens. We will have one guide per site
Total cost of project 2 607,8 USD