Project grants/British Women prizes for Women in Red World Contest

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Project Title (If applicable)
The Women in Red World Contest (November 1 - November 30 2017)
Proposed by

Dr. Blofeld

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Project description[edit | edit source]

Briefly describe the issue or problem that motivates this application. What needs are you meeting?
For the month of November, an article creation contest aimed at maxing out the number of articles on women globally as part of the Women in Red cause. Given that contest budget is being split by occupation and continent there's currently no prize to give people an incentive to work on British women bios, or tackle the notable entries in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography or Welsh Dictionary of Biography etc.
Describe project activities. What will you use the funding to do?
The funding requested is c. £250 ($335) will go towards Amazon voucher prizes for whoever produces the most minimum 1.5 kb (start class) entries on missing women bios from the national dictionaries or any article in general.
Describe your plan for evaluating this project. How will you measure success? What types of things will you measure (e.g. content, participants)?
The contest would compliment the 10,000 Challenge and Women in Red causes, and potentially lead to the creation of several hundred important missing bios on British women. At present I'm not sure what Australia are doing and if they can also chip in, but if not then perhaps we could also include Australian Dictionary of Biography in with the deal.
Identify key people involved in this project. How will or could the wider Wikimedian community be involved?
Dr. Blofeld. We will invite further British contributors to participate in the contest or independently treaitng it as an editathon.
If applicable, identify partnering organisations for this project (not essential)

If you feel that there is more information that could be for example resources needed, how successes can be measured, and how it fits in with the aims of Wikimedia and Wikimedia UK. Please note that these answers don't have to be definite now, and can be expanded on in conversation with the programme team.

What targets have you set? What will you measure?
We're aiming for at least 100 articles on notable British women to be created during the month.
What contribution will the project make to our strategic goals?
Improving the comprehension of the encyclopedia and addressing gender inequality.
Who will be recording/measuring the project metrics, and writing up a project report?
Hopefully Karla Marte or somebody :-)
What staff support is being requested?
None, just grant approval ;-)
How can you get other volunteers involved? What roles could they have?
Invite them to participate and enjoy the drive.
What meeting or other space is needed?
None, unless Jason or others in the UK want to organize editathons to support the cause.
Are other resources needed (such as computers, books, camera equipment, food, contacts, infrastructure)? How will they be sourced?
If any partner organisations have been identified, have they been contacted and are they committed?
Does this project require more extensive funding? What would any WMUK funds be used for?
No, just prize money.
Are external funds needed that we can apply for? If so where will they be sought?
NoneTalk:Project grants/British Women prizes for Women in Red World Contest
Based on the recommendation from the Evaluation Panel, the budget holder has approved this grant.

Agnes Bruszik(WMUK) 10:36, 13 October 2017 (BST)