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Grants/Tewiki10/Telugu Wiki Conference 2014

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This Wikimedia India grant application was not funded. Reasons have been communicated with the grant submitter in private (pre-2011) or on the Discussion page (starting 2011).

Basic information

Project details

Official project name
Tewiki10 - Telugu Wikipedia Ten Years Celebrations
Project start date
15 February 2014
Project completion date
17 February 2014
Brief Description
Telugu Wikipedia is Celebrating Ten Years Of it Presence at Vijayawada on 15th and 16th February 2014. Please find for the details at

Financial details

Currency requested
Indian Rupees (INR)
Amount requested in currency requested
INR 200,000
Equivalent amount in US$ on the date of this submission
List the exchange rate used to calculate the amount listed in US$
1 INR = 0.0161 USD (quoted from on 10 January 2014)

Special Note

The overall project cost is Rs. 6,62,100. However, we would like the WMIN to take up only a part of this expense, i.e. for part of the conference infrastructure, feature events and travel scholarships for invited delegates from other Indic Wikimedia communities. We are also soliciting the help of more entities namely Wikimedia Foundation and CIS-A2K.

Grantee details

Are you an organization, an individual, or an individual submitting on behalf of a group?
(The two project leads who are cosignatories on the Grant Agreement are cobeneficiaries on the project's bank account).
Group information
Name of group:
Organizing Committee
Purpose of group:
A regional group of Wikimedians who conduct the annual conference of te.wikimedia community on a regular basis, but are not a formal chapter or incorporated entity. The group is headed by a committee selected and endorsed by the active Wikimedia community members from the te.wikimedia. (See link below)
Link to information about your group:
Organizing Committee

Contact information

1st Project Lead
Project lead name:
B.K. Vishwanth
Project lead username or email:
Project lead title (position within group), if any:
President of Tewiki10 Organising Committee
2nd Project Lead
Project lead name:
K. Kasyap
Project lead username or email:
Project lead title (position within group), if any:
Treasurer of Tewiki10 Organising Committee

Goals and measures of success

Project goal

Please briefly describe what will be accomplished if the project is successful.

Project goal
The planned Ten Years Celebrations of Telugu Wikipedia ('Tewiki10') aims to reinforce the synergy of community by improving upon their peer co-operation, mass outreach and absorption of fresh contributors. The program will result in greater content enrichment, content quality and emancipation of potential knowledge sources related to Wikimedia projects, in all Indian languages in general and in Telugu language in particular. Tewiki10 will further catalyze our already recognized achievements in liaising with the academics, writers, students and common public.

Measures of success

Please provide a list of measurable criteria that will be used determine how successful the project is. You will need to report on the success of the project according to these measures after the project is completed.

Measures of success
  1. A significant boost in the number of active users (Up by at least 100)
  2. A significant boost in the number of article creation and edit rates, particularly on focused topics
  3. A new approach in synergizing content creation among Indian language community wikis by focusing on topics of common interest
  4. A nation-wide media exposure to the cause and mission of Wikimedia projects by print, air and online media.
  5. Conception of new GLAM collaboration ventures between wikimedia community and public agencies over the severl months to follow.
  6. Penetration of Wikimedia and open knowledge platforms into more student and teaching communities

Project scope and activities

This section describes what will happen if this project is funded. Who will do what, and when?

List of activities

Please find the activities at

Budget and resources

Please provide a detailed breakdown of project expenses according to the instructions here.

Grantees are subject to line-item scrutiny of expenses. Changes to the approved budget beyond 10% in any category must be approved in advance.

Please find Budget link at

Project scope

Non-financial requirements

Requests for non-financial assistance
We will require permission to use the logos of Wikipedia and similar projects for use on the SWAG, information brochures and media publicity materials used for this event. None of such materials are produced or distributed for a price or profit.
It is our earnest desire to take maximum advantage of this occasion by way of massive publicity and media exposure to the maximum possible extend, even at a global level, as it will greatly boost the morale and motivate many new contributors. We request WMF/WMIN to assist, endorse and augment such media outreach.
We also request WMIN to support us in our seeking grant requests and assistance from other sources (as projected above) in whichever way and extend possible by way of WMIN's goodwill and influence.
We are striving hard to produce or gather a moderately sufficient quantity of SWAG merchandize to the conference attendees and students using the limited resources available. It will be highly appreciated if WMIN can supplement this by sending additional quantities of stickers and similar materials,
We may want to publish one or more blog posts on our project on WMIN's blog. We will need help reaching out to the communications team at WMIN to coordinate this.


List of team members
Community Support

Social Media:

Team Competency
Success Stories


Fit to strategy


Telugu Wikimedia community and all of its projects will be benifiting from this event. In addition, most Indic Wikimedia communities by way of lessons learnt on collaborative exchange of content enriching and content management.

Please provide a brief statement about how the project is related to other work in the Wikimedia movement. 
Please see above under section "Fit to strategy". GLAM, Wikisources, WikiVoyage, Wikimedia Commons are some of the specific areas the program will effect positively.

If successful, will the project have the potential to be replicated successfully by other individuals, groups, or organizations?
Yes. At Telugu Community, we always like to impart and share our experiences and lessons learnt to peer communities as well as any organizations and movements connected with open knowledge and educational missions. The delegates to the conference can benefit from some of the first hand experiences on the innovations and steps we undertake to keep ourselves as one of the most vibrant communities in India.
Please list other benefits to the movement here.
Please see above under section "Fit to strategy".