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de: Diese Seite gibt einen Überblick über Preise und Auszeichnungen für die unterschiedlichen Projekte, sowie die Berichterstattung in verschiedenen Medien zu den unterschiedlichen Projekten der Wikimedia Foundation, Inc.
en: These are the trophies, awards, and media coverage garnered by various Wikimedia projects.
gsw: Uf däre Syte git s e Iberblick iber Pryys un Uuszeichnige fir di unterschidlige Projäkt, derzue Bricht in Medie zue dr unterschidlige Projäkt vu dr Wikimedia Foundation, Inc.
mk: Ова се трофеите, наградите и репортажите во медиумите насобрани од разните проекти на Викимедија.
ru: Здесь собраны сведения о призах и наградах, полученных различными проектами Викимедиа.

These are the trophies, awards, and media coverage garnered by various Wikimedia projects (Translate this page). See also Press book for report of press coverage and press clippings.

Wikipedia[edit]

Prize Year Country Project Description Picture
Golden Nica 2004 USA Wikipedia Golden Nica for Digital Communities: The top award handed out by the Prix Ars Electronica cyberarts festival; this was the inaugural year for this category, and saw 2 of the 7 Golden Nicas handed out. Includes: public appearances at ceremonies in New York and Linz, Austria; 10,000 Euros; and perhaps an opportunity to lecture about the project in Linz. See Golden Nica Awards 2004 for an account of the awards ceremony.
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Japan Advertisers Association's Web Creation Award 2004 Japan Wikipedia Web Creation Award for Japanese Wikipedia: The special prize awarded by Web Advertising Bureau in Japan Advertisers Association which is the Association of biggest marketing offices and mass media in Japan

The Award is principally given for individuals who has achived great contribution on the World Wide Web in Japanese although, Wikipedia's activities impressed the judging committee of the Award, and made them honor Wikipedia with a exceptionally given special prize. The ceremony was held on September 9 in Tokyo and two wikipedians attended who have contributed since the early days of Japanese Wikipedia and were also interviewed by judges in advance.

Webby Award 2004 International Wikipedia Webby Award 2004 for "Best Community". One of 30 topical awards handed out by the Webby Awards each year. Prize includes press coverage and a five-word acceptance speech. 80px
Web User Magazine Award 2004 UK Wikipedia Web User Awards 2004. "Best Factual Website". Joint winner with BBCi News. From Web User, a UK Internet magazine. 80px
Grimme Online Award 2005 Germany Wikipedia In Germany Wikipedia won the Grimme Online Award in the category "knowledge and education" together with a special price of the audience. Grimme Online Award is the Online counterpart of "Adolf-Grimme-Award" - the most important German television award.

Two months later, Wikipedia won the Digital Lifestyle Award in the category "Internet Community" bestowed at IFA consumer electronics fair. [1] [2] (German)

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Wintotal Download of the week 20/05 2005 Germany Wikipedia The German "Wikipedia DVD" has been awarded "Download of the week 20/05" by WinTotal - Das Windows-Portal (www.wintotal.de) [3]
Linux Jounal's Editors' Choice Award 2005 USA Wikipedia Editors' Choice Award 2005 from Linux Journal, Issue #136, August 2005. [4] [5]
Wikipedia wins the Linux Journal Editors' Choice Award for the best Nontechnical or Community Website. While the article itself is dated 2005-06-30, it appeared in the August 2005 edition of Linux Journal.
First sentence of relevant part: Robert Love calls Wikipedia, "probably the single greatest thing on Earth."
Premio WWW 2005 Italy Wikipedia 14 December 2005: The Italian Wikipedia has won two awards at the "Premio WWW" (Price WWW) organized by Il sole 24 ore. First award in the category "Education and Work" (... for being the new benchmark in Italy for online knowledge.), and a Special Award for "Internet Educational", assigned in collaboration with the italian Ministry of Technology and Innovation (... because it's a free encyclopedia, born from a collective intelligence that exalts the sharing of knowledge and its free access. Wikipedia is a source of information in constant change that allows to outpace the staticity of traditional paper encyclopedias, and is subjected to a constant work of monitoring/revision made by its users.
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AMD Award, Digital Contents of the Year 2005 Japan Wikipedia 1 February 2006:Japanese Wikipedia has been awarded the 11th AMD Award, Digital Contents of the Year'05, Best Writer prize by Association of Media In Digital.
Saatchi & Saatchi World Changing Ideas 2005, Finalist

The Saatchi & Saatchi World Changing Ideas innovation contest [6] takes place every two years. The winner is awarded $100,000. Wikipedia was one of 15 finalists selected during the judging process in 2005.

Prix Ars Electronica awards 2005 Austria Commons WikiCommons also got the honorary prize at the 2005 Prix Ars Electronica awards.

The 100,000th file had been uploaded to our online repository of free images, sounds, and videos, the Wikimedia Commons. The young project received additional encouragement and recognition on Monday in the form of an honorary mention at the 2005 Prix Ars Electronica awards. More details are in the press release.

Trophées du Libre 2005 France MediaWiki In France, MediaWiki won the first prize at les Trophées du Libre, an event promoting free software, in the special php prize.
World Technology Award in Communications Technology 2005 USA Wikimedia Foundation 15 November 2005 : The Wikimedia Foundation is honored by a World Technology Award in Communications Technology, joining the ranks of other World Technology Network members. See http://www.wtn.net/2005/summit/
National Runet Prize 2006 Russia Wikipedia National Runet Prize 2006 in the category "Science and education" for Russian Wikipedia: The prize is awarded by Runet in Russia which was founded by the Russian governmental agency FAPMC which oversees country's mass media. (see also 2006 National Runet Award (ru.))
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Web of the year 2006 Japan Wikipedia Yahoo! Japan Web of the Year 2006, in the "Web of the Year" and "Information Resource on the Web" categories. Wikimedia was represented at the ceremonies by Imaizumi Makoto (known as Suisui on Wikipedia), who commented "besides hardware, Wikipedia is supported by Japanese volunteers. We are happy to see such a website awarded."
OnlineStar 2006 Germany Wikipedia Public Choice in the Category Knowlege, News & Information
Giving Geography Its Place 2006 UK Wikipedia (english) "Giving Geography Its Place" Excellence Award, won by the English Wikipedia geography portal for the positive promotion of Geography as an academic subject. GGiP Campaign website Geography award.jpg
National Runet Prize 2007 Russia Wikipedia National Runet Prize 2007 in the category "Science and education" for Russian Wikipedia: The prize is awarded by Runet in Russia which was founded by the Russian governmental agency FAPMC which oversees country's mass media. (see also 2007 National Runet Award (ru.))
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Golden Site Award 2007 Russia Wikipedia Golden Site Award in the category "Classic" for Russian Wikipedia. Golden Site Award is All-Russian open Internet contest, which was founded in 1998 by Russian departments of IT corporations: IBS, APC, Intel and Microsoft. Golden site.jpg
Web of the year 2007 Japan Wikipedia Yahoo! Japan Web of the Year 2007, in the "Web of the Year" and "Information Resource on the Web" categories. Wikimedia was represented at the ceremonies by Imaizumi Makoto (known as Suisui on Wikipedia), who commented "besides hardware, Wikipedia is supported by Japanese volunteers. We are happy to see such a website awarded."
Best media in Aragonese language 2007 Aragon, Spain Aragonese Wikipedia (Biquipedia) Biquipedia and Charrando.com best media in Aragonese language. Trobada de Fabloggers 2007.
Quadriga 2008 Germany Wikipedia Wikipedia was one of this year’s recipients of the Quadriga, a German award handed out every year to recognize four people or organizations that “try to create a better world through courage, dedication, and responsible action.” The award comes with a 25,000 euro cash prize for each recipient. The award ceremony took place in Berlin on October 3, the German national holiday celebrating the country’s reunification in 1990. The award for Wikipedia was presented by David Weinberger and accepted by Jimmy Wales. Quadriga-verleihung-rr-19.jpg
OnlineStar 2008 Germany Wikipedia Public Choice in the Category Knowlege, News & Information
Economist Innovation Awards 2008 UK Wikipedia The Economist . Business Process category. Awarded to Jimmy Wales for Wikipedia's advancing public collaboration as a form of product and content development.
National Runet Prize 2009 Russia Wikipedia National Runet Prize 2009 in the category "Science and education" for Russian Wikipedia: The prize is awarded by Runet in Russia which was founded by the Russian governmental agency FAPMC which oversees country's mass media. (see also 2009 National Runet Award (ru.))
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OnlineStar 2009 Germany Wikipedia Public Choice in the Category Knowlege, News & Information
Web Fest 2009 Serbia Wikipedia (Serbian) Jury Choice in the Category Educational
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National Runet Prize 2010 Russia Wikipedia National Runet Prize 2010 in the category "Science and education" for Russian Wikipedia: The prize is awarded by Runet in Russia which was founded by the Russian governmental agency FAPMC which oversees country's mass media. (see also 2010 National Runet Award (ru.))
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"Star of Internet" 2011 Russia Wikipedia Award "Star of Internet" ("Звезда Интернета") in the category "Who Knows All the Answers").
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Miscellaneous[edit]

  • Top 10 reference sites - The UK Daily Mirror, Oct. 17, 2003
  • Site of the Month - Australian Personal Computer, June 2004 (page 119)
  • Top 100 Top Websites You Didn't Know You Couldn't Live Without - PC Magazine, Apr. 20, 2004
  • Editor's Choice Award from the Awesome Library: Wikipedia has been selected for an Editor's Choice Award from the Awesome Library, a collection of the top 5% of sites in the field of education.
  • 2nd place in section "Science and educational site" on POTOP 2006 and two 2nd places in sections "Internet comminity" and "Science and educational site" on POTOP 2007. POTOP is annualy contest founded by international Internet figures union "Ezhe".
  • Top 50 Business as Gaeilge La Nua May 28, 2008.

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