Wikimania writing contest finalists
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The winner in each category is the first entry listed. The overall winner [of our love, cheers, and a big bag of Wiki, for the best all-around writing entry] was the article on Welding, by Spangineer.
1. Articles - History & Biography 
- Reformation in Switzerland (Lupo) Broad overview of a complicated historical topic that finds a nice balance between details and context.
- Isaac Brock (Scimitar)
- Oakland Cemetery (uberpenguin)
- en:Marcel Junod (en & de), original German version by UW, English translation in collaboration with Tfine80
2. Articles - Humanities, Social science, Art & Culture 
- Tlön, Uqbar, Orbis Tertius Explanation of a complex short story in an accessible but insightful style.
- The Cantos Extensive survey of one of the major works of 20th century English-language modernist poetry.
- John Vanbrugh
- Caulfield Grammar School (Harro5)
3. Articles - Natural science & Technology 
- Welding (Nathaniel Sheetz, Spangineer) Comprehensive treatment of a practical topic
- Apollo 8 [winner of the IWC in March]
- Diamond (Bantman)
- Bladvorm (, Rasbak) special mention for the nice illustration
4. Articles - Current Events & Pop Culture 
- Spring Heeled Jack (shauri) Interesting presentation of the culturual anthropology of former times, with a wide range of sources
- w:Duran Duran
- 2005 English cricket season
5. News (both summary and original reporting) 
- Mothers, teachers concerned about leukemia deaths at California elementary school In-depth original reporting of a local event that is of interest to a wider audience
- Coordinated terrorist attack hits London
- Execution of two gay teens in Iran spurs controversy
6. Primary source material 
- Sydney Riot of 1879 (jguk)
7. Book modules & collections 
- Cookbook Well-organized presentation of immediately useful material from numerous sources
- Introduction to Paleoanthropology