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Czech Report: Popular topics make a good Wikipedia article-writing contest - results from a contest on Czech heritage[edit]

By Aktron
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The Describe a Monument Contest helped create new articles in Czech Wikipedia, re-use pictures from Wiki Loves Monuments and focus more on Czech National Heritage.

From 15th January to 15th February 2018 an unusual editing contest took place on Czech Wikipedia: Describe a Monument! The concept was simple: Write an article about a monument in the Czech Republic which does not have an article on Czech Wikipedia (cs.wikipedia.org) yet. Based on your contributions you can earn points and then actual prizes. It is like Wiki Loves Monuments, only with articles instead of photos. More than 150 articles were created, 47 people participated in the contest and 175 000 words were added in total. The longest article about a gymnasium in Sokolov was 17.5 kb long. New articles described included 34 churches, 24 chateaus/mansions, 16 villas, 14 forts and lots of other interesting stuff from all around the Czech Republic. The contest was supported by Czech National Heritage Institute and Pro Památky magazine. Participants are looking forward to the next year of the contest that might take place in winter 2019.