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Poland report: Celebrating 100 years of Polish independence with Wikipedia
- By Magalia and Agnieszka Marszał
This year marks the 100 anniversary of Polish independence. It is widely celebrated by many organizations, culture institutes, universities. And by Polish Wikipedia! We do want to celebrate it the way Wikipedians do - by adding valuable content and bringing knowledge about most important Poland-related topics to our readers. This is why Wikimedia Polska organizes Free Poland - Free Knowledge writing contest which will help in improving the quality of articles about polish history, culture, nature, etc. Contestants - working individually or in small teams - will be allowed to choose from a list of almost 1500 Poland-related articles considered by plwiki community as the most important. The contest will end November 30th. Then the external jury consisting of Polish artists, journalists and scientists will choose up to three best articles. Their authors will receive tickets to cultural events of their choice and a selection of Polish e-books from Polish Wikisource. The winners will be announced in January 2019.
As for today already work on 6 articles has been finished and 28 more articles are marked as being worked on.
The contest is held in partnership with Wrocław University, the National Museum in Warsaw, the Independence Museum, the National Museum in Kielce, the National Museum in Szczecin and the National Digital Archives.