CentralNotice/Request/Wiki Science Competition 2019

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Wiki Science Competition 2019[edit]

Central Notice Settings

What is the campaign duration?
  • November, 1st → December, 31st
Which projects will you be targeting?
  • Wikipedia, Commons, Wikispecies, Wikiversity
What languages will you be targeting?
  • Multiple Languages
Do you wish to show banners to Logged In users, Anonymous Users or Both? Do you want to target users with a specific number of edits or average monthly?
  • all users

What countries will your campaign target?

  • all countries (except Russia)

Banner/Campaign Diet:

  • To be determined by Central Notice admin

What is the purpose of the campaign? How will you measure the success of the campaign?[edit]

Description -
We have to reach out to scentists, teachers and experts of citizen science
Metrics -

What banner(s) will you use? What will be your landing page?[edit]

Is this project grant funded? Please provide a link[edit]

Type of grant -

Link to grant -


It mostly depends on the local deadlines (please notice Russia already performed it).

It's a clear priority in countries with national organization but, as in 2017, sitenotices in certain countries are quite useful to get a reliable upload. One of the international winner in 2017 was from a country without local jury. There sitenotice with generic landing pages in many languages, and site notice for specific countries.

We try to separate them in this page, in order to make order.--Alexmar983 (talk) 13:47, 12 November 2019 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Central Notice admin comments[edit]

Banner time elapsed. Ciell (talk) 17:11, 7 February 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]

country-specific notices[edit]



  • competition: November, 15th to December, 15th
  • A sitenotice specific for the country is needed, probably around the second and third (or, alternatively, fourth) week of the competition. Main target platform for the sitenotice linking to the Italian page should be itwikipedia. Similarly, the general sitenotice in English should be put on enwikipedia (for foreing researchers)

United States[edit]

I totally support the USA. they are a hub country, they provided one winner image in 2017 (later disqualified because of a silly composition mistake) and the image of the tornado which was also the best image of the year. We cannot do this competition without their active role. they are at the top for quality and quantity and their current upload category contains only two file after 10 days. This is quite urgent.--Alexmar983 (talk) 11:14, 10 November 2019 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Given the delay in starting the sitenotice, the U.S. competition will now run until December 15. Can we have the sitenotice extended until then? Thanks! Antony-22 (talk) 01:04, 26 November 2019 (UTC)Reply[reply]


T.Shafee(Evo﹠Evo)talk 01:02, 12 November 2019 (UTC)Reply[reply]


language-specific notices[edit]


  • competition: November, 1st to November, 30th
  • discussed here


For Commons we could put a general sitenotice for the whole month from November, 15th ot December,15th, covering also it-N Swiss users or italians working abroad.--Alexmar983 (talk) 18:14, 9 November 2019 (UTC)Reply[reply]


Anglophone countries such as USA, Ireland and Australia all take part. Probably a generic en-N banner at least on Commons and Wikiversity is a good strategy, while keeping national sitenotice on enwikipedia.--Alexmar983 (talk) 18:19, 9 November 2019 (UTC)Reply[reply]

More in general this should be also done for foreign researchers working in France, Italy, Poland, Switzerland, Portugal... they should know that WSC has a national competition, they can learn from the general website.--Alexmar983 (talk) 18:00, 12 November 2019 (UTC)Reply[reply]


There is already a local template on plwiki.--Alexmar983 (talk) 04:13, 11 November 2019 (UTC)Reply[reply]