We would like to welcome you all to the Europeana Fashion Challenge that will start on the 12 of November 2013 and last until the 12 of December 2013. Three fashion workshops will take place between the 12-14 November and will mark the beginning of the contest. All of the participants have one month to create fantastic articles on Wikipedia and not only help free knowledge but also have the chance to win the Fashion Book Bundle, sponsored by a number of supporting museums.
In this challenge you are invited to write about fashion and use the many fantastic picture of fashion that we have on Wikimedia Commons. Especially the ones that have been uploaded from our partners Europeana, Europeana Fashion, the Nordiska museet, the MoMu Fashion Museum Antwerp and Rossimoda Shoe Museum to Wikimedia Commons. These images originate from Galleries, Libraries, Archives and Museums (GLAMs) all over Europe and we want these images to be used in as many articles in as many language versions as possible (i.e. you can participate on any language version of Wikipedia that you prefer).
As we strive for the images to illustrate well written and comprehensive articles points will be given not just for the addition of the images to the articles, but also for the expansion of existing articles or the creation of new articles (this includes working on articles where the picture from Europeana has already been added). The points will be summarized and the winner will receive a number of beautiful and informative reference books about fashion and textiles.
Please contact john.anderssonwikimedia.se for more information about the contest.
How it works
Shoe fashion is sometime a painful experience. A women's shoe from China from the 19th century.
We welcome any Wikipedian with a named account (on any wiki) to participate in the Europeana Fashion Challenge. You just have to sign up on the 12 November. This is a one month long contest starting at 00.01 on the 12 November and ending at 23.59 on the 12 December 2013.
To participate you must sign up on the Participants' page and on that page you must include a link to your talk page (it may be on any Wikipedia, but please test the link to make sure it works!).
The challenge is based on a point system, with the goal for each participant to gain as many points as possible. You get points for writing in articles that have an image from Europeana in them (you can either add the image yourself from the Europeana Fashion category on Wikimedia Commons, or expand the articles that already have them added):
8 points - Expand an article or create a new one with at least 300 words of text (containing one or many Europeana image(s)).
3 points - Expand an article or create a new one with at least 100 words of text (containing one or many Europeana image(s)).
1 point - Add a Europeana picture to an article without expanding it otherwise (each different language version that you add the picture to counts).
And to avoid any confusion: if you for example write an article consisting of 180 words you still get 3 points as you have not reached the second level of 300 words.