Grants:Project/Rapid/WM Turkic UG/Turkic Marathon 2021

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Turkic Marathon is an annual Wikipedia editing contest, which is carried out on the initiative and organization of Wikimedia Turkic UG with the support and with active cooperation with local Turkic Wikimedia affiliations. The contest will be held in several Turkic Wikipedia. During a contest, contestants must create articles on their language wikipedia
targetTurkish WP, Azerbaijani WP, Tatar WP, Kazakh WP, Uzbek WP, Tyvan Wp and Sakha WP.
start date1 July
start year2021
end date31 August 15 November
end year2021
budget (local currency)2,000.00 $ (USD)
budget (USD)2,000.00 $ (USD)
grant typeIndividual (on behalf of the Wikimedians of Turkic Languages User Group)
contact(s)•• wmtrcug(_AT_)
organization (if applicable)Wikimedians of Turkic Languages User Group

Please see the sample Editathon/Training application before drafting your application.

Project Goal[edit]

Choose one or more of the following goals. You can add or delete goals as needed.

  1. Recruit new editors
  2. Increase skills for existing editors
  3. Add or improve content
  4. Popularization of Wikimedia projects among the Turkic community.
  5. Popularization of Turkic culture.
  6. Improving content in Turkic Wikipedias.
  7. Increase in the number of active editors in Turkic Wikipedias.
  8. Increase content about important topics in Turkic Wikipedias.

Project Plan[edit]


Tell us how you'll carry out your project. Be sure to answer the following questions:

1. Are you doing one editathon or training or a series of editathons or trainings?

The marathon will run throughout the month (July). During the marathon, all participating communities will be maximally involved, while local organizers can conduct trainings for new participants (online only). The marathon will be held at the same time in several Turkic Wikipedia (trwiki, azwiki, ttwiki, tyvwiki and etc.). With this marathon, we want to increase the number of new articles and the number of new users, in addition, our goal is to increase the motivation of existing and active project contributors to work on improving their skills and increasing the content of projects. It's also important that as we increase the content, we facilitate the accessibility of the content to readers in their native language.

2. How have you let relevant Wikimedia communities know about this proposal? You are required to provide links to on-wiki pages to inform these communities about your proposed work. Examples of places where this can be done include community discussion pages, affiliate discussion pages, or relevant project talk pages.
You may also provide information about external social media channels you may be using.

We created a project page on Meta-Wiki and landing pages will also be created on local Wikipedias. We also contacted all potential affiliates and invited them to participate in the marathon and organize the marathon at the local level. Communities and affiliates interested in were registered using this page. When the project begins we will, through the SiteNotice, preempt all Wikipedia visitors about the project. Also, through official accounts of AzWikipedia and Wikimedia TR in social networks (azwiki Facebook, WMTR Facebook, WMTR Twitter) and mailing lists, we will attract new members and warn them about our project.

3. How will you let participants know about the edit-a-thon? In what ways will you be communicating with them?
For example, these can include on-wiki spaces, social media channels, mailing lists, messaging apps, or physical/online gatherings.

As indicated above, we will use SiteNotice, our accounts on social networks, mailing lists, announcements on the forums (village pump) and also the Telegram chat and Facebook group.

4. Do you have experienced Wikimedia editors to lead the event? Please provide links to the usernames of these individuals.


5. Do participants have the equipment or skills needed to participate and contribute high quality content? If not, how will you support them?

All existing Wikipedia participants have all the necessary skills and technical devices to participate in the competition. New participants if they do not have the necessary skills, we will help them to conduct lessons for them.

6. How will you engage participants after the event(s)?

As WM Turkic UG we try to hold many thematic events and meetings, so the editors are free to take part in our projects. In addition, Turkic Wikipedias conduct other own contests in which all participants can participate.

7. Are you running any in-person events or activities? If so, you will need to complete the steps outlined on the Risk Assessment protocol related to COVID-19. When you have completed these steps, please provide a link to your completed copy of the risk assessment tool below:

We will not have an offline (in-person) event.

8. Is there anything else you want to tell us about this project?

We hope that our second annual marathon will be successful. This project is important for the development and improvement of Turkic Wikipedias.


How will you know if the project is successful and you've met your goals? Please include the following targets:

  1. Number of events: 1
  2. Number of participants: 50-60
  3. Number of new editors: 15-20
  4. Number of of articles created or improved: 300-400
  5. Number of repeat participants (for projects that include a series of events): -


What resources do you have? Include information on who is organizing the project, what they will do, and if you will receive support from anywhere else (in-kind donations or additional funding).

The organizers of the project will be 4 experienced participants of the Wikimedia projects and UG-TR, UG-AZ, UG-GE who have held several successful projects together. There are no other financial sources, except for the WMF.


What resources do you need? For your funding request, list bullet points for each expense and include a total amount.

Items Num. of Wikipedias amount per WP Amount (USD) Total
Vouchers and prizes 7 250.00 $ 1,750.00 $ (USD) 1,750.00 $ (USD)
Bank fees and Tax 100.00 $ (USD) 100.00 $ (USD)
Mail service 100.00 $ (USD) 100.00 $ (USD)
Unforeseen expenses 50.00 $ (USD) 50.00 $ (USD)
Grand total 2,000.00 $ (USD)

Total requested: 2,000.00 $ (USD)


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