Growing Local Language Content on Wikipedia (Project Tiger 2.0)/Writing Contest

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In 2017 - 2018, the Wikimedia Foundation and Google working in close coordination with the Centre for Internet and Society (CIS) and user groups piloted a program encouraging Wikipedia communities to create locally relevant and high-quality content in Indian languages. After seeing the astounding participation from the Indian communities, the second iteration of the Project Tiger is happening again in this year which is named as Project Tiger 2019/ Growing Local Language Content on Wikipedia (GLOW).

As a part of this initiative, Chromebooks and Internet stipend for six months will be provided to the active and experienced Indic Wikimedians. Which will be followed by an article writing contest for the Indic Wikimedians to bridge the content gap on their native languages. The communities who are interested to be part of the article writing contest would compete for three months.


  • The article should be from the list of topics given. If you want more topics from a particular category, please request on the talk page. We will try our best to add them.
  • The article should be edited between 15 October 2019 0:00 and 15 January 2020 23:59 (IST).
  • The article should be at least 9,000 bytes and at least 300 words in length. For Urdu, it should be at least 3000 bytes and at least 300 words in length. Infobox, templates etc. shall not be counted, as to the total bytes.
  • The article must have decent references, doubtful or controversial statements in the article should be provided with the verifiable citation(s).
  • The article must not be purely machine translated and should be properly copyedited.
  • There must be no major issues with the article (no copyright violations, questions of notability, etc.)
  • The article should be informative.
  • Articles submitted by an organizer need to be checked by other organizers.
  • Judge(s) from each language Wikipedia will determine whether an article is accepted or not for their language Wikipedia's contest.



  • Besides individual prizes for top contributors, the winning community will be supported to get an exclusive capacity building training event to improve their skills for contributing to Wikipedia.
  • Each month three individual prizes will be awarded to each participating community based on their contribution for the month. The prizes will be worth 3,000 INR, 2000 INR, and 1,000 INR respectively.
  • At the end of the three-month-long contest, the community with the maximum number of articles expanded or created will win a community prize. This will be an exclusive 3-day capacity training event for the winning community. This training can include up to 40 users and will be organized by CIS-A2K and WMF.
  • Considering the disproportionate strength of the English Wikipedia community in India when compared to other Indian language Wikipedia communities.
  • Wikimedians all over the world are welcome to participate in this initiative and improve the topic list identified. However, only users residing in India will be eligible to receive individual prizes.

Participating communities

Onsite edit-a-thon


Instruction for jury

  • Post successful-vetting of an article that has been created / expanded under the purview of the contest;
    • Please add the following template to a newly created page:
      • {{Project Tiger 2019|created=yes}}
    • Please add the following template to an expanded page:
      • {{Project Tiger 2019|expanded=yes}}