Bridges across Cultures
1st edition, October 15 – November 15, 2017
Welcome to the Wikipedia editing contest around the culture of Latin America, the Middle East and North Africa!
- What?: The Bridges across Cultures contest is an editing contest organized by different Wikimedia affiliates with the goal to promote cultural exchange between Latin America and the Middle East & North Africa (MENA) regions. Its first edition will be organized in October and November 2017.
- When?: The editing contest runs from 00:01 October 15 to 23:59 November 15, 2017 (UTC).
- How?: To participate, you first need to subscribe to the list of participants. Then, create or expand articles regarding Latin American culture in Arabic, Persian or Turkish Wikipedia or Middle Eastern and Northern African culture in Spanish or Portuguese Wikipedia. You can create any article from the list of countries in the following categories:
- Visual arts, cinema and TV
- Cuisine and traditions
- You can also take a look at the list of proposed articles in case you need some inspiration!
- According to the level of improvement of the articles, you will receive points and the winner will be the participant with the most points at the end of the contest.
- Who?: Any Wikimedia user signed in the list of participants before 23:59 November 15, 2017 (UTC).
- Where?: For the 2017 edition, you can participate in Arabic, Persian, Portuguese, Spanish and Turkish Wikipedia.
- In Arabic, Persian and Turkish Wikipedia, only articles related to Latin American countries will be considered for this contest.
- In Spanish and Portuguese Wikipedia, only articles related to Middle Eastern and North African countries will be considered for this contest.
- Why?: The goal of the contest is to promote cultural exchange between Latin America and the Middle East & North Africa regions. Although Wikipedia has been an unique opportunity to expand the access to knowledge from every corner of the world, there is still a difference in the quality of articles and a bias towards European and North American content. We expect this contest can help to promote South–South cooperation and increase the access to content with a global perspective.