Supporting Indian Language Wikipedias Program/Contest/Organizers

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Project Tiger Writing Contest Organizers

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Didn't find your home Wikipedia? Sign up below to be the local organizer! Create a Project Tiger page and link it here. Provide the following details.

Marathi

Tamil

English

Kannada

Odia

Bengali

Telugu

Punjabi

Hindi

Malayalam

Gujarati

Urdu

National

Please sign up below if you would like to volunteer as a national level jury for all languages. This will help us do random quality checks across all languages to ensure fair standard of competition.

  1. Regards, Krishna Chaitanya Velaga (talkmail) 22:05, 15 March 2018 (UTC)
  2. --Sureshkhole (talk) 03:06, 4 May 2018 (UTC)

Guidelines

Preparation

  • Before March 01, 2018
    • Set-up an event page on local Wikipedia, then put the link to your local event page in the meta contest page. (You can use this well-designed sample page, localized this template is required).
    • Translate the rules into your language. Discuss on the talk page if you need clarification or change of rules.
    • Call a few Wikipedians to join you as local organizers and/or jury members.
    • Post an invitation message on the village pump, mailing list, Site Notice, and community social media channels.

During contest

  • March 2018 to May 2018
    • Verify and accept articles submitted to the fountain tool according to the rules.
    • Declare list of Top 3 prize winners at the end of every month.
    • Continue to publicize the event in community channels and encourage participation
    • Coordinate and encourage onsite edit-a-thons.

Best practices for promotion

  • People feel good to know their work is noticed and received with gratitude.
    • Thank participants (through the edit history thank link) for every single article they create.
    • Award barnstars for most active participants.
    • Share interesting articles on FB and Twitter pages for the contest and tag the users who created them.
  • Create a site notice announcement for both logged in and anonymous users.
  • Leave a personal message in talk pages inviting potential participants who have contributed well in past edit-a-thons. Most editors may not have noticed the general announcements and may not have a good understanding of the contest. The personal message will receive a better response if it is lengthy explaining the significance of the contest and how each one can make a difference. Here is a sample message left by User:Ravidreams in Tamil Wikipedia.
  • Publicize the contest stats, so there is a healthy spirit of competition between communities.
  • Identify topics of interest for specific editors and bring it to their notice through talk page messages. For example, if a user is interested in biology or history, she is more inclined to participate in the contest if she can spot such topics with ease.
  • Add more coordinators, jurors, and organizers, so there is a shared sense of championing for the contest.
  • Be available through various communication channels so participants can clarify their doubts quickly.
  • Post interesting topics above Recent Changes feed so editors can have visibility and reminders to the contest.
  • Post regular updates in the village pump about the contest.

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  1. ViswaPrabhaവിശ്വപ്രഭtalk 10:16, 15 March 2018 (UTC)
  2. Wikilover90 (talk) 14:47, 18 March 2018 (UTC)


Participating communities

See main page for list.