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 editions of Wikipedia. During the contest, contestants must create articles in their language edition of Wikipedia and add them to a special page (Fountain). The winners will be determined by the jury for each Wikipedia.
This contest has several important goals that we want to achieve.
- Our goals
- Popularization of Turkic culture and language.
- Recruit new editors.
- Improve Wikipedia content.
- Create new articles about Turkic topics.
The idea of this contest appeared during Wikimania 2016 meeting. Turkic Marathon will be based on successful regional and international cooperation like CEE Spring, Asian Month.
Turkic Marathon aims at joining local forces of free knowledge to accumulate and distribute information about history, culture, traditions and people in every corner of Turkic culture to support mutual acknowledgement and understanding and to increase the quantity and quality of free knowledge available about Turkic society globally.
Local competitions are organized by local organizers and in different communities it can have different form of participations (contest, thematic week, individual participation of increasing content).