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Wikipedia 20

Celebrations for the 20th birthday

On January 15, 2021, Wikipedia will turn 20. For this the event we are organizing:

  • A live on Youtube;
  • A campaign/contest of nursery rhymes and poems (in Italian and English) about what Wikipedia represents for each of us;
  • The participants with the highest score will be offered a gadget and a postcard with the elaborate rhymes.

The texts, released under the free Creative Commons license, will become postcards. All material will be uploaded to Commons under a CC by SA license. The event page on itwiki.

To cover the printing and shipping costs of the gadgets, we asked for (and received) a rapid grant.


  • Participation in the contest is open to all registered users.
  • The texts produced, in Italian or English, must have a minimum length of 6 lines and a maximum of 20 lines, with or without rhyme, on the theme "what Wikipedia represents for each of us".
  • I testi prodotti dovranno essere originali e rispettare le regole per il copyright.
  • The texts must be published on Wikipedia on the prepared page, from 1 January 2021 to 15 January 2021 (by midnight CET), Wikipedia's birthday.
  • The texts will be evaluated by a special jury; a ranking of the first 20 prize-winning essays will be formulated and the results will be published by January 31, 2021.
  • The winners will receive a gadget (mug and postcard) by post and, if they wish, they will be able to publish a photo of themselves with the gadget received.

Evaluation criteria

The compositions will be evaluated according to the following criteria:

  • adherence to the theme
  • linguistic correctness
  • quality of the message
  • use of rhetorical figures
  • harmony of composition



Poetic texts in competition

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