WikiGap Challenge

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WikiGap Challenge
6 March – 15 April, 2020
[Social media: #WikiGap_Challenge]

Welcome to the Wikipedia writing challenge to improve the coverage of women on Wikipedia!

  • What: This is a public writing competition to create and improve articles to strengthen Wikipedia's coverage of women and related topics into as many languages as possible. The winners will receive great prizes. The Challenge is organized as part of the global WikiGap campaign with the first edition in 2019.

  • When: The writing challenge will run from 00:01 on 6 March (CET UTC+01:00) until 23:59 on 15 April 2019 (CEST UTC+02:00). Sunday 8 March is the International Women's Day.
  • How: The contest is simple in structure, based on a KISS point system: You get points while improving articles, with the goal for each participant to gain as many points as possible.

  • Who: Everybody can help in any language to collaborate on writing and/or translating the articles related to women. Any Wikipedian with a named account (on any wiki) can participate. To participate you just need to sign up on the Participants section. At the different WikiGap events around the world we will give the participants information how they successfully can participate.

  • Why: The contest is organized by the Swedish Ministry for Foreign Affairs and Wikimedia Sverige, with support from Swedish embassies and Wikimedia affiliates across the world. Wikipedia is missing articles about all kind of topics and through this contest we hope to improve articles around women. Improving Wikipedia's articles and coverage around women is important to ensure that our readers find high quality information about the people that has helped form our world.
Contest details
Contest details
List of articles
Participants & Scoring
If you have any questions about this writing challenge, please add them to our talk page.
See the continuously updated log for the event.