Wikimedia CEE Meeting 2019/Programme/Submissions/How to organize a bad writing contest? A practical guide to failing terribly

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Title of the submission
Type of submission (lecture, panel, workshop, lightning talk, roundtable, poster)
  • lecture
Author(s) of the submission

Natalia Szafran-Kozakowska (WMPL)




Wikimedia Polska

  • Community Engagement
Abstract (up to 100 words)

In WMPL we know a lot about writing contests - after all more than 4000 articles added to plwiki in 2018 were added during those activities. We know not only how to succeed in planning them but also - how to fail terribly! So if your community wants to have more contests and is interested in doing All The Wrong Things this session is for you. I will share all the bad practices and mistakes we made or avoided making giving you a perfect recipe to creating a Catastrophic Contests from your worst nightmares.

How will this session be beneficial for the communities in the region of Central and Eastern Europe?

The audience will more about how to organize editing contests – from larger ones to small projects without any budget – so that they bring good results and avoid creating tensions in the community.

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