Wikimedia CEE Spring 2019/Rules

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Rules on international level[edit]

  1. CEE Spring 2019 is a set of local contests, however internationally coordinated.
  2. Everyone can write about every other country in the CEE region, just not their own
    1. This year, there will also be article lists from countries that do not have a local contest
  3. Local contests are organized in a way to select winners before 30 June 2019.
    1. Based on the discussion at the CEE Meeting 2018, the funds of the local contests can also be used by the user group if the winners of the local contest decide that this would be a better use of the funds
  4. In order to join the CEE Spring 2019 a chapter, an established or non-established user group:
    1. selects one person as a coordinator; this person is ready to reveal to the Wikimedia Austria office their full name, contact address and bank account number to be used for money transfers
    2. prepares the set of rules of local contest and presents them to the international organisers for acceptance.
    3. prepares (preferably together with their community) a list of about 100 articles in 10 categories about their countries to translate/create before 15 March 2019.
    4. decides about the method of selection of local winners, however it must be clearly defined and accepted by the international coordination committee.
    5. presents to Wikimedia Austria originals or scanned copies of the invoices, for which they get reimbursed or provide an account in an online shop with a full shopping basket, so that only the payment details need be added by the payment processor. The shop must be capable of providing an invoice.

Rules on local level[edit]

Local coordinators have freedom in creating local rules, as long as they are feasible and go along with international rules.

Austria[edit]

Timezone: CET/CEST (UTC+1/UTC+2)

  • First three winners are awarded prizes from the Wikipedia Store, organisers can't win prizes
  • Writing or improving an article with at least 2 kB is worth 1 point
  • Writing or improving an article with at least 6 kB is worth 5 points (in order to encourage well written articles over smaller ones)
  • Articles about topics from Austria/Germany/Switzerland/Liechtenstein don't count
  • The articles have to be about notable topics and use sources

Armenia[edit]

Timezone: CET (UTC+4)

  • Any user can participate in contest, but not jury and event coordinators.
  • Articles shall be created between March 21, 2019 0:00 and May 31, 2019 23:59.
  • Articles about topics on Armenia don't count.
  • The article should be at least 3000 bytes.
  • Prizes will be awarded for the first ten participants with the highest sum of points.
  • Points will be counted based on 1000 text bytes to one point.
  • Most prizes will be books and selected based on the written topics of the winner participants.

Azerbaijan[edit]

Timezone: CET (UTC+4)

  • Any user can participate in contest, also jury members, but they cannot evaluate their own articles.
  • Articles shall be created between March 21, 2019 0:00 and May 31, 2019 23:59.
  • Articles about topics on Azerbaijan aren't allowed.
  • The article should be at least 2000 bytes and 200 words.
  • Prizes will be awarded for the first three participants and one female participant with the highest sum of points.
  • Every article will get one point.

Bashkortostan[edit]

Timezone: UTC + 5

  1. Any user can participate in contest.
  2. Articles shall be created between March 21, 2018 0:00 and May 31, 2018 23:59
  3. In the standings of the competition are newly created articles and improved articles. We will take into account the contribution of the user in bytes.
  4. Articles should not be about Bashkortostan
  5. Article should not be copyvio
  6. The article should be at least 2,500 bytes and a minimum of 200 words.
  7. In an article should be sources
  8. The article should not consist of machine translation
  9. The number of points equal to the sum of all contributions of the participant and divided by 10000.
  10. Начинающим участникам прибавляется 5 баллов.
  11. Prizes will be given to all participants who received at least 5 points.
  12. The jury receives 50 euros for the work, in addition, the jury members can write an article and participate in the competition.
  13. Participants who receive 20 or more points should improve two articles from the List of articles every Wikipedia should have.

Example: Baxetle wrote 3 articles. The sum of all articles is (3717+15176 +37518) 56411 bytes. Baxetle has 5.6 points. Plus 5 points as a new participant. Total 10.6 points.

Belarus (classical)[edit]

Time zone: UTC+3. Articles should be created between 12:00 21 March, 2019, and 23:59 31 May, 2019.

  • The article should have source(-s).
  • The article should not consist of machine translation.
  • Articles about Belarus do not participate in the competition.

Three winners will be assigned:

  • For the greatest number of articles created (2 winners);
  • For the active improvement of existing articles.

Bulgaria[edit]

Timezone: UTC +2

  • be created between 21 March and 31 May 2018.
  • adding at least 300 words
  • articles are greatly improved (spelling, grammar, formatting, and other minor fixes are excluded)
  • be written in understandable language, not translate with online translators (but wiki extension can be used Translate to content)
  • not to infringe copyright
  • to be for countries from participating in the competition countries of the Central and Eastern Europe region
  • they are not for Bulgaria

Erzya[edit]

Timezone: UTC+3

  1. Any user can participate in contest, jury and other organizers are not entitled to prizes.
  2. Articles should be created or extended between March 21, 2019 0:00 and May 31, 2019 23:59.
  3. Articles should be written on a topic related to any country in Central and Eastern Europe listed here: Wikimedia CEE Spring 2018/Article Lists. Articles should not be about Erzya.
  4. The newly created article should be at least 2,500 bytes and a minimum of 200 words.
  5. The existing article should be extended with at least 200 words, provided that it's initial size was less then 3,000 bytes.
  6. Article subjects must have notability, articles should contain sources.
  7. Articles should not consist of machine translation.

The UG EZY community decided to purchase souvenir products for user-community purposes.


Esperanto[edit]

Timezone: UTC

  1. Time: April 1 0:00 - May 31 23:59
  2. Participate can every registered user except for the organisers and jury members.
  3. The participating wiki projects are Esperanto Wikipedia and Esperanto Wikivoyage (in Incubator).
  4. The topics accepted are the CEE region (as defined by WM CEE community) with exception for one own countries (the country of origin and eventually country of living). The articles can not be lists.
    1. Esperanto topics are accepted only if related to CEE region. Worldwide Esperanto topics are not permitted.
  5. Translations, including machine ones, are accepted, even encouraged.
  6. Articles must be written in good language and follow usual style and guidelines of the concerned project.
  7. Participate can new articles and improved substubs.
  8. Participating articles are at least 3 000 B long (on Esperanto Wikivoyage, from the total size of article will be minused fixed size of skeleton for the article type). For every article fulfilling these requirements, the amount of points will be calculated:
    1. on Esperanto Wikipedia: 1 point;
    2. on Esperanto Wikivoyage: 2 points.
  9. The winners are 5 users with most cumulated (from Wikipedia + from Wikivoyage) points. For winners are calculated only participants with at least 10 points.
  10. All 5 winners will receive a gift card for service such as Amazon, Spotify etc. The 3 most highly positioned winners will additionally receive an Esperanto music subscription.
  11. The organizers and jury members will receive an Esperanto music subscription as a thanks.

Georgia[edit]

Timezone: GET

  • Any user can participate in contest
  • Articles shall be created between March 21, 2019 0:00 and May 31, 2019 23:59
  • Articles should be about CEE topic except for Georgia
  • Prizes will be awarded for the following categories (One user can win only in one category):
  1. The most active contributor
  2. The best new user
  3. Best article about women from lists
  • All winners will receive Amazon gift cards.

Greece[edit]

Timezone: UTC+3

The contest will be held for the following categories:

  • Best new article
  • Largest number of new articles created
  • Largest volume of material added in bytes (including text, tables, external links, images/photos e.t.c.)
  • Best new entrant (less than 400 edits in the main namespace before the start of the contest)
  • Largest volume of material added related to notable women from the region

The best new article will be chosen by a jury. Each participant can receive a prize only in one (1) category, with the rest of his/her prizes (if any) going to the second user (or even third, if the 1st and 2nd have already received a prize) so that more users with significant contribution & effort will receive a prize. In case there is a participant whose contribution is significantly greater than the rest, and/or achieves first place in more than one categories, he/she will be awarded a "Most valuable participant" prize (second to the one already won).

Articles submitted to the contest must meet the following requirements:

  1. Articles shall be created between between midnight (00:01) March 21, 2019 and 23:59 on May 31, 2019.
  2. At least 300 words have been added.
  3. Comply with the rules of Wikipedia, for example, notability, verifiability, and formatting rules.
  4. Are written in plain language, and not translated by automatic translators.
  5. Must not violate copyrights.
  6. Article subject is in the lists of countries participating in the competition of the Central and Eastern European region.
  7. Not from the list for Greece.
  8. The organizers and the jury cannot receive prizes/awards.

Latvia[edit]

Timezone: EET/EEST

  1. Any user can participate in contest, jury and other organizers are not entitled to prizes
  2. Articles shall be created or improved between March 21, 2019 0:00 and May 31, 2019 23:59 local time
  3. When improving existing article, its size in bytes should be at least doubled.
  4. Articles should be about CEE topic except for Latvia
  5. Article should meet the requirements of Wikipedia guidelines and formatting style.

Prizes will be awarded for the following categories:

  1. Best article created during the contest (awarded by jury)
  2. Most contributions during contest (bytes added)
  3. Most contributions during contest by new user (400 edits or less before start of contest, bytes added)
  4. Most articles created from lists
  5. Most articles created from lists by new user (400 edits or less before start of contest)
  6. Most women biographies created
  7. Lottery between all users who have created at least one article about each country. It would be their responsibility to register their progress in covering all countries in dedicated page.
  8. There can be one second prize in one of categories if results are very close. The decision about this is made by jury.

Organizers reserve right to exclude participants who are creating very short articles or using lots of tables to blatantly game the system. Winners will get a chance to pick prizes from prize pool in order categories are listed.

Romania & Moldova[edit]

from w:ro:Wikipedia:Wikimedia_CEE_Spring_2019#Regulament; Timezone: EET/EEST
  1. Any participant should have a Wikipedia username. Organizers cannot win prizes. In order for participants to have their contributions counted, they have to write their name in the list.
  2. Articles must be written beginning with 21 March 2019 up until 31 May 2019.
  3. Articles must be about any country or region in Central and Eastern Europe that is registered in the competition, except Romania and Moldova. For ideas, you can check the lists of articles proposed by the communities, but you can choose any topic.
  4. Articles must respect the basic standards of the Romanian Wikipedia:
    1. they should be written in Romanian and not be automatic translations;
    2. they should be about a notable subject (see w:ro:Wikipedia:Notabilitate);
    3. information should be verifiable (see w:ro:Wikipedia:Verificabilitate);
    4. they should be well written (see w:ro:Wikipedia:Manual de stil);
    5. they should not contain copyrighted material (see w:ro:Wikipedia:Drepturi de autor).
  5. Only new articles with at least 200 words and those that have been expanded at least ten times (in bytes).
  6. Participants accumulate score in the following way:
    1. For each new article: 5 points + 2 points for each 100 words of prose.
    2. For each article expanded at least ten tiles (that existed at the time the contest started): 2 points for each 100 extra words.
    3. For not complying to rule 4.: all points are deducted.
    4. For registering the article by use of the w:ro:Format:Wikimedia CEE Spring 2019 template in the talk page: 1 point.
      The template must be used like this:
      {{Wikimedia CEE Spring 2019|utilizator{{=}}[NUME_DE_UTILIZATOR]{{!}}țară{{=}}[DENUMIREA_ȚĂRII]{{!}}subiect{{=}}[DENUMIREA_SUBIECTULUI]|black=1|nolink=1|tt=1}}
  7. The prizes will be granted by the following criteria (in case of equality, the winner will be selected randomly):
    1. The grand prize: the participant with the largest number of points.
    2. Special prize for the best newcomer: the participant with the largest number of points (from at least 5 articles written) among those with fewer than 100 contributions on Wikipedia in the article namespace.
    3. Special prize for diversity: the participant with the largest number of points among those that wrote at least one article (according to rule 5.) about all the participating countries and regions from the list: Wikimedia CEE Spring 2019/Article Lists, except Romania and Moldova.
  8. The prizes are:
    1. Grand prize: 200€ voucher at the emag.ro (Romania) or elefant.md (Moldova) online store
    2. Special prizes: 100€ vouchers for the same online stores

Russia[edit]

Timezone: FET

  1. Any user can participate in contest, jury and other organizers are not entitled to prizes.
  2. Articles should be created or extended between March 21, 2019 0:00 FET and May 31, 2019 23:59 FET.
  3. Articles should be written on a topic related to any country in Central and Eastern Europe listed here: Wikimedia CEE Spring 2018/Article Lists, except Russia and Don Region.
  4. The newly created article should be at least 2,500 bytes and a minimum of 200 words.
  5. The existing article should be extended with at least 200 words, provided that it's initial size was less then 6,000 bytes.
  6. Article subjects must have notability, articles should contain sources.
  7. Articles should not consist of machine translation.
  8. Each article will get from 1 to 3 points.

Prizes will be awarded the first five participants with the highest sum of points.

Serbia[edit]

Timezone:CET/CEST

  • Any registered user can participate, except for the members of the jury.
  • Articles shall be created between March 21, 2019 0:00 CET and May 31, 2019 23:59 CET
  • It is not allowed to copy or in any other way transcribe articles already existing on the Wikipedia editions of related languages.
  • Articles not in line with the theme of the competition will not be graded. Lists and templates are not allowed.
  • Each article will get from 0 to 5 points, but then the sum of points will be multiplied by the number of added bytes of written or improved article (whether the articles are written in Latin/Cyrillic, they will be counted as if they were written in Cyrillic).
  • Jury members are comprised of three experienced Wikipedians.
  • Registered users can take part during the entire competition.
  • Awards are provided for the participants with the biggest amount of points. The best newbie and the best articles will be awarded too. All participant will get barnstar.

Turkey[edit]

Timezone: UTC+3

  • Starts on the 23rd of March due to the delay of participating to the contest
  • Articles about topics on Turkey don't count
  • Articles shall be created or expanded between March 23, 2019 0:00 CET and May 31, 2019 23:59 CET
  • Any registered user can participate, except for the members of the jury or the organizer
  • Registered users can take part during the entire competition
  • Each article that created or expanded during the contest must contain verifiable content, at least two reliable sources, have at least 3.000 kB and meet the Manual of Style guidelines
  • Lists, templates or categories are not within the contest
  • Top five users in the points chart will be awarded with gift cards of D&R

Tatar language community[edit]

  • The contest is open to all registered participants (registration time does not matter)
  • The contest accepts articles that meet following criteria:
    • The article was written in Tatar from 21st March to 31st May 2019)
    • The topic of the article is selected from the following list of articles (other articles are not accepted), but is not included in the lists of Tatarstan
    • Article is begun by participant of this contest
    • The minimum length of the article is 100 words
    • The subject of the article is important, text indicates the sources of information
    • The article is not an automatic translation
    • Forms of warning about critical shortcomings are not in the article
    • For each article that meets the criteria, 1 and 3 points can be awarded
  • Top five users in the points list will be awarded with money prizes