Wikimedia CEE Spring 2020/Rules

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Rules on international level[edit]

This is not the final version, we are currently looking into clarifying a few points to avoid misunderstandings

  1. CEE Spring 2020 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.

Albania[edit]

Timezone: CET

  1. Any user other than organizers and jury can participate in contest
  2. Articles shall be created between March 21, 2020 0:00 and May 31, 2020 23:59
  3. In the standings of the competition are only newly created articles.
  4. Articles should be at least 2,000 bytes and a minimum of 200 words.
  5. Articles should be well referenced
  6. Article should not consist of machine translation

Awards:

  • The best (new) article (judged by jury)
  • 10 most active contributors will receive postcards.

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 registered user can participate in contest, but not jury and event coordinators.
  • Articles shall be created or expanded between March 21, 2019 0:00 and May 31, 2019 23:59.
  • Articles about topics on Armenia don't count.
  • Most of prizes will be books or gift cards from bookstores.
  • Lists, templates or categories are not within the contest.
  • The article should be at least 3000 bytes, must contain verifiable content and at least two reliable sources.
  • Points will be counted based on 1000 text bytes to one point.
  • Prizes will be awarded for the first ten participants with the highest sum of points.

Azerbaijan[edit]

Timezone: CET (UTC+4)

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.As part of the contest, old articles can be improved if they are short.
  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 150 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, 2020, and 23:59 31 May, 2020.

  • 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


Esperanto[edit]

Timezone: UTC

  1. Time: March 21 0:00 - April 30 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 the countries whose official language is the contest language. The articles can not be lists.
    1. Esperanto topics are accepted only if related to CEE region. Worldwide Esperanto topics are not permitted.
  5. Articles must be written in good language and follow usual style and guidelines of the concerned project.
  6. Translations, including machine ones, are accepted.
  7. Participate can new articles and improved substubs.
  8. For every article fulfilling the requirements, the amount of points will be calculated:
    1. for Wikivoyage phrasebooks, a fixed amount of 10 000 bytes will be minused (as it is an article skeleton - non creative contribution);
    2. on Esperanto Wikipedia: 1 point for every 1 000 bytes;
    3. on Esperanto Wikivoyage: 2 points for every 1 000 bytes;
    4. precision of calculation is 1 byte.
  9. The winners are 3 users with most cumulative (from Wikipedia + from Wikivoyage) points.
  10. All 3 winners will receive a gift card for service of their own choice, such as Wikimedia Store, Udemy etc. The 2 most highly positioned winners will additionally receive an Esperanto music subscription. Winners can donate their prize to the organizing affiliation.
  11. There are 2 special categories with addition prizes (one user can gain the regular prize and additionally also the special one(s), or just one of them). Calculation of points is the same as for regular prizes.
    1. Best contribution to gender gap.
    2. Best contribution to Wikivoyage.
  12. Additional prizes or categories can be set up depending on external sponsors.
  13. The organizers and jury members, max 2, will receive an Esperanto music subscription as a thanks.

Greece[edit]

Timezone: UTC+3

The contest will be held for the following categories:

  • Best new article
  • Largest number of new articles created
  • 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

An award will also be given to one of the participants that has written or expanded at least five (5) articles. The winner will be chosen randomly.

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.

Articles submitted to the contest must meet the following requirements:

  1. they shall be created between midnight (00:01) March 21, 2020 and 23:59 on May 31, 2020.
  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.

Articles about Greece do not participate in the competition.

The organizers and the jury cannot receive prizes/awards.

Kosovo[edit]

Timezone: CET

  1. Any user other than organizers and jury can participate in contest
  2. Articles shall be created between March 21, 2020 0:00 and May 31, 2020 23:59
  3. In the standings of the competition are only newly created articles.
  4. Articles should be at least 2,000 bytes and a minimum of 200 words.
  5. Articles should be well referenced
  6. Article should not consist of machine translation

Awards:

  • The best (new) article (judged by jury)
  • 10 most active contributors will receive postcards.

Latvia[edit]

Timezone: EET/EEST

Malta[edit]

Timezone: CET/CEST

  1. The contest is open to everyone, except for local and international organizers. The organizers may participate but not compete.
  2. To participate you must register formally by adding your Username to the end table/list at the bottom of the language information page in the section called Parteċipanti.
  3. It is essential to include the template {{CEE Spring 2020 | utent = isem | pajjiż = malta }} on the Talk page of every page you work on to ensure that your contributions count towards the contest. This is the only way for the organizers to really know who is taking part in the contest.
Points
  • 2 points for every new article created
  • 3 points for every new article created from the list of articles (a total of 5 points for the new page)
  • 1 point for every article improved
  • 4 points for every article improved from the list of articles (a total of 5 points for the same page)

Articles about subjects directly associated with Malta do not acquire any points for Maltese users.

Romania & Moldova[edit]

Timezone: UTC + 2 (until March 28); UTC + 3 (after March 28)

  1. Any user registered at Wikipedia can participate. Organizers can participate, but cannot get prizes.
  2. Articles should be written between 00:01 March 21 and 23:59 May 31, 2020.
  3. Articles should be written on a topic related to any country or region in Central and Eastern Europe listed at Wikimedia CEE Spring 2020/Article Lists, except Romania and Moldova.
  4. Articles should follow basic standards of Romanian Wikipedia:
    1. to be written in Romanian; automated translations are disqualified;
    2. to describe a notable topic;
    3. to contain verifiable information – each paragraph should have at least one reference to a trusted source;
    4. to follow Wikipedia's Manual of Style;
    5. to not contain copyvio text.
  5. New articles with a total of at least 200 words of prose (excluding infobox, footer, table of contents, tables, lists, etc.) are accepted, as well as existent articles that were extended at least ten times (in bytes). Words are counted using https://wordcounter.net/
  6. The points are counted as follows:
    1. Every new article: 5 points + 2 points for each 100 words of prose.
    2. If the article contains even a single paragraph with no references to trusted sources, points are reset to 5.
    3. Every existent (as of March 21) article that has been extended ten times in bytes: 2 points for each 100 additional words of prose.
    4. For obvious violation of basic standards of Wikipedia (see rule 4.), all previous points are cancelled.
    5. Proper use of {{Wikimedia CEE Spring 2020}} in an article's talk page: 1 point.
  7. A participant can only get one prize, in order of their listing below. For example, winner of the Main prize cannot get any of the subsequent prizes.
  8. Jury may disqualify any participants that display strong violation of fair play – this includes misleading or impeding organizers and fellow participants, mass loading of previously prepared articles at any stage, sockpuppeting, etc.
  9. Prize categories:
    1. Main prize: who gets most points overall.
    2. Special prize for diversity: who gets more points among users that wrote at least one article (not disqualified by any previous rule) about all the countries and regions participating in the contest by March 31, 2020, except Romania and Moldova.
    3. Special prize for beginners: who gets more points among users with less than 100 contributions to mainspace at the beginning of the contest (March 21, 2020).

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, 2020 0:00 FET and May 31, 2020 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 2020/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 150 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

Slovenia[edit]

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

  • Articles about exclusively Slovenian topics don't count.
  • Any registered user can participate, but the organizers/judges aren't eligible for prizes.
  • New articles and additions to existing articles must be at least 200 words to count.
  • Contributions must comply with basic rules of Wikipedia (notability, verifiability, neutrality, copyright).
  • Points awarded:
    • 1 point for 200 added words per page, if fewer than 500
    • 5 points for each 500 added words per page

Awards will be given to three contestants with most points and to each contestant that contributes content about each of the participating countries/regions.

Turkey[edit]

Timezone: UTC+3

  • Articles about topics on Turkey don't count
  • Articles shall be created or expanded between March 21, 2020 0:00 CET and May 31, 2020 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 D&R gift cards

Tatar language community[edit]