Wikimedia CEE Spring 2021/Rules

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Rules on international level[edit]

  1. CEE Spring 2021 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 2021.
    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 CEE Spring 2021 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
  • The articles need to be added to the point-scoring table 4 days after the contest and no later
  • The articles should consist of mostly text and not data presentation like tables or templates

Armenia[edit]

Timezone: CET (UTC+4)

Azerbaijan[edit]

Timezone: CET (UTC+4)

Bashkortostan[edit]

Timezone: UTC + 5

  • Articles on topics about Bashkortostan are not counted.
  • 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
  • New article translations should be translated in full.
  • The participant must add at least 5 lines of text to existing articles.
  • The contribution will be summed up in bytes.
  • The number of points equal to the sum of all contributions of the participant and divided by 10000. Vital articles will be counted with a factor of 1.5.
  • Prizes will be given to all participants who received at least 5 points.
  • New participants additionally receive 5 points.
  • All participants with 5 or more points receive certificates OZONE depending on their contribution proportionally.
  • The work of the jury is estimated at 50 euros.

Belarus (classical)[edit]

Time zone: UTC+3. Articles should be created between 00:00 21 March, 2020, and 23:59 31 May, 2021.

  • 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 circa 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

Croatia[edit]

Timezone: UTC + 2

  1. Any user can participate in contest
  2. Articles shall be created between March 21, 2021 0:00 and May 31, 2021 23:59
  3. In the standings of the competition are only newly created articles.
  4. The article should be at least 2,000 bytes.
  5. In an article should be sources.

Erzya[edit]

Timezone: UTC+3

  • Any user can participate in contest, jury and other organizers are not entitled to prizes.
  • Articles should be created or extended between March 21, 2021 0:00 and May 31, 2021 23:59.
  • Articles should be written on a topic related to any country in Central and Eastern Europe listed here: meta:Wikimedia CEE Spring 2021/Article Lists. Articles should not be about Erzya.
  • The newly created article should be at least 2,500 bytes and a minimum of 200 words.
  • The existing article should be extended with at least 150 words, provided that it's initial size was less then 3,000 bytes.
  • The participant must add at least 5 lines of text to existing articles.
  • Article subjects must have notability, articles should contain sources.
  • 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: March 21 0:00 - April 30 23:59
  2. Organisers and jury members can participate but not receive a prize.
  3. The participating wiki projects are Esperanto Wikipedia and Esperanto Wikivoyage.
  4. The topics accepted are the CEE region (as defined by WM CEE community).
    1. Esperanto topics are accepted only if related to CEE region. Worldwide Esperanto topics are not permitted.
  5. Lists not accepted.
  6. Articles must be written in good language and follow usual style and guidelines of the concerned project.
  7. Translations, including machine ones, are accepted.
  8. Participate can new articles and improved articles.
  9. 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;
  10. Main categories: 1) Original articles; 2) Translations.
  11. Special categories (data taken from the main categories): 1) Gender gap; 2) Wikivoyage.
  12. The winners are participants with most cumulative (from Wikipedia + from Wikivoyage) points in particular category.
    1. 3 winners in each of main categories.
    2. 2 winners in each of special categories.
  13. Prizes: Gift card for service of their own choice. 1st prize in each of main categories have additional Esperanto music subscription. Winners can donate their prize to the organizing affiliation.
  14. Additional prizes or categories can be set up depending on external sponsors.
  15. The organizers and jury members, max 2, will receive an Esperanto music subscription as a thanks.

Georgia[edit]

Timezone: GET

Time: March 21, 2021 – 31 May, 2021

  • All contestants will compete for the number of articles and the five contestants who have written the most articles will be identified and awarded. The winners of the contest will be identified by a local jury and awarded by Wikimedia UG Georgia.

Note: Each contestant can win only one nomination.

  • Articles submitted during the competition must meet the following requirements:
  1. A new article should only be from the corresponding list, with minimum size: 200 words and 2,000 bytes.
  2. Articles must be created March 21, 2021 0:00 - May 31, 2021 23:59;
  3. Articles should be about Central and Eastern European countries, with the exception of their own country (in our case Georgia) where no articles from Georgia are written;
  4. Only articles created during contest time participate in this contest;
  5. The article should not be copied invariably from the source and should not infringe copyright;
  6. The article should indicate sufficient academic resources; Doubtful or mutually exclusive sentences must be proven by appropriate sources;
  7. The article should not be a machine translation and should be written in a fluent literary language;
  8. At the end of the contest, the article must be flawless (formatting in accordance with the rules of the Georgian Wikipedia, use of sources and citation rules, proper use of tags and templates, illustration);
  9. Article should not be a list;
  10. Do not use the template {{subst:L}} in more than two articles at the same time.
  • Requirements for contestants:
  1. Any registered user can participate in the contest;
  2. Contestant must be registered in Wikimedia projects;
  3. Each contestant participates with only one account;
  4. The participant must have an email address linked to the account.
  • Forbidden:
  1. Participation in the contest for a prize place is prohibited for Wikimedia UG Georgia Board members, contest coordinators and jury members.
  • Prizes:
  1. Smartphone Xiaomi Poco M3
  2. Smartphone Nokia 3.4 Grey
  3. Wireless headphone
  4. Wireless headphone
  5. Wireless headphone

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, 2021 and 23:59 on May 31, 2021.
  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.

Latvia[edit]

Timezone: EET/EEST

Macedonia[edit]

Timezone: CET/CEST

  1. Any registered user can participate, except for the members of the jury and the organizers of the contest
  2. Evaluation points from the jury is in the range of 1 to 10
  3. Creation articles with bots is forbidden
  4. Changes to and creation of articles have to comply with local guidelines

Prizes will be awarded for the following categories (one user can win in no more than 2 categories):

  1. First place according jury points
  2. Second place according jury points
  3. Third place according jury points
  4. Best article created during the contest (awarded by jury)
  5. Best existing user without participation on previous editions of CEE Spring
  6. Special prize for writing articles about all of the participants

Romania & Moldova[edit]

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

I. Eligibility and duration
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, 2021. Winners' list will be published no later than June 30, 2021.

II. Articles
3. Articles should be written on a topic related to any country or region in Central and Eastern Europe in the contest, except Romania and Moldova.
4. Articles should follow basic standards of Romanian Wikipedia:

  • to be written in Romanian; automated translations are disqualified;
  • to describe a notable topic;
  • to contain verifiable information;
  • to follow Wikipedia's Manual of Style;
  • to not contain copyvio text.

5. New articles with a total of at least 200 words of prose (thus 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 the XTools! counter of each article, available by navigating to "Istorie" -> "autori" (History -> authors).

III. Points
6. The points are counted as follows:

  • Every new article: 5 points + 2 points for each 100 words of prose.
  • Every existent (as of March 21) article that has been extended ten times in bytes: 2 points for each 100 additional words of prose.
  • For obvious violation of basic standards of Wikipedia (see rule 4.), all previous points are cancelled.
  • Proper use of {{Wikimedia CEE Spring 2021}} in an article's talk page: 1 point.

7. 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.

IV. Prizes
8. 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.
9. Prize categories (if a tie occurs, lots will be drawn):

  • Main prize: who gets most points overall.
  • Special prize for diversity: who gets most 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 21, 2021, except Romania and Moldova.
  • Special prize for beginners: who gets most points among users with less than 100 contributions to mainspace at the beginning of the contest (March 21, 2021) and at least 5 submitted articles.

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, 2021 0:00 FET and May 31, 2021 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 minimum of 150 words.
  5. The existing article should be extended with at least 120 words, provided that it's initial size was less then 8,000 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.

Slovakia[edit]

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

  • Articles related exclusively to Slovakian topics don't count.
  • Any registered user can participate, including judges and organizers, however judge cannot evaluate his/her own article. Organizers aren't eligible for prizes.
  • Contributions must comply with basic rules of Wikipedia (notability, verifiability, neutrality, copyright).
  • Articles should be created or extended between March 21, 2021 0:00 CET and May 31, 2021 23:59 CEST.
  • Translations from other wikis are not allowed.
  • Articles will be evaluated in the form in which they were entered in the competition.
  • Points awarded:
    • 1 point for 1000 bytes of meaningful text
  • Jury and organizers should not hesitate with evaluation and announcement of the results after the end of the competition.
  • In 2021 there is possibility to compete in two categories:
    • Main category
    • Jewish cultural heritage

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
  • Words are counted excluding references, "See also", external links, navigation templates and other technicalities.

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

Serbia[edit]

Timezone:CET/CEST

SerboCroatian (SH) Wikipedia[edit]

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

  • New article translations should be translated in full (exceptions only if justifiable).
  • New articles and additions to existing articles must be at least 200 words to count.
  • The participant must add content to existing articles to the level of one in EN, DE or other big Wikipedia.
  • Articles about exclusively SerboCroatian language or former postYugoslav countries don't count.
  • The contribution will judged by relative quality (the richness of content and correct grammar) + work efforts(the word count, rich media use and structure), but also choice of a article filling gaps (women, LGBTIQ, ethnic minorities, racial minorities, ability, neuro-diversity, legal status and last but not least class!).
  • Any registered user can participate, but the organizers/judges aren't eligible for prizes.
  • Contributions must comply with basic rules of Wikipedia (notability, verifiability, neutrality, copyright).

Awards will be given to contestants with most points earned in quality and gap bridging, also to each contestant that contributes content about each of the participating countries/regions and special lists. Jury might decide not to award quantity of contributions if related user account was used in compromising Universal Code of Conduct on Wikimedia projects.

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]

Timezone: UTC+3

  • Any registered user can participate, except for the members of the jury or the organizer
  • Qualifying articles are:
    • describing countries and cultures that are part of the contest (except Tatarstan and Russian Federation)
    • created or expanded between March 21, 2020 0:00 CET and May 31, 2020 23:59 CET
    • not lists, templates or categories
    • enriched with at least 3 000 bytes of information
    • tagged with {{«Вики-яз» проекты мәкаләсе (2021)|Катнашучы=Username}}
  • Points:
    • Qualifying article (1 point)
    • Article enriched by 6 000 bytes or more (+1 point)
    • New article (+1 point)
    • Article from Wikimedia CEE Spring 2020/Article Lists (+1 point)
    • Intro/Section Structure/Categories (+1 point)
    • 2 Sources (+1 point)
    • Wiki-links to/from other articles (+1 point)
  • Judging is done by the Jury using contest-specific Fountain table
  • Top-5 participants by points get OZON certificates.