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What is Wikipedia Asian Month?

Wikipedia Asian Month (WAM) is an annual Wikipedia contest focused on the promotion of Asian content on various language-specific Wikipedias. Each participating community runs a month-long online edit-a-thon every November on their language's Wikipedia to create new content or improve existing articles about Asian topics apart from their own country.

The first iteration of this competition began in 2015 and each year the number of articles has increased and the participants have diversified and expanded. Wikipedia Asian Month has achieved much over 5 years: over 37,500 high-quality articles have been added in more than 63 language-specific Wikipedias by more than 2,900 Wikipedia editors.

As part of the friendship and cultural exchange of the Wikipedia Asian Community, participants who create at least four articles will receive a special Wikipedia Asian Month Postcard from another participating community. Wikipedians who create the most articles on each Wikipedia will be honored as "Wikipedia Asian Ambassadors".

Get ready to be surprised! You never know which Wiki community will be sending you postcards!

Call to Action!

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There are millions of subjects you can read about on Wikipedia, but Asian topics are largely underrepresented on the internet as well as on Wikipedia despite being the largest and most populous continent. Without being presented on the internet, Asia's rich culture and history are hard to be learned and known by the rest of the world. Meanwhile, most Asian languages Wikipedia projects and communities are relatively smaller compared to its large population base. There are 9 Wikipedia projects that have more than 5,000 active users, yet only 2 of them are Asian languages. Among 39 Wikimedia Chapters, only 7 of them are from Asia.

Wikipedia Asian Month wishes to narrow these gaps. Supporting is essential for these communities to take more approaches to grow. Wikipedia Asian Month devotes itself to this supporter position for demands of community development. For many Wikipedia and other Wikimedia projects / communities, Wikipedia Asian Month is their only online event. By participating in the Asian Month, you are empowering the WAM team and make all these supporters possible and available to these communities.

Unlike some other Wikipedia events, Wikipedia Asian Month isn't paying most of its attention to outreach to new users, or highlight extraordinary active editor. Instead, we give most of our effort to praise the core forces of the Wikipedian communities, who has constantly contributed to Wikipedia for a long period of time by writing serval new articles every year, or by making a couple hundred edits once a while.

>>> Read more about the background and theme here

How to Participate in Contest?

Introduction

  • Time: November 1st, UTC 00:00 to December 1st, UTC 05:00, 2020.
  • Tools: The Fountain tool.
  • Rules: Rules for the contest part are published here. Some subcontests might have their own rules, nominations, deadlines etc.
  • Prize: Participants will receive Wikipedia Asian Month postcards when they create 4 articles that fulfill the rules.
  • Userbox : {{User Asian Month|2020}}
Wikipedia Asian Month website   Wikipedia Asian Month on Facebook   Wikipedia Asian Month on Twitter   Wikipedia Asian Month on Instagram   Wikipedia Asian Month Telegram group   

As an Editor

  • Find the language edition of Wikipedia you would like to edit, if they are participating.
  • Choose articles about themes and topics related to Asia, but not from your native country, and start creating articles.
  • Sign up any time through the month of November 2020, and have to submit your contributions through the Fountain tool.

As an Organizer

  • When local Wikipedia communities participate in Wikipedia Asian Month, they need someone to be an organiser.
  • Set up an event page and run the contest on a local level within your language community.
  • Organize online and offline events, and keep track of participants' progress though the Fountain tool.
  • If you have expertise or skills in public relations, then you can help us get media coverage.
>>> Read more about the rules here

Communities and Organizers

Wikipedia Asian Month's project is a one-month contest, and participation is not limited to Asian communities. At least 54 participating local communities will runs this online Edit-a-thon on November 2020, and some subcontests are held with our partner:

OOjs UI icon caretDown.svgFind Your Home Wikipedia !  
If your local Wikipedia is already participating, ask if you can help judge articles if you are interested:
  1. Arabic Wikipedia (Fountain) – Avicenno, عرين أسد أبو رمان
  2. Avar Wikipedia (Fountain) - Soul Train
  3. Azerbaijani Wikipedia (Fountain) - Eldarado, Wertuose
  4. Bangla Wikipedia (Fountain) – Moheen, Wiki Ruhan, ZI Jony
  5. Belarusian Wikipedia (Fountain) – Artificial123
  6. Bikol Wikipedia (Fountain) – Maffeth.opiana
  7. Bosnian Wikipedia (Fountain) – Arnel, Croxyz
  8. Bulgarian Wikipedia (Fountain) – Spasimir
  9. Catalan Wikipedia (Fountain) – F3RaN
  10. Chinese Wikipedia (Fountain) – Streetdeck, 人人生來平等
  11. Croatian Wikipedia (Fountain) – Fraxinus
  12. Czech Wikipedia (Fountain) – Jan Myšák, Khamul1, OJJ, Patriccck
  13. English Wikipedia (Fountain) – FMRFAN, Narutolovehinata5, SuperHamster, ZI Jony
  14. Esperanto Wikipedia (Fountain) – Fenikals, KuboF Hromoslav
  15. Esperanto WikivoyageFenikals, KuboF Hromoslav
  16. Finnish Wikipedia (Fountain) – Lentokonefani, PtG
  17. French Wikipedia (Fountain) – Daxipedia, Pierre André
  18. German Wikipedia (Fountain) – Braveheart, Dario Mazzucchelli, Dreizung, FelixL., Liuthalas, J. Patrick Fischer, Martin de la Iglesia, Rolf acker, SDKmac, Stefan, Sebastian Wallroth, Squasher, Tetraeder, Walter Riccius, Winschu, Yanikor, 史安南,
  19. Georgian Wikipedia (Fountain) – Mehman97
  20. Greek Wikipedia (Fountain) – MARKELLOS, NikosLikomitros
  21. Hebrew Wikipedia (Fountain) – Euro know
  22. Hindi Wikipedia (Fountain) – AshokChakra, हिंदुस्थान वासी
  23. Hungarian Wikipedia (Fountain) – Ogodej, Teemeah
  24. Italian Wikipedia (Fountain) – Camelia, Beatrice, Giaccai
  25. Italian Wikivoyage (Fountain) – Andyrom75, FMRFAN, Gce
  26. Japanese Wikipedia (Fountain) – FMRFAN, 片割れ靴下
  27. Kannada Wikipedia (Fountain) – ಅನೂಪ್
  28. Korean Wikipedia (Fountain) – Motoko C. K.
  29. Kurdish Wikipedia (Fountain) – Bikarhêner
  30. Latvian Wikipedia (Fountain) – Papuass
  31. Lezgi Wikipedia (Fountain) – Soul Train
  32. Macedonian Wikipedia (Fountain) – Kiril Simeonovski
  33. Malay Wikipedia (Fountain) - PeaceSearcher, Ricky250, SNN95
  34. Malayalam Wikipedia (Fountain) – Ranjithsiji
  35. Marathi Wikipedia (Fountain) - Tiven2240
  36. Minangkabau Wikipedia (Fountain) – Naval Scene, David Wadie Fisher-Freberg
  37. Odia Wikipedia (Fountain) – Ssgapu22
  38. Persian Wikipedia (Fountain) – Arash.pt, Darafsh, Mardetanha, Persia
  39. Polish Wikipedia (Fountain) – Natalia Szafran-Kozakowska (WMPL), Paulina Studniczka (WMPL)
  40. Portuguese Wikipedia (Fountain) – Juan90264, OkchamBorges
  41. Punjabi Wikipedia (Fountain) - Gaurav Jhammat
  42. Romanian Wikipedia (Fountain) – Gikü
  43. Russian Wikipedia (Fountain) – Ле Лой
  44. Sanskrit Wikipedia (Fountain) – Suyash.dwivedi
  45. Santali Wikipedia (Fountain) – Anuradha Sharen, Bijendra Hansda Purudhul, Joy sagar Murmu, Shibu Murmu
  46. Simple English Wikipedia (Fountain) – BRPever, Camouflaged Mirage, つがる
  47. Sindhi Wikipedia (Fountain) – JogiAsad, سونھن راڻي
  48. Slovak Wikipedia (Fountain) – Lišiak (starts at November 2, 2020)
  49. Spanish Wikipedia (Fountain) – Millars, Rodelar
  50. Swedish Wikipedia (Fountain) – Bairuilong, Deryni
  51. Tagalog Wikipedia (Fountain) – Jojit Ballesteros
  52. Tamil Wikipedia (Fountain) – Dineshkumar Ponnusamy
  53. Tatar Wikipedia (Fountain) - frhdkazan
  54. Thai Wikipedia (Fountain) – B20180
  55. Ukrainian Wikipedia (Fountain) – Ата
  56. Urdu Wikipedia (Fountain) – Hammad, Obaid Raza
  57. Uzbek Wikipedia (Fountain) – Asadbek Botirqulov, Malikxan
OOjs UI icon caretDown.svgFind Subcontests !  
Subcontests often are Online Edit-a-thon or Online events with Wikipedia Asian Month partners:
  • About: WikiProject Women in Red holding the first of three-month virtual contests devoted to notable women's biographies from the continents of Asia.
  • Time: 1 October to 31 December 2020
  • Contact: Ipigott, Rosiestep
  • Reward: Virtual prizes.
  • About: Competition of the Week concerning articles about Asia on Swedish Wikipedia.
  • Time: 2 November to 8 November 2020
  • Contact: Deryni
  • Reward: Virtual prizes.
  • About: Competition of the Week concerning articles about Women with special bonus for articles about Asia, on Swedish Wikipedia.
  • Time: 16 November to 22 November 2020
  • Contact: Zquid
  • Reward: Virtual prizes.
  • About: Competition of the Week concerning short articles with special bonus for articles about Asia, on Swedish Wikipedia.
  • Time: 23 November to 29 November 2020
  • Contact: Zquid
  • Reward: Virtual prizes.
  • About: Gold and copper mining in Asia. The topics can include geology, minerals, industrial technology, history, mine workers, settlements, cultural assets, and natural ecology, etc.
  • Time: 1 November to 30 November 2020
  • Reward: Special digital postcard and paper postcard.
  • About: A photographic contest to document democracy in Asia. Upload media files of relative topics, such as people, events, places, etc. to Wikimedia Commons.
  • Time: 1 November to 30 November 2020
  • Reward: Special digital postcard and other.
  • About: Competition concerning articles about Asian Women on Italian Wikipedia.
  • Time: 1 November to 30 November 2020
  • Contact: Camelia.boban
  • Reward: Little wiki gadgets.

Don't find your home Wikipedia? Sign up below to be the local organizer! Create a WAM page and link it here:

Supporting Affiliates

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Wikimedia Taiwan

The local Wikimedia chapter in Taiwan, since February 2007.

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Wikimedia UG Georgia

The official user group in Georgia, since February 2015.

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PhilWiki Community

The official user group in the Philippines, since October 2015.

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WikiDonne

The official user group work on more generally to diversity, since 2016.