Wikipedia Asian Month 2020/Rules

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Participating Communities[edit]

Find the language edition of Wikipedia you would like to edit, if they are participating. At least 39 participating local communities will runs this online Edit-a-thon on November 2020, and participation is not limited to Asian communities:

  1. Arabic WikipediaAvicenno, عرين أسد أبو رمان
  2. Azerbaijani Wikipedia - Eldarado, Wertuose
  3. Bangla WikipediaZI Jony, Moheen, Wiki Ruhan
  4. Belarusian WikipediaArtificial123
  5. Bulgarian WikipediaSpasimir
  6. Catalan WikipediaF3RaN
  7. Chinese WikipediaStreetdeck, 人人生來平等
  8. Croatian WikipediaFraxinus
  9. Czech WikipediaPatriccck, Jan Myšák, Khamul1
  10. English WikipediaZI Jony, SuperHamster, Narutolovehinata5
  11. Finnish WikipediaLentokonefani, PtG
  12. French WikipediaPierre André, Daxipedia
  13. German WikipediaSebastian Wallroth, FelixL., Dreizung, Squasher, rolf_acker, Tetraeder, Braveheart, Winschu, Liuthalas, Yanikor, J. Patrick Fischer, Walter Riccius, Stefan »Στέφανος«, 史安南, Dario Mazzucchelli, Martin de la Iglesia, Furfur, SDKmac
  14. Georgian WikipediaMehman97
  15. Greek WikipediaMARKELLOS, NikosLikomitros
  16. Hebrew WikipediaEuro know
  17. Hungarian WikipédiaTeemeah, Ogodej
  18. Italian WikipediaCamelia
  19. Korean WikipediaMotoko C. K.
  20. Macedonian WikipediaKiril Simeonovski
  21. Marathi Wikipedia - Tiven2240
  22. Malayalam WikipediaRanjithsiji
  23. Minangkabau WikipediaNaval Scene
  24. Odia WikipediaSsgapu22
  25. Persian Wikipedia
  26. Portuguese WikipediaOkchamBorges
  27. Romanian WikipediaGikü
  28. Sanskrit WikipediaSuyash.dwivedi
  29. Santali WikipediaBijendra Hansda Purudhul, Joy sagar Murmu
  30. Simple English WikipediaBRPever, Camouflaged Mirage, Thegooduser
  31. Sindhi WikipediaJogiAsad, سونھن راڻي
  32. Spanish WikipediaProtoplasmaKid, Adolfobrigido
  33. Swedish WikipediaDeryni, Bairuilong
  34. Tagalog WikipediaJojit Ballesteros
  35. Tamil WikipediaDineshkumar Ponnusamy
  36. Thai WikipediaB20180
  37. Ukrainian WikipediaАта
  38. Urdu WikipediaHammad, Obaid Raza
  39. Uzbek WikipediaAsadbek Botirqulov, Malikxan


If you don't find your home Wikipedia, sign up to be the local organizer! Create a WAM page and link it here: Add Wikipedia Page

How to Participate in Contest ?[edit]

Preparation: Before 29 October 2020[edit]

  • As an Organizer:
    • Set-up an Wikipedia event page on a local level within your language community, then put the link to your local event page in the list. You also can use this well-designed sample page, localized this template is required.
    • Translate the rules into your language, and maybe slightly adjust the rules if needed.
    • Call a few Wikipedians to join you as local organizers (up to five).
    • If your local Wikipedia is already participating, ask if you can help judge articles if you are interested.
    • Post an invitation message on the village pump, Community bulletin board, mailing list, or even make a Site Notice, around two weeks before it starts.

During the event: November 2020[edit]

  • As an Organizer:
    • Engage local editors and aim for maximum participation.
    • Organize online and offline events for contest promotion and increase in participation.
    • Continue to call for participants to participate at the village pump, community bulletin board, mailing list, site notice, etc.
    • The Fountain tool is hosted at Tool Labs. This tool for keeping track participants' progress will be available.
    • If you have expertise or skills in public relations, then you can help us get media coverage.
  • As an Editor:
    • Find the language edition of Wikipedia you would like to edit, if they are participating.
    • You have to be registered on Wikipedia to enter the contest. Register for Wikipedia if you have not done so.
    • Read the rules listed below. It is really important that you follow the rules, otherwise your effort will be wasted.
    • Choose articles about themes and topics related to Asia, but not from your native country, and start creating articles.
    • Participants have to submit their contributions through the Fountain tool.

Wrap-up: Before 2021[edit]

  • As an Organizer:
    • Check how articles, which are submitted by participants, fulfill the article criterias before December 31.
    • Have the name of "Wikipedia Asian Ambassador", who created most articles that fulfills the criteria. Put it here!
    • The mail address will be randomly distributed to the communities that are able to send postcards

Contest Rules[edit]

About Articles[edit]

In a nutshell: Create new articles relating to Asia (people, places, culture, etc.), 3,000 bytes and 300 words minimum, with sources, during November 2020. Lists do not qualify.

  • The article should be about any topic concerning an Asian country.
  • The article is newly created by you (i.e. not expanding stubs) between November 1, 2020 0:00 and November 30, 2020 23:59 (UTC).
  • The article should be at least 3,000 bytes and at least 300 words in length (exclude Infobox, template etc.).
  • The article should be informative. There must be no major issues with the article (no copyright violations, questions of notability, etc.).
  • The article must fulfill the notability criteria set by the respective language Wikipedia.
  • The article must have decent references; doubtful or controversial statements in the article should be verifiable by the citation(s) listed in that article.
  • The article should not be a list.
    • Exception: Creating a list that becomes a featured list counts. Only applies in Wikipedias that have featured lists.
  • The article must not be purely machine translated and should be properly copy edited.

About Rewards[edit]

  • When you create four articles that fulfill the above rules, you will receive a WAM postcard from one of the Asian communities.
  • Judge(s) from each language Wikipedia will determine whether an article is accepted or not for their language Wikipedia's contest.
  • Articles submitted by an organizer need to be checked by other organizers.
  • WAM Ambassadors / Organizers will receive a signed certificate from Asian Affiliates, and an additional postcard, i.e. if they also accomplish the requirement, they can receive one postcard and one certification.
  • See the FAQ for more information.