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:
- Arabic Wikipedia – Avicenno, عرين أسد أبو رمان
- Azerbaijani Wikipedia - Eldarado, Wertuose
- Bangla Wikipedia – ZI Jony, Moheen, Wiki Ruhan
- Belarusian Wikipedia – Artificial123
- Bulgarian Wikipedia – Spasimir
- Catalan Wikipedia – F3RaN
- Chinese Wikipedia – Streetdeck, 人人生來平等
- Croatian Wikipedia – Fraxinus
- Czech Wikipedia – Patriccck, Jan Myšák, Khamul1
- English Wikipedia – ZI Jony, SuperHamster, Narutolovehinata5
- Finnish Wikipedia – Lentokonefani, PtG
- French Wikipedia – Pierre André, Daxipedia
- German Wikipedia – Sebastian 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
- Georgian Wikipedia – Mehman97
- Greek Wikipedia – MARKELLOS, NikosLikomitros
- Hebrew Wikipedia – Euro know
- Hungarian Wikipédia – Teemeah, Ogodej
- Italian Wikipedia – Camelia
- Korean Wikipedia – Motoko C. K.
- Macedonian Wikipedia – Kiril Simeonovski
- Marathi Wikipedia - Tiven2240
- Malayalam Wikipedia – Ranjithsiji
- Minangkabau Wikipedia – Naval Scene
- Odia Wikipedia – Ssgapu22
- Persian Wikipedia –
- Portuguese Wikipedia – OkchamBorges
- Romanian Wikipedia – Gikü
- Sanskrit Wikipedia – Suyash.dwivedi
- Santali Wikipedia – Bijendra Hansda Purudhul, Joy sagar Murmu
- Simple English Wikipedia – BRPever, Camouflaged Mirage, Thegooduser
- Sindhi Wikipedia – JogiAsad, سونھن راڻي
- Spanish Wikipedia – ProtoplasmaKid, Adolfobrigido
- Swedish Wikipedia – Deryni, Bairuilong
- Tagalog Wikipedia – Jojit Ballesteros
- Tamil Wikipedia – Dineshkumar Ponnusamy
- Thai Wikipedia – B20180
- Ukrainian Wikipedia – Ата
- Urdu Wikipedia – Hammad, Obaid Raza
- Uzbek Wikipedia – Asadbek 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:
How to Participate in Contest ?
Preparation: Before 29 October 2020
- 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
- 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
- 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
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.
- 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.