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Participating Communities


Wikipedia Asian Month participation is not limited to Asian communities. If you want to take part in the contest as a participant, find the language edition of Wikipedia you would like to edit in the list below. At least 51 participating local communities will run this online Edit-a-thon on November 2020:

  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) – ZI Jony, Moheen
  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) – ZI Jony, Narutolovehinata5, SuperHamster
  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
  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

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

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 and 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.
>>> Read more about the organise here

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.

Contest Rules


About Articles


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 1st, 2020 0:00 and November 30st, 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

  • 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.