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Photo by Ben Tubby, freely licensed under CC BY 2.0

The Chinese Wikipedia’s Dong Yuan Ling wants you to contribute articles

The Online Edit-a-thon called “Dong Yuan Ling”(Chinese: 动员令/動員令, literally means Mobilization Order) is an annual tradition of Chinese Wikipedia in every summer will start on 4 July this year. In next two months, Editors on Chinese Wikipedia will be encourage to join the activity and improve some topic of Chinese Wikipedia that it weeks on. The first Dong Yuan Ling was held in 2006, and this year is the thirteenth Dong Yuan Ling.

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Photo by Alejandro Escamilla, freely licensed under CC0 1.0.

Plan your next Wikimedia writing contest with the Evaluation Report and Toolkit

In the spirit of better understanding Wikimedia programs, the Learning and Evaluation team at Wikimedia Foundation worked with 17 community members to capture data about 39 writing contests to understand the outcomes of contests. We also reached out to interview a variety of program leaders that had hosted successful contests. Today we happily announce the launch of two new products: a writing contest evaluation report and a program toolkit.

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"RhB Ge 4-4 II Wiesener Viadukt" by Kabelleger, under CC-BY-SA-3.0

Wiki Loves Monuments 2014 has begun!

Calling all photographers! It’s that time of year again: Wiki Loves Monuments 2014 has begun! On Monday, September 1, for the fifth consecutive year, participants from around the world began competing in the world’s largest photography competition, which will last until the end of September. […]

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"Wikipedia Summer of Monuments" by Harej, under CC-BY-SA-3.0

Introducing Wikipedia Summer of Monuments

As Americans across the United States kick off the 4th of July weekend, the “Summer of Monuments” campaign has launched an exciting photo contest focusing especially on Southern states whose history is underrepresented on Wikimedia Commons.

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Wikimedia Ukraine initiates new photo contest – “Wiki Loves Earth”

Preliminary Logo of Wiki Loves Earth Wikimedia Ukraine is launching a new photo contest, “Wiki Loves Earth,” on April 15, 2013. The goal of the contest is to collect free pictures of Ukraine’s Natural Heritage sites, landscapes and ornamental gardening objects in order to illustrate articles on Wikipedia. Anyone can…

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Wikimedia Commons Picture of the Year Winners Announced

2,463 votes were cast by Wikimedians to decide the fifth annual Picture of the Year in the recent competition on the Wikimedia Commons.   All 783 pictures promoted to featured picture status in the previous year were included in the competition.  The organizing committee is pleased to announce the results, and would like…

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Data Competition: Announcing the Wikipedia Participation Challenge

We are pleased to announce the launch of the Wikipedia Participation Challenge, a data modeling competition to develop an algorithm that predicts future editing activity on Wikipedia. The competition is hosted by Kaggle, a platform for data modeling and prediction competitions.  The Participation Challenge is open to community members and…

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