Entrance to the Nobel Peace Center
(“Nobel Peace Center” by AMIRBL25, under CC-BY-SA-3.0

The winner of the Nobel Peace Prize will be announced this Friday, and in cooperation with Wikimedia Norge, the Nobel Peace Center has invited Wikipedians from the Norwegian Wikipedia community to an editathon to improve the article about the winner(s?) as soon as possible. We’ll be sitting practically in the next room from where the announcement is screened at the Nobel Peace Center, updating relevant articles as fast as we can.

The Nobel Peace Center celebrates the new Peace Prize laureate(s) with a live screening of the announcement at the Norwegian Nobel Institute tomorrow, October 10. At 11:00 Norwegian time, the 2014 Nobel Peace Prize will be announced. Around 14:15, the new laureate(s) get their own screen in the installation called the Nobel Field, where all Nobel Peace Prize laureates through history are featured. And from 10.30 to 14.00, Wikipedians are invited to the Nobel Peace Center to update Wikipedia on information on the new Nobel Peace Prize laureate! We will also take pictures at the announcement and of the new screen in the Nobel Field installation.

Who will be the winner this year? In two months’ time, the new laureate will receive the prize in Oslo and open the exhibition about him/herself at the Nobel Peace Center.

About the Nobel Peace Center
The Nobel Peace Center is the museum about the Nobel Peace Prize. Their permanent installations tell the story of Alfred Nobel and the Peace Prize laureates and their work. http://www.nobelpeacecenter.org/en/about-us/

For this to be a global event, we’d like to invite anyone who’s interested to join us in the IRC channel #wikipedia-nobel, where we’ll be talking and coordinating.
We’ll also try to livetweet the event using the hashtag #wikinobel, probably mainly from the account @WikimediaNorge.

Astrid Carlsen
Prosjektleder, Wikimedia Norge

 

Update 10 October 2014:

The winners of this year’s Nobel Peace Prize were announced at 11am CET today in Oslo. This year’s award went to girl’s education activist Malala Yousafzai, of Pakistan, and childhood rights activist Kailash Satyarthi, of India. At the invitation of the Nobel Peace Center, Norwegian Wikimedians were present for the announcement, and immediately set to work updating the articles about Ms. Yousafzai and Mr. Satyarthi and their work, as well as pages about the Nobel Peace Prize and its laureates.