Hi Ciell,

Thanks for keeping this list in the loop. The topic of writing contests with a focus on monuments data comes up too often to not do anything about it. While the international Wiki Loves Monuments team is not directly involved in this space, we are thrilled about this initiative and are following it closely. :) If there is something we can help you with, please ping. We may be able to give a hand.

I understand that this effort is in exploratory stage, and I'm already quite excited about it and questions pop up in my mind: how does the change of incentives (points in this case) will have impact on participation? And, how much can you accelerate the growth of content on the topic of monuments with this approach? Comparing the organic growth of those articles that you don't recommend or include in your content versus those that are in the competition can provide you with valuable insights.

Anyhow, best of luck with it and looking forward to seeing the result of the contest and this effort. :)


On Mon, Apr 10, 2017 at 7:29 AM, Ciell Wikipedia <ciell.wikipedia@gmail.com> wrote:
Hello all!

Do you think September is still far, far away?, but you want to do something with all the knowledge your contributors collected on the monuments they visited?

Do like we do in the Netherlands and organize a writing competition!

In the month of May, the Dutch team is organizing a writing challenge on Dutch National Monuments on the Dutch language Wikipedia. We contacted our sponsors early this year and asked them if they wanted to send in a small prize, in addition to sponsoring the photo competition in September. And they did!

We designed a simple scoring system (100 points for each new article, 50 points for every 1000 new bytes, 10 points for each used picture of a monument) and thanks to Multichill and Wikidata, we have a list of suggestions on monuments for peopleĀ  to write about.

If you know Dutch, of course you're free to join in!
If you want to organize something similar and need help, feel free to ask: it's not that hard.


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