Hello guys,
are you preparing for the contest?
Can we use this mailing list to coordinate and understand how many contests will be there?

It would be nice if we could coordinate, or at least use shared scripts and tools.
Maybe it's better to have an overview of what is needed to run the contest.

* a collection of books to be proofread
this is really easy :-)

* a Wikisource contest page
like this one: https://it.wikisource.org/wiki/Wikisource:Undicesimo_compleanno_di_Wikisource

* some social media coverage
you can use social media etc., we always try to convince the it.wikipedia to use their SiteNotice... Of course, you must also use your own Wikisource sitenotice.

* some awards
if you have a national Wikimedia chapter, it's good to ask for few bucks. In Italy, we awarded 3 prizes with just 100 euros (50 euros worth book voucher as a 1st prize, 30 and 20 for 2nd and 3rd).

* a way to count validated and proofread pages.
If I'm not mistaken, the code is here: http://pastebin.com/Vk6ikCUg


* time
In Italy, we wanted to go from 24 November at 00.01 till 1st December at 23.59.

* scoring
In it.source, we will probably award 3 points for every proofread page and 1 point for every validated page.

* awards
Last year, it.source only allowed to validate pages (and not to proofread).
We awarded the first prize to the "user who validated more pages".
The second and the third prizes instead were randomly extracted from the others: but the more pages a user validated, the more chances he had.
Every validated page (or point) counts as a lottery ticket: the more I have, the more chances too.

Cristian Cantoro made also this awesome tool to pick the 3 winners, we should adapt it for every contest: http://balist.es/wscontest/

I believe everything can be easily adapted if you both allow to proofread and validate at the same time

I really hope many Wikisources will be present this year :-)