Wikipedia:Featured list candidates/Contest
- For the previous contest held in June 2008, see: Wikipedia:Featured list candidates/Contest 1
The new and improved FL contest (for lack of a better title) is a contest for FL contributors being run in October 2008. The previous contest, held back in June, was won by Sephiroth BCR.
Entrants will be accepted up until Friday October 10, at which point the contest will officially begin. Entrants can pick the topics they want to work on starting on October 3, but will not be allowed to submit any lists at FLC until the tenth at 20:00 GMT. The winner will be awarded a fancy barnstar. Those that do not like barnstars can enter for fun.
This contest, conceived by Scorpion0422, is a way to get some interest in the process and provide users with a challenge as most will be working with lists in topics that they have previously done little work with. It will also help populate some of the under-represented FL categories. One goal of the contest is to introduce veterans to new topics and it has had success at this in the past. For example, thanks to the first contest, Sephiroth BCR gained an interest in working on awards related lists and that category quickly grew.
So you don't want to enter
You could help by reviewing the FLCs that contestants submit. This will ensure that they will not be bogged down in the process.
In the first contest, users worked on one list, so basically the first one to reach FLC won. This time, the contest will be taking more of a wikicup approach and users will work on multiple lists.
- You must pick three lists from three separate topics.
- One from an under-represented topic. However, similar to the previous contest, no more than three people can work on the same topic. This rule only applies to this list.
- One from any topic, but something in a topic in which you have not previously nominated a GA, FA, FL, FT or are a member of a related wikiproject.
- One from any topic at all.
- You will be allowed to nominate one list at a time starting on October 10 at 20:00 GMT. However, you must wait 12 days until you can nominate the next list (even if the first one is promoted after 10).
- You are allowed to have worked on a list prior to this contest, however the lists can not already be near FLC quality before the contest was first announced (30 September 2008).
- You can not work on a former Featured List or a Former Featured List Candidate since 2007 (unless that FLC resulted in a speedy or snowball close).
- The first user to get their three lists promoted will be declared the winner.
- Please do not submit an FLC before you start work on an article; snowball closures will result in a disqualification.
- Lists must first be approved by Scorpion0422 or Matthewedwards.
- You are allowed to switch lists after the competition begins, but not topics.
- Art, architecture and archaeology
- Business, economics and finance
- Chemistry and mineralogy
- Engineering and technology (but not a list of tallest buildings)
- Food and drink
- Geology, geophysics (but not meteorology)
- Language and linguistics
- Literature and theatre
- Religion, mysticism and mythology
- Royalty, nobility and heraldry
- Philosophy and psychology
- Space and astronomy
So that everyone in the contest has something to aim for, we have decided to give awards out as well. So far, there is only one confirmed category.
- Most original list
And there are others that Matthew and Scorpion0422 are currently debating, opinions and suggestions are more than welcome.
- Best list
- Best trio of lists.
It is recommended that you watch this page so that you will quickly be aware of any news or developments.
|Gary King (talk · contribs)||Business, economics and finance||Yes|
|IMatthew (talk · contribs)||Literature and theater||Yes|
|Sephiroth BCR (talk · contribs)||Literature and theatre||Yes|
|Business, economics and finance||Yes|
|Chrishomingtang (talk · contribs)||Transportation||Yes|
|Business, economics and finance||List of acquisitions by Hewlett-Packard||Yes|
|Mr.crabby (talk · contribs)||Geology, geophysics and meteorology||Yes|
|Transport||Tunnels in Iceland||Yes|
|SRE.K.A.L.24 (talk · contribs)||Transportation||Yes|
|Politics||List of premiers of British Columbia||Yes|
|Bencherlite (talk · contribs)||Law||List of crown courts in England and Wales||Yes|
|Sport||List of international cricket centuries of Graham Gooch||Yes|