At the end of the first round (11 November – 29 December 2009), in which all World War I task force members are invited to participate, the top 12 ranked editors will proceed to the second round (30 December 2009 – 11 February 2010). After the second round, the top 6 ranked editors will advance into the final round (11 February – 11 March 2010). At the end of the contest, awards will be placed on each participant's talkpage. The top 3 ranked editors will receive gold, silver, and bronze awards respectively, and their usernames will appear in the monthly Military history WikiProject newsletter. Besides the golden award, the first-place winner will be nominated for the WikiChevrons with Oak Leaves from the project coordinators. There is also a special award (plus Roger Davies' $250 bounty) for the user who promotes the World War I article to Featured status.
The final results were reported in the March 2010 issue of the WikiProject Military history newsletter.
To get points for article or other featured content work, the article must fall under the World War I task force Scope (i.e. be tagged with WPMILHIST banner and assessed for the WWI task force), and you must submit the article's information on your submissions page.
To receive points for Article Improvement (Level Ups), the article must have been recently assessedprior to your article improvements. This determines beginning Class. In other words, points are given for improving the article, which results in a change in Class, not for simply adding the checklist or changing the Class to suit the current article state. (Note: Exceptions to this rule are articles above B-Class; these have individual review processes which determine Class and do not require the checklist.)
Articles or other media raised to any other status (featured or good) must have also been nominated and passed/promoted during the contest period.