Wikipedia:WikiProject Military history/World War I task force/Contest

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This contest, named the Henry Allingham World War I International Contest, aims to promote and improve article quality within the World War I Military history task force and increase project members' level of activity by organizing a form of friendly competition. It is also meant to serve as a small step in the preparation of the World War I centenary drive. The contest will have three rounds, each lasting one month, in which points will be given for improving articles. It strongly resembles the Military history WikiProject and Aviation WikiProject contests, as well as the WikiCup.

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.

Entering the contest[edit]

  1. Sign up at Wikipedia:WikiProject_Military_history/World_War_I_task_force/Contest/Submissions#Sign_ups.
  2. Wait for your personal submissions page to be created at Wikipedia:WikiProject Military history/World War I task force/Contest/Submissions/YOURUSERNAME, or create it yourself with the information at Wikipedia:WikiProject Military history/World War I task force/Contest/Submissions.
  3. Enter articles you work on at your submissions page.
  4. Every two days during the contest, the articles will be evaluated and points will be awarded based on their standing in the project's quality scale before and after the improvements made.

Contest rules[edit]

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 assessed prior 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.
  • Don't overload the WP:FAC, WP:GAN, Milhist A-Class review and Peer review systems. Please note that at FAC, nominators are expected to submit only one article at a time.
  • New articles written for Did you know? must have been written and nominated during the individual round.
  • You must have written and nominated your In the news fact during the individual round.
  • To find the "Wikipedia Page Statistics of the Article", go here, change the drop down list to "en-wikipedia", and enter the article.


The points are awarded in the following way:
Initial article assessment Complete B-Class checklist Peer review Did you know? In the news Featured list Featured picture Featured sound Featured topic Good topic Review of a PR, GAN, ACR, or FAC Article Creation and Improvement
0.1 0.1 1 5 10 40 40 40 10 per article in topic 10 per article in topic 2 per substantial review See next table
Article Creation and Improvement Points (Level Ups)
Ending class
Stub Start B GA A FA
Create 1 4 8 20 30 50
Stub 3 7 18 27 45
Start 6 16 24 40
B 14 21 35
GA 18 30
A 25


Round 1[edit]

Round 2[edit]

Round 3[edit]


2nd Place
3rd Place

User Assess Checklist Review DYK ITN FL FP FS FT GT GAN, ACR or FAC Create & Improve Score
New South Wales Abraham, B.S. 0 0.3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 18 20.3
England Carcharoth 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 8 8
Guatemala Dana boomer 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 10 10 21
Australia Ian Rose 0 0 0 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 10 50 70
Colorado Sturmvogel 66 3.0 4.3 0 25 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 92 130.3
Flag of Panama Canal Zone.svg XavierGreen 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 16 16