This scoring system serves as a guide as to how contribution submissions for the Bacon WikiCup 2011 are scored. It is generally closely followed, but there may be exceptions if contributions are deemed to not be as baconly-delectable as they could be, or if they go above-and-beyond what is expected (resulting in bonus points. Huzzah!). In addition, scoring is not limited to contributions listed here - any edit that helps expand and improves the quality of the scope of bacon on Wikipedia can be reported for points.
Creating a new bacon-related article or meaningful page in the project, help, template or portal namespaces scores 16 points, regardless of size.
Upon creating an article, the points earned for expanding articles (see below) are also additionally added to the sixteen points you get for creating that article.
Creating a bacon-related disambiguation page or category scores 4 points
Creating a plausible redirect to a bacon-related page scores 1 point
Adding 300 words of prose or adding an infobox, along with information in it, to an article scores 4 points
A successful DYK nomination scores 12 points for both the nominator and key contributor(s). Key contributors should report their contributions separately
A DYK that earns a spot at the DYK STATS will earn an additional 10 points for the nominator and key contributor(s)
Uploading a self-made bacon-related image scores 12 points
Uploading an appropriately-licensed bacon-related image authored by someone else scores 6 points
Any bacon-related image that achieves featured picture, quality image, and/or valued picture status (on either the Commons or on Wikipedia) scores the creator/uploader 16 points and the nominator, if different from the creator/uploader, 4 points
10 copy-edits (aka correction/maintenance edits) score 1 point. The ten copy-edits can be across multiple articles. A copy-edit is described as one correction, so multiple copy-edits can occur in a single edit (see example below).
Example: Fixing three typos counts as three qualifying copy-edits regardless of whether or not those changes are made all in one edit or in three individual edits.
Adding a category (which includes adding stub-sort tags and WikiProject Assessments) scores 1 point
Bonus Point Opportunities
The first user(s) to help promote a bacon-related article to featured status will earn an additional 20 points.
Bonus points are also periodically given for excellent contributions and effort.
Any contributions that don't fit under anything above are scored based on the interpretation of the score keeper. Don't worry, he doesn't pick favorites.
If an article or picture gets deleted before March 2 2011, all points that any participant gained from their work in that article or picture upload may be lost.
If points are already awarded to you for articles that you have created in your userspace, you do not lose points if somebody else adds them to the mainspace before their intended debut.