Wikipedia:Project Tiger Writing Contest

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Project Tiger Writing Contest
Project Tiger

From 2017 to 2018, the Wikimedia Foundation and Google were working in close coordination with the Centre for Internet and Society (CIS), Wikimedia India chapter (WMIN) and user groups in piloting a program to encourage Wikipedia communities in the creation of locally relevant and high-quality content in Indian languages.

Project Tiger writing contest has a special focus to create articles that are most sought out by users online but not yet present in Indian language Wikipedias. By this focus, we hope to serve as many people with free knowledge.

Participating language communities would compete for three months. Besides individual prizes for top contributors, the winning community will be supported to get an exclusive capacity building training event to improve their skills for contributing to Wikipedia.


More finer points.
  • Infobox, templates etc. shall not be counted, as to the total bytes.
  • The article must have decent references; doubtful or controversial statements in the article should be verifiable by the citation(s) listed in that article.
  • The article must not be purely machine translated and should be properly copyedited.
  • There must be no major issues with the article (no copyright violations, questions of notability, etc.)
  • The article should be informative.
  • The article should be from the list of topics given. If you want more topics from a particular category, please request on the talk page. We will try our best to add them.
  • Articles submitted by an organizer need to be checked by other organizers.
  • Judge(s) from each language Wikipedia will determine whether an article is accepted or not for their language Wikipedia's contest.


  • Each month three individual prizes will be awarded to the top three contributors from each participating community, based on their net contribution(s) for the month. The prizes will be worth 3,000 INR, 2000 INR, and 1,000 INR respectively.
  • At the end of the three-month-long contest, the community with the maximum number of articles expanded or created will win a community prize. This will be an exclusive 3-day capacity training event for the winning community.
  • Considering the disproportionate strength of English Wikipedia community in India when compared to other Indian language Wikipedia communities, the English Wikipedia community will not be counted for the community capacity development prize. However, English Wikipedians can compete for the individual prizes.

Sign up

You can sign up any time until 11:59 PM IST May 31, 2018.

Submit articles

Now that you've signed up and read the project-rules, have you contributed to the exclamation mark- English Wikipedia for Project Tiger?

Are you sure that your new creation or updates to the article exceeds the minimal requirement of 300 words and 3000 bytes?!
If yes, please submit your contributions through a special interface, designed for the purpose:--
If you are having trouble submitting through the above link, please report your problem at the talk page and report your contributions over here.

Nota bene* Note: If you have contributed to some other Wikipedia, please check the submission-links at this page, for submitting your article to the respective jury.

Nota bene* Note: Submission(s) to wrong project-jury can't be evaluated and will be removed.


In case of any confusion as to the project-rules, you may choose to contact any of the above users at their talk-page.

You may seek general help, as to editing and oher aspects of Wikipedia at our tea-house

Instruction for jury

  • Post successful-vetting of an article that has been created / expanded under the purview of the contest;
    • Please add the following template to a newly created page:
      • {{Project Tiger 2018|created=yes}}
    • Please add the following template to an expanded page:
      • {{Project Tiger 2018|expanded=yes}}

Articles that has been created / expanded

16 articles has been created during the contest. And 10 articles has been expanded.




Frequently asked questions

1. What is the role of Wikimedia Foundation and Google in this project?

Google and the Wikimedia Foundation are interested in increasing the content available in Indian languages online and see each other as valuable partners in supporting this. Google is aiding this project by supporting the cost of the pilot program through a grant. They are also providing useful information on topics that the Indian language internet users are seeking.

2. What will be the role of CIS, Wikimedia India chapter, user groups and communities in this contest?

The respective language Wikipedia communities will coordinate this contest based on the model of Wikipedia Asian Month, Punjab edit-a-thon, Women’s history month.

CIS-A2K will facilitate the distribution of prizes and execution of the capacity training event for the winning community.

Wikimedia India chapter and user groups will play an active role in outreach engaging communities and individuals to participate in the contest.

The communities will coordinate among themselves to design and conduct the contest. They may also lead outreach events and edit-a-thons encouraging the communities to participate in the article writing contest.

3. Is participation in this contest mandatory/limited/conditional?

No. However, if you are interested in participating, we encourage you to take the lead and coordinate the contest for your community. You can start by creating a similar page on your Wikipedia. If you need help, leave a message on the talk page.

4. Can we create articles of our interest?

This program has a special focus to create articles that are most sought out by users online but not yet present in Indian language Wikipedias. By this focus, we hope to serve as many people with free knowledge. Therefore, we encourage you to choose topics of interest from the suggested list of articles. However, we will be thrilled to provide more topics if the community would like to have internal focus in any selected category. For example, if a community wants to write more on health, politics or current affairs, we would try to get more topics from those categories.

5. Why is this called Project Tiger?

This project was inspired by and named after a project in India to save tigers. Similar to the ecosystem view taken by the Project Tiger, this pilot also aspires to understand and nurture the context in which locally relevant content is created in Indian language Wikipedias.

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