Wikipedia:WikiProject Biophysics/Biophysics wiki-edit contest

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Conducted by the Biophysical Society (BPS) and WikiProject Biophysics, and sponsored by the Education and Early Careers committees, with the aim of improving wiki content on biophysical topics, introducing more biophysicists to the rewards of wiki editing, and involving existing wiki-editors in this subject area.

This year there is not a wiki-edit contest - but you can see the prior winners on the contest page.

Timeline and prizes[edit]

Last year's contest officially started at the 2014 BPS meeting in San Francisco (February 15-19), where a Wiki-edit contest session took place on February 16.

• Entrants register on this page then or later, give User name and choice of article, image uploads, or other focus to work on (checked out as OK by judges if not already on project watchlist). For ideas, check out the WikiProject Biophysics "to-do" list.
• The contest is open to anyone (like Wikipedia !), but only student or early-career age entrants can earn monetary awards. Progress will be reported here. Help is available on the contest talk page, on the contest page at the Biophysical Society website[1] (which includes a pdf of a Wikipedia 101 presentation aimed at scientist & contestant needs), or from each other, the judges, and normal wiki channels.
Edits count thru July 15, judged by comparing page histories
• Winners announced before 2015 BPS abstract deadline

Winners: 6 equal awards, + best few from older (or younger) entrants

Prizes:

• Buttons: 2.75" oval, "I'm part of WikiProject Biophysics" with Reaction Center logo, distributed at the meet-up or mailed out to everyone who works on a contest entry
• For 6 student or early-career winners: $100 cash prize, plus membership and registration for 2015 BPS meeting in Baltimore
• If at 2015 BPS meeting: dinner with BPS wikipedians
• "Barnstar" award from WikiProject, on User talk page of all winners

How to participate[edit]

  • Looking for an article to work on? Take a look at our project to-do list, or at our lists of top-importance and high-importance articles. Of course, you may also create a new article from scratch.
  • Do you have images such as micrographs or diagrams that you don't intend to publish and are willing to donate under a free content license? You can upload them using the Commons upload wizard. To get an idea of the materials already there, take a look at Category:Biophysics and its subcategories on Commons, or at the Molecule of the Month.
  • Do you know another language well? Translate to or from existing articles, or write articles about biophysics in the country you know best.
  • New to Wikipedia? Check out Your first article for pointers. There are also a training tutorials available: (option 1, option 2, option 3).
  • Want extra recognition or feedback on your work? Articles that are new, or that have been expanded 5x, can be nominated to appear on the Main Page in the Did you know... section. In addition, articles that meet certain quality guidelines can be nominated for good article status.
  • If you're an experienced wikipedian but not in biophysics, we'd really appreciate your help in assessing articles, or in editing to get better clarity for non-experts.

2013 Contest Winners[edit]

Please feel free to add yourself here, and perhaps a likely biophysics-relevant area you'd work on. At some point, stake out a particular article, subject, or obsession that will form your entry (with a link to it) - you can do that as a further edit under your first entry.

Entry Article: Membrane fluidity '*Winner*'
The WikiProject Biophysics Barnstar.
Final contest entries: Model lipid bilayer and Single-molecule experiment '*Honorable mention*'

2014 Contest Winners[edit]

Please feel free to add yourself here, and perhaps a likely biophysics-relevant area you'd work on. At some point, stake out a particular article, subject, or obsession that will form your entry (with a link to it) - you can do that as a further edit under your first entry.

  • jiemohee (talk · contribs) for upload of new open-license images and using them well in articles 18:47, 27 March 2014 (UTC) '*Honorable mention*'

Contest Judges[edit]

We'd be delighted to have people add themselves here, if they feel reasonably able and willing to judge the progress of biophysics-relevant wiki-info.

  • Dcrjsr (talk · contribs) (Any special focus: structural biology, biographies of biophysicists, adding relevant images to Commons, etc) 23:48, 25 January 2013 (UTC)
  • Keilana (talk · contribs) (Compliance with Wikipedia policies and biographies of biophysicists) 04:06, 26 January 2013 (UTC)
  • Antony-22 (talk · contribs) (I can help with the nanotechnology- and chemistry-related side of biophysics. I'm also available to provide Good Article reviews upon request.) 03:02, 28 January 2013 (UTC) Renewed for 2014. I'm done writing my thesis, so I'll be able to devote more time to judging this year. Antony–22 (talkcontribs) 20:57, 7 March 2014 (UTC)
  • Subcellular (talk · contribs) (Ion channels)14:02, 28 January 2013 (UTC)
  • RockMagnetist (talk · contribs) (The physics side, Wikipedia style, and readability) 06:10, 9 February 2013 (UTC)