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The contest department of the Military history WikiProject aims to motivate increased quality in military history articles by offering a form of friendly competition for project members making improvements to them. The primary contest available is a simple rolling competition that awards points for improving articles, as originally developed by the LGBT studies WikiProject.

Translation contest[edit]

Barnstars will be awarded to those who help reduce the backlog of notable military history articles that are available in Russian but not English. Full translation of 25 redlinked biographies and other military history articles from the lists will result in a Soviet Barnstar of National Merit; 50 will result in the awarding of the Translation Barnstar, 75 will result in the Writer's barnstar, and any user who translates 100 articles in full will be awarded the Rosetta Barnstar. Stubs or copy-pasted machine-translated content without copyediting will not be counted in the barnstar tally. Please ping PlanespotterA320 if you have questions about the contest.

General contest[edit]

How it works[edit]

Instructions for contestants

The contest is simple in structure and administered by the project coordinators. The following instructions apply:

  1. The contest runs from the first to last day of each month. At the start of the month, editors may pre-emptively nominate the articles they intend on improving (and then have until the end of the month to make the improvements), or they may simply list the articles that they have worked on at the end of the month.
  2. Points are awarded based on an article progressing up the assessment scale. To be eligible, articles should be re-assessed within the scoring period.
  3. The claiming editor must have made a meaningful change to an aspect of the article that leads directly to an increase in its assessment rating. Such improvements can be focused on one or more aspects of the B-class criteria. For instance, adding references, improving structure or grammar, adding images, or expanding content; these changes should be significant and incidental changes should not be claimed. The claiming editor will be the main contributor (or co-contributor) to the article for the month.
  4. As articles are improved throughout the month, contestants should list their articles at WP:MHA for independent re-assessment, although it is acceptable to self-assess up to C-class.
  5. Once an article has been re-assessed, contestants are expected to update the entries subpage with the improved assessment class and the claimed points, based on the points table (see below).
  6. At the end of the month, no new entries should be added to the entries subpage until it has been reset by a project coordinator as part of the closing process (detailed separately in the instructions to coordinators).
Instructions for coordinators

Detailed instructions for coordinators can be found here.

Points table
Ending class
Start
/List
C/
CL
B/
BL
GA A/
AL
FA/
FL
Beginning
class
None/Stub +1 +3 +6 +11 +21 +26
Start/List +2 +5 +10 +20 +25
C/CL +3 +8 +18 +23
B/BL +5 +15 +20
GA +10 +15
A/AL +5


Contest entries[edit]

The beginning class of the article is the classification at the beginning of the month. Please add entries in alphabetical order by user name in the following form:

| [[User:Username|]] || [[Talk:Article name]] || Entry class || End class || Points || Checked
|-

Nominees should track their own entries, updating the table with the new classes and points claimed/earned as articles are reclassified (to avoid month-end congestion). This is self-scoring (but not self-assessing) so requests for assessments should be made through the normal channels (i.e. at WP:MHA), although nominees may self-assess articles up to C-class at discretion. At month end, the closing coordinator will check the points claimed, sign the "checked" box, and tally each entrant's points up; and update the yearly scoreboard.

Note
Entries may be progressively checked through the scoring period. If a "checked" nomination is upgraded, the nominator must remove a notation that the nomination has been checked.


For the scoring period ending 31 December 2018[edit]

Nominee Article Entry class End class Points Checked
Arius1998 Talk:Kawaji Toshiyoshi B GA 5
Arius1998 Talk:Tomas Fonacier none C 3
Chetsford Talk:United Zouave Cadets None B 5
Chetsford Talk:Brigadier General David H. Stem Award None Start 1
Chetsford Talk:Sully_(dog) None Start 1
Chetsford Talk:Death and state funeral of George H. W. Bush None C 3
Gog the Mild Talk:Siege of Aiguillon B GA 5
Gog the Mild Talk:Battle of Bouvines B GA 5
Gog the Mild Talk:Battle of Auberoche GA A 10
Gog the Mild Talk:Battle of Blanchetaque Start B 5
Gog the Mild Talk:Lancaster's chevauchée of 1346 - B 6
Kges1901 Talk:6th Guards Airborne Division Stub B 6
Kges1901 Talk:Soviet destroyer Gnevny (1936) Stub B 6
Kges1901 Talk:Soviet destroyer Nezamozhnik Start B 5
Kges1901 Talk:Soviet destroyer Shaumyan None B 6
Kges1901 Talk:Soviet destroyer Sposobny (1970) B GA 5
Kges1901 Talk:No. 2 Squadron RCAF None B 6
L293D Talk:Guêpe-class submarine None B 6
L293D Talk:HMS Sportsman Start B 5
L293D Talk:HMS Seahorse (98S) stub B 6
L293D Talk:HMS Starfish (19S) stub B 6
Parsecboy Talk:London-class battleship Start GA 10
Parsecboy Talk:Formidable-class battleship C GA 8
Peacemaker67 Talk:Phillip Davey A FA 5
Sturmvogel_66 Talk:Soviet destroyer Gnevny (1936) stub B 6
Sturmvogel_66 Talk:Soviet destroyer Nezamozhnik start B 5
Zawed Talk:George Fraser Kerr start



Scoreboard: Military History Writers' Contest Cup 2018[edit]

  • Note: Entrants should not update this during the contest scoring periods. The co-ordinator who closes the contest will update the scoreboard at the end of each month once entries have been verified.
  • Updated as of: end of November 2018 contest
Contestant Articles
last month
Points
last month
Total
articles
Total
points
47thPennVols 0 0 57 320
Arius1998 2 12 2 12
Auntieruth55 0 0 14 80
AustralianRupert 15 76 46 233
Catlemur 0 0 13 69
Chetsford 8 25 22 60
Djmaschek 2 12 17 98
Eddie891 0 0 1 5
Gog the Mild 5 30 123 639
Ian Rose 1 10 12 108
Iazyges 0 0 32 201
Kees08 0 0 11 47
Kges1901 7 53 93 565
Krishna Chaitanya Velaga 0 0 6 55
L293D 12 41 46 133
Lord Ics 0 0 1 5
Miyagawa 0 0 1 6
Parsecboy 8 43 44 441
Peacemaker67 2 12 24 175
Randomness74 0 0 2 4
Sturmvogel_66 12 94 134 910
TeriEmbrey 2 4 2 4
The Bushranger 0 0 1 3
Zawed 3 15 39 241

Log[edit]

For the scoring period ending 30 November 2018[edit]

Nominee Article Entry class End class Points Checked
Arius1998 Talk:Kawaji Toshiyoshi Stub B 6 Sturmvogel 66 (talk) 16:02, 30 November 2018 (UTC)
Arius1998 Talk:Natan Yavlinsky None B 6 Sturmvogel 66 (talk) 16:02, 30 November 2018 (UTC)
AustralianRupert Talk:2nd Division (Australia) start B 5 Sturmvogel 66 (talk) 16:02, 30 November 2018 (UTC)
AustralianRupert Talk:5th Division (Australia) start B 5 Sturmvogel 66 (talk) 16:02, 30 November 2018 (UTC)
AustralianRupert Talk:Military Historical Society of Australia none B 6 Sturmvogel 66 (talk) 16:02, 30 November 2018 (UTC)
AustralianRupert Talk:New Zealand and Australian Division start GA 10 Sturmvogel 66 (talk) 16:02, 30 November 2018 (UTC)
AustralianRupert Talk:2nd Armoured Division (Australia) start B 5 Sturmvogel 66 (talk) 16:02, 30 November 2018 (UTC)
AustralianRupert Talk:3rd Armoured Division (Australia) start B 5 Sturmvogel 66 (talk) 16:02, 30 November 2018 (UTC)
AustralianRupert Talk:4th Division (Australia) start B 5 Sturmvogel 66 (talk) 16:02, 30 November 2018 (UTC)
AustralianRupert Talk:32nd Brigade (Australia) C B 3 Sturmvogel 66 (talk) 16:02, 30 November 2018 (UTC)
AustralianRupert Talk:33rd Brigade (Australia) stub B 6 Sturmvogel 66 (talk) 16:02, 30 November 2018 (UTC)
AustralianRupert Talk:2nd Cavalry Regiment (Australia) C B 3 Sturmvogel 66 (talk) 16:02, 30 November 2018 (UTC)
AustralianRupert Talk:RAAF Squadron Berlin Air Lift stub B 6 Sturmvogel 66 (talk) 16:02, 30 November 2018 (UTC)
AustralianRupert Talk:Rescue and Communication Squadron RAAF none B 6 Sturmvogel 66 (talk) 16:02, 30 November 2018 (UTC)
AustralianRupert Talk:1st New Guinea Infantry Battalion C B 3 Sturmvogel 66 (talk) 16:02, 30 November 2018 (UTC)
AustralianRupert Talk:2nd New Guinea Infantry Battalion C B 3 Sturmvogel 66 (talk) 16:02, 30 November 2018 (UTC)
AustralianRupert Talk:Battle of Cape Gloucester B GA 5 Sturmvogel 66 (talk) 16:02, 30 November 2018 (UTC)
Chetsford Talk:Brigadier General Jeremiah P. Holland Award None Start 1 Kges1901 (talk) 23:37, 30 November 2018 (UTC)
Chetsford Talk:Brigadier General Thomas F. Barr Award None B 6 Kges1901 (talk) 23:37, 30 November 2018 (UTC)
Chetsford Talk:Jiggs II None B 6 Kges1901 (talk) 23:37, 30 November 2018 (UTC)
Chetsford Talk:Friday Evening Parade None Start 1 Kges1901 (talk) 23:37, 30 November 2018 (UTC)
Chetsford Talk:Pinks and greens None Start 1 Kges1901 (talk) 23:37, 30 November 2018 (UTC)
Chetsford Talk:Day X plot None B 6 Kges1901 (talk) 23:37, 30 November 2018 (UTC)
Chetsford Talk:Provisional Army of the United States None C 3 Sturmvogel 66 (talk) 13:44, 2 December 2018 (UTC)
Chetsford Talk:Sunset Parade None Start 1 Sturmvogel 66 (talk) 13:44, 2 December 2018 (UTC)
Djmaschek Talk:Barnard Foord Bowes None B 6 Kges1901 (talk) 23:41, 30 November 2018 (UTC)
Djmaschek Talk:Siege of the Salamanca Forts Stub B 6 Kges1901 (talk) 23:41, 30 November 2018 (UTC)
Gog the Mild Talk:Battle of Damme B GA 5 Kges1901 (talk) 23:47, 30 November 2018 (UTC)
Gog the Mild Talk:Battle of Winchelsea B GA 5 Kges1901 (talk) 23:47, 30 November 2018 (UTC)
Gog the Mild Talk:Siege of Berwick (1333) GA A 10 Kges1901 (talk) 23:47, 30 November 2018 (UTC)
Gog the Mild Talk:Gascon campaign of 1345 B GA 5 Kges1901 (talk) 23:47, 30 November 2018 (UTC)
Gog the Mild Talk:Battle of Calais (1349) B GA 5 Kges1901 (talk) 23:47, 30 November 2018 (UTC)
Ian Rose Talk:Lou Spence GA A 10 Kges1901 (talk) 23:41, 30 November 2018 (UTC)
Kges1901 Talk:260th Rifle Division None B 6 Ian Rose (talk) 02:58, 1 December 2018 (UTC)
Kges1901 Talk:USS Oberrender C GA 8 Ian Rose (talk) 02:58, 1 December 2018 (UTC)
Kges1901 Talk:Trofim Tanaschishin None B 6 Ian Rose (talk) 02:58, 1 December 2018 (UTC)
Kges1901 Talk:HMS Escapade Stub GA 11 Ian Rose (talk) 02:58, 1 December 2018 (UTC)
Kges1901 Talk:Soviet destroyer Sposobny (1970) None B 6 Ian Rose (talk) 02:58, 1 December 2018 (UTC)
Kges1901 Talk:Soviet cruiser Admiral Oktyabrsky GA A 10 Ian Rose (talk) 02:58, 1 December 2018 (UTC)
Kges1901 Talk:Mikhail Khronopulo None B 6 Ian Rose (talk) 02:58, 1 December 2018 (UTC)
L293D Talk:Joessel-class submarine None B 6 Kges1901 (talk) 23:47, 30 November 2018 (UTC)
L293D Talk:French submarine Joessel None C 3 Kges1901 (talk) 23:47, 30 November 2018 (UTC)
L293D Talk:French submarine Fulton None C 3 Kges1901 (talk) 23:47, 30 November 2018 (UTC)
L293D Talk:Armide-class submarine None C 3 Kges1901 (talk) 23:47, 30 November 2018 (UTC)
L293D Talk:French submarine Armide None C 3 Kges1901 (talk) 23:47, 30 November 2018 (UTC)
L293D Talk:French submarine Amazone (1916) None C 3 Kges1901 (talk) 23:47, 30 November 2018 (UTC)
L293D Talk:French submarine Antigone None C 3 Kges1901 (talk) 23:47, 30 November 2018 (UTC)
L293D Talk:French submarine X None C 3 Kges1901 (talk) 23:47, 30 November 2018 (UTC)
L293D Talk:French submarine Z None C 3 Kges1901 (talk) 23:47, 30 November 2018 (UTC)
L293D Talk:French submarine Y None C 3 Kges1901 (talk) 23:47, 30 November 2018 (UTC)
L293D Talk:German torpedo boat T22 B GA 5 Kges1901 (talk) 23:47, 30 November 2018 (UTC)
L293D Talk:French submarine Argonaute (1905) None C 3 Kges1901 (talk) 23:41, 30 November 2018 (UTC)
Peacemaker67 Talk:38th Infantry Division Dravska GA A 10 Kges1901 (talk) 23:44, 30 November 2018 (UTC)
Peacemaker67 Talk:Milorad Petrović B GA 5 Kges1901 (talk) 23:44, 30 November 2018 (UTC)
Parsecboy Talk:HMS London (1899) B GA 5 Kges1901 (talk) 23:44, 30 November 2018 (UTC)
Parsecboy Talk:HMS Venerable (1899) B GA 5 Kges1901 (talk) 23:44, 30 November 2018 (UTC)
Parsecboy Talk:HMS Implacable (1899) B GA 5 Kges1901 (talk) 23:44, 30 November 2018 (UTC)
Parsecboy Talk:HMS Irresistible (1898) B GA 5 Kges1901 (talk) 23:44, 30 November 2018 (UTC)
Parsecboy Talk:HMS Formidable (1898) B GA 5 Kges1901 (talk) 23:44, 30 November 2018 (UTC)
Parsecboy Talk:HMS Queen (1902) C GA 8 Kges1901 (talk) 23:44, 30 November 2018 (UTC)
Parsecboy Talk:List of ironclad warships of Austria-Hungary A FA 5 Kges1901 (talk) 23:44, 30 November 2018 (UTC)
Parsecboy Talk:USS North Carolina (ACR-12) Start B 5 Kges1901 (talk) 23:41, 30 November 2018 (UTC)
Sturmvogel_66 Talk:Regele Ferdinand-class destroyer start GA 10 Kges1901 (talk) 23:44, 30 November 2018 (UTC)
Sturmvogel_66 Talk:HMS Escapade stub GA 11 Zawed (talk) 23:12, 3 December 2018 (UTC)
Sturmvogel_66 Talk:NMS Mărășești none GA 11 Kges1901 (talk) 23:44, 30 November 2018 (UTC)
Sturmvogel_66 Talk:NMS Mărăști none GA 11 Kges1901 (talk) 23:44, 30 November 2018 (UTC)
Sturmvogel_66 Talk:NMS Regina Maria B GA 5 Kges1901 (talk) 23:44, 30 November 2018 (UTC)
Sturmvogel_66 Talk:NMS Regele Ferdinand B GA 5 Kges1901 (talk) 23:44, 30 November 2018 (UTC)
Sturmvogel_66 Talk:German torpedo boat T22 B GA 5 Kges1901 (talk) 23:44, 30 November 2018 (UTC)
Sturmvogel_66 Talk:Type 39 torpedo boat C B 3 Kges1901 (talk) 23:44, 30 November 2018 (UTC)
Sturmvogel_66 Talk:Type 40 torpedo boat none GA 11 Kges1901 (talk) 23:44, 30 November 2018 (UTC)
Sturmvogel_66 Talk:Type 41 torpedo boat none B 6 Kges1901 (talk) 23:44, 30 November 2018 (UTC)
Sturmvogel_66 Talk:Soviet destroyer Kharkov stub B 6 Kges1901 (talk) 23:41, 30 November 2018 (UTC)
Sturmvogel_66 Talk:French battleship Courbet (1911) GA A 10 Kges1901 (talk) 23:41, 30 November 2018 (UTC)
TeriEmbrey Talk:Earl B. Hailston Stub start 1 Sturmvogel 66 (talk) 13:44, 2 December 2018 (UTC)
TeriEmbrey Talk:Ruppert L. Sargent Stub C 3 Sturmvogel 66 (talk) 13:44, 2 December 2018 (UTC)
Zawed Talk:Thomas Norman Jackson Stub B 6 Kges1901 (talk) 23:41, 30 November 2018 (UTC)
Zawed Talk:Ian McGibbon None C 3 Kges1901 (talk) 23:41, 30 November 2018 (UTC)
Zawed Talk:Glyn Harper None B 6 Kges1901 (talk) 23:37, 30 November 2018 (UTC)


Older logs (April 2007–August 2009) may be viewed here. Other logs, featuring the new scoring system (September 2009 to 2016), are located here. The latest archive (2017–onwards) is here.

Past contests[edit]