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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.

General contest[edit]

How it works[edit]

Points awarded
Ending class
Beginning
class
Start
/List
C/
CL
B/
BL
GA A/
AL
FA/
FL
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

The contest is simple in structure and administered by the project coordinators:

  1. The contest runs from the first to last day of each month. Editors nominate the articles they intend improving and have until the end of the month to make the improvements.
  2. As articles are reclassified, nominees are expected to update the table with improved grades and add the appropriate points.
  3. Early the following month, a project coordinator checks the entries, and tallies them up and resets the entries subpage, moving the previous month to the current log. At their discretion, coordinators may include points from A-Class and Featured Content reviews that close slightly after the last day of the contest period.
  4. The coordinators tally the nominators' points totals, determine the monthly scores of entrants, update the running tally, and hand out the awards.
  5. Awards are given based on the following schedule: first place getter will receive the WikiChevrons, while the second place getter will be awarded the Writer's Barnstar.
  6. At the end of each month, the contest results are published in the corresponding edition of The Bugle.
  7. To award consistent performance, the results of each monthly contest will be tallied on the scoreboard below over the course of the year (Jan to Dec), and the editor with the highest number of points overall at the end of the December contest will receive the Military History Writers' Contest Cup. The scoreboard will then be initialized for the following year and the tally will start over again.
  8. At the end of each year, the annual contest scoreboard is archived here.

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). 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.


For the scoring period ending 31 October[edit]

Nominee Article Entry class End class Points Checked
Auntieruth Talk:Battle of Maudach none B 6
Auntieruth Talk:Battle of Emmendingen GA
Auntieruth Talk:Rhine Campaign of 1796 GA
Auntieruth Talk:Friedrich Wilhelm von Seydlitz GA A 10
AustralianRupert Talk:Battle of Christmas Island C B 3
AustralianRupert Talk:Battle for Piva Trail start B 5
AustralianRupert Talk:Battle of Tempe Gorge start C 3
Catlemur Talk:Soviet Volunteer Group Start B 5
Catlemur Talk:Battle of Arachova Stub B 6
Catlemur Talk:Grigory Tkhor None B 6
Catlemur Talk:Mikhail Dratvin None B 6
Catlemur Talk:Buffavento Castle Stub B 6
Catlemur Talk:Kantara Castle Stub B 6
Catlemur Talk:Eger Bloodbath None B 6
Catlemur Talk:Sliven prisoner of war camp None B 6
Catlemur Talk:Christodoulos Sozos None B 6
Catlemur Talk:Stasander None C 3
Catlemur Talk:Siege of Rhodes (1444) None Β 6
Catlemur Talk:Anthimos Gazis Start Β 5
Catlemur Talk:Sigouri Castle None
Catlemur Talk:Akaki Castle None
Catlemur Talk:Gastria Castle None
Djmaschek Talk:Battle of Arcis-sur-Aube Start B 5
Djmaschek Talk:Sigismond Frédéric de Berckheim None B 6
Euryalus Talk:HMS Lizard (1757) Stub
Euryalus Talk:HMS Elephant (1776) None C 3
Kges1901 Talk:Nikolay Pukhov Stub B 6
Kges1901 Talk:Aleksandr Petrovich Chumakov Stub B 6
Kges1901 Talk:Tashkent Higher Tank Command School None B 6
Kges1901 Talk:2nd Red Banner Army Start B 5
Kges1901 Talk:21st Rifle Division Start B 5
Krishna Chaitanya Velaga Talk:Karam Singh Start GA 10
LargelyRecyclable Talk:Helmuth Groscurth None B 6
Lord Ics Talk:Matteo Albertone None B 6
Parsecboy Talk:HMS Albion (1898) B GA 5
Parsecboy Talk:SMS Brandenburg A FA 5
Peacemaker67 Talk:First Battle of Dernancourt B GA 5
Peacemaker67 Talk:Maurice Wilder-Neligan A FA 5
Peacemaker67 Talk:Avenue Range Station massacre Stub B 6
TeriEmbrey Talk:Albin F. Irzyk Stub



Scoreboard: Military History Writers' Contest Cup 2017[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 September 17 contest
Contestant Articles
last month
Points
last month
Total
articles
Total
points
Auntieruth55 6 22 76 400
AustralianRupert 3 11 17 75
Catlemur 0 0 17 96
Djmaschek 0 0 13 70
Euryalus 0 0 9 46
Historical Perspective 2 0 0 6 38
Iazyges 5 26 36 172
Kges1901 12 65 113 579
Krishna Chaitanya Velaga 0 0 10 95
Miyagawa 0 0 8 47
Randomness74 0 0 5 19
Lord Ics 2 6 2 6
Parsecboy 5 42 52 505
Peacemaker67 3 21 44 316
Sturmvogel_66 0 0 35 281
The ed17 1 3 1 3
TeriEmbrey 1 3 4 10
Trilotat 0 0 2 1
Vami_IV 0 0 2 5
Zawed 0 0 29 129

Log[edit]

For the scoring period ending 30 September 2017[edit]

Nominee Article Entry class End class Points Checked
Auntieruth Talk:James_Douglas_McLachlan none start 1 AustralianRupert (talk) 03:02, 30 September 2017 (UTC)
Auntieruth Talk:J. O. Lindsay none stub 0 AustralianRupert (talk) 03:02, 30 September 2017 (UTC)
Auntieruth Talk:Battle of Rossbach A FA 5 Peacemaker67 (click to talk to me) 01:07, 1 October 2017 (UTC)
Auntieruth Talk:Battle of Emmendingen B GA 5 AustralianRupert (talk) 03:02, 30 September 2017 (UTC)
Auntieruth Talk:Rhine Campaign of 1796 B GA 5 AustralianRupert (talk) 03:02, 30 September 2017 (UTC)
Auntieruth Talk:Early clashes in the Rhine campaign of 1796 none B 6 AustralianRupert (talk) 03:02, 30 September 2017 (UTC)
AustralianRupert Talk:Landings at Cape Torokina start B 5 Peacemaker67 (click to talk to me) 00:47, 1 October 2017 (UTC)
AustralianRupert Talk:Battle of Koromokina Lagoon C B 3 Peacemaker67 (click to talk to me) 00:47, 1 October 2017 (UTC)
AustralianRupert Talk:USS LST-348 none C 3 Peacemaker67 (click to talk to me) 00:47, 1 October 2017 (UTC)
Iazyges Talk:Type 1937J destroyer None B 6 AustralianRupert (talk) 03:02, 30 September 2017 (UTC)
Iazyges Talk:Type 1936C destroyer None B 6 AustralianRupert (talk) 09:36, 30 September 2017 (UTC)
Iazyges Talk:Type 1934-class destroyer Redirect B 6 AustralianRupert (talk) 09:36, 30 September 2017 (UTC)
Iazyges Talk: Montserrat in World War I None C 3 AustralianRupert (talk) 09:36, 30 September 2017 (UTC)
Iazyges Talk:German destroyer Z38 B GA 5 AustralianRupert (talk) 09:36, 30 September 2017 (UTC)
Kges1901 Talk:263rd Rifle Division C B 3 Peacemaker67 (click to talk to me) 03:50, 30 September 2017 (UTC)
Kges1901 Talk:266th Rifle Division (Soviet Union) Start B 5 Peacemaker67 (click to talk to me) 03:51, 30 September 2017 (UTC)
Kges1901 Talk:31st Rifle Division Stub B 6 Peacemaker67 (click to talk to me) 03:53, 30 September 2017 (UTC)
Kges1901 Talk:238th Cavalry Regiment (United States) Start B 5 Peacemaker67 (click to talk to me) 03:53, 30 September 2017 (UTC)
Kges1901 Talk:262nd Rifle Division None B 6 Peacemaker67 (click to talk to me) 03:54, 30 September 2017 (UTC)
Kges1901 Talk:550th Special Operations Squadron Start B 5 Peacemaker67 (click to talk to me) 03:56, 30 September 2017 (UTC)
Kges1901 Talk:Rhodesian Defence Regiment Stub B 6 Peacemaker67 (click to talk to me) 03:56, 30 September 2017 (UTC)
Kges1901 Talk:Gary M. Rose None B 6 AustralianRupert (talk) 22:42, 30 September 2017 (UTC)
Kges1901 Talk:17th Special Operations Squadron Start B 5 AustralianRupert (talk) 22:42, 30 September 2017 (UTC)
Kges1901 Talk:22d Special Tactics Squadron None B 6 AustralianRupert (talk) 22:42, 30 September 2017 (UTC)
Kges1901 Talk:320th Special Tactics Squadron None B 6 AustralianRupert (talk) 22:42, 30 September 2017 (UTC)
Kges1901 Talk:23rd Special Operations Weather Squadron None B 6 AustralianRupert (talk) 22:42, 30 September 2017 (UTC)
Lord Ics Talk:Giuseppe Arimondi Start B 5 AustralianRupert (talk) 22:42, 30 September 2017 (UTC)
Lord Ics Talk:List of sailing ships in Venetian Navy None List 1 AustralianRupert (talk) 22:42, 30 September 2017 (UTC)
Parsecboy Talk:Zara-class cruiser (1879) stub GA 11 AustralianRupert (talk) 02:48, 30 September 2017 (UTC)
Parsecboy Talk:Panther-class cruiser start GA 10 AustralianRupert (talk) 02:48, 30 September 2017 (UTC)
Parsecboy Talk:HMS Canopus (1897) B GA 5 AustralianRupert (talk) 02:48, 30 September 2017 (UTC)
Parsecboy Talk:SMS Wittelsbach GA A 10 AustralianRupert (talk) 02:48, 30 September 2017 (UTC)
Parsecboy Talk:Battle of Kunfuda Bay stub B 6 AustralianRupert (talk) 02:48, 30 September 2017 (UTC)
Peacemaker67 Talk:Lawrence Weathers B GA 5 AustralianRupert (talk) 02:48, 30 September 2017 (UTC)
Peacemaker67 Talk:First Battle of Dernancourt None B 6 AustralianRupert (talk) 02:48, 30 September 2017 (UTC)
Peacemaker67 Talk:Raymond Leane GA A 10 AustralianRupert (talk) 02:48, 30 September 2017 (UTC)
The ed17 Talk:Brazilian coastal defense ship Deodoro None C 3 AustralianRupert (talk) 22:42, 30 September 2017 (UTC)
TeriEmbrey Talk:Frank Sherwood Cocheu None C 3 AustralianRupert (talk) 02:48, 30 September 2017 (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.

Special contests[edit]