A Happy New Year to all our readers and welcome to the January 2012 issue of the Bugle! You may have noticed that we skipped December – this was only a cosmetic change to make the month match the publishing date. You have not missed any editions! This issue's article news will report on Featured and A-Class content promoted in December, the contest department will report results of the December article writing contest, and so on. This month we also kick off a new interview section, which we're inaugurating with questions for one of the pioneers of our project, Kirill Lokshin.
In project news, voting for one of our most prestigious awards, the "Military historian of the Year", is now open. Seventeen editors have been nominated, and your vote is needed to determine who will be in first, second, and third place. The editor with the most votes will receive a golden wiki and the title, while the next two places will receive silver and bronze wikis. You are allowed to support as many, or few, people you want. (ed./coi note: both editors of the Bugle have been nominated to receive the award). The voting period concludes at 23:59 (GMT) on 28 January, so please head over and support the folks you believe deserve this honor!
The contest department completed its fifty-fifth round of competition last month. A total of 53 articles were submitted by 6 editors. Parsecboy came first with 163 points from 21 entries, followed by Wild Wolf with 60 points from 12 entries. They receive the Chevrons and the Writer's Barnstar, respectively. An honourable mention goes to Ed!, who placed third with 51 points. Djmaschek, Ian Rose and The Bushranger also fielded entries. Please submit any articles you are working on for this month's contest now.
About The Bugle
First published in 2006, the Bugle is the monthly newsletter of the English Wikipedia's Military history WikiProject.