Feminism and Folklore 2023


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Feminism and Folklore is an international writing contest organized at Wikipedia annually in the month of February and March to document folk cultures and women in folklore in different regions of the world on Wikipedia. This project is the Wikipedia edition of the photography campaign Wiki Loves Folklore (WLF) that is organized on Wikimedia Commons to document folklore traditions around the world.

The basic aim of the competition is to collect articles on human cultural diversity in the worldwide free encyclopedia Wikipedia and other Wikimedia Foundation projects. This year we focus on folk culture around the globe, with a particular attention to closing the gender gap, as we are partnering with other affiliates and groups across the world.

Since 2019, we have been organizing a multilingual Wikipedia contest and chosen to place the project on meta allowing inter wikis, inter-lingual and inter-project cooperation, to foster the true aspect of our global wikilove movement.

The articles provided must match the theme, which means that most users will be able to find several pertaining subjects close to the theme, whether festivals, dances, cuisine, clothing or daily life routine emphasizing on folk culture of that area. You are free to choose an article from our working list, or pick up a topic of your own provided it is in relation with the main theme and focusing on closing the gender gap.

Intangible cultural heritage has different meanings for different groups thus it looks at enhancing content, helps with intercultural dialogue, and encourages mutual respect for other ways of life. It also brings forth cultural diversity knowledge for users consumption.

Theme edit

This year Feminism and Folklore will focus on Feminism, Women biographies and Gender-focused topics for the project in league with Wiki Loves Folklore gender gap focus with folk culture theme on Wikipedia.

Folklore – around the world, including, but it is not just limited to folk festivals, folk dances, folk music, folk activities, folk games, folk cuisine, folk wear, fairy tales, folk plays, folk arts, folk religion, mythology, etc.

Women in Folklore – includes but it is not just limited to Women and Queer personalities in folklore, folk culture (folk artists, folk dancers, folk singers, folk musicians, folk game athletes, women in mythology, women warriors in folklore, witches and witch hunting, fairy tales and more).

Timeline edit

1 February 2023 00:01 UTC – 15 April 2023 11:59 UTC.

Rules and guidelines of the contest edit

  • The expanded or new article should have a minimum 3000 bytes or 300 words.
  • The article should not be a poorly machine translated
  • The article should be expanded or created between 1 February and 15 April.
  • The article should be within theme feminism and folklore.
  • The article must not be Orphan.
  • There should be no copyright violations and notability issues and the article should have proper references as per local Wikipedia policies.
  • It is preferred for the local coordinator to set up the Wikipedia campaign on Fountain tool. You may set the project on the dashboard as well.
  • The results with the list of articles need to be listed on the results page of the Meta-Wiki project if the local coordinator is not setting up the fountain tool.
  • In case of any assistance for setting up the fountain tool, please contact support(_AT_)wikilovesfolklore.org.


Prizes edit

Prizes for top contributors (International) (most articles):

  • 1st prize: 300 USD
  • 2nd prize: 200 USD
  • 3rd prize: 100 USD
  • Consolation top 10 winners: 50 USD Each
  • There will also be local prizes for most created articles on each local Wiki project. More information on the project page

(Prizes will be in gift vouchers/coupons only)

Jury Notice edit

Please complete the jury work and declare the results by 15 May 2023 or your community will be ineligible to receive prizes.