Grants:Project/Rapid/Hindi Day Article Contest 2018 on Hindi Wikipedia

आर्यावर्त/Hindi Day Article Contest 2018 on Hindi Wikipedia
Hindi Day is being celebrated on 14th September and Hindi Wikipedia Community is willing to organizing a competition to create good quality articles on Hindi Wikipedia from September 14-2018 to October 13-2018 to motivate the contributors to create new articles to further enrich and promote Hindi language, which is one of the top 4 spoken languages in the world.
targetHindi Wikipedia
start date1 September 2018
start year2018
end date15 November 2018
end year2018
budget (local currency)₹38,000
budget (USD)$551.95
grant typeindividual

Project GoalEdit

  1. Add Quality content
  2. Recruit new editors
  3. Engage existing editors

Project PlanEdit


1. What content will the contest focus on, and why is it important to your community?

The contest aims to motivate Hindi speaking community to document and create a good quality article in their language (Hindi) as per Wikipedia standards, starting on Hindi Day 14 sept 2018.

2. How will you let people know about the contest?

  1. Through Site notices on Hindi Wikipedia
  2. Notifying all the local Indic language communities, for making sure that the news is spread to as many as possible.
  3. Through Official Hindi Wikipedia Facebook page
  4. Through Official Hindi Wikipedia Twitter page
  5. Through Official Hindi Wikipedia Mailing List
  6. Through Official Hindi Wikipedia Whatsapp Group
  7. Through Personal Facebook/Twitter/Whatsapp page of Team Members of Hindi Wikipedia
  8. Whe try to request to publish Central site notice

3. How will you judge the contest and award prizes?

  1. Articles can be made on any subject for this competition but the subject of the article should be notable,
  2. Articles do not violate Wikipedia's rules,
  3. The article should be larger than the Stub level.
  4. there should be at least two references in the article and a category needed.
  5. The article will be judged in connection with knowledge, drawing, linking Wikidata, linking other articles etc.
  6. Only new articles can be included in this competition, and a member can nominate any number of articles.
  7. In case of translated articles, the article should not be machine translated.
  8. The result will be calculated from the Points earned.

Size (in bytes) count Points

  • 4000 bytes or more =1 Point
  • 10,000+ bytes 2 + 1 =3 Points
  • 20,000+ bytes 3 + 2 +1= 6 Points
  • 30,000+ bytes 4 + 3 + 2 + 1 =10 Points

4. Is there anything else you want to tell us about this project?


Name Role
(talk · contribs) coordinator
आर्यावर्त (talk · contribs) Coordinator
(talk · contribs) Lead judge
आर्यावर्त (talk · contribs) Qualitative stream


Wikimedia projects primarily Hindi Wikipedia will be greatly benefitted by this competition. Many new editors are expected to join Hindi Wikipedia and this event will also motivate existing contributors.

For writing contests:

  1. Number of expected participants =50
  2. Number of expected articles to be created =300

2017 Hindi day Article Contest Impact

  • Number of expected participants =50
  • Number of registered participants =32
  • Number of registered participants who created articles =16
  • Number of registered participants whose articles met the set standards =14
  • Number of expected articles to be created =300
  • Number of articles created =245
  • Number of articles qualified =238

Detailed Report is Here


Items Sub-items Amount
(in Indian Rupees)
Promotions/Exhibit/Miscellaneous expenses   5,500
Shipping expenses (note 1)   3,500
Maintenance tasks (note 2)   2,000
Prizes and Certificates   32,500 (note 3)
First Prize   5,000
Second Prize   3,000
Third Prize   2,000
5 consolation Prize 5x1000   5,000
e-Certificates to all participants
Diary 50Pc (note 4)   12,500
Incidentals   5,000
Grand Total   38,000


  1. Shipping expenses include charges that of mailing the Letters for correspondence and Diary to the respective targets.
  2. Maintenance includes printing physical copies of documentation, holding bills of various expenses, contact between coordinators and judges etc.
  3. All the prize amounts mentioned above will be disbursed in the form of Amazon India gift cards.
  4. Diary proposed in the budget will be used as merchandise for future inter-community events/meetups of Hindi wikipedia.


  •   Strong support Like previous year we have great opportunity to create new quality articles on hiwiki.Godric ki Kothri (talk) 05:56, 4 September 2018 (UTC)
  •   Strong support --We need more such online n offline activities on Hindi Wikipedia. Best wishes   Innocentbunny    TALK  07:06, 5 September 2018 (UTC)
  •   Strong support --J. Ansari Talk 12:54, 5 September 2018 (UTC)
  •   Strong support Such kind of events really helps to get new/quality articles like it got in previous year and also recognized in Recommendation book 'Bhopal Se Moretitus' (in Hindi ‘भोपाल से मॉरीशस’ - page number -199) during 11th World Hindi Conference published by Ministry of External Affairs Govt of India. I suggest that we should also keep small budget to promote it over social media platforms, all the best -- Suyash Dwivedi (talk) 14:52, 6 September 2018 (UTC)
  •   Strong support Ahmed Nisar (talk) 13:32, 7 September 2018 (UTC)