Grants:Project/Rapid/WUG WMSK/WikiGap 2022

WUG WMSK/WikiGap 2022
The event is a part of the global WikiGap campaign with the goal of making the Slovak Wikipedia and the Internet more gender equal. It consists of an editathon with both onsite and online presence as well as of a month-long writing contest which will be launched during the editathon.
start date7 May
end date7 June
budget (local currency)1,475.00 EUR
budget (USD)1,602.31 USD
grant typeOrganization
contact(s)• matej.grochal(_AT_)• wikigap(_AT_)
organization (if applicable)Wikimedians of Slovakia User Group (WUG WMSK)
website (if applicable)

Project GoalEdit

Choose one or more of the following goals. You can add or delete goals as needed.

  1. Recruit new editors
  2. Increase skills for existing editors
  3. Add or improve content
  4. Promote Wikipedia among the public
  5. Strengthen existing and create new User Group's partnerships with other institutions and non-governmental organizations

Project PlanEdit


Tell us how you'll carry out your project. Be sure to answer the following questions:

1. Are you doing one editathon or training or a series of editathons or trainings?

We are organizing one grand editathon on the 7th of May 2022 which will have an in-person component as well as an online component. The in-person event will take place on the premises of the University Library in Bratislava while other editors will join online through the video conference platform Zoom.

2. How have you let relevant Wikimedia communities know about this proposal? You are required to provide links to on-wiki pages to inform these communities about your proposed work. Examples of places where this can be done include community discussion pages, affiliate discussion pages, or relevant project talk pages.
You may also provide information about external social media channels you may be using.

We announced our intentions to organise this event first on the 15th of January 2022, i.e. before the Annual General Assembly which approved this plan. Subsequently, we informed our Wikipedia community in Kaviareň (“Café”, i.e. editors' discussion) as well as on the event landing page.

3. How will you let participants know about the editathon? In what ways will you be communicating with them?
For example, these can include on-wiki spaces, social media channels, mailing lists, messaging apps, or physical/online gatherings.

Announcement on Wikipedia (see event landing page and outreach dashboard and on our social media channels:
as well as the press release and social media channels of our partners – the Embassy of the Kingdom of Sweden in Vienna, the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Bratislava, and non-governmental organisation Záujmové združenie žien Aspekt (“Interest Association of Women Aspekt”).

4. Do you have experienced Wikimedia editors to lead the event? Please provide links to the usernames of these individuals.

Following experienced editors will serve as instructors for event participants:
  • Jetam2, WUG WMSK Chairman, Slovak Wikipedia administrator, and WikiGap 2020 organizational team lead,
  • Akdar, WUG WMSK Vice-Chairwoman,
  • Lišiak, WUG WMSK Vice-Chairman and Slovak Wikipedia administrator,
  • Armin, WUG WMSK Audit Committee Member,
  • two more highly experienced editors will join the in-person event and others will join the online video conference.

5. Do participants have the equipment or skills needed to participate and contribute high quality content? If not, how will you support them?

Participants were asked to select a topic they wish write an article on and to gather reliable sources to use but they will be provided with some sources (encyclopedia or dictionary excerpts, books, academic journals, etc.) and they will have access to databases via the Wikipedia Library. We also asked participants to bring their own laptops.

6. How will you engage participants after the event(s)?

We will be following editors' work using the event landing page and the outreach dashboard. A writing contest will run from the 7th of May until the 7th of June 2022.

6.1 How will you judge the contest and award prizes?
Note: Grantees, judges, and other contest leaders are ineligible to receive prizes. Grantees who are serving as judges may not receive gifts through grant funding.

Contributions will be accepted only if they fulfill the following criteria:
  • Adherence to theme of the event: Does the article relate to women or women's issues? For example, is it a biography of a woman or an article on women's rights history, organisation or issue (e.g. gender pay gap, reproductive rights)?
  • Neutral point of view: Does the article conform to Wikipedia policy of a neutral point of view? Does it support its claims by reliable sources? Does it use objective language?
  • Citation of reliable sources: Does the article use reliable sources? Does it follow ethical citation guidelines and use citation templates?
  • Writing style: Is the article written in an encyclopedic style?
Contributions will be further judged on and awarded points based on the following criteria:
  • Completeness: To what extend can the article be considered exhaustive on a given topic? (Imagine it is presented as a definitive study of current state of knowledge on a given topic.) 1 to 10 points (1 point to a stub, 10 points for an exhaustive article)
  • Grammar. 1 to 5 points (1 point for an article with several grammatical errors, 5 points for a grammatically flawless article)
  • Article length. 1 point for each 3000 bytes of plaintext
  • Adherence to Wikipedia markup standards (using wikilinks, etc.). 1 to 5 points (1 point for an article with several markup issues, 5 points for a flawless article)
The three participants with the highest number of points will receive a prize. An additional prize will be awarded to a new editor with the highest number of points. (Those two prizes are cumulative.)

6.2 For photo contests, what is the strategy to get images used on projects?

Not applicable, a photo contest is not part of this contest.

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

This project is a part of the initiative to broaden the content about women and increase the number of women represented on Wikipedia as well as recruiting more woman editors. These contribute to making the Internet more gender equal.


How will you know if the project is successful and you've met your goals? Please include the following targets:

  1. Number of events: 1
  2. Number of participants: est. 25
  3. Number of new editors: est. 20
  4. Number of of articles created or improved: est. 100
  5. Number of repeat participants (for projects that include a series of events): N/A


What resources do you have? Include information on who is organizing the project, what they will do, and if you will receive support from anywhere else (in-kind donations or additional funding).

Our partners will provide the venue, event promotion campaign, refreshments at the event as well as memorabilia for winners of the writing contest. WUG WMSK owns a Zoom license which we will use for the online part of the event (Zoom video conference).

What resources do you need? For your funding request, list bullet points for each expense and include a total amount.

The following resources will be needed to successfully organise the event:
Item UOM Qty UOM Price Total price
Accommodation for trainer-editors (one night) EA 6 80.00 86.90 480.00 521.43
Travel expenses for trainer-editors (train return tickets) EA 6 60.00 65.18 360.00 391.07
WUG WMSK roller banner stand 85x200 cm (33.5x78.7 in) PC 1 70.00 76.04 70.00 76.04
Writing contest prize for the 1st place (bookstore voucher) PC 1 100.00 108.63 100.00 108.63
Writing contest prize for the 2nd place (bookstore voucher) PC 1 75.00 81.47 75.00 81.47
Writing contest prize for the 3rd place (bookstore voucher) PC 1 50.00 54.32 50.00 54.32
Writing contest prize for the best new editor (bookstore voucher) PC 1 100.00 108.63 100.00 108.63
Writing contest winner glass plaque 14x11x4 cm (5.5x4.3x1.6 in) including the engraving, case and shipping PC 4 60.00 65.18 240.00 260.71
Total 1,475.00 1,602.31
  1. a b Estimate based on OANDA currency converter as of the 15th of April 2022


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