Midnight deadline

A Midnight deadline is often given for applications and contests in the Wikimedia universe. To accommodate the inherent ambiguity of such a provision, it is considered best practice to make the deadline for 23:59 Anywhere on Earth (AoE) on the last day to file, so that any Wikimedian who submits locally on the last day in their geography is accepted.

Anywhere on Earth (AoE) is an international standard that is equivalent to UTC−12:00 hour. Daylight Saving Time (DST) is not relevant to this use case.