Twelve Apostles of Ireland Challenge/Full rules

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Twelve Apostles of Ireland Challenge


Points and participants

Full rules

1. Pointing system
1.1. Method
  • 1.1.1. Points shall only be counted after the start of the contest on 27 March 2018, 00:00 (UTC), and will immediately cease on 5 May 2018, 23:59, Universal Time Coordinated.
  • 1.1.2. Each participant is responsible for counting his or her own points, but they will all be checked for proper prizing.
  • 1.1.3. The elimination of content due to improperty shall annul the contribution.
1.2. System
  • 1.2.1. The creation of a new article from the list shall render five points, notwithstanding the kilobyte rendering system (1.2.3). For example, the creation of a 3000-byte article shall render eight points.
  • 1.2.2. An article must have at least a thousand bytes for any points to be counted for its creation.
  • 1.2.3. The addition of each thousand bytes to each article shall render one point. Additions cannot be rounded up and must be taken as a whole for each article. For instance, the addition of 3999 bytes shall render three points, while the addition of 4001 bytes shall render four.
  • 1.2.4. The promotion of an article to good shall render twenty-five points to the proposer.
  • 1.2.5. The promotion of an article to featurement shall render fifty points to the proposer.
  • 1.2.6. The upload of a reasonable and explicit file in Wikimedia Commons depicting a saint who did not yet have any depiction shall render ten points.
2. Ranking and prizes
2.1. Virtual prizes
  • 2.1.1. The first, second and third places shall earn personalised virtual medals (respectively, gold, silver and bronze), with text congratulating them, both in English and in the language or languages which rendered them points.
  • 2.1.2. The names of the three first places shall be included in the main page of the Challenge an on an advert in all projects in which the end of the Challenge may be allowed.
  • 2.1.3. If there be a tie among one of the three first places, all of those tied will have medals of the same rank.
  • 2.1.4. All other participants who scored at least one point shall receive a participation virtual medal.
2.2. Material prizes
  • 2.2.1. The first and second places shall earn material prizes. If there be a tie, the first to have achieved the number of points shall earn the first prize, while the second shall earn the second. Their names shall be inscribed on the home page of the contest.
  • 2.2.2. The first material prizes are one official Wikipedia pin, two icons of apostles of Ireland blessed by the Orthodox Church and a written certificate written in English, Irish and, if requested, their own native language.
  • 2.2.3. The second material prize is two icons of apostles of Ireland blessed by the Orthodox Church and a written certificate written in English.
  • 2.2.4. The organiser of the contest, Leefeni de Karik, takes exclusive responsibility for shipping of icons and certificates, payment of the Wikipedia pin and of shipping fees.
2.3. Addendum: The organiser of the contest, Leefeni de Karik, may count his own points, but he cannot be ranked for material or virtual prizes.
3. Elimination
  • 3.1. The contest shall be terminated in 15 April 2018, 00:00 (UTC) if there are still less than six pointed contestants, less than four pointed Wikipedias, or if less than four contestants have yet reached twenty points. If these conditions emerge at any time later, the contest must still be terminated.
  • 3.2. Any participant may be eliminated at any time for particularly dishonest behaviour, granted due right to timely defense.