Did you enjoy contributing to Wikipedia today? We hope that you'll stick around for a bit! This month there's an extra good reason to continue editing: the WikiGap Challenge.
The WikiGap Challenge is a writing competition aimed at improving the coverage of people identifying as women on Wikipedia. It runs from March 8th to April 8th, 2019.
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The Challenge is an opportunity for you to keep editing after today’s event has finished – and hopefully for a long time to come. The first prize is a scholarship to travel to Stockholm and participate in Wikimania, the main annual conference of the Wikimedia movement (August 14th–18th, 2019) and a personal diploma signed by the Swedish Minister for Foreign Affairs.
What can I write about?
All articles about women, in any language, earn you points in the Challenge. Additionally, the organizers of WikiGap events around the world have prepared a list of articles that need particular attention, which will earn you extra points.
How do I participate?
⬜ Visit http://bit.ly/WikiGap_Challenge to learn more about the Challenge.
⬜ Add yourself to the list of participants on the website.
⬜ Pick an article to edit and work on it. Do you need inspiration? Have a look at the suggestions in the List of articles section.
⬜ Add the article to the list under your user name.
⬜ Count your points and add them together.
Congratulations! You've just contributed to closing the gender gap on Wikipedia and helped readers all around the world learn more about women's achievements.