2023:Program/Lightning talk showcase/DXEMVJ-Contests 101: Wikimedia Indonesia experiences organizing unique competitions

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Title: Contests 101: Wikimedia Indonesia experiences organizing unique competitions


Dimas Hardijanto

Dimas Hardijanto is Competition Coordinator at Wikimedia Indonesia. Dimas managing the competition program of Wikimedia Indonesia. This includes planning and executing competitions, seeking potential partners for collaboration, and evaluating the results

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Room: Plenary Hall

Start time: Fri, 18 Aug 2023 17:50:00 +0800

End time: Fri, 18 Aug 2023 17:55:00 +0800

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Submission state: confirmed

Duration: 5 minutes

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Presentation language: en

Abstract & description[edit source]

Abstract[edit source]

Many of the contests in Wikimedia Projects are Wiki Loves X series on Wikimedia Commons or simple edit-a-thons on Wikipedia. We have some varieties of competitions to spice up the competitive spirit in volunteers.

Description[edit source]

Competitions may help introduce Wikimedia projects to beginners. Most contest formats are Wiki Loves X photo contests or edit-a-thons on Wikipedia. These formats may only garner attention from specific user profiles- photographers, writers, or academicians. We need to expand from our previous user profiles to achieve diverse user backgrounds to ensure movement sustainability.

Wikimedia Indonesia organized competitions targeting every person’s background, from voiceover talent during the Spoken Wikipedia contest to book writers on Wikibooks competitions. The contests also can be used to bond community members or create new projects so they can be more sustainable. Sometimes, the results are better than expected and sometimes could be better. We will explain all the varieties, so you don’t need to experiment like us.

Further details[edit source]

Qn. How does your session relate to the event themes: Diversity, Collaboration Future?

Contests organized by Wikimedia Indonesia can broaden volunteers within our community and may contribute to every type of content in Wikimedia projects. Which may be focused based on medium or language. Some contests are initiatives from our volunteers under Wikimedia Indonesia supervision to introduce new projects such as Gorontalo and Mandailing Wiktionary or Sundanese Wikisource.

Qn. What is the experience level needed for the audience for your session?

Average knowledge about Wikimedia projects or activities

Qn. What is the most appropriate format for this session?

  • Tick Onsite in Singapore
  • Empty Remote online participation, livestreamed
  • Empty Remote from a satellite event
  • Empty Hybrid with some participants in Singapore and others dialing in remotely
  • Empty Pre-recorded and available on demand