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Wikimania is a great celebration of our movement and mission. And what is the more natural way to celebrate for Wikimedians than through contributions and barnstars? This is why we invite everyone participating in Wikimania to the Wikimania Editing Challenge!

During Wikimania (15–19 August 2023) we invite you to fill different editing challenges. And everyone who fills 8 out of 16 tasks will receive a special and unique Wikimania barnstar. You don't have to be registered to Wikimania to participate.

The tasks invite you to explore different (maybe sometimes new to you?) ways to contribute to Wikimedia projects. And they are related to 2023 Wikimania theme: some of them aim to support diversity, others – invite you to collaborate with others, and some - to support our future readers.


  • the challenge takes place 0:00 AM UTC 15 August till 11:59 PM 19 August UTC
  • the challenge is open to every editor, not only to Wikimania participants
  • during that time participants can work on the tasks from the list below; you can do the tasks in any language version of the respective Wikimedia projects
  • to participate you need to sign up in the results table and report your edits there
  • after Wikimania we will check your results and award you with a nice and shiny barnstar!


Sign your name up for the Wikimania Editing Challenge The most important thing is to show up! Sign your name in the results table, so that we know you are with us and we can track your results!
Rewrite a Lead Section A lead section is the opening paragraph of any article. It's an introduction to an article and a summary of its most important contents. To re-write a lead section you should try to follow some basic guidelines:
  • Try to summarize the most essential points of the article.
  • Be brief and to the point, you should prepare readers for what they will find in the body of the article.
  • The lead section should also be written in a clear, accessible style with a neutral point of view.
  • Remember to add references and footnotes if you see fit or if they're missing in the lead section.
Add at least 2 new properties on a Wikidata item related to ESEAP Diversity - Collaboration - Future is the theme of this year's Wikimania. Contribute to the diversity on Wikidata by adding 2 properties on an item related to ESEAP region.
  • Go to Wikidata
  • Find an item related to ESEAP (East, Southeast Asia and the Pacific) region
  • Add 2 properties of your choice to the item

You don't know how to add a property on a Wikidata item? Have a look at this help page.

Give someone a barnstar There is a tradition in the Wikimedia Movement of expressing gratitude through awarding someone with a barnstar they can later put on their user page. This is your moment to show appreciation to a contributor you value!
  • go to Wikimedia Commons and choose a barnstar (when in doubt you can always use a general barnstar)
  • go to the discussion page of a contributor you value or want to thank. Put the barnstat there along with a kind message, expressing your gratitude
Add a citation to a women scholar on a Wikipedia article Citations are at the core of Wikipedia editing helping ensure a Wikipedia content is verifiable.
  • Find a Woman scholar article on your language Wikipedia. Here is a list of Women in science that can help you.
  • Find a reliable source and add it on the article.
Upload a picture of a local sight (such as a monument, park or school) to Commons A fairly simple way to contribute to Commons is to upload a photo of a monument in your city or region, to do so follow these steps:
Illustrate a Wikipedia article with a picture from Wiki Loves Living Heritage Singapore Campaign Wiki Loves Living Heritage campaign brought many amazing photos to Wikimedia Commons. Now it is time to make them useful for out readers!
  • browse through pictures in the contest category on Commons
  • find a picture that can enrich an article. you can use any language version! But remember, that the picture needs to be relevant and really add value to an article
Add an infobox that helps future readers interpret a page In some Wikipedias, an infobox is an essential support tool to enhance a Wikipedia article. Typically, infoboxes are placed at the top right-hand corner of articles. To add an infobox follow the steps below:
  • Determine the name of the specific infobox template you want to use. In the English Wikipedia you can browse the set of all infoboxes here.
  • In the Visual Editor, you can add an infobox by clicking on Insert -> Template.
  • Once you have chosen the infobox, you can start adding information to it, much of the infobox information can be found in the body of the article.
Make at least one edit each day of Wikimania Whether it is a minor spelling correction, a big article work, a picture upload, or a Wikidata edit, or any other edit, try to make at least one contribution to a Wikimedia project each day of Wikimania (16-19 August).
Proofread 3 pages on Wikisource Wikisource is an online digital library of free-content textual sources. To proofread an article, you can follow these basic guidelines
Invite another editor to a Wikipedia article that you think they would be a good collaborator on Wikipedia projects thrive in collaboration. If there is an article you would like to work on, but would enjoy some help, reach out to someone who you think would be great in working together and leave them a message on their talk page.
Welcome a new editor on your Home Wiki Welcoming a new editor on Wikipedia is an important part of building a positive and collaborative community. To do so, find a new user that you have noticed and that has no messages on its discussion page. You can draft a message introducing yourself and adding editing guidelines you consider important, you can look for inspiration in welcoming templates like this one, but it's better to write something of your own, no matter if short.
Improve the caption and add alt text on at least one illustration on an existing Wikipedia page to make it more accessible, and descriptive First identify the caption you want to improve, once you have done this, you can change its description through the Visual Editor by double-clicking on the illustration. Write a more descriptive caption that succinctly identifies the subject of the image and establishes its relevance to the article. Avoid detailing the obvious and instead focus on providing additional context or information that is not immediately apparent from the image itself.
Add a definition in your language Wiktionary Support Wiktionary, a multilingual dictionary, by adding a definition.
Add the quote to an a woman or marginalized community on your WikiQuote WikiQuote is a good way of sharing quotes from notable people and elevating important voices.
  • go to WikiQuote project
  • create a new page or add a quote to an existing one
  • make sure that you follow all the notability and editing policies of the project If you are not sure how to work, you can use the amazing resources and trainings created for the SheSaid campaign
Add structured data to three images on the WIki Loves Africa ISA campaign Structured data are informations that help portray an image on Commons. ISA tool is a tool that helps easily add structure data on an image.
  • Go to the Wiki Loves Africa ISA campaign
  • Login
  • Select a country and clik on "get started" button
  • Add the description of what you see on 3 of the images that are presented to you. You can choose to skip and go to the next image if you don't know what is on the image.


In order for us to track your results:

  • add your Wikimedia username and a link to your account in the table
  • each column marks a specific task (T1 = Task 1, T2 = Task 2 etc.)
    • in that column add a link to an edit (or edits) that fill the task
  • last column ("Checked") will be filled by campaign organizers
User Tasks Checked
T1 T2 T3 T4 T5 T6 T7 T8 T9 T10 T11 T12 T13 T14 T15 T16
Example: [[Special:MyLanguage/user:username|username]] [link to edit] [link to edit] [link to edit] [link to edit] [link to edit] [link to edit] [link to edit] [link to edit] [link to edit] [link to edit] [link to edit] [link to edit] [link to edit] [link to edit] [link to edit] [link to edit]
Chocmilk03 [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] + [7] [8] [9] [10] [11] [12] [13] [14] [15] [16]  Done
DrThneed [17] 1 [18] [19] [20] 1 1 [21] [22],1 [23] [24] [25] 1 1 123  Done
Achiri Bitamsimli [26] [27] [28] [29] [30] [31] [32] [33] [34]  Done
Mndetatsin 1 1 1 1, 2, 3 1, 2, 3 1 1 1, 2 1, 2 1, 2, 3, 4  Done
DaSupremo [1] [35] [36] [37] [38] [39] [40] [41] [42] [43] [44] [45] [46] [47] [48] [49] [50] [51] [52] [53]  Done
Ijon [1] [2] [3] [4] [5]
Fokaczino [1] [3], [4] [2] [9] [20] [2], [3], [4], [5],

[6], [7], [8], [9], [10], [11], [12],

[13], [14], [15], [16], [17], [18], [19], [20], [21], [22], [23]

[6], [7], [8] [21], [22], [23] [5] [10], [11], [12], [13], [14], [15], [16], [17], [18], [19]  Done
Ainali [54] [55] [56] [57] [58] [59] [60] [61] [62], [63], [64] [65] [66], [67], [68]  Done
W.A. von Schlipenbach [69] [70] [71] [72] [73] [74] [75],

[76], [77], [78] [79]

[80]  Done
OhanaUnited [81] [82] [83] [84][85] [86][87][88][89][90] [91][92][93] [94]

[95] [96][97]

Jnanaranjan sahu [98] [99]  Done
Accuratecy051 [100]


[102] [103]



desc%7D%7D%5D [106]

PMG [107] [108] [109] [110] [111] [112] [113] [114] [115] [116] [117] [118]  Done


What is the Wikimania Editing Challenge

The Wikimania Editing Challenge is an invitation to explore different/new ways to contribute to Wikimedia projects. From 15th to 19th August, you are invited to fill some tasks related to the 2023 Wikimania theme: diversity - collaboration - future.

Who can participate?

Anyone can participate. New and experienced volunteers. Experienced volunteers are encouraged to mentor/support newcomers.

How to participate?

It's simple. Each day, choose one of the 16 tasks and fill them. Then, in the "Results" section, add your username and the link to your edits.

When does the challenge open and close?

The challenge starts on 0:00 AM UTC August 15th and closes on the 19th, of August at 11:59 PM UTC

How many tasks are there in the challenge?

There are a total of 16 tasks

Do I need to complete all the tasks?

No, you are encouraged to do what you can.

How many tasks should I complete to be rewarded?

We expect you to complete 50% of the tasks, meaning 8 of the 16 ones to be rewarded.

What are the rewards?

Barnstars, Digital postcards and digital Certificates are some of the rewards.

Can I continue after the challenge ends?

We will stop tracking and rewarding after the challenge closes. But, you are encouraged to continue contributing to any of the wiki projects

How are my edits counted?

After you complete a task, add your username and a link to your edits. That how we can track your contributions.

Can I mentor a newcomer?

If you are an experienced contributor to a project and want to mentor a newcomer to fill a task, you are welcome.

Do you have any other questions, or do you need to be matched with a mentor, please join our Telegram group.

Resources for new editors