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Joburgpedia Writing Contest


Want to become part of a project that aims to increase Wikipedia coverage of iconic buildings around Johannesburg with historic and heritage importance?

Then enter our Joburgpedia Writing Contest and you / your school can win a cash prize of R 5 000.00

This competition runs for a period of 2 months from June to July 2014, and is open to residents of Gauteng, as well as schools who wish to participate as a team.

Articles, judged on quality and completeness, should focus on a Johannesburg Heritage Site of choice and can be submitted in English or a local language of choice.

Articles must be submitted online via Wikipedia. Participants are required to open an account (create a username, which is free of charge) and write their articles online. To submit an entry, simply send your username to theresa.hume@wikimedia.org.za so that we can access your article.

Guidelines on writing your article can be found at Article Assessment

The quality of the article must conform to Class B and above with the following minimum requirements:

- The article must be suitable referenced with inline citations where necessary
- The article reasonably covers the topic and does not contain omissions or inaccuracies
- The article has a defined structure
- The article is reasonably well-written.
- The article contains supporting materials where appropriate.
- The article presents its content in an appropriately understandable way.

For more information, please contact:

Theresa Hume

Or visit Joburgpedia

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