[WMCEE-l] Hungarian Revolution of 1956 article writing contest

Samat samat78 at gmail.com
Mon Sep 19 23:49:59 CEST 2016

Dear All,

Hungary celebrates the 60 year anniversary of the Hungarian Revolution of
1956 [1] in October 2016. The revolution had a big impact not only on the
Hungarian history in the second half of the 20th century, but also on the
whole "Eastern Bloc", and indirectly (several 100 thousands of Hungarians
moved to other countries all over the world as refugees) on the whole world.

Wikimedia Hungary will organize an article writing contest and an
edit-a-thon for this anniversary (in the frame of a cooperation with a
university and with a library), and I had an idea, that this could be even
an international (regional) contest.

(Polish Institute in Budapest wanted to support the contest with special
prizes for the articles related to Poland, but most of the articles in this
topic are already written. But what about the articles in Polish language??

The idea is simple: writing or significantly improving Wikipedia articles
on many languages in this topic (not only in history, but also in many
other effected fields, like literature, arts, films, etc.). We can make it
easy: we only need one coordinator per country, some hours of work with the
article lists (for example in matrix format like for the CEE Spring),
making some publicity in the local community (+CentralNotice?) and a way to
judge the best submissions at the end (jury or community based judgement).
We can discuss about the prizes: WM-HU has (limited) possibilities to offer
reasonable international prizes if it is necessary.

I prepared a page (structure) on meta for the contest [2]

[1]: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hungarian_Revolution_of_1956
[2]: https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Hungarian_Revolution_of_1956

Please let me know your thoughts. I hope, many of you like the idea and
will join.

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