Feminism and Folklore is an international writing contest organized at Wikipedia annually in the month of February and March to document folk cultures and women in folklore in different regions of the world on Wikipedia
Organizing a local project for the Feminism and Folklore Writing Contest is an exciting opportunity to engage your community in the documentation of intangible cultural heritage. Below are guidelines to assist you in creating and managing a successful local project:
- Assemble a local campaign organizing team with a recommended limit of up to 5 people. A cohesive team will contribute to the success of your local campaign. We recommend at least one women participant from each local team.
- Decide the duration of your campaign. It can span across both February and March 2024 or focus on individual months such as February or Women’s History Month in March.
- Arrange local prizes with collaboration with local chapters/groups or request for Rapid support grant for supporting local prizes.
- Set up a dedicated Wikipedia page for your local campaign in your language. Share the page link in the Participating Communities list. Clearly outline how contributions will be collected, and provide necessary information for participants.
- Translate rules and guidelines into your language for better accessibility to local participants. A multilingual approach fosters inclusivity and wider engagement.
- Check for existing local Feminism and Folklore campaigns on your wiki. If one already exists, reach out to the organizer to offer support or volunteer assistance in reviewing/auditing articles.
- Actively engage with local editors, encouraging their participation in the campaign. Utilize platforms like the village pump, community bulletin board, mailing lists, site notices, and more to maximize awareness.
- Maintain a consistent call for participants throughout the campaign. Leverage various communication channels to ensure a broad reach within the local Wikimedia community.
- Choose a tool for calculating contributions and auditing edits. Review the work of participants, focusing on those who have made substantial edits exceeding 4,000 bytes with reliable references.
- Once the campaign concludes, promptly update the results on the designated results page. Include key statistics, achievements, and any notable contributions from participants.