Education/News/September 2021/WikiXLaEducación: New contest to include articles about education on Wikipedia

#WikiXLaEducación: New contest to include articles about education on Wikipedia

Social Media channels or hashtags: Regional contest: #WikiPorLaEducación

Summary: We would like to invite teachers, researchers and anybody interested to participate in this #wikicontest to create and improve the content on Wikipedia about education and pedagogies in Latinamerica and the Caribbean. Visit WikiPorLaEducación en Latinoamérica y el Caribe for more information on the terms, conditions and prizes of the contest (open until 10/24!)

Local chapters and user groups of the Wikimedia movement in Latin America and the Caribbean with support from the Education team at the Wikimedia Foundation are organizing a contest to create and improve the content on Wikipedia, the free online encyclopedia, about education and pedagogies in Latinamerica. Wiki por la Educación starts next Tuesday, August 24 and is open for participation until October 24, 2021. The event is organized by Wikimedia México, Wikimedia Chile, Wikimedia Colombia, Wikimedistas de Bolivia, Wikimedia Argentina, Wikimedia Venezuela, and Wikimedia Foundation.

Participation in the contest is free and it’s open for teachers, researchers, and everybody interested in the topic. Besides, it will offer Amazon giftcards for the values of USD 100, USD 75, and USD 50 as prizes for the winners.

“Wikipedia is a tool that is available for students all over the world to research, contribute and build knowledge from their own contexts and in their own languages”, says Luisina Ferrante, Education and Human Rights Manager of Wikimedia Argentina. In that sense, “this contest seeks to provide support and guidance to the educators, students and institutions of the region in their process of editing and including the Wikimedia projects from a pedagogical perspective”, she adds.

Register to participate in the contest and find more information about the terms and conditions visiting: Participants

See more information about the contest visiting: Contest Presentation #WikipediaXLaEducación