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The contest department of the Military history WikiProject aims to motivate increased quality in military history articles by offering a form of friendly competition for project members making improvements to them. The primary contest available is a simple rolling competition that awards points for improving articles, as originally developed by the LGBT studies WikiProject.

Translation contestEdit

Barnstars will be awarded to those who help reduce the backlog of notable military history articles that are available in Russian but not English. Full translation of 25 redlinked biographies and other military history articles from the lists will result in a Soviet Barnstar of National Merit; 50 will result in the awarding of the Translation Barnstar, 75 will result in the Writer's barnstar, and any user who translates 100 articles in full will be awarded the Rosetta Barnstar. Stubs or copy-pasted machine-translated content without copyediting will not be counted in the barnstar tally. Please ping PlanespotterA320 if you have questions about the contest.

General contestEdit

How it worksEdit

Instructions for contestants

The contest is simple in structure and administered by the project coordinators. The following instructions apply:

  1. The contest runs from the first to last day of each month. At the start of the month, editors may pre-emptively nominate the articles they intend on improving (and then have until the end of the month to make the improvements), or they may simply list the articles that they have worked on at the end of the month.
  2. Points are awarded based on an article progressing up the assessment scale. To be eligible, articles should be re-assessed within the scoring period.
  3. The claiming editor must have made a meaningful change to an aspect of the article that leads directly to an increase in its assessment rating. Such improvements can be focused on one or more aspects of the B-class criteria. For instance, adding references, improving structure or grammar, adding images, or expanding content; these changes should be significant and incidental changes should not be claimed. The claiming editor will be the main contributor (or co-contributor) to the article for the month.
  4. As articles are improved throughout the month, contestants should list their articles at WP:MHA for independent re-assessment, although it is acceptable to self-assess up to C-class.
  5. Once an article has been re-assessed, contestants are expected to update the entries subpage with the improved assessment class and the claimed points, based on the points table (see below).
  6. At the end of the month, no new entries should be added to the entries subpage until it has been reset by a project coordinator as part of the closing process (detailed separately in the instructions to coordinators).
Instructions for coordinators

Detailed instructions for coordinators can be found here.

Points table
Ending class
Start
/List
C/
CL
B/
BL
GA A/
AL
FA/
FL
Beginning
class
None/Stub +1 +3 +6 +11 +21 +26
Start/List +2 +5 +10 +20 +25
C/CL +3 +8 +18 +23
B/BL +5 +15 +20
GA +10 +15
A/AL +5


Contest entriesEdit

The beginning class of the article is the classification at the beginning of the month. Please add entries in alphabetical order by user name in the following form:

| [[User:Username|]] || [[Talk:Article name]] || Entry class || End class || Points || Checked
|-

Nominees should track their own entries, updating the table with the new classes and points claimed/earned as articles are reclassified (to avoid month-end congestion). This is self-scoring (but not self-assessing) so requests for assessments should be made through the normal channels (i.e. at WP:MHAR up to and including B-Class), although nominees may self-assess articles up to C-class at discretion. At month end, the closing coordinator will check the points claimed, sign the "checked" box, and tally each entrant's points up; and update the yearly scoreboard.

Note
Entries may be progressively checked through the scoring period. If a "checked" nomination is upgraded, the nominator must remove a notation that the nomination has been checked.


For the scoring period ending 31 July 2019Edit

Current contest scoreboardEdit

  • Entrants should update this during the contest scoring periods when adding entries.
Contestant Articles Points
AustralianRupert 4 22
Chetsford 4 29
Djmaschek 1 6
Gog the Mild 2 31
Parsecboy 4 24
Peacemaker67 3 25
PlanespotterA320 3 12
Sturmvogel_66 7 60
Zawed 1 5
Nominee Article Entry class End class Points Checked
AustralianRupert Talk:3rd Motor Brigade (Australia) stub B 6
AustralianRupert Talk:20th Pioneer Battalion (Australia) new B 6
AustralianRupert Talk:4th Light Horse Brigade start B 5
AustralianRupert Talk:Battle for Baby 700 start B 5
Chetsford Talk:United States Zouave Cadets B A 15
Chetsford Talk:Douglas Albert Munro GA A 10
Chetsford Talk:Panther City Fencibles none Start 1
Chetsford Talk:Ross Volunteers none C 3
Djmaschek Talk:9th Texas Cavalry Regiment stub B 6
Gog the Mild Talk:Crécy campaign GA FA 15
Gog the Mild Talk:Black Prince's chevauchée of 1355 - GA 16
Parsecboy Talk:USS West Virginia (BB-48) B GA 5
Parsecboy Talk:Royal Sardinian Navy NA B 6
Parsecboy Talk:French battleship Richelieu C GA 8
Parsecboy Talk:List of screw corvettes of Germany AL FL 5
Peacemaker67 Talk:HMS Mallow (K81) GA A 10
Peacemaker67 Talk:Ba Congress Start B 5
Peacemaker67 Talk:Peter Badcoe GA A 10
PlanespotterA320 Talk:Grigory Okhay stub start 1
PlanespotterA320 Talk:Ivan Polbin stub B 6
PlanespotterA320 Talk:Alexander Molodchy start B 6
Sturmvogel_66 Talk:Russian battleship Dvenadsat Apostolov A FA 5
Sturmvogel_66 Talk:Lord Nelson-class battleship B GA 5
Sturmvogel_66 Talk:Type 39 torpedo boat B GA 5
Sturmvogel_66 Talk:French battleship France GA FA 15
Sturmvogel_66 Talk:French battleship Iéna GA A 10
Sturmvogel_66 Talk:Japanese battleship Yashima GA A 10
Sturmvogel_66 Talk:HMS Bulwark (1899) GA A 10
Zawed Talk:Frederick Fisher (soldier) start B 5

For the scoring period ending 30 June 2019Edit

Current contest scoreboardEdit

  • Entrants should update this during the contest scoring periods when adding entries.
Contestant Articles Points
Auntieruth 1 10
AustralianRupert 12 70
Djmaschek 1 6
Gog the Mild 4 33
L293D 1 10
Parsecboy 7 53
Peacemaker67 4 25
PlanespotterA320 12 67
Sturmvogel_66 17 111
TeriEmbrey 1 3
Zawed 3 22


Nominee Article Entry class End class Points Checked
Auntieruth Talk:Rhine Campaign of 1795 GA A 10 Peacemaker67 (click to talk to me) 00:15, 29 June 2019 (UTC)
AustralianRupert Talk:2nd Armoured Brigade (Australia) stub GA 11 Peacemaker67 (click to talk to me) 00:15, 29 June 2019 (UTC)
AustralianRupert Talk:6th Motor Brigade (Australia) stub B 6 Peacemaker67 (click to talk to me) 00:18, 29 June 2019 (UTC)
AustralianRupert Talk:7th/21st Light Horse Regiment (Australia) stub B 6 Peacemaker67 (click to talk to me) 00:18, 29 June 2019 (UTC)
AustralianRupert Talk:4th Cavalry Brigade (Australia) stub B 6 Peacemaker67 (click to talk to me) 00:18, 29 June 2019 (UTC)
AustralianRupert Talk:4th Motor Brigade (Australia) stub B 6 Peacemaker67 (click to talk to me) 00:18, 29 June 2019 (UTC)
AustralianRupert Talk:1st Motor Brigade (Australia) stub B 6 Peacemaker67 (click to talk to me) 00:18, 29 June 2019 (UTC)
AustralianRupert Talk:Battle of Sangshak C B 3 Peacemaker67 (click to talk to me) 00:20, 29 June 2019 (UTC)
AustralianRupert Talk:Operation Agas start B 5 Peacemaker67 (click to talk to me) 00:20, 29 June 2019 (UTC)
AustralianRupert Talk:Operation Semut start B 5 Peacemaker67 (click to talk to me) 00:20, 29 June 2019 (UTC)
AustralianRupert Talk:1st Armoured Brigade (Australia) B GA 5 Peacemaker67 (click to talk to me) 00:15, 29 June 2019 (UTC)
AustralianRupert Talk:2nd Motor Brigade (Australia) stub B 6 Peacemaker67 (click to talk to me) 00:20, 29 June 2019 (UTC)
AustralianRupert Talk:Battle of Damascus (1941) start B 5 Peacemaker67 (click to talk to me) 09:10, 30 June 2019 (UTC)
Djmaschek Talk:3-inch Ordnance rifle none B 6 Peacemaker67 (click to talk to me) 00:20, 29 June 2019 (UTC)
Gog the Mild Talk:Battle of Blanchetaque A FA 5 Peacemaker67 (click to talk to me) 00:15, 29 June 2019 (UTC)
Gog the Mild Talk:Battle of Crécy C GA 8 Peacemaker67 (click to talk to me) 00:15, 29 June 2019 (UTC)
Gog the Mild Talk:Battle of Cape Ecnomus GA A 10 Peacemaker67 (click to talk to me) 00:15, 29 June 2019 (UTC)
Gog the Mild Talk:Battle of Sluys GA A 10 Peacemaker67 (click to talk to me) 00:15, 29 June 2019 (UTC)
L293D Talk:1974 White House helicopter incident Start GA 10 Peacemaker67 (click to talk to me) 00:15, 29 June 2019 (UTC)
Parsecboy Talk:HMS Ramillies (07) GA A 10 Peacemaker67 (click to talk to me) 02:30, 30 June 2019 (UTC)
Parsecboy Talk:Revenge-class battleship start GA 10 Peacemaker67 (click to talk to me) 03:01, 30 June 2019 (UTC)
Parsecboy Talk:List of battleships of Japan list B 5 Peacemaker67 (click to talk to me) 09:10, 30 June 2019 (UTC)
Parsecboy Talk:French battleship Jauréguiberry A FA 5 Peacemaker67 (click to talk to me) 03:01, 30 June 2019 (UTC)
Parsecboy Talk:SMS Nymphe (1863) GA A 10 Peacemaker67 (click to talk to me) 02:30, 30 June 2019 (UTC)
Parsecboy Talk:Dunkerque-class battleship C GA 8 Peacemaker67 (click to talk to me) 03:01, 30 June 2019 (UTC)
Parsecboy Talk:SMS Hannover A FA 5 Peacemaker67 (click to talk to me) 03:01, 30 June 2019 (UTC)
Peacemaker67 Talk:Albona-class minelayer GA A 10 Sturmvogel 66 (talk) 20:02, 30 June 2019 (UTC)
Peacemaker67 Talk:George Gosse B GA 5 Sturmvogel 66 (talk) 20:02, 30 June 2019 (UTC)
Peacemaker67 Talk:Lionel Matthews B GA 5 Sturmvogel 66 (talk) 20:02, 30 June 2019 (UTC)
Peacemaker67 Talk:Arthur Sullivan (Australian soldier) B GA 5 Sturmvogel 66 (talk) 20:02, 30 June 2019 (UTC)
PlanespotterA320 Talk:Vasily Petrov (general) - B 6 Sturmvogel 66 (talk) 20:09, 30 June 2019 (UTC)
PlanespotterA320 Talk:Ivan Mikhailichenko stub B 6 Sturmvogel 66 (talk) 20:09, 30 June 2019 (UTC)
PlanespotterA320 Talk:Pavel Taran - B 6 Sturmvogel 66 (talk) 20:09, 30 June 2019 (UTC)
PlanespotterA320 Talk:Yekaterina Zelenko start B 5 Sturmvogel 66 (talk) 20:09, 30 June 2019 (UTC)
PlanespotterA320 Talk:Ivan Vorobyov (pilot) stub B 6 Sturmvogel 66 (talk) 20:09, 30 June 2019 (UTC)
PlanespotterA320 Talk:Sergey Gritsevets start B 5 Sturmvogel 66 (talk) 20:09, 30 June 2019 (UTC)
PlanespotterA320 Talk:Mariya Nesterenko - C 3 Sturmvogel 66 (talk) 20:09, 30 June 2019 (UTC)
PlanespotterA320 Talk:Sergei Denisov (aviator) stub B 6 Sturmvogel 66 (talk) 20:09, 30 June 2019 (UTC)
PlanespotterA320 Talk:Viktor Golubev stub B 6 Sturmvogel 66 (talk) 20:09, 30 June 2019 (UTC)
PlanespotterA320 Talk:Mikhail Bondarenko (pilot) stub B 6 Sturmvogel 66 (talk) 20:09, 30 June 2019 (UTC)
PlanespotterA320 Talk:Anatoly Brandys stub B 6 Sturmvogel 66 (talk) 20:09, 30 June 2019 (UTC)
PlanespotterA320 Talk:Grigory Kravchenko stub B 6 Sturmvogel 66 (talk) 20:09, 30 June 2019 (UTC)
Sturmvogel_66 Talk:HMS Raleigh (1919) start B 5 Kges1901 (talk) 11:01, 1 July 2019 (UTC)
Sturmvogel_66 Talk:HMS Glasgow (1909) start GA 10 Peacemaker67 (click to talk to me) 03:01, 30 June 2019 (UTC)
Sturmvogel_66 Talk:Russian battleship Dvenadsat Apostolov GA A 10 Peacemaker67 (click to talk to me) 03:01, 30 June 2019 (UTC)
Sturmvogel_66 Talk:HMS Ramillies (07) GA A 10 Peacemaker67 (click to talk to me) 02:30, 30 June 2019 (UTC)
Sturmvogel_66 Talk:Japanese cruiser Agano start GA 10 Peacemaker67 (click to talk to me) 03:01, 30 June 2019 (UTC)
Sturmvogel_66 Talk:Christopher Cradock start GA 10 Peacemaker67 (click to talk to me) 03:01, 30 June 2019 (UTC)
Sturmvogel_66 Talk:Revenge-class battleship start GA 10 Peacemaker67 (click to talk to me) 03:01, 30 June 2019 (UTC)
Sturmvogel_66 Talk:HMS Scott (1917) C B 3 Kges1901 (talk) 11:01, 1 July 2019 (UTC)
Sturmvogel_66 Talk:Lord Nelson-class battleship C B 3 Kges1901 (talk) 11:01, 1 July 2019 (UTC)
Sturmvogel_66 Talk:List of battleships of Japan list B 5 Kges1901 (talk) 11:01, 1 July 2019 (UTC)
Sturmvogel_66 Talk:French battleship Jean Bart A FA 5 Peacemaker67 (click to talk to me) 03:01, 30 June 2019 (UTC)
Sturmvogel_66 Talk:French battleship Jauréguiberry A FA 5 Peacemaker67 (click to talk to me) 03:01, 30 June 2019 (UTC)
Sturmvogel_66 Talk:Soviet destroyer Sposobny (1940) B GA 5 Peacemaker67 (click to talk to me) 03:01, 30 June 2019 (UTC)
Sturmvogel_66 Talk:German torpedo boat T30 B GA 5 Peacemaker67 (click to talk to me) 03:01, 30 June 2019 (UTC)
Sturmvogel_66 Talk:German torpedo boat T31 B GA 5 Peacemaker67 (click to talk to me) 03:01, 30 June 2019 (UTC)
Sturmvogel_66 Talk:HMS Kent (1901) B GA 5 Peacemaker67 (click to talk to me) 03:01, 30 June 2019 (UTC)
Sturmvogel_66 Talk:Andrei Pervozvanny-class battleship B GA 5 Peacemaker67 (click to talk to me) 09:11, 30 June 2019 (UTC)
TeriEmbrey Talk:Thomas Q. Ashburn (general) stub C 3 Sturmvogel 66 (talk) 20:11, 30 June 2019 (UTC)
Zawed Talk:Hangard Wood British Cemetery none B 6 Sturmvogel 66 (talk) 20:11, 30 June 2019 (UTC)
Zawed Talk:Couin New British Cemetery none B 6 Sturmvogel 66 (talk) 20:11, 30 June 2019 (UTC)
Zawed Talk:John Gildroy Grant GA A 10 Peacemaker67 (click to talk to me) 02:30, 30 June 2019 (UTC)

Scoreboard: Military History Writers' Contest Cup 2019Edit

  • Note: Entrants should not update this during the contest scoring periods. The co-ordinator who closes the contest will update the scoreboard at the end of each month once entries have been verified.
  • Updated as of: April 2019
Contestant Articles
last month
Points
last month
Total
articles
Total
points
47thPennVols 0 0 7 42
AuntieRuth55 1 6 1 6
AustralianRupert 2 9 15 69
Chetsford 0 0 15 54
Djmaschek 1 6 12 66
Gog the Mild 3 36 17 139
Kges1901 0 0 29 163
L293D 0 0 19 147
Parsecboy 24 158 56 378
Peacemaker67 8 59 17 124
PlanespotterA320 8 13 8 13
Sturmvogel 66 34 180 114 724
Zawed 4 26 31 181

LogEdit

Older logs (April 2007–August 2009) may be viewed here. Other logs, featuring the new scoring system (September 2009 to 2016), are located here. The latest archive (2017–onwards) is here.

Past contestsEdit