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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 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 11 60
Djmaschek 1 6
Gog the Mild 3 23
L293D 1 10
Parsecboy 6 48
Peacemaker67 4 25
PlanespotterA320 5 29
Sturmvogel_66 13 83
TeriEmbrey 1
Zawed 3 22


Nominee Article Entry class End class Points Checked
Auntieruth Talk:Rhine Campaign of 1795 GA A 10
AustralianRupert Talk:2nd Armoured Brigade (Australia) stub B 6
AustralianRupert Talk:6th Motor Brigade (Australia) stub B 6
AustralianRupert Talk:7th/21st Light Horse Regiment (Australia) stub B 6
AustralianRupert Talk:4th Cavalry Brigade (Australia) stub B 6
AustralianRupert Talk:4th Motor Brigade (Australia) stub B 6
AustralianRupert Talk:1st Motor Brigade (Australia) stub B 6
AustralianRupert Talk:Battle of Sangshak C B 3
AustralianRupert Talk:Operation Agas start B 5
AustralianRupert Talk:Operation Semut start B 5
AustralianRupert Talk:1st Armoured Brigade (Australia) B GA 5
AustralianRupert Talk:2nd Motor Brigade (Australia) stub B 6
Djmaschek Talk:3-inch Ordnance rifle none B 6
Gog the Mild Talk:Battle of Blanchetaque A FA 5
Gog the Mild Talk:Battle of Crécy C GA 8
Gog the Mild Talk:Battle of Cape Ecnomus GA A 10
L293D Talk:1974 White House helicopter incident Start GA 10
Parsecboy Talk:HMS Ramillies (07) GA A 10
Parsecboy Talk:Revenge-class battleship start GA 10
Parsecboy Talk:List of battleships of Japan list B 5
Parsecboy Talk:French battleship Jauréguiberry A FA 5
Parsecboy Talk:SMS Nymphe (1863) GA A 10
Parsecboy Talk:Dunkerque-class battleship C GA 8
Peacemaker67 Talk:Albona-class minelayer GA A 10
Peacemaker67 Talk:George Gosse B GA 5
Peacemaker67 Talk:Lionel Matthews B GA 5
Peacemaker67 Talk:Arthur Sullivan (Australian soldier) B GA 5
PlanespotterA320 Talk:Vasily Petrov (general) - B 6
PlanespotterA320 Talk:Ivan Mikhailichenko stub B 6
PlanespotterA320 Talk:Pavel Taran - B 6
PlanespotterA320 Talk:Yekaterina Zelenko start B 5
PlanespotterA320 Talk:Ivan Vorobyov stub B 6
Sturmvogel_66 Talk:HMS Raleigh (1919) start B 5
Sturmvogel_66 Talk:HMS Glasgow (1909) start GA 10
Sturmvogel_66 Talk:Russian battleship Dvenadsat Apostolov GA A 10
Sturmvogel_66 Talk:HMS Ramillies (07) GA A 10
Sturmvogel_66 Talk:Revenge-class battleship start GA 10
Sturmvogel_66 Talk:HMS Scott (1917) C B 3
Sturmvogel_66 Talk:List of battleships of Japan list B 5
Sturmvogel_66 Talk:French battleship Jean Bart A FA 5
Sturmvogel_66 Talk:French battleship Jauréguiberry A FA 5
Sturmvogel_66 Talk:Soviet destroyer Sposobny (1940) B GA 5
Sturmvogel_66 Talk:German torpedo boat T30 B GA 5
Sturmvogel_66 Talk:German torpedo boat T31 B GA 5
Sturmvogel_66 Talk:HMS Kent (1901) B GA 5
TeriEmbrey Talk:Thomas Q. Ashburn (general) stub C
Zawed Talk:Hangard Wood British Cemetery none B 6
Zawed Talk:Couin New British Cemetery none B 6
Zawed Talk:John Gildroy Grant GA A 10

For the scoring period ending 31 May 2019Edit

Current contest scoreboardEdit

  • Entrants should update this during the contest scoring periods when adding entries.
Contestant Articles Points
AustralianRupert 2 9
Auntieruth 1 6
Djmaschek 1 6
Gog the Mild 3 36
Parsecboy 24 158
Peacemaker67 8 59
PlanespotterA230 8 13
Sturmvogel_66 34 180
Zawed 4 26


Nominee Article Entry class End class Points Checked
AustralianRupert Talk:1st Armoured Brigade (Australia) Stub B 6 Sturmvogel 66 (talk) 20:40, 30 May 2019 (UTC)
AustralianRupert Talk:18th Light Horse Regiment C B 3 Sturmvogel 66 (talk) 20:40, 30 May 2019 (UTC)
Auntieruth Talk:Siege of Mannheim (1795) stub B 6 Sturmvogel 66 (talk) 20:40, 30 May 2019 (UTC)
Djmaschek Talk:James Duncan (United States Army officer) stub B 6 Sturmvogel 66 (talk) 20:40, 30 May 2019 (UTC)
Gog the Mild Talk:Siege of Calais (1346–1347) Start A 20 Peacemaker67 (click to talk to me) 01:04, 4 June 2019 (UTC)
Gog the Mild Talk:Battle of Caen (1346) A FA 5 Sturmvogel 66 (talk) 20:40, 30 May 2019 (UTC)
Gog the Mild Talk:Chevauchée of Edward III (1346) stub GA 11 Sturmvogel 66 (talk) 20:40, 30 May 2019 (UTC)
Parsecboy Talk:List of torpedo cruisers of Italy AL FL 5 Sturmvogel 66 (talk) 00:37, 31 May 2019 (UTC)
Parsecboy Talk:SMS Friedrich Carl GA A 10 Sturmvogel 66 (talk) 00:37, 31 May 2019 (UTC)
Parsecboy Talk:USS Alabama (BB-60) C GA 8 Sturmvogel 66 (talk) 00:37, 31 May 2019 (UTC)
Parsecboy Talk:USS South Dakota (BB-57) C GA 8 Sturmvogel 66 (talk) 00:37, 31 May 2019 (UTC)
Parsecboy Talk:USS North Carolina (BB-55) B GA 5 Sturmvogel 66 (talk) 00:37, 31 May 2019 (UTC)
Parsecboy Talk:USS Washington (BB-56) B GA 5 Sturmvogel 66 (talk) 00:37, 31 May 2019 (UTC)
Parsecboy Talk:Tennessee-class battleship Start GA 10 Sturmvogel 66 (talk) 00:37, 31 May 2019 (UTC)
Parsecboy Talk:Russian ship Rostislav (1844) NA B 6 Sturmvogel 66 (talk) 00:37, 31 May 2019 (UTC)
Parsecboy Talk:Russian ship Imperatritsa Maria (1853) NA B 6 Sturmvogel 66 (talk) 00:37, 31 May 2019 (UTC)
Parsecboy Talk:Russian ship Chesma (1849) NA B 6 Sturmvogel 66 (talk) 00:37, 31 May 2019 (UTC)
Parsecboy Talk:Russian ship Khrabryi NA B 6 Sturmvogel 66 (talk) 00:37, 31 May 2019 (UTC)
Parsecboy Talk:Russian ship Sultan Makhmud NA B 6 Sturmvogel 66 (talk) 00:37, 31 May 2019 (UTC)
Parsecboy Talk:Russian ship Trekh Ierarkhov (1838) NA B 6 Sturmvogel 66 (talk) 00:37, 31 May 2019 (UTC)
Parsecboy Talk:Russian ship Sviatoslav (1845) NA B 6 Sturmvogel 66 (talk) 00:37, 31 May 2019 (UTC)
Parsecboy Talk:Russian ship Varna NA B 6 Sturmvogel 66 (talk) 00:37, 31 May 2019 (UTC)
Parsecboy Talk:Russian ship Iagudiil (1843) NA B 6 Sturmvogel 66 (talk) 00:37, 31 May 2019 (UTC)
Parsecboy Talk:Russian ship Selafail (1840) NA B 6 Sturmvogel 66 (talk) 00:37, 31 May 2019 (UTC)
Parsecboy Talk:Russian ship Uriil (1840) NA B 6 Sturmvogel 66 (talk) 00:37, 31 May 2019 (UTC)
Parsecboy Talk:Russian ship Arkhangel Gavriil NA B 6 Sturmvogel 66 (talk) 00:37, 31 May 2019 (UTC)
Parsecboy Talk:Sultan Makhmud-class ship of the line NA B 6 Sturmvogel 66 (talk) 00:37, 31 May 2019 (UTC)
Parsecboy Talk:Khrabryi-class ship of the line NA B 6 Sturmvogel 66 (talk) 00:37, 31 May 2019 (UTC)
Parsecboy Talk:Normandie-class battleship GA A 10 Sturmvogel 66 (talk) 00:37, 31 May 2019 (UTC)
Parsecboy Talk:L 20e α-class battleship A FA 5 Sturmvogel 66 (talk) 00:37, 31 May 2019 (UTC)
Parsecboy Talk:French battleship Strasbourg C GA 8 Sturmvogel 66 (talk) 00:37, 31 May 2019 (UTC)
Peacemaker67 Talk:Roy Inwood GA A 10 Sturmvogel 66 (talk) 00:44, 31 May 2019 (UTC)
Peacemaker67 Talk:Bill Kibby C GA 8 Sturmvogel 66 (talk) 00:44, 31 May 2019 (UTC)
Peacemaker67 Talk:George Gosse Stub B 6 Sturmvogel 66 (talk) 00:44, 31 May 2019 (UTC)
Peacemaker67 Talk:Lionel Matthews Start B 5 Sturmvogel 66 (talk) 00:44, 31 May 2019 (UTC)
Peacemaker67 Talk:Peter Badcoe Start GA 10 Sturmvogel 66 (talk) 00:44, 31 May 2019 (UTC)
Peacemaker67 Talk:Waterloo Bay massacre A FA 5 Sturmvogel 66 (talk) 00:44, 31 May 2019 (UTC)
Peacemaker67 Talk:James Park Woods A FA 5 Sturmvogel 66 (talk) 00:44, 31 May 2019 (UTC)
Peacemaker67 Talk:John Leak GA A 10 Sturmvogel 66 (talk) 02:47, 4 June 2019 (UTC)
PlanespotterA320 Talk:Ivan Boyko stub C 3 Peacemaker67 (click to talk to me) 02:11, 4 June 2019 (UTC)
PlanespotterA320 Talk:Kanti Abdurakhmanov start C 2 Peacemaker67 (click to talk to me) 02:31, 4 June 2019 (UTC)
PlanespotterA320 Talk:Afanasy Beloborodov stub C 3 Peacemaker67 (click to talk to me) 02:11, 4 June 2019 (UTC)
PlanespotterA320 Talk:Nikolai Stolyarov - Start 1 Peacemaker67 (click to talk to me) 02:28, 4 June 2019 (UTC)
PlanespotterA320 Talk:Ivan Stepanenko - Start 1 Peacemaker67 (click to talk to me) 02:28, 4 June 2019 (UTC)
PlanespotterA320 Talk:Aleksey Ryazanov (pilot) - Start 1 Peacemaker67 (click to talk to me) 02:30, 4 June 2019 (UTC)
PlanespotterA320 Talk:Aleksey Smirnov (pilot) - Start 1 Peacemaker67 (click to talk to me) 02:30, 4 June 2019 (UTC)
PlanespotterA320 Talk:Mikhail Stepanishchev - Start 1 Peacemaker67 (click to talk to me) 02:30, 4 June 2019 (UTC)
Sturmvogel_66 Talk:Lion-class battleship A FA 5 Peacemaker67 (click to talk to me) 01:04, 4 June 2019 (UTC)
Sturmvogel_66 Talk:Taiyō-class escort carrier B GA 5 Peacemaker67 (click to talk to me) 01:04, 4 June 2019 (UTC)
Sturmvogel_66 Talk:French destroyer Fleuret (1938) stub B 6 Peacemaker67 (click to talk to me) 01:08, 4 June 2019 (UTC)
Sturmvogel_66 Talk:French destroyer Le Hardi start B 5 Peacemaker67 (click to talk to me) 01:54, 4 June 2019 (UTC)
Sturmvogel_66 Talk:French destroyer Épée (1938) stub B 6 Peacemaker67 (click to talk to me) 01:08, 4 June 2019 (UTC)
Sturmvogel_66 Talk:French destroyer Le Flibustier stub B 6 Peacemaker67 (click to talk to me) 01:08, 4 June 2019 (UTC)
Sturmvogel_66 Talk:French destroyer Siroco (1939) stub B 6 Peacemaker67 (click to talk to me) 01:08, 4 June 2019 (UTC)
Sturmvogel_66 Talk:French destroyer Lansquenet (1939) stub B 6 Peacemaker67 (click to talk to me) 01:08, 4 June 2019 (UTC)
Sturmvogel_66 Talk:French destroyer Casque (1938) stub B 6 Peacemaker67 (click to talk to me) 01:08, 4 June 2019 (UTC)
Sturmvogel_66 Talk:French destroyer Mameluk stub B 6 Peacemaker67 (click to talk to me) 01:08, 4 June 2019 (UTC)
Sturmvogel_66 Talk:French destroyer L'Audacieux start B 5 Peacemaker67 (click to talk to me) 01:54, 4 June 2019 (UTC)
Sturmvogel_66 Talk:French destroyer L'Indomptable start B 5 Peacemaker67 (click to talk to me) 01:54, 4 June 2019 (UTC)
Sturmvogel_66 Talk:French destroyer Le Fantasque start B 5 Peacemaker67 (click to talk to me) 01:54, 4 June 2019 (UTC)
Sturmvogel_66 Talk:French destroyer Le Terrible start B 5 Peacemaker67 (click to talk to me) 01:54, 4 June 2019 (UTC)
Sturmvogel_66 Talk:French destroyer Le Malin start B 5 Peacemaker67 (click to talk to me) 01:54, 4 June 2019 (UTC)
Sturmvogel_66 Talk:Normandie-class battleship GA A 10 Peacemaker67 (click to talk to me) 01:04, 4 June 2019 (UTC)
Sturmvogel_66 Talk:German torpedo boat T29 B GA 5 Peacemaker67 (click to talk to me) 01:04, 4 June 2019 (UTC)
Sturmvogel_66 Talk:HMS Forward (1904) start B 5 Peacemaker67 (click to talk to me) 01:54, 4 June 2019 (UTC)
Sturmvogel_66 Talk:HMS Foresight (1904) start B 5 Peacemaker67 (click to talk to me) 01:54, 4 June 2019 (UTC)
Sturmvogel_66 Talk:Forward-class cruiser start B 5 Peacemaker67 (click to talk to me) 01:54, 4 June 2019 (UTC)
Sturmvogel_66 Talk:HMS Patrol (1904) start B 5 Peacemaker67 (click to talk to me) 01:54, 4 June 2019 (UTC)
Sturmvogel_66 Talk:Pathfinder-class cruiser start B 5 Peacemaker67 (click to talk to me) 01:54, 4 June 2019 (UTC)
Sturmvogel_66 Talk:HMS Sentinel (1904) start B 5 Peacemaker67 (click to talk to me) 01:54, 4 June 2019 (UTC)
Sturmvogel_66 Talk:HMS Skirmisher (1905) start B 5 Peacemaker67 (click to talk to me) 01:54, 4 June 2019 (UTC)
Sturmvogel_66 Talk:Sentinel-class cruiser start B 5 Peacemaker67 (click to talk to me) 01:54, 4 June 2019 (UTC)
Sturmvogel_66 Talk:HMS Adventure (1904) C B 3 Peacemaker67 (click to talk to me) 02:03, 4 June 2019 (UTC)
Sturmvogel_66 Talk:HMS Attentive (1904) start B 5 Peacemaker67 (click to talk to me) 01:54, 4 June 2019 (UTC)
Sturmvogel_66 Talk:Adventure-class cruiser start B 5 Peacemaker67 (click to talk to me) 01:54, 4 June 2019 (UTC)
Sturmvogel_66 Talk:HMS Fiji (58) start B 5 Peacemaker67 (click to talk to me) 01:54, 4 June 2019 (UTC)
Sturmvogel_66 Talk:HMS Scott (1917) start C 2 Peacemaker67 (click to talk to me) 01:48, 4 June 2019 (UTC)
Sturmvogel_66 Talk:HMAS Parramatta (D55) start B 5 Peacemaker67 (click to talk to me) 01:54, 4 June 2019 (UTC)
Sturmvogel_66 Talk:USS Hornet (CV-12) C GA 8 Peacemaker67 (click to talk to me) 01:04, 4 June 2019 (UTC)
Zawed Talk:William Edgar Holmes stub B 6 Peacemaker67 (click to talk to me) 01:08, 4 June 2019 (UTC)
Zawed Talk:Thomas Orde Lawder Wilkinson start B 5 Peacemaker67 (click to talk to me) 01:54, 4 June 2019 (UTC)
Zawed Talk:Thomas Pryce start B 5 Peacemaker67 (click to talk to me) 01:54, 4 June 2019 (UTC)
Zawed Talk:William Hardham GA A 10 Peacemaker67 (click to talk to me) 01:04, 4 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