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ISCB Wikipedia/Wikidata Competition

ISCB Student Wikipedia Competition

ISCB Student Wikipedia Competition announcement 2023-24

ISCB announces its 13th annual international competition to improve the coverage on Wikipedia of any topic relating to ISCB’s Bioinformatics Core Competencies.

A key component of the ISCB's mission to further the scientific understanding of living systems through computation is to communicate this knowledge to the public at large. Wikipedia has become an important way to communicate all types of science to the public and the ISCB aims to further its mission by increasing the quality of Wikipedia coverage of related topics, and by improving accessibility to this information via Wikipedia.

The competition is open to students and postdocs, either as individuals or as groups.

The prizes for the best Wikipedia articles in any language provided by the ISCB will be:

• 1st prize - $500 (USD) and 1 year membership to the ISCB.
• 2nd prize - $250 (USD) and 1 year membership to the ISCB.
• 3rd prize - $150 (USD) and 1 year membership to the ISCB.

Competition entries open 01 September 2023
Competition ends 03 May 2024
Judging panel shortlisting May-June 2024
Announcement of winners July 2024 (at ISMB 2024)
To learn more or enter the competition, click here.