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ISCB Wikipedia/Wikidata Competition

ISCB Student Wikipedia Competition

ISCB Student Wikipedia competition announcement 2020-21

ISCB announces its 10th 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 2020
Competition ends 14 May 2021
Judging panel shortlisting May-June 2021
Announcement of winners July 2021 (at ISMB/ECCB 2021)
To learn more or enter the competition, click here.