Education/Newsletter/June 2014/Getting ready for WikiCamp 2014 Armenia

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Getting ready for WikiCamp 2014 Armenia

Wiki Camp 2014 Vanadzor
Workshop for Yeghvard high school students

By Lilit Tarkhanyan (Wikimedia Armenia)

Wikimedia Armenia is organizing a Wiki Youth Camp this summer in one of the most beautiful sites of Armenia, Vanadzor, with the support of the Wikimedia Foundation (6-20 July and 12-26 August 2014).

The Camp will bring together 100 active Wikimedia contributors between the ages of 14 and 20 who will be selected on the basis of volume and quantity of their contributions in Armenian Wikipedia. These editors will receive free passes to participate in the camping event. All the participants will spend 4 hours a day writing articles devoted to Armenia and Armenians in Eastern Armenian, Western Armenian or other languages for 14 consecutive days.

The WikiCamp application deadline is 20 June 2014. After which, the organization team will select those participants who best fit the WikiCamp requirements.

During their two-week stay, the participants of the camping event will master the tools of wiki editing and will write articles with the help of active Wikipedia editors. To facilitate the activities of the campers and make them more effective, digitized versions of literature in Eastern Armenian and Western Armenian will be posted on Armenian Wikisource. There will also be printed versions of literature, which may serve as a source for the articles to be written. The daily activities include Armenian song and dance lessons, screenings of Armenian films and meetings with renowned academics, writers and cultural figures.