Hi, *Wikimedians to the Games (W2G)* is a an opportunity for two Australian Wikimedians to go to London and cover the 2012 Summer Paralympics<http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2012_Summer_Paralympics> held in London for Wikinews <http://en.wikinews.org/wiki/>,Commons<http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/> and Wikipedia <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/>. W2G is played and won by skill of editing. The purpose W2G is to encourage content improvement related to the history of the Paralympic Movement in Australia and make editing on Wikipedia fun.
Wikimedians to the Games *begins on 10 January 2012* and is structured as a two round tournament. The plan for the tournament is as follows: 10 January 2012 to 20 April 2012We start with one group of all participants, with the top 4 from that group progressing to the second round. These four will be given press passes to cover the 2012 Paralympic Games. Points reset to zero at the round.22 April 2012 to 30 June 20124 participants left – the top two will earn paid transportation and accommodation to cover the Paralympic Games in person. For the full rules clarifying for what points can be awarded and other rules, see HOPAU/W2G/Rules<http://outreach.wikimedia.org/wiki/HOPAU/W2G/Rules>. However, the spirit of the rules are more important than the letter, and the judges reserve the right to deny points to anyone deemed to be abusing the system, as well as remove persistently problematic users from the competition. The judges for W2G include Laura Hale<http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User:LauraHale> and John Vandenberg <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User:John_Vandenberg>. They will be assisted by other judges including Sp33dyphil<http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User:Sp33dyphil>. They can be reached by their talk pages, the W2G talk page, by email or in the Wikimedia Australia IRC channel, #wikimedia-au<irc://irc.freenode.net/#wikimedia-au> connect <http://webchat.freenode.net/?channels=#wikimedia-au>. Also, check this page and its sub pages to see if your question was already answered. If you believe one of the contestants is abusing the spirit of the rules, intentionally submitting subpar articles with the aim of getting more W2G points, or anything similar, please contact one of the judges by email. They will look into the matter and take action if necessary. You can sign up at any time between 10 January and 20 April 2012 by following the directions on HOPAU/W2G/Participants<http://outreach.wikimedia.org/wiki/HOPAU/W2G/Participants> . Full project details are available at http://outreach.wikimedia.org/wiki/HOPAU/W2G . If you can't participate, we'd still appreciate if you could pass the word along to others who might know people who are interested. :) Thanks! Sincerely, Laura Hale -- mobile: 0412183663 twitter: purplepopple blog: ozziesport.com
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