*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
 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
 and John Vandenberg‎ <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User:John_Vandenberg>.
They will be assisted by other judges including
They can be reached by their talk pages, the W2G talk page, by email or in
the Wikimedia Australia IRC channel,
 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

 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!

Laura Hale

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