Thirteenth Wiki Awards Details!
Hello everyone! Just minutes ago I published the page for this year's annual Wiki Awards, and I thought it would be a good idea to make a Discussions post to clarify a few things. If you refer to the page for the awards, you will notice the introduction of a slightly different system involving a new award; this is the main purpose of this post, to clarify what this is and how it will work.
I thought it would be a fun idea to introduce a different voting system this year, as something of an experiment. 2018's Wiki Awards will introduce the Best Overall Article Award, which will be presented to the winner of a second voting stage, and will be voted for from the roster of winners in the other categories.
In the hopes of clarifying myself further, I will break down how this will work:
- The nomination period (April 16 - May 7) will operate the same as in past years. Users on the wiki will nominate whatever article they want, so long as they follow the rules, in the time period that the nominations will take place.
- After the nominations, the first stage of voting (May 8 - May 22) will also operate the same as in previous years. To make things easier to understand, consider stage one of voting the same as the voting in any other Wiki Awards.
- After the presentation of the awards in Stage One, the winners of each category will not only be awarded normally, but will also move on to Stage Two. The winners of Stage One will become candidates to receive the Best Overall Article Award, which will be voted for in the same way as in Stage One: by the community. Stage Two will be much shorter than Stage One, spanning a total of 5 days.
Once the Wiki Awards are fully completed, every winner from the first stage will be properly awarded. Winning the Awards is no easy feat, after all! The winner of the second stage will receive its normal award for winning stage one, as well as the Best Overall Article Award.
If you have any other questions, please feel free to ask me, and I'll be sure to get back to you as soon as possible. Thank you, and good luck!