Kateb Maktub is launching a competition to exponentially increase the number of Arab author pages on Wikipedia. The month-long competition is starting 1 June and calls on the public to create articles about Arabic authors in Arabic. Ahead of the competition launch, the Foundation is offering a free webinar giving attendees the Wikipedia skills they need to create author pages on 30May, so even those who have no previous experience can take part. Please go to Training page to register.

The aim is to create the largest number of articles about Arab authors, following the Wikipedia guidelines. The first prize winner is awarded US $500. Runners-up receive US $400 for second place and US $300 for third place. There is a second round of the competition that starts 1 August, offering another chance to compete for the prizes, and the person with the most articles across both cycles will scoop the Grand Slam Prize of an all-expenses paid trip to the Emirates Airline Festival of Literature in Dubai 2022, with runners up receiving subscriptions to Abjjad, giving access to more than 30,000 Arabic books.   

For more information and details on how to take part in this competition click here