For submission to the contest “wiki Oman” ending on 15 November




Ends in November 15 this period of submission of articles for the contest “wiki Oman”, announced by the Information Technology Authority of the Sultanate of Oman early October / October last, which comes under the slogan “… enrich Arabic content on the Internet.”

The Commission said that the contest seeks to enrich the Arabic content in the free encyclopedia “Wikipedia”, and encourage Omani youth to contribute to the development of content and volunteering-mail, as well as increasing the Omani content on the free encyclopedia “Wikipedia” to be accessible to all, and the dissemination of a culture of volunteerism mail.

Oman’s Information Technology Authority explained that participation is done through writing an essay or more, and add in the free encyclopedia “Wikipedia”, and then send the article link to the title of their e-mail, it will be evaluated entries by an independent commission made ​​up of a group of writers who have experience wide in writing encyclopedic. It has also been monitoring the lucrative cash prizes for the best 20 articles of up to 250 Omani riyals each article, and will be announced on 2 December / December 2015.

To participate in the contest, the Commission stated several conditions, including the requirement to speak article about one of aspects related to the Sultanate, and not least the article Co 300 words, and that the article is written in Arabic, and that the article written during the announcement of the contest period and until November 15 / November, and not the subject of the article regards matters of political, tribal or ideological.

The competition is aimed at writers, journalists, academics, researchers and pioneers of bloggers and social networks and young Omanis who have the skill to write in Arabic.

The participant can write in the fields of culture, arts, literature, technology, science, history, geography, industry, trade, agriculture, tourism, education, economy, transportation, communications, mining, and any other areas not mentioned.

Must article is committed to mention references and complete sources in the margins, according to scientific manner, and the use of images and other media that enrich the topic with your characterization of the source, and taking into account the dissemination and considerations of intellectual property rights, as well as to contain the article on the internal links to other articles in the encyclopedia, and sources and links to external add to the topic, language and safety in terms of rules, spelling and punctuation.


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