Wikimedia CEE Spring article contest


Ukrainian winner Jamala

Ukrainian winner Jamala; Albin Olsson, CC-BY-SA-4.0

Tonight Ukraine won the 61st edition of the Eurovision Song Contest, the longest-running annual international TV song competition. Congratulations!

Eurovision is about the music, but also about culture, politics, traditions and people, and learning about the culture of our neighbouring countries is important, because by knowing each other well, we understand each other better. 22 of the participating 42 countries also participate at CEE Spring and the contest offers a great possibility of learning about Europe’s culture by starting at the article on Wikipedia about your favourite singer and ending up reading all the backgrounds two hours later on a Sunday morning.

This year marked the return to the contest of four countries from the region – Bosnia and Herzegovina (Dalal & Deen feat. Ana Rucner and Jala), Bulgaria (Poli Genova), Croatia (Nina Kraljic) and Ukraine (Jamala) with the latter three making it to the final.

Poli Genova, representing Bulgaria

Poli Genova, representing Bulgaria; Albin Olsson, CC-BY-SA-4.0

When you wake up on the morning after the Eurovision party make yourself a coffee, sit down and write an article about one of the performers from the region on your wiki, because spreading the word about music and culture from the region makes a difference.

If this would be your first contribution to Wikipedia, you can start by clicking here to reach a short tutorial.

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