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March 10, 2014

Winners of the Wiki Academy II – City Marathon

More than 3000 kilometers in less than two weeks, 40 presentations around eight different municipalities, 10 workshops, hundreds of working hours and many sleepless nights are now paid off with 78 new articles about Kosovo and 1450 photo published in Wikipedia.

We started the second edition of Wiki Academy Kosovo strongly believing that our mission will be accomplished with the help of our community. We were right.

More than 500 applications were received in four weeks of application period for the article contest and after a careful review 270 applicants were invited to become participants of the Academy and write in teams with the help of our 12 mentors, 78 great articles. In the same time, 98 photographers posted more than 1450 pictures in Wikimedia Commons as part of the photo contest of the Academy.

Three months after, all those who made this an outstanding academy gathered in the Red Hall of the Youth Palace in Prishtina to celebrate their success. Online Content in Kosovo was never better.

Although the ceremony and the awards given marked the peak of this project, for sure were not the most important part for the new wikipedians. During the camps, it was great to know that a lot of them did not actually know that prizes would be given to the best of the academy. For our participants, the strongest incentive to partake was the mission of this project – making real Kosovo visible in the internet. This is amazing and all that matters.

Listed below you can see the winning articles and pictures for each category:

Best Article for Wikipedia

1st place: Historical monuments in Prishtina

2nd place: Rugova mountains

3d place: Health Care in Kosovo


1st place: The Hadum Mosque

2nd place: Culture of Gjakova

3d place: Historical Monuments in Gjakova


1st place: History of Ferizaj

2nd place: Demographics of Ferizaj

3d place: Archaeology of Ferizaj


1st place: Brezovica Ski Resort

2nd place: Historical Monuments in Štrpce

2nd place: Tourism in Shterpca


1st place: Rugova mountains

2nd place: Peja Bath

3d place: Events and festivals in Peja


1st place: List of monuments in Prizren

2nd place: Orthodox Seminary of Prizren(Bogoslovija)

3d place: Women of Krusha e Madhe


1st place: Historical monuments in Prishtina

2nd place: Health Care in Kosovo

3d place: Tourism in Prishtina


1st place: Vushtrria

2nd place: Monuments in Mitrovica

3d place: Archaeological sites of Mitrovica Region


1st place: Flaka e Janarit

2nd place: Economy of Gjilan

3d place: Notable People of Gjilan

Significant contribution 

Tourism in Prishtina

Industry of Kosovo

Pristina International Airport

Water in Prishtina

Bazaar of Pristina


History of Ferizaj

National Theater of Kosovo


Monuments in Mitrovica

Best Pictures of Wiki Academy II

1st place: Valltaret – Agron Beqiri


2nd place: Jumping from the Fshejt Bridge – Shkelzen Rexha

Garat e kercimit - Ura e Fshejt

3d place:  Djathi i Sharrit – Violeta Myftari

Djathi i Sharrit

Best overall from Peja

Arben Islami

Best contributions from Gjakova

1st place: Shkelzen Rexha

2nd place:  Nëntor Oseku

Best contributions from Mitrovica

Agron Beqiri

Best contributions overall

1st place: Violeta Myftari

2nd place: Shkelzen Rexha

3d place: Arben Llapashtica