YPS Wiki Write-Off Competition

31 January – 29 July 2021

We’re excited to announce that GEO is hosting a virtual Wiki Write-Off Competition for both students and young professionals (YPs). The AAPG Wiki is an open access resource designed specifically for the petroleum geosciences community at wiki.aapg.org. The competition will engage students and YPs to research oil and gas related technical content to be added to the Wiki page in hopes of disseminating technical knowledge to the public.

Students and YPs from all around the globe are invited to create and write technical entries on subjects not already included on AAPG Wiki for inclusion. The top 3 entries will also be formally recognised.

  • Who Can Participate?

    • Either an individual or a team (max. 3) can submit entries
    • Participants must be a current student from the around the world or a young professional (to qualify as a young professional you must be under the age of 35 with less than 10 years work experience)
  • How Do I Get the Content?

    The competition does not expect you to come up with the written material, but instead help us digitize key concepts already present in literature and scientific papers. Your textbooks and relevant introductory research papers would be perfect entry candidates. You are expected to paraphrase, edit and include relevant images to fit wiki search result.

  • Entry Requirements

    • Entries to be sent in as Word documents
    • Entries should be between 1,500 – 2,500 words (excluding references, figures or captions)
    • All entries will be reviewed and judged by the GEO Young Professionals and Students Committee
    • Entries will be judged on the technical quality and written English
    • The well-written and referenced entries will be uploaded to the AAPG Wiki with the 1st, 2nd and 3rd place entries being formally recognized
    • Participants should ensure that the subject of their entry is not already included on AAPG Wiki
    • For quality purposes, all participants are encouraged to refer to the following previous winning entries from a Wiki Write-Off competition:
  • How to Submit

    • The competition will open on 31 January 2021 and end before 29 July 2021 at 9 PM Arabian Standard Time
    • Entries should be sent in a word document to [email protected] before 29 July 2021 at 9 PM Arabian Standard Time
    • When submitting your entry please be sure to include the following information:
      • Title/Subject the email: Wiki Write-off competition
      • If submitting as a team please include the details of all contributing team members
      • Mention which University/company, city, and country are you representing
    • The top-rated entries to be included on AAPG Wiki will be announced on 20 September 2021
    • The top-rated entries will be uploaded to AAPG Wiki ahead of GEO opening on 4 October 2021
  • Criteria for Winner Entry

    • Well written in English
    • Fully elaborates on an theme; definition, intro, theory, examples, sources, references, and images
    • Word document format ordered in Wikipedia layout: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Manual_of_Style/Layout
    • Resources include textbooks, journals, and any other credible technical manual and source
    • Content not already present on AAPG Wiki
    • Can be in any oil and gas technical theme
    • Submitted by an individual or teams of students or young professionals
    • Submitted before 29 July 2021

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