Australian Honours & Wikipedia project

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Date: 2020-11-16
Applicant: Kelly T
Amount requested: $1125
Status: Approved (2020-11-16)
Outcome: This application has not yet been discussed at a Committee meeting.


This initiative is to produce an illustrated data essay that compares two systems of recognising notability of Australians. The money will be used to create an illustrated/interactive essay, accessible on the web. The visualisations and accompanying text will be based on an academic paper and news article which explores the connection between the recognition systems of the Order of Australia and Wikipedia.


This initiative supports Wikimedia Australia's mission to increase public awareness, support and participation in the projects hosted by the Wikimedia Foundation (WMF). By creating an engaging and interactive version of the academic research, it is hoped that this project will create a new audience for the work that has been undertaken. The essay visualisations will support Wikimedia Australia's media campaign for January 2021, supporting both the Wikipedia 20th birthday and the honours announcement on 26 January. Success will be in the form of clicks on the data essay and resulting publicity about the project.

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