projects / Wikipedia

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Writer: Ricky Lambert

A Young Glory brief asked for a better way to raise money for Wikipedia instead of the usual face-on-a-banner. This got runner-up.

By simply donating a minimum of $1, users can become “king” of any Wikipedia page of their choice. If the page already has a king, they must donate more money (in total) than the current king. Each page can only have one king at a time, which will force people to claw their way to the top similarly to the childhood game King of the Hill. Donators are therefore more likely to become repeat contributors, because they’ll want to remain king of the page featuring their favorite actor, dinosaur, or turtle species. They can also share the status with their friends to get them to join in on the fun.

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We will encourage those who are the subject of Wikipedia entries to offer prizes to the kings of their pages. It will serve as a way for celebrities, companies, and anyone else that graces the pages of Wikipedia to show their support for the site.

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To show our appreciation to everyone who donates, we’ll feature every single person who donated to Wikipedia on a hall of fame site. Donators are given a piece of real estate proportional to the amount they donated. People can find themselves through a simple search bar.

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In the end, Wikipedia will acquire more donations, donators will be rightfully acknowledged for the contributions, and everyone who visits Wikipedia will have a sense of how each dollar helps keep the site alive.

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Copy: Ricky Lambert / Art: Nathan Hoang
(Conceptual work for Young Glory Round 4, where it got a digital Silver medal)

Donating money to an organization can feel very mechanical and disconnected when you can’t see where your dollar is going. So, we’ll let people see exactly how their dollar impacts Wikipedia by inviting them to become sponsors of individual pages on the site.

 

wikipediagordan.jpg

By simply donating a minimum of $1, users can become “king” of any Wikipedia page of their choice. If the page already has a king, they must donate more money (in total) than the current king. Each page can only have one king at a time, which will force people to claw their way to the top similarly to the childhood game King of the Hill. Donators are therefore more likely to become repeat contributors, because they’ll want to remain king of the page featuring their favorite actor, dinosaur, or turtle species. They can also share the status with their friends to get them to join in on the fun.

wikipediagordontweet.jpg

We will encourage those who are the subject of Wikipedia entries to offer prizes to the kings of their pages. It will serve as a way for celebrities, companies, and anyone else that graces the pages of Wikipedia to show their support for the site.

wikipediahalloffame.jpg

To show our appreciation to everyone who donates, we’ll feature every single person who donated to Wikipedia on a hall of fame site. Donators are given a piece of real estate proportional to the amount they donated. People can find themselves through a simple search bar.

In the end, Wikipedia will acquire more donations, donators will be rightfully acknowledged for the contributions, and everyone who visits Wikipedia will have a sense of how each dollar helps keep the site alive.