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Wikipedians of the Year 2021

Seven Wikimedians of the year

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At Wikimania 2021 seven editors were presented with Wikimedian of the year awards by Jimmy Wales. While there have been multiple winners before, this is the first year more than four awards were presented. As originally presented on a 23 minute video, Wales surprises the award-winners on ZOOM calls to tell them the news. We include the edited individual videos below. They're less fun but easier to follow.

And the winners are ...

Alaa Najjar - Wikimedian of the Year 2021

Alaa Najjar is active on the Arabic Wikipedia and in many other wiki projects as well, having made over 473,000 edits total. He works as a general practitioner. On Arabic Wikipedia he is a steward, bureaucrat, sysop, checkuser and interface-admin. On Wikidata he's a sysop and checkuser. He is also a sysop on 5 other projects and an OTRS volunteer. Shortly after receiving the award an article about him was created. Don't worry, though, the AfD appears to be headed for "KEEP".

Lodewijk Gelauff - Wikimedian of the Year 2021 - 20th Year Honouree

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Netha Hussain - Wikimedian of the Year 2021 - Honourable Mention

Netha Hussain is a physician and researcher who earned a PhD in clinical neuroscience from the University of Gothenburg. She has worked extensively on COVID-19 related articles on Wikipedia and worked against pandemic related misinformation. In eleven years on Wikipedia she's made 183,500 edits total on over ten projects.

Carmen Alcázar - Wikimedian of the Year 2021 - Honourable Mention

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Jay Prakash - Wikimedian of the Year 2021 - Tech Innovator

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Ananya Mondal - Wikimedian of the Year 2021 - Rich Media

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Carma "Citra" Citrawati - Wikimedian of the Year 2021 - Newcomer of the Year

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Musical celebrations

Duygu Demir - cello and vocals, 8:19
Mariachi Femenil Amazonas, 7:59

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