The Zedler Medaille, a prize awarded for excellent articles by Wikimedia Deutschland, was awarded last Friday in Frankfurt.
The winners were Jürgen Erbs, for the article "Besselsche Elemente" (Besselian Elements) in the category Natural Sciences and Tobias Lutzi for the article "Dagobert Duck" (Scrooge McDuck) in the category Humanities. It was the 4th Edition of the Zedler Medaille, a Prize developped in 2007 by Wikimedia Deutschland, the Mainzer Akademie der Wissenschaft and the Publishing House Spektrum der Wissenschaft in 2007 to reward authors writing Wikipedia articles in Natural Sciences and Humanities. This year also introduced a new prize for excellent pictures, which unfortunately did not find the resonance it should have. Only a third price was awarded, for an image illustrating Focus Stacking.
For this special occasion, PediaPress offered customized books to the winners in the article category, books in which we collected all articles having won the Zedler Medaille in the last four years. It is kind of exhilarating, and rather fun, to be able to give books with their names on it to people who've just won a prize, which actually feature their articles. That's how customizable PediaPress books are. The Zedler Medaille Book (we also made a "general" edition) is available to purchase for anyone interested (in German, of course).
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