Wikipedian of the Year is an award presented Annually by Wikipedia ‘s founder Jimmy Wales to highlight major achievements for Wikipedia by an individual Wikipedian . The award, established in 2011, is traditionally presented at Wikimania . Recipients have included Rauan Kenzhekhanuly , Rémi Mathis , Ihor Kostenko , Rosie Stephenson-Goodknight and Emily Temple-Wood .
||Kenzhekhanuly was honored for recruiting a stable community to improve the Kazakh Wikipedia, which in a year increased from 4 to over 200 active editors, and 7,000 to 130,000 articles.   Wales was criticized [ by whom? ] Because of Kenzhekhanuly’s ties to the government of Kazakhstan .  
||Yerevan, a language spoken in Nigeria. 
||Received for his role in the controversy surrounding the article “Pierre-sur-Haute military radio station” 
||Kostenko, a Euromaidan activist, was an editor on the Ukrainian Wikipedia and actively promoted it on social networking sites. He was killed during a protest on 20 February 2014 and received the award posthumously.    
||Wales named an anonymous editor from Venezuela in pectore who had been exiled for posting photographs of anti-government protests. 
||The first joint recipients for their efforts to combat harassment on Wikipedia and increase its coverage of notable women. Temple-Wood had created nearly 400 articles and improved hundreds more, many of which are about women scientists and LGBT and women’s health . Stephenson-Goodknight, “WikiProject Women”, and the “Women in Red” by Stephenson-Goodknight “Campaign. 
||For off-wiki activities including an editing campaign and youth camp.
||Gill’s efforts to encourage people at his university to edit the Punjabi Wikipedia made it the fastest-growing Indic-language Wikipedia that year.
||Created the Farsi-language arm of the “Wikipedia Library.”
||Established the “#100wikidays” contest, which challenges editors to create one Wikipedia article per day for one hundred days.
- List of awards for volunteerism and community service
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