The Centenary Run

In commemoration of 100 years since the end of the World War One, an online competitive Transcribathon will be held from 1st October to 11th November 2018. The six-week long transcription marathon, the Centenary Run, will showcase stories from around the time of the armistice, alongside some of our longer and more difficult documents to keep you occupied for the duration of the run. Join us to keep the personal memories of the First World War, from beginning to end, alive one hundred years later.

Everyone who transcribes and annotates online during the Centenary Run automatically takes part in the competition and be in the running to be crowned the Centenary Champions and win fantastic prizes. The overall winner will win a trip to Brussels to compete at the Europeana 1914-1918 Centenary Tour Finale Transcribathon on 27-28 November 2018. Form teams or transcribe individually to join this spectacular online marathon!

The competition runs as part of the Europeana 1914-1918 Centenary Tour 2018, a year-long campaign for public engagement in the commemoration of the First World War. The campaign is organised by Europeana, Facts & Files and partners from all across Europe.

Check out other events of the Europeana 1914-1918 Centenary Tour here »

Even as we reach the end of the centenary, the race to transcribe and preserve the precious stories of those who experienced WWI will continue in full steam! The race on Transcribathon Europeana 1914-1918 will still keep running after the competition!


Top Centenary Transcribers

  • Champion

    Sara Fresi (Ro4)

    124,023 Characters in this campaign

    829 Miles in this campaign | 124,023 Characters

  • Champion

    Gabriele Kister-Schuler

    81,706 Characters in this campaign

    580 Miles in this campaign | 939,339 Characters

  • Champion

    Sarika Jain

    61,657 Characters in this campaign

    381 Miles in this campaign | 61,657 Characters

  • Champion

    Johanna Rustler (Mue6)

    44,918 Characters in this campaign

    272 Miles in this campaign | 60,308 Characters

  • Champion

    Daniela Cristea (CJ02)

    17,900 Characters in this campaign

    163 Miles in this campaign | 74,774 Characters

  • Champion

    Stella Watkin

    27,787 Characters in this campaign

    157 Miles in this campaign | 322,142 Characters

  • Runner

    Guillaume Evrard

    24,169 Characters in this campaign

    129 Miles in this campaign | 24,169 Characters

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