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 will 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 takes place 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

    Gabriele Kister-Schuler

    269,964 Characters in this campaign

    1,927 Miles in this campaign | 1,318,395 Characters

  • Champion

    Sarika Jain

    229,721 Characters in this campaign

    1,564 Miles in this campaign | 229,721 Characters

  • Champion

    Zafiro Marti (UCY)

    229,578 Characters in this campaign

    1,557 Miles in this campaign | 229,578 Characters

  • Champion

    Flora Constantinou (CY-OUC, Cyprus)

    150,189 Characters in this campaign

    1,008 Miles in this campaign | 172,647 Characters

  • Champion

    Stella Watkin

    112,271 Characters in this campaign

    755 Miles in this campaign | 595,843 Characters

  • Champion


    101,266 Characters in this campaign

    658 Miles in this campaign | 101,266 Characters

  • Champion

    Vasiliki Vasileiadou (CY-OUC, Cyprus)

    94,928 Characters in this campaign

    616 Miles in this campaign | 108,411 Characters

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