Wikipedia:Four Award

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The Four Award recognizes the persistence of Wikipedia editors who have taken care of an article from its humble beginnings through featured article status. The articles listed here have passed through all four stages of editorial development (creation, DYK, GA, FA), with the same author largely responsible for each stage. There are currently 737 Four Award–certified articles, written by 252 authors. Thus, about one in every 9,002 articles and one in every 8 featured articles is listed here.

The project serves as encouragement for people who have a strong interest in and/or a deep understanding of redlinked topics to advance them to a very high level of quality. The way the display of recognized articles is formatted in a sortable table, it also encourages experienced editors to take the time to research and develop those articles that they have created in the past but have neglected. Read the criteria below for achieving the Four Award. If you believe you hold the requisites, you may apply for this award via the nominations section. If you have any questions, please review the frequently asked questions and then post on the award's talk page.

There are three Four Award userboxes: {{Four Award Userbox 1}}, {{Four Award Userbox 2}}, and {{Four Award Userbox 3}}.


You must start a new article. You may begin from a redlink or convert a redirect, if the redirect was not previously an article in its own right. Symbol neutral vote.svg
You must have that same article that you started/created be displayed at the Did You Know... section of the Main Page. (You are not required to be someone who is credited for the DYK status, but you must be one of the people significantly responsible for the article meeting the DYK criteria.) The DYK nomination does not need to be made before the article becomes a Good Article. Symbol question.svg
You must significantly help in improving that same article that you started/created and was displayed at the Did You Know... section of the Main Page to Good Article status. (You are not required to be the person who nominated the article for GA status, but you must be one of the people significantly responsible for the article meeting the GA criteria.) Symbol support vote.svg
You must significantly help in improving that same article that you started/created, was displayed at the Did You Know... section of the Main Page and that you significantly helped achieve Good Article status, to Featured Article status, which it still retains. Symbol star FA gold.svg

How to nominate an article[edit]

If you believe an article meets all the requirements listed above, you may request the award following the instructions below. The article will be reviewed according to the reviewing instructions and the nomination will either be accepted or rejected. If any editor disagrees with the determination of a reviewer, please discuss the nomination on the FOUR talk page.

New nomination instructions[edit]

  • Copy the code below and paste it to the bottom of the current nominations section. The user and comments parameters will not be necessary for most nominations.
{{subst:Four Award Nomination
  | article  = ARTICLE NAME (no link brackets "[[ ]]")
  | dyknom   = DYK NOMINATION PAGE (Template:Did you know nominations/ARTICLE NAME)
  | dyk      = LINK TO RECENT ADDITIONS (Wikipedia:Recent additions/YEAR/MONTH#DAY)
  | user     = USERNAME(S) (remove if you are nominating yourself)
  | comments = OTHER COMMENTS (optional; see below)
  • Note: If your involvement in any of the article development processes (creation, WP:DYK, WP:GAN, WP:FAC) is unclear, please provide additional information (including diffs, if necessary) elaborating on your involvement and/or how you and the article meet the WP:FOUR criteria.


A Four Award can be awarded to multiple editors who collaborated throughout the creation and development of an article. Co-nominations are eligible if multiple editors can show significant collaboration through each step of the Four criteria: article creation, DYK, GAN, and FAC. With regards to the article creation step, collaboration can be shown by all editors providing significant contributions to the initial development of the article. The easiest way to do this is by creating a draft (either in the draft namespace or a user page) and then moving it to the mainspace after it has been initially developed. In regards to all the criteria, if it isn't clear that all editors contributed through all of the article development steps, please provide additional information (including diffs, if necessary) elaborating the constributions from each editor.

Delist nomination instructions[edit]

  • If you have found a listed article that does not meet the standards that are currently enforced please open a subsection in the nominations area with the name of the article followed by the word delist as the subsection name. Then in the subsection note which of the credited stages is being challenged.
    • E.g., Chicago Board of Trade - credit seems to have been given for DYK and GAC nominations ([1][2]), but involvement in both stages was minimal in terms of number of edits, content added and content improved.

Current nominations[edit]

The Four Award (clockwise from bottom-right: new article, did you know, good article, featured article)

Premeditated Chaos (talk · contribs)[edit]

Article: Illusion of Kate Moss (talk, history)

Symbol neutral vote.svg New article: diff for creation
Symbol question.svg DYK: Wikipedia:Recent_additions/2022/December#28_December_2022) and nomination
Symbol support vote.svg GA: Talk:Illusion of Kate Moss/GA1
Symbol star FA gold.svg FA: Wikipedia:Featured article candidates/Illusion of Kate Moss/archive1
PMC(talk) 20:12, 24 March 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]