One great tradition in wiki culture is the barnstar. This is a simple image of an iron star, as used for decoration on barns in the northeastern United States. Because wiki community building is often compared to barn raising -- coming together to work on a project. The barnstar is a symbol of that community-mindedness, and is an informal "award" to recognize a user's exceptional community and content work.
For contributions which are perhaps not significant enough for a barnstar, or if you just want to let the community know you have completed a noteworthy contribution, you can celebrate the occasion on this page.
Giving a barnstar
Any Wiki community member can give a barnstar to any other for any reason whatsoever. If you think someone's done exceptional work on Wikitravel, plunge forward and let them know with a barnstar.
[[File:Barnstar.png|right|Barnstar]] This [[Wikitravel:barnstars|barnstar]] is to show you appreciation for your great work on Wikitravel. --~~~~
Barnstars may be awarded privately, but if you wish to announce the award to the Wikitravel community, this may be done by adding a short note on the Wikitravel:Celebrate a contribution page.
The barnstar is also available in the same hue of blue as the Wikitravel logo; just substitute "File:Bluestar.png" for "File:Barnstar.png".