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Welcome to the 8nd Edition of our beloved and prestigious Poo Lit Surprise. Watch your step.
Consult the talk page or me for any questions or concerns. See the Poo Lit Archives for the results from past competitions.

The competition

What is the Poo Lit Surprise?

Poo Lit Surprise Logo

A writing competition held biannually. It is designed to jump-start writing quality at Uncyclopedia. After the previous seven competitions, a significant number of featured articles for the following month(s) were from the PLS, and it could be argued that the overall quality of featured articles increased.

Who can enter and what are the rules?

All registered members of Uncyclopedia are encouraged to enter, though a few restrictions apply. Due to community consensus, judges are now barred from entering the competition (see here for the list of judges). Non-noobs (people who've been here longer than 3 months) cannot enter the "Best Article By a Noob" category, and noobs are not restricted to the "Best Article By a Noob" category.

You may enter only once for each category (for which you are eligible; one article per category per person). An article may only be entered in one category, and it must fit within the requirements of a particular category. You may not change three words and the title of an article to make it eligible for another category; such behavior will result in both articles being disqualified. Additionally, in previous competitions, collaborations were permitted. However, due to a lack of collaboration submissions and complicating rules, collaborations are no longer permitted.

Articles created prior to the competition cannot be submitted. Also, no plagiarism. Should we discover your work is not original, you will be disqualified. Using resources such as the Reefer Desk, Image Request, or Pee Review is forbidden. Users may, however, use Vital, Uncyclopedia:The Creative Process, Category:Rewrite, Special:Wantedpages, Uncyclopedia:Requested Articles and/or Inspire an Article to help get ideas.

When is the PLS going to be held?

  • From 5rd ― 18nd October, entries will be accepted.
  • From 19rd ― 25st October, entries will be locked and judged.
  • From 26st October - 1th November, winners will be announced, articles will be moved into the mainspace, and all entries will be unlocked.
  • 2st November ― we will all get on with our lives.

(n.b.: all times are to be measured by UTC, and all phases of the contest end at midnight on the specified day; entries may be accepted late under certain conditions.)

Where should I put my entry?

The article should be placed on your namespace. Between 5rd ― 18nd October, you should post a link to your article in the entry section below and sign as you would a forum post or vote. It should look somewhat like this:

If you're a paranoid, or afflicted with OCD, or just want to tell people to shove off until after the PLS, add {{PLS-WIP}} to your entry.


Best Main Namespace Article

Also simply known as "Best Article", this category is for articles which are not of an alternate namespace (i.e. UnBooks, HowTo, UnNews, Why?, UnPoetia, etc.).

Username Entry Comment
Guildensternenstein User:Guildensternenstein/MonsterQuest Hopefully the judges watch the History Channel on Sunday afternoons...

Best Noob Article

A category for noobs (users who have been on Uncyclopedia for three months or less). May be of an alternate namespace.

Username Entry Comment
User:Hydronium Ion User:Hydronium Ion/Military Action Why don't sheep shrink when it rains?
User Padimir Padoffski User Padimir Padoffski/UnNews: Meteor shaped like Simon Cowell's head on collision course with Earth Meh

Best Illustrated Article

Based on how well an article's images contribute to the humor of the article. May be of an alternate namespace (images and article must be created by the user).

Username Entry Comment
User:Chairman User:Chairman/XKCD Will try to finish.

Best Alternate Namespace Article

The category which is strictly for alternate namespace articles (i.e. UnBooks, HowTo, UnNews, Why?, UnPoetia, UnScripts, etc.).

Username Entry Comment

user:Mahm00shA/UnTweet:Osama bin Laden

untweets are alt namespace, right?
User:Hydronium Ion User:Hydronium Ion/UnBooks:Nate the Snake This article is FDIC insured.
Necropaxx User:Necropaxx/HowTo:Fish Will work on/finish next weekend.

Best Rewrite

For articles which are rewrites of existing articles.

Username Entry Comment
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