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The BEST of the WORST, or vice versa

The Competition

What exactly IS The Aristocrat's Turkey Day Ball? To put it simply it is a festival of frivolity and bad taste, highlighting all those fine, fine contributions we never want to see featured.

Who can enter?

Anyone and everyone. All registered members of Uncyclopedia are encouraged to enter as long as they are not judges in the competition. Judges are not allowed to enter the competition as writers. You may enter only once for each category for which you are eligible (one article per category per person). If you wish to collaborate with other eligible contestants, you may do so, but that will count as your one entry in the category. Collaborative efforts will have to decide who is the "team leader," who will house the article on his/her name space and receive the prize if your collaboration wins, at which point (it is assumed) s/he will distribute the winnings among the other members of the team. If a user wishes to enter in more than one category (for which s/he is eligible), s/he is welcome to do so, either collaborating or alone, but may, again, only enter one per category. Two collaborations do not count as one entry; they count as two.

How does it work?

As with the PLS competition, compose your work in your user space and submit below the relevant category sections. The competition will remain open for 2 weeks from its start date (in this case on the evening of 19th November), after which the page shall be protected and judging will commence. The results of this will be announced a week following that.

Do pieces entered in the competition have to be NEW and ORIGINAL?

YES!

Again, just like PLS, any works entered in this competition must be original, and created after the contest's official start date. You'd think this concept would be self-explanatory, but here it is now, in print, for all to see.

Also, pee review is not allowed. All rules pertaining to peer evaluation present in the traditional Poo Lit Surprise writing competition are common here. Just puttin' that out there.

When is the competition held?

Writing starts NOVEMBER 19th and will last for two weeks. All entries will be locked for judgery on December 3rd, at 00:00 GMT.

Judgery will last for a week thereafter. All winners will be announced on December 10th.

The Aristocrat's Turkey Day Ball

JUDGES:

CONCEPT:

The Aristocrats is often lauded as the world's dirtiest joke. But to seasoned purveyors of this joke, it is an opportunity to make the bizarre, grotesque and immoral become a platform for insane hilarity. As we enter this season of blessings-counts and humble pie, this platform seems all-too-perfect for the sick and twisted minds of Uncyclopedia. A beautiful expression of the first amendment in all her Norman Rockwellian glory.

In the contest, editors shall create a subpage in their Userspace solely devoted to their telling of the joke. Length, formatting and delivery are left discretion of the editor. Once the contest commences, a 3-person panel of judges shall elect one winner and two runner-ups.

RULES:

  1. All registered users may submit one (1) entry to the contest.
  2. While portions may overlap, any reproduction of another person's telling of the joke (be they regular people, fellow editors, or comedians such as those seen in The Aristocrats film) is grounds for instant disqualification.
  3. Out of fairness to all participants, users may NOT record audio versions of their work.
  4. Banned or suspended users and/or sock puppet users are ineligible for participation.
  5. Judges are ineligible for participation.

JUDGING:

The 3-person judging panel shall individually score each entry using a specified 1-to-10 scoring template not unlike the one used for Pee Review. The elements in question shall include:

  1. Overall Humor – Judges shall decide this field based on the entry they find the funniest, regardless of other judging fields.
  2. Delivery of Humorous Elements – As the delivery of this joke shall be textual, judges shall decide this field based on their perception of the joke's delivery in this medium.
  3. Use of Obscenity and Profanity – Profanity, obscenity, debauchery and lewdness are inherent elements of The Aristocrat's. However, it is the clever utilization of these elements that determine their effectiveness in conveying the humor of the joke. As such, herein judges shall decide the effectiveness of this field.
  4. Miscellaneous – Points awarded for style, originality, design flourish, etc. depending upon the opinions of the judge.

WINNERS: The contest's winner shall be dubbed Uncyclopedia Aristocrat en Regalia, and receive an honorary template to that effect. First and second runners up shall receive Uncyclopedia Aristocrat Honoree templates.

This Year's Articles

Best Bad Taste Article

JUDGES:

CONCEPT:

For articles of inappropriate or offensive subject matter, those deemed to be of "bad taste". Drawing upon many timeless classics, from the gentle subtleties of Holocaust Tycoon, the sensitivity of The Diary of Anne Frank or the information packed knowledge-base that is Anal Glands, this is your chance to join a select genre of quality humour.

RULES:

  1. All registered users may submit one (1) entry to the contest.
  2. Banned or suspended users and/or sock puppet users are ineligible for participation.
  3. Judges are ineligible for participation.

JUDGING:

The 3-person judging panel shall individually score each entry using a specified 1-to-10 scoring template not unlike the one used for Pee Review. The elements in question shall include:

  1. Overall Humour – Judges shall decide this field based on the entry they find the funniest, regardless of other judging fields.
  2. Miscellaneous – Points awarded for style, originality, design flourish, etc. depending upon the opinions of the judge.

WINNERS: The contest's winner shall be dubbed Uncyclopedia Aristocrat en Regalia, and receive an honorary template to that effect. First and second runners up shall receive Uncyclopedia Aristocrat Honoree templates.

This Year's Articles

The Master Goa Tse Award for Digital Imagery

Give thanks or else

QUALITY images only please!

JUDGES:

CONCEPT:

This category is designed to highlight images that, although are painfully funny, inspire the viewer with the desire to spork out their eyes due to guilt and self loathing at finding them amusing. As with the other categories this is NOT about shock or gore images, it is primarily about well crafted imagery that may just happen to press the wrong buttons.

RULES:

  1. All registered users may submit one (1) entry to the contest.
  2. All pictures must be original to the author in some way, either 'chopped to some degree, done entirely by the author, or be otherwise edited in some meaningful way. Basically, don't steal other people's images. You've been warned.
  3. Banned or suspended users and/or sock puppet users are ineligible for participation.
  4. Judges are ineligible for participation.

JUDGING:

The 3-person judging panel shall individually score each entry using a specified 1-to-10 scoring template not unlike the one used for Pee Review. The elements in question shall include:

  1. Overall Humour – Judges shall decide this field based on the entry they find the funniest, regardless of other judging fields.
  2. Quality - Just how well made IS the image?
  3. Cleverness - Points are awarded for creativity, for well thought out images.
  4. Miscellaneous – Points awarded for style, originality, design flourish, etc. depending upon the opinions of the judge.

WINNERS: The contest's winner shall be dubbed Uncyclopedia Aristocrat en Regalia, and receive an honorary template to that effect. First and second runners up shall receive Uncyclopedia Aristocrat Honoree templates.

This Year's Images

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