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<center>'''Welcome to the 13th Edition of our beloved and prestigious Poo Lit Surprise. Watch your step.'''<br>Consult the talk page or [[User:Romartus|me]] for any questions or concerns. See the [[Uncyclopedia:Poo Lit Surprise/archive1|Poo Lit]] [[Uncyclopedia:Poo Lit Surprise/archive3|Archives]] for the results from past competitions.</center><br>
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==The competition==
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===What is the Poo Lit Surprise?===
 
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A writing competition held on Uncyclopedia for a <s>small cash prize</s> selection of incredibly sharp kitchen knives and a fabulous garden strimmer. It is designed to jump-start writing quality at Uncyclopedia. After the previous eight 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.
   
The articles are written, the votes are tallied and the second ever Uncyclopedia Poo Lit Surprise Writing Competition is now over! Thanks to the judges for plowing through a metric ton of <s>blathering nonsense</s> sparkling prose, and of course to the writers, because without them we could keep our money. The competition was fierce; in all four of the categories one extra vote could potentially have swayed the results. Without further ado, the following are the winners and honorable mentions of the Poo Lit Surprise...
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===Who can enter and what are the rules?===
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All registered members of Uncyclopedia are encouraged to enter, though a few conditions and limitations apply. Judges are barred from entering the category they are judging ([[User:Romartus/PLS/Scoring|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. A checkuser will be run to ensure that no supposed "noobs" are sockpuppets of existing users. Sockpuppet accounts will be disqualified, chopped into small manageable pieces and served with a light salad.
   
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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 behaviour will result in both articles being disqualified. Collaborations have their own category. Collaboration are not permitted in any other category. Collaborative accounts are not permitted and a collaborative team may include a maximum of two users who are subject to all the same rules as participants of other categories.
   
<big>'''Overall Winner'''</big><br/>
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Sockpuppetry or deception in the PLS is unacceptable and discovery will result in the entry being disqualified along with any other entries that user has submitted. Administrators should exercise their discretion in enforcing competition rules and any concerns should be reported to {{U|Romartus}}.
   
:'''[[User:Procopius/HowTo:Write_A_Cover_Letter|HowTo:Write_A_Cover_Letter]]''' by [[User:Procopius|Procopius]]
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'''Articles created prior to the competition cannot be submitted'''. Also, no plagiarism. Should we discover your work is not original, you will be disqualified. Resources such as the [[Reefer Desk]], [[Image Request]], or [[Pee Review]] are '''forbidden'''. Users are encouraged to use [[User:Isra1337/vital|Vital]], [[Uncyclopedia:The Creative Process]], [[:Category:Rewrite]], [[Special:Wantedpages]], [[Uncyclopedia:Requested Articles]] and/or [[User:Jocke Pirat/Inspire|Inspire an Article]] to get ''ideas''.
   
<big>'''Runner Up'''</big><br/>
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===When is the PLS going to be held? ===
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*From September 20th ― October 4th, entries will be accepted.
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*From October 4th ― October 11th, entries will be locked and judged.
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*On October 12th, winners will be announced, articles will be moved into the mainspace, and all entries will be unlocked.
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*October 12th to October 31st - Dance party
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''(n.b.: all times are to be measured by UTC, and all phases of the contest end at midnight on the specified day)''
   
:'''[[User:Shandon/American Dream|American Dream]]''' by [[User:Shandon|Shandon]]
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===Where should I put my entry?===
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The article should be placed on your userspace (i.e. the title should be in the format User:{{USERNAME}}/[article name]). Alternatively, you can skip a step and type the article name below:
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Between Sept. 20 and October 4th, you should post a link to your article in the entry section below and sign as you would a forum post or vote.
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If you're a paranoid, or afflicted with OCD, or just want to tell people to shove off until after the PLS, add {{tl|PLS-WIP}} to your entry.
   
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===What's the fattest animal on Earth?===
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{{Admin}}'s mom.
   
<big>Best Article</big><br/>
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'''Winner:'''
 
:'''[[User:Procopius/HowTo:Write_A_Cover_Letter|HowTo:Write_A_Cover_Letter]]''' by [[User:Procopius|Procopius]]
 
   
'''Honorable Mentions:'''
 
:'''[[User:Mordillo/HowTo:Learn Hebrew|HowTo:Learn Hebrew]]''' by [[User:Mordillo|Mordillo]]
 
:'''[[User:Shandon/The Life and Times of Kraft Dinner|The Life and Times of Kraft Dinner]]''' by [[User:Shandon|Shandon]]
 
   
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<big>Best Rewrite</big><br/>
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:'''[[User:Rcmurphy/%22Paul_is_dead%22_hoax|"Paul is dead" hoax]]''' by [[User:Rcmurphy|Rcmurphy]]
 
   
'''Honorable Mentions:'''
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<big>Best Illustrated Article</big><br/>
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:'''[[User:Stejinz/Jammie_Dodgers|Jammie Dodgers]]''' by [[User:Stejinz|Stejinz]]
 
   
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:'''[[User:MoneySign/Breastfeeding|Breastfeeding]]''' by [[User:MoneySign|MoneySign]]
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<big>Best Article by a N00b</big><br/>
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===Best Rewrite===
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:'''[[User:Shandon/American Dream|American Dream]]''' by [[User:Shandon|Shandon]]
 
   
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:'''[[User:Procopius/Erraticus|Erraticus]]''' by [[User:Procopius|Procopius]]
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:'''[[User:Xavier/Acid_rain|Acid Rain]]''' by [[User:Xavier|Xavier]]
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===Best Collaboration===
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<small>For the best article written by two users. May be of an alternate namespace.</small>
   
Our four winners will receive the esteemed title of [[template:Poet Lowrate|Poet Lowrate]] for the [[Order of Uncyclopedia]]. Our runners-up will get warm admiration. We'd like to thank you all for participating! We'd also like to thank Wikia for donating the prize money.
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*[[User:TrogdorTSL/Reese%27s_Puffs]]
 
*[[User:ConqueringKong/Taser Tag]]
 
* [[User:Cainad/Silmarillion]]
 
* [[User:SU182/Agent Cody Banks]]
 
* [[User:Tom mayfair/Walgreens Drug Store]]
 
* [[User:Spawn Man/Knee gumming]]
 
*[[User:The Jeff Killer/Awesomnium]]
 
* [[User:Armando/East_Timor]]
 
* [[User:Krasnayaryba/Cyndi Lauper]]
 
* [[User:Mr_Gridenko/Whomps/]]
 
* [[User:Modusoperandi/Midlife crisis line]]
 
* [[User:Sir Cornbread/Hermaphrodite]]
 
*[[User:Mordillo/HowTo:Learn Hebrew]]
 
*[[User:Procopius/HowTo:Write_A_Cover_Letter]]
 
*[[User:Zombiebaron/wip/HowTo:Become Famous on the Internet]]
 
*[[User:Spintherism/Penmanship]]
 
*[[User:Cap%27n_Ben/Predator]]
 
*[[User:Nuknuk/Wankerology]]
 
*[[User:FreeMorpheme/StripClub]]
 
*[[user:shandon/The Life and Times of Kraft Dinner]]
 
*[[User:Rick Wood/sandwich theorem]]
 
*[[User:1028/Cap'n Crunch Q & A]]
 
*[[User:Claudius Prime/Pablo Neruda]]
 
*[http://www.uncyclopedia.org/index.php?title=Special%3ALog&type=block&user=Famine&page= User:Famine/Menagerie of Idiocy] {{User:Famine/sig}}
 
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'''Best Rewrite'''<small>
 
*[[User:Hinoa4/ED]]
 
*[[User:St.Jimmy/Happy Meal]]
 
*[[User:Spawn Man/Memoirs of a Geisha]]
 
*[[User:Kaizer the Bjorn/Caffeine]]
 
*[[User:Severian/Nazi cow]]
 
*[[user:Rcmurphy/"Paul is dead" hoax]]
 
*[[Trent Reznor|User:§ǚρωξλ£μĦΦφ≈€ƏξßÐÆØΞ/Trent Reznor]]
 
*[[User:kiltninja/alcoholism]]
 
*[[User:Epynephrin/A Clockwork Orange]]
 
*[[User:Tom mayfair/Chicks]]
 
*[[User:Shandon/Obituary]]
 
*[[User:Mandaliet/Garfield]]
 
*[[User:Claudius Prime/Renaissance]]
 
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Judging guidelines: submissions will be judged on how well they improve the content being rewritten, so the value of a submission is based on the changes the writer makes, not the final product.
 
 
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'''Best Illustrated Article'''<small>
 
*[[User:Modusoperandi/suburban homeboy]]
 
*[[User:Cigaro Cubano/Obliquosphere]]
 
*[[User:Zombiebaron/wip/Hallucinatory Effects of Popcorn Consumption]]
 
*[[User:Iamcon/Made_in_China]]
 
*[[User:Stejinz/Jammie Dodgers]]
 
*[[User:MoneySign/Breastfeeding]]
 
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Judging guidelines: submissions will primarily be judged on the quality of the images and the value they add to the article. Though the style of writing is not the ''main'' focus, it must not be neglected. The use of an image as an adjunct [http://webster.com/dictionary/adjunct (definition)] to the article rather than an addition will improve an article's chances of winning.<br>
 
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'''Best Noob Article'''<small>
 
*[[User:TrogdorTSL/Reese%27s_Puffs]]
 
*[[User:SU182/Windows Genuine Advantage]]
 
*[[User:Spawn Man/Hair loss]]
 
*[[User:Dscottcool/Effect of Dragons on Global Warming]]
 
*[[User:King Krapp/Short People]]
 
*[[User:Newyinzer/USB]]
 
*[[User:Cigaro Cubano/Cigar]]
 
*[[User:Shandon/American Dream]]
 
*[[User:Baramos/Final_Fantasy_Tactics]]
 
*[[User:Drinkturpentine/Diatribe]]
 
*[[User:Geobeedude/Poopie]]
 
*[[User:Daeroth/worm]]
 
*[[User:Xavier/Acid_rain]]
 
*[[User:kiltninja/under_the_sea]]
 
*[[User:The Jeff Killer/Awesomnium]]
 
*[[User:DawnLei/politically correct]]
 
*[[User:Iamcon/Dragon_NaturallySpeaking]]
 
*[[User:Hellheart/Oscar_Wilde%27s_pair_of_left_socks_device]]
 
*[[User:Procopius/Erraticus]]
 
*[[User:The Big Bad Oyster/Airplanes]]
 
*[[User:Sunstar/Billy Joel]]
 
*[[User:Rick Wood/limit (mathematics)]]
 
*[[User:1028/Cap'n Crunch Q & A]]
 
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Articles may only be submitted to this category by N00bs, defined as individuals who have only begun submitting articles within the three months prior to the start of the competition.
 
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Latest revision as of 20:24, September 7, 2014

Welcome to the 13th 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.

edit The competition

edit What is the Poo Lit Surprise?

Poo Lit Surprise Logo

A writing competition held on Uncyclopedia for a small cash prize selection of incredibly sharp kitchen knives and a fabulous garden strimmer. It is designed to jump-start writing quality at Uncyclopedia. After the previous eight 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.

edit Who can enter and what are the rules?

All registered members of Uncyclopedia are encouraged to enter, though a few conditions and limitations apply. Judges are barred from entering the category they are judging (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. A checkuser will be run to ensure that no supposed "noobs" are sockpuppets of existing users. Sockpuppet accounts will be disqualified, chopped into small manageable pieces and served with a light salad.

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 behaviour will result in both articles being disqualified. Collaborations have their own category. Collaboration are not permitted in any other category. Collaborative accounts are not permitted and a collaborative team may include a maximum of two users who are subject to all the same rules as participants of other categories.

Sockpuppetry or deception in the PLS is unacceptable and discovery will result in the entry being disqualified along with any other entries that user has submitted. Administrators should exercise their discretion in enforcing competition rules and any concerns should be reported to Romartus.

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

edit When is the PLS going to be held?

  • From September 20th ― October 4th, entries will be accepted.
  • From October 4th ― October 11th, entries will be locked and judged.
  • On October 12th, winners will be announced, articles will be moved into the mainspace, and all entries will be unlocked.
  • October 12th to October 31st - Dance party

(n.b.: all times are to be measured by UTC, and all phases of the contest end at midnight on the specified day)

edit Where should I put my entry?

The article should be placed on your userspace (i.e. the title should be in the format User:<insert name here>/[article name]). Alternatively, you can skip a step and type the article name below:

User:<insert name here>/

Between Sept. 20 and October 4th, you should post a link to your article in the entry section below and sign as you would a forum post or vote. 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.

edit What's the fattest animal on Earth?

Sockpuppet of an unregistered user's mom.


edit Entries

edit Best Article

This category is for articles (duh) of any namespace EXCEPT UnTunes and UnPoetia.

Username Entry Comment

edit 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

edit 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

edit Best Rewrite

For articles which are rewrites of existing articles.

Username Entry Comment

edit Best Collaboration

For the best article written by two users. May be of an alternate namespace.

Username Entry Comment

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