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<big><font color="red">Submissions and edits to submissions will be accepted no later than 11.57 pm Pacific Daylight Time on August 14.</font> After this time entries will be locked for judging.</big>
   
'''Update:''' All articles are now in the main article namespace. Feel free to nominate your favorite articles and images at [[VFH]] and [[VFP]]!
 
   
The articles are written, the votes are tallied and the first ever Uncyclopedia Poo Lit Surprise Writing Competition is now over! We had over forty participants and nearly fifty (non-disqualified) articles in total, which marks the first PLS a resounding success. 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 three 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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{{quote|Anybody can make history. Only a great man can write it.|Oscar Wilde|Oscar Wilde|The Poo Lit Surprise}}
   
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==The Poo Lit Surprise Writing Competition==
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[[image:Poo Lit Surprise Logo.png|thumb|250px|The distinguished '''Poo Lit Surprise''' writing award.]]
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It's back, and it's badder than ever. It's what you've all been waiting for: the return of the Poo Lit Surprise writing competition, a chance to put your formidable writing skills to use for the Good of Mankind, and also some cash. Thanks to generous endowments from <s>evil megalomanics</s> our loving benefactors Wikia, Uncyclopedia has been able to establish the Uncyclopedia Writing ''Fund''ation to ''fund'' the promising careers of young scribblers.
   
<big>Best Illustrated Article</big><br/>
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Would you like to be one of the recipients of a Poo Lit Surprise and a $25 Fundation Grant? Read on...
'''Winner:'''
 
:'''[[user:Hindleyite/Age of Umpires|Age of Umpires]]''' by [[user:Hindleyite|Hindleyite]]
 
   
'''Honorable Mentions:'''
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:'''[[user:Spintherism/The Cold War|The Cold War]]''' by [[user:Spintherism|Spintherism]]
 
:'''[[Water powered bus]]''' by [[user:Spang|Spang]]
 
   
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==What is the Poo Lit Surprise?==
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[[image:Writinglogosepia.png|thumb|220px|The original competition name and logo were rejected for being too sophisticated and were replaced with flaming feces.]]
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This is the official writing contest for Uncyclopedia. Well, unless you count [[VFH]]... but this is different because here you can win money and brothel tokens for your work.
   
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The directions for entering are very simple. There are four categories: ''Best Article'', ''Best Rewrite'', ''Best Illustrated Article'' and ''Best Article by a N00b''. More specific directions for each category can be found under the corresponding heading further down the page.
   
<big>Best Rewrite</big><br/>
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You may submit up to and not exceeding one (1) article in each category. To submit your article, follow these numbered steps:
'''Winner:'''
 
:'''[[user:Spintherism/Metrosexual|Metrosexual]]''' by [[user:Spintherism|Spintherism]], based on [[Metrosexual]]
 
   
'''Honorable Mentions:'''
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#Write your article. Please put it in your userspace so that nobody else edits it whilst you work on it. (E.g. if your username is [[user:Oscar]], and your article is on freight trains, put your article at [[user:Oscar/Freight train]]. After the conclusion of the contest, worthy entries will be moved to the main article namespace.)
:'''[[user:Claudius Prime/William Wordsworth|William Wordsworth]]''' by [[user:Claudius Prime|Claudius Prime]], based on [[Wordsworth]]
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#Once you're finished with your article, submit it on this page under the appropriate [[#Contest Categories|category heading]].
:'''[[user:Bear/Fozzie Bear|Fozzie Bear]]''' by [[user:Bear|Bear]], based on [[Fozzie Bear]]
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#Repeat, if desired, for the remaining categories.
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#Wait.
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#Once the contest deadline is concluded, a panel of judges will vote on the articles and a winner will be declared in each category.
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#[[???]]
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#[[Profit]].
   
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'''The writing phase of the contest will run for two weeks, from 1 August to 14 August.''' You may submit your entries at any time during this period. '''The judging phase will be another week, ending on 21 August.''' On that date the winners will be announced on this page, so make sure you check back to claim your winnings.
   
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If you have questions about the contest, please ask them '''[[Uncyclopedia talk:Poo Lit Surprise|here]]'''.
   
<big>Best Article</big><br/>
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==What are the prizes?==
'''Winner:'''
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I'm glad you asked. In addition to a fancy userpage template, the title of Official Poet Lowrate for the [[Order of Uncyclopedia]], fame, and glory, '''the winner of each category will receive a $25'''.
:'''[[user:Iritscen/The Enigmatic Mr. Grumpikins|The Enigmatic Mr. Grumpikins]]''' by [[user:Iritscen|Iritscen]]
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So without further ado, here are the categories...
   
'''Honorable Mentions:'''
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=Contest Categories=
:'''[[user:RadicalX/Segregation|Segregation]]''' by [[user:RadicalX|RadicalX]]
 
:'''[[user:EvilZak/Internet (video game)|Internet (video game)]]''' by [[user:EvilZak|EvilZak]]
 
   
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==Best Article==
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'''Topic guidelines''': your article must be on a subject that either does not have an article on Uncyclopedia yet, or has a really mediocre one that shouldn't be there in the first place.
   
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'''Content guidelines''': there are no content guidelines, except: [[HTBFANJS|you must Be Funny]]. For examples of Being Funny, see [[Uncyclopedia:Best of|Best Of]], [[:Category:Quasi-Featured]], and [[VFH]].
   
Our three winners will receive the esteemed title of [[template:Poet Lowrate|Poet Lowrate]] for the [[Order of Uncyclopedia]], as well as an Amazon e-certificate for $10<s>00</s>. Our runners-up will get warm admiration. Thank you all for participating!
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===Submissions===
   
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==Best Rewrite==
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'''Topic guidelines''': your article must be derived from and improve existing content on Uncyclopedia. A good way to do this is to look for a subject that has loads of humor potential (by using the search function) and evaluating how funny the page is compared to how funny you think it can be. Another method is to look for topics in [[:Category:Worthless Articles]].
   
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'''Content guidelines''': submissions will be judged on how well they improve the content being rewritten so the content of your submission is based on the changes you make, not the final product. As with the other categories, [[HTBFANJS|you must Be Funny]].
   
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'''Additional Submission Guidelines''': you must note the source articles that you have rewritten/derived from.
   
Full list of submissions:
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===Submissions===
{| width="100%" border="0"
 
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'''Best Article'''<small>
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==Best Illustrated Article==
*'''[[User:Mr_Gridenko/Robinson_Crusoe|Robinson Crusoe]]''' ([[user:Mr Gridenko|Mr Gridenko]])
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'''Topic guidelines''': your article must meet the same conditions set for the "Best Article" or "Best Rewrite" category. It must also include a minimum of 2 original<sup>*</sup> and relevant images.<br>
*'''[[User:Modusoperandi/UnCon|UnCon]]''' ([[user:Modusoperandi|Modusoperandi]])
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:<small><sup>*</sup> images that you created for the purpose of the article. </small>
*'''[[User:RadicalX/Segregation|Segregation]]''' ([[user:RadicalX|RadicalX]])
 
*'''[[User:BeavisTheSaviour/HowTo:See if You are OCD|HowTo:See if You are OCD]]''' ([[User:BeavisTheSaviour|BeavisTheSavior]])
 
*'''[[User:Zim ulator/UnNews - Greek Prime Minister target by perv|UnNews - Greek Prime Minister target by perv]]''' ([[User:Zim_ulator|Zim_ulator]])
 
*'''[[User:Spintherism/Fashion_Police|Fashion Police]]''' ([[user:Spintherism|Spintherism]])
 
*'''[[User:Dzugavili/Don_Cherry|Don Cherry]]''' ([[user:Dzugavili|Dzugavili]])
 
*'''[[User:Waghlon/Polesitting|Polesitting]]''' ([[user:Waghlon|Waghlon]])
 
*'''[[User:Tompkins/Vanity|Vanity]]''' ([[user:Tompkins|Tompkins]])
 
*'''[[User:DocM/Sword of the Kings: The Legend of the Man in the Yellow Hat|Sword of the Kings: The Legend of the Man in the Yellow Hat]]''' ([[user:DocM|DocM]])
 
*'''[[User:Vollsa/Priests|Priests]]''' ([[user:Vollsa|Vollsa]])
 
*'''[[User:Conniption/Invasion|Invasion]]''' ([[user:Conniption|Conniption]])
 
*'''[[User:Mindsunwound/Man Babies|Man Babies]]''' ([[user:Mindsunwound|Minduswound]])
 
*'''[[User:EvilZak/Internet (video game)|Internet (video game)]]''' ([[user:EvilZak|EvilZak]])
 
*'''[[User:JSF99/High Five|High Five]]''' ([[user:JSF99|JSF99]])
 
*'''[[User:Zombiebaron/wip/Beelzebub|Beelzebub]]''' ([[user:Zombiebaron|Zombiebaron]])
 
*'''[[User:Claudius Prime/Catherine the Great|Catherine the Great]]''' ([[user:Claudius Prime|Claudius Prime]])
 
*'''[[User:So So/Dissociative Identity Disorder|Dissociative Identity Disorder]]''' ([[user:So So|So So]])
 
*'''[[User:Hardwick_Fundlebuggy/Bouncy_Castle|Bouncy Castle]]''' ([[user:Hardwick Fundlebuggy|Hardwick Fundlebuggy]])
 
*'''[[Asylum]]''' ([[user:Jack mort|Jack mort]])
 
*'''[[User:Bear/The_Root_of_All_Evil|The Root of All Evil]]''' ([[user:Bear|Bear]])
 
*'''[[User:Railcgun/Dropping the Soap|Dropping the Soap]]''' ([[user:Railcgun|Railcgun]])
 
*'''[[User:DJ_Ultimus/Integration|Integration]]''' ([[user:DJ Ultimus|DJ Ultimus]])
 
*'''[[User:Iritscen/The Enigmatic Mr. Grumpikins|The Enigmatic Mr. Grumpikins]]''' ([[user:Iritscen|Iritscen]])
 
*'''[[User:Doug/Perfect Disaster|Perfect Disaster]]''' ([[user:Doug|Doug]])
 
*'''[[User:Green_meklar/Master of Orion II|Master of Orion II]]''' ([[user:Green meklar|Green meklar]])
 
*'''[[User:Savethemooses/Pontius Pilot|Pontius Pilot]]''' ([[user:Savethemooses|Savethemooses]])
 
*'''[[User:Spooner/Invisia|Invisia]]''' ([[user:Spooner|Spooner]])
 
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Judging guidelines: none, just pick the best overall articles
 
   
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'''Content 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 your chances of winning.<br>
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If you are doing a rewrite and basing it on the already existing text, it is not enough to simply add images and a few uninspired lines. You must have added most of the value.
   
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'''Additional Submission Guidelines''': if your article is a rewrite, add a link to the original one.
   
'''Best Rewrite'''<small>
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===Submissions===
*'''[[User:El Jaber/Blog|Blog]]''' based on [[Blog]] ([[user:El Jaber|El Jaber]])
 
*'''[[User:Bradaphraser/yahoo|Yahoo]]''' based on [[Yahoo!]] ([[user:Bradaphraser|Bradaphraser]])
 
*'''[[User:Hugorudd/Digital_Television|Digital Television]]''' based on [[Digital Television]] ([[user:Hugorudd|Hugorudd]])
 
*'''[[User:Spintherism/Metrosexual|Metrosexual]]''' based on [[Metrosexual]] ([[user:Spintherism|Spintherism]])
 
*'''[[User:Thraeryn/New_car_smell|New car smell]]''' based on [[user:Thraeryn/Old New car smell|New car smell]] ([[user:Thraeryn|Thraeryn]])
 
*'''[[User:Famine/Gimli|Gimli]]''' based on [[Gimli]] ([[user:Famine|Famine]])
 
*'''[[User:Syndrome/North|North]]''' based on [[North]] ([[user:Syndrome|Syndrome]])
 
*'''[[User:Bear/Fozzie Bear|Fozzie Bear]]''' based on [[Fozzie Bear]] ([[user:Bear|Bear]])
 
*'''[[User:Zoos/Planet|Planet]]''' based on [[Planet]] ([[user:Zoos|Zoos]])
 
*'''[[User:Claudius Prime/William Wordsworth|William Wordsworth]]''' based on [[Wordsworth]] ([[user:Claudius Prime|Claudius Prime]])
 
*'''[[User:PiOfFive/DNA|DNA]]''' Based on [[DNA]] ([[user:PiOfFive|PiOfFive]])
 
*'''[[User:Mindsunwound/Euroipods|Euroipods]]''' based on [[Euroipods]] ([[User:Mindsunwound|Minduswound]])
 
*<s>'''[[User:Zombiebaron/wip/Edit counting|Edit counting]]''' based on [http://chronarion.org/unmeta/index.php?title=Edit_counting&oldid=2057 This old edit of an UnMeta page]</s> ([[user:Zombiebaron|Zombiebaron]]) not a rewrite of an uncyclopedia article >> </small>''disqualified''<small>
 
*'''[[User:Keitei/Anus language|Anus language]]''' based on [[Anus language]] ([[user:Keitei|Keitei]])
 
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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 Article by a N00b==
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'''Topic guidelines''': as with the Best Article category, your article must be on a subject that either does not have an article on Uncyclopedia yet, or has a really mediocre one that shouldn't be there in the first place.
   
'''Best Illustrated Article'''<small>
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'''Content guidelines''': there are no content guidelines, except: [[HTBFANJS|you must Be Funny]]. For examples of Being Funny, see [[Uncyclopedia:Best of|Best Of]], [[:Category:Quasi-Featured]], and [[VFH]].
*'''[[User:AtionSong/The Justice League|The Justice League]]''' based on [[The Justice League]] ([[user:AtionSong|AtionSong]])
 
*'''[[User:Spintherism/The Cold War|The Cold War]]''' based on [[Cold War]] ([[user:Spintherism|Spintherism]])
 
*'''[[User:Alia_kenobi/Obi-Doll|Obi-Doll]]''' ([[user:Alia kenobi|Alia kenobi]])
 
*'''[[User:LinkTGF/I_Think_Satan_Likes_Your_Mom|I Think Satan Likes Your Mom]]''' based on [http://uncyclopedia.org/index.php?title=I_Think_Satan_Likes_Your_Mom&oldid=651815 ITSLYM] ([[user:LinkTGF|LinkTGF]])
 
*'''[[User:Hindleyite/Age of Umpires|Age of Umpires]]''' ([[user:Hindleyite|Hindleyite]])
 
*'''[[User:Mindsunwound/Puppy Luff|Puppy Luff]]''' ([[User:Mindsunwound|Mindsunwound]])
 
*'''[[User:Spang/Water powered bus|Water powered bus]]''' based on [[Water Powered Bus]] ([[user:Spang|Spang]])
 
*<s>'''<nowiki>[[User:Zombiebaron/wip/Lord Voldemort|Lord Voldemort]]</nowiki>'''</s> ([[user:Zombiebaron|Zombiebaron]]) did not follow category guidelines >> </small>''disqualified''<small>
 
*'''[[User:Surreal Hamster/International Emo Week|International Emo Week]]''' ([[user:Surreal Hamster|Surreal Hamster]])
 
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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>
 
With rewrites it is not enough to simply add images and a few uninspired lines to an already-existing article. The writer must have added most of the value.
 
   
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'''Additional Submission Guidelines''': 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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Submissions and edits to submissions will be accepted no later than 11.57 pm Pacific Daylight Time on August 14. After this time entries will be locked for judging.


“Anybody can make history. Only a great man can write it.”
~ Oscar Wilde on The Poo Lit Surprise

The Poo Lit Surprise Writing Competition

Poo Lit Surprise Logo

The distinguished Poo Lit Surprise writing award.

It's back, and it's badder than ever. It's what you've all been waiting for: the return of the Poo Lit Surprise writing competition, a chance to put your formidable writing skills to use for the Good of Mankind, and also some cash. Thanks to generous endowments from evil megalomanics our loving benefactors Wikia, Uncyclopedia has been able to establish the Uncyclopedia Writing Fundation to fund the promising careers of young scribblers.

Would you like to be one of the recipients of a Poo Lit Surprise and a $25 Fundation Grant? Read on...


What is the Poo Lit Surprise?

Writinglogosepia

The original competition name and logo were rejected for being too sophisticated and were replaced with flaming feces.

This is the official writing contest for Uncyclopedia. Well, unless you count VFH... but this is different because here you can win money and brothel tokens for your work.

The directions for entering are very simple. There are four categories: Best Article, Best Rewrite, Best Illustrated Article and Best Article by a N00b. More specific directions for each category can be found under the corresponding heading further down the page.

You may submit up to and not exceeding one (1) article in each category. To submit your article, follow these numbered steps:

  1. Write your article. Please put it in your userspace so that nobody else edits it whilst you work on it. (E.g. if your username is user:Oscar, and your article is on freight trains, put your article at user:Oscar/Freight train. After the conclusion of the contest, worthy entries will be moved to the main article namespace.)
  2. Once you're finished with your article, submit it on this page under the appropriate category heading.
  3. Repeat, if desired, for the remaining categories.
  4. Wait.
  5. Once the contest deadline is concluded, a panel of judges will vote on the articles and a winner will be declared in each category.
  6. ???
  7. Profit.

The writing phase of the contest will run for two weeks, from 1 August to 14 August. You may submit your entries at any time during this period. The judging phase will be another week, ending on 21 August. On that date the winners will be announced on this page, so make sure you check back to claim your winnings.

If you have questions about the contest, please ask them here.

What are the prizes?

I'm glad you asked. In addition to a fancy userpage template, the title of Official Poet Lowrate for the Order of Uncyclopedia, fame, and glory, the winner of each category will receive a $25. So without further ado, here are the categories...

Contest Categories

Best Article

Topic guidelines: your article must be on a subject that either does not have an article on Uncyclopedia yet, or has a really mediocre one that shouldn't be there in the first place.

Content guidelines: there are no content guidelines, except: you must Be Funny. For examples of Being Funny, see Best Of, Category:Quasi-Featured, and VFH.

Submissions

Best Rewrite

Topic guidelines: your article must be derived from and improve existing content on Uncyclopedia. A good way to do this is to look for a subject that has loads of humor potential (by using the search function) and evaluating how funny the page is compared to how funny you think it can be. Another method is to look for topics in Category:Worthless Articles.

Content guidelines: submissions will be judged on how well they improve the content being rewritten so the content of your submission is based on the changes you make, not the final product. As with the other categories, you must Be Funny.

Additional Submission Guidelines: you must note the source articles that you have rewritten/derived from.

Submissions

Best Illustrated Article

Topic guidelines: your article must meet the same conditions set for the "Best Article" or "Best Rewrite" category. It must also include a minimum of 2 original* and relevant images.

* images that you created for the purpose of the article.

Content 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 (definition) to the article rather than an addition will improve your chances of winning.
If you are doing a rewrite and basing it on the already existing text, it is not enough to simply add images and a few uninspired lines. You must have added most of the value.

Additional Submission Guidelines: if your article is a rewrite, add a link to the original one.

Submissions

Best Article by a N00b

Topic guidelines: as with the Best Article category, your article must be on a subject that either does not have an article on Uncyclopedia yet, or has a really mediocre one that shouldn't be there in the first place.

Content guidelines: there are no content guidelines, except: you must Be Funny. For examples of Being Funny, see Best Of, Category:Quasi-Featured, and VFH.

Additional Submission Guidelines: 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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