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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.

The competition

What is the Poo Lit Surprise?

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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.

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.

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)

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.

What's the fattest animal on Earth?

Sockpuppet of an unregistered user's mom.


Best Article

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

Username Entry Comment
Nikau User:Nikau/Dag Hammarskjöld I did it I think. Hope I aren't too early. --Nikau (talk) 14:00, September 20, 2014 (UTC)
SPIKE Lava lamp Well, you see, at VFD we were talking about articles on a dated fad (in that case, Emos), and I linked to Lava lamp by way of example, but the link came up red, so I started writing. And ScottPat and Anton199 are lamenting the apathetic state of this page, so here you go. Spıke ¬ 00:33 22-Sep-14

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

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

Best Rewrite

For articles which are rewrites of existing articles.

Username Entry Comment
SPIKE Brick My only save off VFD in the approximate time-frame. If you want to disqualify this for starting two days early, fine, provided you get other nominees. Spıke ¬ 00:36 22-Sep-14

Best Collaboration

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

Username Entry Comment

Awards, Decorations and Honours
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Ranks &
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Potatochopper of the Month

Foolitzer Prize
Writer of the Year · Uncyclopedian of the Year · RadicalX of the Year
RYA · User Space Affiliations · Past Winners

Limelight VFH · VFP · Best of · Top Ten: 2005 · 2006 · 2007 · 2008 · 2009 · 2010 · 2011 · 2012 · 2013 · Hall of Shame
Prix citron Useless Gobshite of the Month · Useless Gobshite of the Year · Sandwich of the Month · FFS
Events citron Poo Lit Suprise · Aristocrat's Turkey Day Ball · The Article Whisperer
Happy Monkey Competition · Other competitions
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