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Welcome to the 14th 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 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 Uncyclopedians are encouraged to enter!

Judges cannot enter any 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, but noobs are not restricted to that category.

You may enter only one article for each category for which you are eligible, and it must meet the requirements of that category. Collaborations have their own category, and all other categories are solo works. A collaboration is two editors, each of whom have their own user name and are subject to the same rules as participants of other categories.

Use resources such as Vital, Uncyclopedia:The Creative Process, Category:Rewrite, Special:Wantedpages, Uncyclopedia:Requested Articles and/or Inspire an Article to get ideas. Do not use resources such as the Reefer Desk, Image Request, or Pee Review to help you do the actual work.

Do I have to be, like, honest?

Sadly, yes. Cheaters will not be given honors in this competition. This means they will not be given a photo of a desirable prize, and may be given a Shoop of their own disembowelment.

  • No plagiarism. We will disqualify work we find is not original.
  • No sockpuppets. We want every contestant to have a single user name, and especially for no one to create a new user name for a cheap win in the "Noob" category. We can use checkuser to detect cheaters.
  • No stuff created before the start of the contest. Not even if you change a few words or add a photo. This is about encouraging writing new stuff. And don't tweak your entry in one category to shoehorn it into a different category too, or both entrants will be thrown out.

Judges will exercise the usual discretion in enforcing the competition rules. Any concerns should be reported to Romartus.

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

Start dates start at 0:00 UTC; end dates end after 23:59 UTC.

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.


Best Article

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

Username Entry Comment
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
Xamralco Zachary Taylor USA! USA! USA!
Gabriel Turner HowTo:Make a Citizen's Arrest on Tony Blair No longer an ad for a campaign, quite seriously funny!

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
Ye Blacke Adder Muslim Sisterhood Yay article.

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
Nikau Dag Hammarskjold I did it I think. Hope I aren't too early. --Nikau (talk) 14:00, September 20, 2014 (UTC)
I've moved it to the new space becuse it has 2 (count them!) edited images. Might as well flesh out other categories. I'll move back if we end up with too few in the big one. --Nikau (talk) 13:29, September 25, 2014 (UTC)

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
Xamralco Lil Wayne Tunechi. --Pwn head Sir Xam Ralco the Mediocre 21:48, September 22, 2014 (UTC)
ScottPat Politics Pick something easy, I said to myself. Then I noticed how bad our page was on this topic... (Work in progress). Sir ScottPat (converse) White Ensign Scotland Flag 1 Compassrose VFH UnS NotM WotM WotY 18:52, September 23, 2014 (UTC)

Best Collaboration

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

Username Entry Comment

Awards, Decorations and Honours
Awards2 Awards Order of Uncyclopedia · Awards, Decorations and Honours · Admin Rank · Ninjastars
Ranks &
Writer of the Month · Uncyclopedian of the Month · n00b of the moment
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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