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September-October 2010

Winners

Best Most Wanted Article

ArticleWhisperAwardGold Grand Champion: KDE by Lyrithya

1st runner up: Bed by Aleister in Chains

Honorable Mentions: Darius III of Persia, R. Kelly, Not, Rolling Stone

Best General Knowledge-related Article

ArticleWhisperAwardGold Grand Champion: Wrists by Lyrithya and Battle of Grunwald by Ptok-Bentoniczny (tie)

1st runner up: Unsolved problems in mathematics by Phrank Psinatra

Honorable Mentions: Buffalo, New York, Battle of Yorktown

Best Popular Culture-related Article

ArticleWhisperAwardGold Grand Champion: John Connor by Matfen

1st runner up: Protagonist by Lyrithya

Honorable Mentions: Konami

Best Miscellaneous-related Article

ArticleWhisperAwardGold Grand Champion: Those plastic things at the end of your shoelace by Happytimes

1st runner up: General Tso's Chicken by Phrank Psinatra

Best Uncyclopedia-related Article

ArticleWhisperAwardGold Grand Champion: Uncyclopedia:Let's talk about something important by Matfen

1st runner up: Simple English Uncyclopedia by Happytimes

Honorable Mentions: My Sojourn with Mr.Winkler to steal a Euroipod from a grue:A Retrospective

Competition Wrap-Up

Thanks to all the participants for making the 1st annual TAW a success! This was my first time running a writing competition and I hope everyone had fun. I especially owe special thanks to Mordillo, who put up with my endless questions (and whose help made this contest possible), as well as Zombiebaron, who designed the awards for TAW, and additional input from Under user and PuppyOnTheRadio. ChiefjusticeDS, Hyperbole and Zana Dark who also participated as replacement judges.

Overall, I think the contest went very well. A lot of old requests were filled and, as of this writing, both the Battle of Grunwald and Wrists have been nominated to become a featured articles. Two new editors, Valdimir and Phrank Psinatra (the latter winning two runner-up prizes!), have joined Uncyclopedia through this competition. I'm not sure when the next competition will run but it'll be at least a few months. I'm thinking it will follow the next PLS (Spring 2011) and then its usual slot (Fall 2011). In the meantime, I do have something in the works. :) MadMax 08:02, October 19, 2010 (UTC)

Scoring Details

The scoring system was based on a points system. Judges were asked to submit their top 5, points being awarded as: 5 points for #1, 4 points for #2, 3 points for #3, and so on. Total scores are below. Entries not below received no points, though they were judged. Consult any of the judges for questions.

Best Most Wanted Article


  1. KDE - 15
  2. Bed - 12
  3. Darius III of Persia - 10
  4. R. Kelly - 6
  5. Not - 4

Best General Knowledge-related Article


  1. Battle of Grunwald - 14
  2. Wrists - 14
  3. Unsolved problems in mathematics - 10
  4. Buffalo, New York - 6
  5. Battle of Yorktown - 3

Best Popular Culture-related Article


  1. John Connor - 14
  2. Protagonist - 13
  3. Konami - 9

Best Miscellaneous-related Article


  1. Those plastic things at the end of your shoelace - 14
  2. General Tso's Chicken - 13

Best Uncyclopedia-related Article


  1. Uncyclopedia:Let's talk about something important - 14
  2. Simple English Uncyclopedia - 13
  3. My Sojourn with Mr.Winkler to steal a Euroipod from a grue:A Retrospective - 6

December 2011-January 2012

Winners

Best Most Wanted Article

ArticleWhisperAward Grand Champion: Twilight (book) by Lyrithya

runner up: Meat by Phrank Psinatra

Best Requested Article

ArticleWhisperAward Grand Champion: Antifreeze by Thekillerfroggy

runner up: The Exorcist by Black flamingo11

Best "Vital" Article

ArticleWhisperAward Grand Champion: Plant by Lyrithya

runner up: Esperanto by Thekillerfroggy and Somalia by Nikau (tied)

Competition Wrap-Up

Thanks to everyone who took part in this year's TAW. I guess we can officially call it an annual competition now. :) Since the competition had been postponed once or twice during the year, I'm glad that so many editors turned out to participate. A special thanks to returning champions Phrank Psinatra and Lyrithya (who won two of the three awards!) and Oliphaunte who volunteered as a substitute judge.

Quite a few requests were filled for TAW 2011. One of the winning articles, Twilight (novel), has already been featured and three others have been nominated on VFH - Somalia,Esperanto, and Plant. This year's TAW included a series of "challenge" awards which saw Aleister & co. contribute A priest, a rabbi and a minister walk into a bar, EpicAwesomeness resurrecting Bart Simpson is sleeping with your wife from VFD, and both Shabidoo and Oliphaunte completing two of the oldest articles requested on UN:REQ (i.e. Making up Dan Quayle quotes and English Uncyclopedia). The next competition will probably take place in September 2012, following the next PLS. Thanks again for everyone who joined and I hope everyone had fun. MadMax 20:54, January 17, 2012 (UTC)

Scoring Details

The scoring system was based on a points system. Judges were asked to submit their top 5, points being awarded as: 5 points for #1, 4 points for #2, 3 points for #3, and so on. Total scores are below. Entries not below received no points, though they were judged. Consult any of the judges for questions.

Best Most Wanted Article


  1. Twilight (book) - 15
  2. Meat - 11
  3. Today - 9
  4. Pi - 7
  5. This Page Does Not Exist - 1
  6. Arizona - 1

Best Requested Article


  1. Antifreeze - 13
  2. The Exorcist - 12
  3. Six Degrees of Oscar Wilde - 8
  4. White Men Can't Jump - 7
  5. HowTo:Express Yourself In Song - 4
  6. Bazooka - 1

Best "Vital" Article


  1. Plant - 14
  2. Esperanto - 11
  3. Somalia - 11
  4. Gautama Buddha - 6
  5. Archaea - 2
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