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Welcome to the 1st Edition of The Article Whisperer
Please check the talk page or leave me a message if you have any questions or concerns. Thanks.

The competition

The Article Whisperer
Current event marker.png Uncyclopedia:The Article Whisperer
That's right, fellow Uncyclopedians. For the next two weeks, this could be you!
Awarded for Best Most Wanted, Requested or Vital Article
Presented by Uncyclopedia:Requested Articles
Reward {{TAWaward}}
First awarded 2010
  Most Wanted   KDE by User:Lyrithya
  G. Knowl.   Wrists by User:Lyrithya
Battle of Grunwald by User:Ptok-Bentoniczny (tied)
  Pop. Culture   John Connor by User:Matfen
  Miscellaneous   Those plastic things at the end of your shoelace by User:Happytimes
  Uncyclopedia   Uncyclopedia:Let's talk about something important by User:Matfen
Preceeded by Poo Lit Surprise (2010)
Followed by Aristocrat's Turkey Day Ball (2010)

What is the The Article Whisperer?

An annual writing competition held by Uncyclopedia:Requested Articles. It is intended to encourage submissions for requested articles. These are typically either long-standing requests which have been listed on UN:REQ for a year or more, are listed in the Top 50 wanted articles or are otherwise considered "vital" encyclopedic subjects. Participants are limited only to articles which are listed on these pages.

Unlike {{reqaward}} which is given to editors in recognition of submitting a successful request, or more specifically one of adequate quality (i.e. not ending up on ICU/QVFD/VFD), this competition is intended for the creation of potential FA-level articles.

Topics from UN:REQ include:

Who can enter and what are the rules?

All registered members of Uncyclopedia are encouraged to enter, though a few restrictions apply. Due to community consensus, judges are now barred from entering the competition (see here for the list of judges). Noobs (people who've been here for 3 months or less) cannot enter the "Best Uncyclopedia-related Article" category, as these articles could potentially become policy in future.

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 behavior will result in both articles being disqualified.

Did you know...
You can add orphaned images to your entry?

Collaborations of two or more writers will be allowed but are limited to one article per category. When submitting a team entry, the article will be in the userspace of the group's "leader". Each team member will share a single prize. Any writer part of a collaboration is free to work on a seperate entry by themselves though, like all entries, will be permitted one article per category. Two collaborations do not count as one entry; they count as two.

Articles created prior to the competition cannot be submitted. Also, no plagiarism. Should we discover your work is not original, you will be disqualified. Using resources such as the Reefer Desk, Image Request, or Pee Review is forbidden. Users may, however, use Uncyclopedia:Incomplete List of Basic Articles, Uncyclopedia:Vital, Uncyclopedia:The Creative Process, Special:Wantedpages, Uncyclopedia:Requested Articles and/or Inspire an Article to help get ideas. Again, please remember that participants are limited only to articles (and related subpages) which are specifically listed on UN:REQ, UN:ILBA, UN:VITAL and Special:Wantedpages.

When is the The Article Whisperer going to be held?

  • From September 27th ― October 3rd, entries will be accepted.
  • From October 4th ― October 10th, entries will be locked and judged.
  • From October 11th ― October 17th, winners will be announced, articles will be moved into the mainspace, and all entries will be unlocked.
  • October 18th ― the end. Or is it?

(n.b.: all times are to be measured by UTC, and all phases of the contest end at midnight on the specified day; entries may be accepted late under certain conditions.)

Where should I put my entry?

The article should be placed on your namespace. Between 27th September ― 3rd October, you should post a link to your article in the entry section below and sign as you would a forum post or vote. It should look somewhat like this:

If you're a paranoid, or afflicted with OCD, or just want to tell people to shove off until after the competition, add {{TAW-WIP}} to your entry.

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