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Welcome to this, the 4th Edition of the Prestigious Poo Lit Surprise. Watch your step.

This will act as the rule page for this, the 4th Incarnation of our beloved Poo Lit Surprise. Consult this for any questions and consult me if this doesn't answer your questions. See the Poo Lit Archive for the results from past competitions.

The competition[edit]

What is the Poo Lit Surprise?[edit]

A writing competition held twice a year. The winners receive Poet Lowrate awards, a prize of $20, and the hatred and jealousy of the rest of the entire Uncyclopedia community.

The PLS is a competition designed to jump-start writing quality at Uncyclopedia. After the previous three competitions, a significant number of featured articles for the following month were from the PLS, and it could be argued that the overall quality of featured articles increased. Aside from that, it's nice to get money for something that generally is solely done on a volunteer basis.

Who can enter?[edit]

All registered members of Uncyclopedia are encouraged to enter as long as they are not judges in the competition. Judges are not allowed to enter the competition as writers. You may enter only once for each category for which you are eligible (one article per category per person). If you wish to collaborate with other eligible contestants, you may do so, but that will count as your one entry in the category. Collaborative efforts will have to decide who is the "team leader," who will house the article on his/her name space and recieve the prize if your collaboration wins, at which point (it is assumed) s/he will distribute the winnings among the other members of the team. If a user wishes to enter in more than one category (for which s/he is eligible), s/he is welcome to do so, either collaborating or alone, but may, again, only enter one per category. Two collaborations do not count as one entry; they count as two.

How many articles can I write per category?[edit]

For the last time: One. You can only take part in entering one article per category. Non-Noobs (People who've been here longer than 3 months) cannot enter best noob. And of course judges cannot enter the competition at all. Play it straight, guys.

Addendum: The Zombiebaron Rule: An article may only be entered in 1 (one), count them one, category, and it must fit within the rules and scope of that particular category. This rule is enacted retroactively as of Jesus' birth.

When is the PLS !!! going to be held?[edit]

  • From June 25 - July 9, entries will be accepted. (Note: ARTICLES POSTED TO UNCYCLOPEDIA BEFORE June 25th WILL NOT BE ELIGIBLE TO WIN)
  • From July 9 - July 23, entries will be locked and judged.
  • From July 23 - July 30, winners will be announced, honorable mentions will be moved into the main space, and all entries will be unlocked.
  • July 31 - Infinity, we will all get on with our lives.

Where should I put my entry?[edit]

The article should be placed on your namespace. Between June 25th and July 9th, you should put a link to your article on this "entry" page. You should post a link to your page and sign as you would a forum post or vote. It should look somewhat like this:

or, in the case of collaboration:

How are you gentlemen?[edit]

All your base are belong to us. You are on the way to destruction. You have no chance to survive make your time. HAHAHAHA!

Translation: Plagiarism is bad. If we discover your work is not original, you will be disqualified. Also, as you're working on your article, if you use the help pages pages like Reefer Desk, Image Request, and Pee Review, any help you get will have to be listed as collaborators (and you'll have to figure out how to share the money with everyone who helps you if you win). Plus, if anyone helps you that's already collaborated on another article, your article will be disqualified (and the other may be as well, if it's determined it was done on purpose), so be very careful if you use those help pages. Thank you for understanding.

Judges and Categories[edit]

Best Main Namespace Article[edit]

This category is the for the best overall article in the main namespace (as in, it is not an UnNews, HowTo, etc.). Alternate namespace articles should be posted in the Best Alternate Namespace Category.

Best Main Namespace Articles Go Here[edit]

Best Article by a N00b[edit]

Best Article written by someone whose first edit occurred less than 3 months ago per the start of the competition, June 25th.

Best Article by a Noob Articles Go Here[edit]

Best Illustrated Article[edit]

Entries will primarily be judged on how the pictures add to the humor of the page. All pictures must be original to the author in some way, either 'chopped to some degree, done entirely by the author, or be otherwise edited in some meaningful way. Basically, don't steal other people's images. You've been warned.

Best Illustrated Articles Go Here[edit]

  • User:Thekillerfroggy/Flute Hero It's not done yet, pretty far from it, but I'm putting it up now so I won't have to see only Uncyclopedian's entered in this cagtegory, which makes me sad :( --Littleboyonly.jpg TKFUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUCK Oldmanonly.jpg 18:15, 2 July 2007 (UTC)

Best Alternate Namespace Article[edit]

This category includes all of the alternate namespaces such as UnNews, UnBooks, UnPoetia, HowTo, Why?, UnTunes, UnScripts and any others I am stupidly forgetting. Alternate namespace articles ARE allowed in other categories except Best Main Namespace. So for example a Noob COULD write an UnNews story and submit it Best Noob if he or she were so inclined, or he could submit it here. Alternate namespace Illustrated Articles are perfectly fine, as well as rewrites, just no separate namespaces in Best Main.

Best Alternate Namespace Articles Go Here.[edit]

Best Rewrite[edit]

All users may enter this category (except for judges). Entries must be based on an article that is already on Uncyclopedia and will remain so through the PLS competition (so entrants are encouraged to choose the articles they rewrite wisely). Entries will be judged on both final quality and improvement over original article's quality.

Best Rewrite Articles Go Here[edit]

  • User:Gubby/Bureaucracy--Gubby 09:52, 25 June 2007 (UTC) (As I'm conserving nothing from the previous article on Beaurocracy, it could be just a plain article and not a rewrite. Your call, judges.)
  • submitted 3 hours late and apparently 2 judges have already submitted their votes. The preceding unsigned comment was added by Mhaille (talk • contribs)
Rubbish, I say! It was still the 8th at my house, and it says 9th up at the top, my time! At least, it doesn't specify any other timezone... 07/9 15:22

Need Ideas?[edit]

Try Vital, Uncyclopedia:The Creative Process, Category:Rewrite, Special:Wantedpages, Uncyclopedia:Requested Articles, Inspire an Article, or Image Request, depending on what category you're entering.