The SS NaPo/GloPoWriMo has set sail, DUP'rs! 29 participants and five countries have hit the high seas of poetry, making this one of the largest and best NaPo/GloPoWriMo's ever!
HOSTS: Ahavati & JohnnyBlaze
TEAM: Jade-Pandora, Earth_Child, Amorous_Tryst, yelluw_always, SummerRain75, JusTim_
Those who finish will receive honorable mention on facebook and instagram! THE RULZ
! 1. Each Poem must be posted within the allotted time frame between 12:01 AM and 11:59 PM each day in your time zone
Only one entry per day. This is NOT a competition to see who can post or finish first. Amoryst_Tryst and Earth_Child will be monitoring your daily post times closely. 2. You must copy and paste your entries into this competition forum
. Linking directly to Your Submitted Poems is not be allowed. This is to ensure each comp entry is not edited beyond the 24 hour deadline you are given to edit. Jade-Pandora will be monitoring your editing activity closely. 3. Your poem must have a Bolded Title
for the NaPo team members to easily identify. This is necessary, as the title is NOT included in your unique word count. Johnny and I will be monitoring this. 4. Your entries must be a minimum of 50 "unique" words,
not including the title. yelluw_always will be monitoring your word count closely. 5. Your entries must be numbered sequentially
so YOU know and WE know exactly how many poems you have submitted to date. Your final poem numbered #30 must be submitted on April 30th before Midnight in your Timezone. SummerRain75 and JusTim_ will be monitoring your count closely. RULE CLARIFICATIONS AND GUIDELINES! 1. Valid Excuses:
Provided Life doesn't throw you a catastrophic curveball during April, we are confident you will make it to the finish line. We've modified the "write one new poem every day" rule as typical of the NaPoWriMo competition recognized globally to ensure as many participants as possible living and breathing the spirit of the competition could achieve this goal.
Life gets in the way and no one deserves to miss out because you took a Ford Bronco passenger mirror at 55 mph to the back of your head while minding your own business riding a bicycle. Long story. Don't ask.
We encourage you to complete at least a few poems ahead of schedule in the event you are prevented from writing and posting for whatever reason. If you are aware of a date in which you will not be available to write and post a poem, alert us to when and why in the NaPo Speakeasy thread or in a private message.
Upon your return after the day or days you missed, you must post a maximum of 2 poems per date until you are caught up. At the very top of your post, attach a brief explanation stating you are posting 2 poems for whatever reason.
If you experience an unexpected event such as a power or Internet failure or other act of God or personal crisis that prevents you from writing and posting, then follow the same protocol minus the advance warning. 2. Editing Rule:
This rule is meant for you to correct any major flaws in your post such as having forgotten to include the title, poem number, or the minimum 50 unique words necessary to be considered a viable entry.
Otherwise, we don't care if your poems have typos or grammatical errors in them. They do not have to be perfect to qualify. This is NOT a competition to see who can write the best poem.
Time stamps in forum posts will expose any attempts to cheat the editing rule. Returning after 24 hours to edit for ANY reason will result in disqualification of that entry. No trophy for you! 3. 50 Unique Word Rule
Every poem must contain a minimum of 50 unique words.
Contractions such as "can't" count as 1 unique word. Ampersands count as 1 unique word. One letter words such as "a" or "I" each count as 1 unique word. Numbers such as "4" count as 1 unique word. Hyphenated words such as "sugar-free" count as 1 unique word.
You can repeat any word as many times as you wish, but it will only count as 1 unique word. For example, using the word "deep" 5 times will count as 1 unique word.
The words comprising your poem's title do not count towards anything. GUIDELINES 1. Multiple Accounts
: If you have additional member accounts used for creative purposes that are named in your profile(s) and forum signature(s) may enter as well. They must register separately. Each account must individually deliver 30 poems. 2. Previous Notes
: You may convert any notes you jotted down into poems. You may write as many poems you care to in a single day; however, remember, you can submit NO MORE than one poem per day unless excused for a valid reason. 3. Off Topic/Spam Posts
: In previous years, we've had several non-registrants as well as spam posts. Any such posts will be removed. 4. NEEDLESS DRAMA PROHIBITED
: If you have any issue, please use the private message function and notify JohnnyBlaze or me immediately. DUP is on the Global NaPo registry, which means we will be watched. Such posts will be removed. 5. Writing Prompt Comp
: While we are providing writing prompts in the alternate NaPo Prompt Competition, you still have the complete freedom to write about anything you want. You will not be disqualified based on content or quality, with the exceptions of plagiarism of course or posting similar "copy and paste" extracted from text you yourselves did not write.
However, please use common sense regarding the content you choose to post. Your poetry, unpolished or otherwise, will be a reflection of the overall talent being fostered by DUP. We would hate to see outside readers who are potential DUP members or even publishers turned away by material meant to garner attention purely from shock value. 6. Final Award Check
: After the final entry is submitted, JohnnyBlaze and I will double check entries to ensure they are 50+ words in length, titled, numbered, and unedited after the deadline. It only takes 1 ineligible entry out of 30 to negate your acquisition of the trophy. Be sure your work adheres to the Rules.
We'd hate to see you go through all that hard work to come up empty handed: however, we will not grant you something the other participants sacrificed and worked hard to achieve by following these rules and guidelines. What the heck ... non-compliances risking disqualification!?
While this may sound harsh, such rules accompanied with penalties are necessary to offset the fact that our NaPo/GloProWriMo challenge is extremely flexible ( as opposed to the "standard" international challenge of writing and posting 1 poem within each 24 hour increment no matter what obstacles Life throws your way ).
There are rules to EVERY
competition on DUP which, if violated, run the risk of forfeiting the trophy. This competition is no different. If you aren't going to concern yourself with reading and thus knowing the rules, then you should avoid entering any competitions. We are very flexible regarding real life situations that may hinder your ability to write and post at any given moment; everything else is completely in your power to control.
A special thank you to all braving this challenge! Particularly to our team members for donating their valuable time to assist us in making this the LARGEST and BEST NaPo EVER!
Sincerely Good Writing To All,
Ahavati & JohnnyBlaze