HOSTS : Ahavati
TEAM NAPO : Josh
, Miss Indie
The USS Stanza is boldly braving where no DUPers have braved before!
55 participants from 11 countries are penetrating the deep space of poetry, making this the LARGEST NaPo/GloPoWriMo to date! Those who finish will receive honorable mentions on Facebook and Instagram . . . along with a TROPHEEE! custom designed by the Webmiss! THE RULZ
! One Poem Per Day Rule
You can only post one poem per day between 12:01 AM and 11:59 PM in your time zone starting April 1st. And by poem, we mean poetry - not prose, which will be rejected. We know the difference. Entries must be in English, but you are welcome to accompany them afterward with translations. wallyroo92 , _shadoe_ and Ahavati will be monitoring your daily post times. Copy and Pasting Entries Rule
Copy and Paste your entries into this challenge thread. Linking directly to Submitted Poems is prohibited. This is to ensure each comp entry is not edited beyond the 24 hour grace period you are given. wallyroo92 & ImperfectedStone will be monitoring your editing activity. Sequential Numbering Rule
Each entry must be ( somehow ) numbered at the top. The number must correspond to the date in April it is being posted on. This is so YOU know and WE know exactly how many poems you have submitted at any given moment in the challenge. We suggest you keep a log of your poems, their titles, and numbers as a personal tracking record. Josh & summerrain75 will be monitoring your count. Bold Texted Title Rule
Each entry must have a title that is in bold text
for the NaPo Team to easily distinguish from the poem's body. This is because title's wording is NOT included in your unique word count. PLEASE AVOID UNDERLINING
YOUR TITLES - people have reported problems with using a combination of underlining and bold text. Josh & summerrain75 will be monitoring your titles. 50 Unique Word Rule
The body of each poem must contain 50 or more "unique" words. 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.
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.
Klingon words such as "targh" count as 1 unique word
Don't forget that as poets, you are always allowed to make up your own words! Quotes of other writers are not to be included in your word count. And If you provide the number of unique words in an entry, type it below the poem. Tallen , PoetsRevenge & DaisyGrace will be monitoring your word counts.
So, this is essentially how each entry should appear when posted to the challenge thread in the Competition forum:
#21 of 30 I Was A Teenage Klingon
Hoch are welcome in my tlhingan juhm
unless tlhih are a Romulusngan without a poehm
etc . . .
==================== THE GUIDELINZ Valid Excuses For Not Posting
Although confident you will make it across the finish line, we've modified the write one new poem every day
rule typical of NaPoWriMo to ensure as many participants as possible can achieve this goal. We encourage you to complete at least a few poems ahead of schedule in the event you are prevented from writing and posting.
Life gets in the way and no one deserves to miss out on the Trophy because you took a Ford Bronco passenger mirror at 55 mph to the back of the head while minding your own business riding a bicycle. Long story. Don't ask.
If you are aware of a date in which you will not be available to post a poem, alert us to when and why in the Registration / Discussion thread or in a private message. Keep in mind, this only applies to extraordinary circumstances and not your daily routine.
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 personal crisis, power or Internet failure, or other act of God that prevents you from writing and posting - then follow the same protocol upon your return.
For example on April 22nd: I am double posting today due to illness resulting in my absence on April 21st
#21 of 30 I Was A Teenage Klingon
#22 of 30 Young Romulans In Love
poem's body 24 Hour Editing Grace Period
You should correct flaws in your posts such as having forgotten to include bolded title, numbers, or the minimum 50 unique words - all these things necessary to being considered a viable entry - but only within 24 hours of posting.
We don't care if your poems have typos or grammatical errors in them. They do not have to be perfect to qualify for a trophy. This is NOT a competition to see who can write the best poem. Returning after 24 hours to edit for ANY reason will result in disqualification of that entry.
Time stamps in forum posts will expose such disregard for the rule. If you are caught - no trophy for you!
If we didn't have this rule, participants would obsess over everything perceived as flaws in their entries and waste valuable time better spent writing MOAR poems. You're welcome.
Yes, you can submit the same poems to your personal DUP portfolios, edit them to your heart's content, and submit them to other comps. Multiple Accounts
Those of you registering multiple accounts in this challenge must deliver 30 poems per account. Then and only then will each account be awarded a trophy.
If at any time during this challenge it is revealed that you are actively posting at DUP with multiple accounts that are not publicly disclosed by name in ALL of your account profiles + forum signatures per site guidelines, you will be notified AFTER the competition that you will NOT be receiving any trophies.
We are not in the business of rewarding individuals who secretly use additional memberships at DUP to exploit other members in any way. RULES CONTINUED IN NEXT POST