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"iPod Christ" by Prettiestpretty won the ATDB's "Master Goa Tse Award for Digital Imagery", as well as Grand Prize for The Aristocrats Christmastime Special in 2008. She is the only editor to have won both awards at the same event.

This is a list of writing competitions held and scheduled by Uncyclopedia, mainly focusing on re-writing or the creation of original articles and images. Uncyclopedia's first event, the 2006 Poo Lit Surprise, took place from April 7-23, 2006.

Each Uncyclopedia event contains several categories. Traditionally, there are four established competitions, both annual and bi-annual, held during the year. Three of these - the Poo Lit Suprise (2006-), Aristocrat's Turkey Day Ball (2007-), and The Article Whisperer (2010-) - generally run for a three-week period. The first two weeks are reserved for editors to submit entries for one or more categories, at which time the contest is closed for judging, with the winning articles announced during the final week.

In addition, Conservation Week (2007-2010; 2012-), a bi-annual contest which focused on rewriting random articles, is held for a two week period. The winners are picked based on the total number of articles rewritten.

Occasionally, Uncyclopedia has held impromptu contests, generally put forth by individual editors, which last anywhere from 1 to 24 hours. The Happy Monkey Competition (2010-), first organized in August 2010, is the only 24-hour competition held on a regular basis. As of Poo Lit Surprise (January 2011), typically, most Uncyclopedia events have received on average approximately 32 entries at each event, though sometimes there can be more than 50 or less, due to disqualified or forfeited entries. Up until Poo Lit Surprise (July 2008), it was common to see as many as 50 to 60 entries per event.

Active and upcoming events[edit]

The following is a list of the current, active titles for events scheduled by Uncyclopedia.

No. Event Date Host Notes Entries
37 "Surprise Me!" Spring Festival April 25 - May 3, 2015 Spike, Anton199; judged by Romartus and ChiefjusticeDS Winning articles: Ted Cruz by Jonny appleseed 9
36 The Article Whisperer (Winter 2014-15) December 28 - January 11, 2014 Anton199 and SPIKE Winning articles: Supply-side Jesus by Phrank Psinatra (Best Most Wanted Article), NBC by SPIKE (Best Requested Article), Horace by SPIKE (Best Vital Article) 10 (8 of them complete)
35 Poo Lit Surprise (Autumn 2014 September 20 - October 4, 2014 Romartus Winning articles: Stairs by Captain gull (Best Article), Brick by SPIKE (Best Rewrite), Muslim Sisterhood by Ye Blacke Adder (Best Noob Article), Flying toasters by Snarglefoop (Best Illustrated Article) 10
34 Happy Monkey 2014 Competition June 14 - June 16, 2014 Shabidoo Winning articles: My Week Without Porn by RAHB, UnBooks:Psychedelic Rosie and Her Coat of Many Colors by Anton199 and Buses (song) by Hyperbole 15
33 Poo Lit Surprise (summer 2013) June 2 - July 30, 2013 Romartus (proposed by ScottPat) Winning articles: Academic Dress in the United Kingdom by Reverend P. Pennyfeather (Best Article), Jane Marple by Anton199 (Best Noob Article), Checkpoint Charlie by ScottPat (Best Re-write), Cossacks by ScottPat & Anton199 (Best Collaboration) 12
32 Pee Buddy Awards (Spring 2012) April 16-30 PuppyOnTheRadio
Winning articles: UnNews:Our Great Leader Kim Jong-un brings even more prosperity to us glorious North Koreans by Mattsnow (1st place)
UnNews:Samsung sells phones, everybody cares by EpicAwesomeness (2nd place)
UnNews:Dick Clark still hosting New Year's Eve show by Shatonamime (3rd place)
31 Conservation Week (Spring 2012) March 12-April 9, 2012 Zombiebaron Winner: Xamralco (3) 8
30 Happy Monkey Competition (2012) February 11-12, 2012 Shabidoo Winning articles: Homophones (grammar) by Aleister (1st place), High school football players of Indian descent by ICameHereInACloche (2nd place), and The journey of the ugly kitten by Xamralco (3rd place) 20
29 The Article Whisperer (Winter 2011) December 26, 2011-January 9, 2012 MadMax Winning articles: Twilight (novel) by Lyrithya (Best Most Wanted Article), Antifreeze by Thekillerfroggy (Best Requested Article), and Plant by Lyrithya (Best "Vital" Article) 29
28 Aristocrat's Turkey Day Ball (2011) November 19-December 10, 2011 Mhaille Winning articles: Aristocrats (class) by Black_flamingo11 (Aristocrat's Turkey Day Ball), Incontinence (philosophy) by PuppyOnTheRadio and The things your family doesn't know by Shabidoo (tied for Best Bad Taste Article), and File:German-Comics-Page.jpg by Magic man (Master Goa Tse Award for Digital Imagery) 17
27 Poo Lit Surprise (September 2011) September 20-October 4, 2011 ChiefjusticeDS Winning articles: Arecibo Message by Black flamingo11 (Best Article), SpongeBob SquarePants by Xamralco & Apathy Man by Imrealized (tied for Best Rewrite), User:RAHB/Timothy Leary's Psychedelic Bed And Breakfast by RAHB & UnBooks:Uecil, the "special" apple by HauntedUndies (tied for Best Illustrated Article), Three Strike Law by Iwritewhatiwant (Best Article by a N00b), Where the wild onions grow by Black flamingo11 & Lyrithya (Best Best Collaboration) 25
26 Uncyclopedia Summer Extravaganza! August 1-27, 2011 Joe9320
Summer-themed 7-team tournament. Winning team: Black Magical Frozen Mammoths (Oliphaunte, Mattsnow, Black Flamingo and Magic Man) 14
25 Zombiebaron's Imagery Extra Va Gan Za April 1-24, 2011 Zombiebaron First-ever photo manipulation contest. Winning images: File:Lego building instructions.gif by PuppyOnTheRadio (Best Image), Image:StyeronymusBloksGartenofStudlyDelights.jpg by MeepStarLives (Best Image For An Article Without Images), File:Zombie Bush.jpg by Bowiz2 (Best Image By A Noob), File:Last supper2.png by Lyrithya (Best Redone Image) 21
24 Hourly Writing Contest (2011) March 20 / April 2, 2011 ChiefjusticeDS A second version for European editors was held the following week. 15
23 Happy Monkey Competition (2011) March 2, 2011 Shabidoo Winning articles: Rapto-velocity by Thekillerfroggy (First-Place), GIANT NOVELTY FOAM HANDS!!! by Mrthejazz (second-place), Viking Metal by Aleister (Third-Place) 16
22 Poo Lit Surprise (January 2011) January 18-31, 2011 Sycamore Winning articles: BabyTV by Black flamingo11 (Best Article), Muddy Waters by Thekillerfroggy (Best Rewrite), In MS Paint With One Arm, While Furiously Masturbating by Thekillerfroggy & UnBooks:Zombiebaron's Adventure To Asia by Zombiebaron (tied for Best Illustrated Article), Machine gun by SaintJayJay (Best Article by a N00b), and UnScripts:Law & Order: Puritan New England by Guildensternenstein (Best Alt. Namespace Article) 46
21 Aristocrat's Turkey Day Ball (2010) November 18-December 3, 2010 ChiefjusticeDS Winning articles: UnBooks:Fred by Sockpuppet of an unregistered user and The Aristocraigslist by Electrified mocha chinchilla (tied for Aristocrat's Turkey Day Ball), UnBooks:The Children's Guide to Your First School Shooting by Zombiebaron / Sockpuppet of an unregistered user (collaboration) and Uncle John's Fetus Burgers and Abortion Clinic by CheddarBBQ (tied for Best Bad Taste Article), and File:Chilean miner farm.jpg by Bucknut4 (Master Goa Tse Award for Digital Imagery) 29
20 The Article Whisperer (Fall 2010) September 27-October 3, 2010 Mordillo
Second bi-annual writing contest established for the creation of most wanted, requested and "vital" articles. Winning articles: KDE by Lyrithya (Best Most Wanted Article), Wrists by Lyrithya and Battle of Grunwald by Ptok-Bentoniczny (tied for Best General Knowledge-related Article), John Connor by Matfen (Best Popular Culture-related Article), Those plastic things at the end of your shoelace by Happytimes (Best Miscellaneous-related Article), and Uncyclopedia:Let's talk about something important by Matfen (Best Uncyclopedia-related Article) 18
19 Happy Monkey Competition (2010) August 3, 2010 Happymonkey39 First regularly held 24-hour challenge. Winning articles: Tombstone by Aleister (Gold), Pursuit of Happiness by Lyrithya (Silver), and Pointy Sticks by MsuCarencro (Bronze). 8
18 Conservation Week (Summer 2010) July 5-19, 2010 Dexter111344 Winners: Lordarcadian (8) and Sockpuppet of an unregistered user (5) 16
17 Dr. Skullthumper's Hourly Writing Contest (2010) June 27, 2010 Dr. Skullthumper Original 1-hour contest held by Dr. Skullthumper. 23
16 Poo Lit Surprise (May 2010) May 10-24, 2010 Electrified mocha chinchilla Winning articles: Salamander by Black flamingo11 (Best Article), Sparta by Hyperbole (Best Rewrite), UnBooks:Where do babies come from? by PuppyOnTheRadio (Best Illustrated Article), UnBooks:Murder on a Plane by DPRS (Best Article by a N00b), Howto: Staple toast to a wall by Mrthejazz (Best Alt. Namespace Article) 24
15 Aristocrat's Turkey Day Ball (2009) November 26-December 9, 2009 Mordillo Winning articles: Crats by So So (Aristocrat's Turkey Day Ball), Ich Bin Ein Celebrity Juden, Get Me Out Of Here! by Under user (Best Bad Taste Article), and File:John McEnroe Pong.gif by PuppyOnTheRadio (Master Goa Tse Award for Digital Imagery) 23
14 Conservation Week (Fall 2009) October 26-November 16, 2009 ChiefjusticeDS Winners: PuppyOnTheRadio (8) and Matfen (5) 23
13 Poo Lit Surprise (October 2009) October 5-18, 2009 Modusoperandi Winning articles: Elizabeth I by 15Mickey20 (Best Article), Abraham Lincoln by Gerrycheevers (Best Rewrite), Bi-curious George by Mhaille (Best Illustrated Article), Rules of baseball by SPIKE (Best Article by a N00b), and UnNews:Australia says "You just don't understand our humour!" by PuppyOnTheRadio (Best Alt. Namespace Article) 39
12 Conservation Week (Spring 2009) April 6-26, 2009 Gerrycheevers Winners: Gerrycheevers (4), Guildensternenstein (2) and JackOfSpades (2) 16
11 Poo Lit Surprise (March 2009) March 9-22, 2009 Heerenveen Winning articles: Plink by GlobalTourniquet (Best Article), Money by Sycamore (Best Rewrite), Economic Collapse Barbie™ by DrStrange and Karl Lagerfeld by Modusoperandi (tied for Best Illustrated Article), UN Fat Project by Judepeer (Best Article by a N00b), UnMovie Review: Watchmen (with special guests, the Watchmen) by Modusoperandi and UnNews:Obama unveils education reform plans by Monika (tied for Best Alt. Namespace Article) 29
10 Aristocrat's Turkey Day Ball (2008) November 27-December 12, 2008 RAHB Winning articles: The Aristocrats Christmastime Special by Prettiestpretty (Aristocrat's Turkey Day Ball), Dr. N. Toleránt's Informative Letter: An Informative Letter by Electrified mocha chinchilla (Best Bad Taste Article), and Image:Ipodchristcrx.png by Prettiestpretty (Master Goa Tse Award for Digital Imagery) 23
9 Conservation Week (Fall 2008) September 15-30, 2008 Jocke Pirat Winners: Dexter111344 (8) and Mrmonkey72 (8) 14
8 Poo Lit Surprise (July 2008) July 15-27, 2008 Dr. Skullthumper Winning articles: The Gathering Horror by Cap'n Ben (Best Article), Sania Mirza by 15Mickey20 (Best Rewrite), The Incredible Adventures of MS PAINTMAN! by The UnIdiot (Best Illustrated Article), Sweatshop (humanitarian institution) by ShuaDaddy (Best Article by a N00b), and UnTunes:White trash girl by Modusoperandi (Best Alt. Namespace Article) 52
7 Conservation Week (Spring 2008) March 1-15, 2008 Jocke Pirat Winners: Pandora. (6) and THE (5) 27
6 Poo Lit Surprise (January 2008) January 9-27, 2008 Electrified mocha chinchilla Winning articles: Marie Curie by An Ape that Only Exists on Thursdays (Best Article), Dude by THEDUDEMAN (Best Rewrite), Segue: a monologue by Modusoperandi (Best Illustrated Article), UnBooks:Life as a 4⅝ Year Old by DJ Irreverent (Best Article by a N00b), and Why?:Get a tattoo of a tarantula on your face by Modusoperandi (Best Alt. Namespace Article) 33
5 Aristocrat's Turkey Day Ball (2007) November 22-December 6, 2007 Mhaille Originally proposed by The Thinker, this unique competition has traditionally emphasized dark or off-color humor. Winning articles included: The Aristocrats by 15Mickey20 (Aristocrat's Turkey Day Ball), Pacific War by So So (Best Bad Taste Article), and File:Allahuakbear.jpg by Modusoperandi (Master Goa Tse Award for Digital Imagery) 23
4 Conservation Week (Fall 2007) September 1-15, 2007 Jocke Pirat A bi-annual contest which focused on rewriting random articles. Winners: One-eyed Jack (12) and THE (12) 39
3 Poo Lit Surprise (January 2007) January 14-27, 2007 Bradaphraser Winning articles: Mental illness by Jedravent (Best Article by a N00b), The Tale of Captain Petey Widdershanks Blunderbub Shaleweather Monkeyturtle Johansen III, Buccaneer Extraordinaire by §ǚρωξλ£μĦΦφ≈€ƏξßÐÆØΞ (Best Illustrated Article), Education by Famine (Best Rewrite), and Honesty by ENeGMA (Best Article) 58
2 Poo Lit Surprise (August 2006) August 1-14, 2006 Mhaille Winning articles: HowTo:Write A Cover Letter by Procopius (Best Article), "Paul is dead" hoax by Rcmurphy (Best Rewrite), Jammie Dodgers by Stejinz (Best Illustrated Article), and American Dream by Shandon (Best Article by a N00b) 66
1 Poo Lit Surprise (April 2006) April 7-15, 2006 Rcmurphy First-ever Uncylopedian writing contest. Held bi-annually over the past five years, it has become the website's flagship competition. Winning articles: The Enigmatic Mr. Grumpikins by Iritscen (Best Article), Metrosexual by Spintherism (Best Rewrite), and Age of Umpires by Hindleyite (Best Illustrated Article) 51

Other events[edit]

Event Host Years Notes Entries
Socky's writing competition competition of 2011 Socky 2011 Contest held by Socky to hold the best writing competition. Was praised for its brilliance and then swiftly abandoned. 0
SysRq's Favorite Person Competition '08 SysRq 2008 Contest held by SysRq for best articles portraying himself "in a positive light". 7
Sliferjam's Annual Contest Sliferjam 2007 Contest held by Sliferjam to create an image and short story. 10
Fake Pegasus Award Aleister 2005-2012 Annual award given to the user with the most features that year. (Open to all users)

Non-writing competitions[edit]

Event Host Years Notes Entries
Zombiebaron's Imagery Extra Va Gan Za Zombiebaron 2011 Contest held to create new and original images for VFP. 22
Pee Week PeregrineFalcon999 2010 Contest held for Pee Review for the most articles reviewed in a week. Winner: PeregrineFalcon999 (10) 7