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APRIL MADNESS


Hello to the year 2020, and to this new wave for April Madness. This is a competition that maybe just as traditional as NaPo itself, for YWS at least. This has been run by @Rydia and @alliyah this past year.

What is April Madness?

Poets face off to determine who the best YWS poet for this year, through a series of rounds by submitting poems to be tested against the poems of their opponents!

The Competitors

Please leave a message in this thread if you would like to sign up!

Sign-ups are now closed.

1. @Traves
2. @alliyah
3. @MeherazulAzim16
4. @fraey
5. @Willard
6. @PrincessInk
7. @amelie
8. @Ventomology
9. @Jaybird
10. @RoseAndThorn
11. @Querencia
12. @Lavvie
13. @Rin321
14. @EverLight
15. @AstralHunter
16. @Katteex
17. @Gravitem
18. @EthanHoover

The Judges

@fraey
@alliyah
@Meshugenah
@Lavvie

The Rules

1. All poems must be written in April.
2. Poems can be written in any genre or length.
3. Poems must be submitted on this thread (either the poem or a link to it) by 10:00pm PDT on the day of the round.
4. Poems may not be reused from previous rounds, unless it's a poem used for the final round.

What will the contest look like?

This will be a bracket-formed competition, as viewed here:

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/ ... sp=sharing

Last year's April Madness can be seen here as an example!

When will each round be?

Round One

Pairings will be announced April 5th, while poems must be posted between April 6th - April 10th 10:00pm PDT - results alongside the next round pairings will be announced by April 13th.

Round Two

Poems must be posted between April 13th - 17th 10:00 PDT - results alongside the next round pairings will be announced by April 20th. The poets who lost the first round will also write a poem for Round 2, for the "loser's bracket" and compete against each other for a spot in the next round.

Round Three

The two winners of the "loser's bracket" will be added into the last two groups for the third round. Poems must be posted between April 20th and April 24th 10:00 PDT - results alongside the next round pairing will be announced by April 27th.

Round Four

For the final round, the last two poets will compete directly against each other, by submitting a poem between April 27th and May 1st 10:00 PDT. Final results will be announced by May 3rd.
"You know that I can't / Show you me / Give you me"
- The Truth Untold (BTS)
"Please give me a remedy / a melody"
- Jamais Vu (BTS)
"The lights illuminating your eyes / They're the me from now"
- Inner Child (BTS)
  





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Mon Mar 16, 2020 6:22 pm
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Starve says...



Sign me up!
Competition will give me the push to edit properly hopefully
  





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Mon Mar 16, 2020 8:01 pm
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alliyah says...



sign me up if judges can compete too! :]
maybe i make up colors for poetic cadence, but i don't think i can ever love someone who doesn't understand that teal is a different color than dark cyan
  





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Mon Mar 16, 2020 9:47 pm
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Thank you @Traves and @alliyah! And judges can certainly still compete :}
"You know that I can't / Show you me / Give you me"
- The Truth Untold (BTS)
"Please give me a remedy / a melody"
- Jamais Vu (BTS)
"The lights illuminating your eyes / They're the me from now"
- Inner Child (BTS)
  





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Sign me up!

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PrincessInk says...



Hi! I'd love to sign up for this as a contestant :)
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I'd like to sign up!
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They mainly happen somewhere warm and sunny
on an island that I own, tanned and rested and alone
surrounded by enormous piles of money." -Flynn Rider, Tangled
  





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Thu Mar 19, 2020 2:08 am
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Thank you all for signing up! I am very much looking forward to seeing all of your poems =D
"You know that I can't / Show you me / Give you me"
- The Truth Untold (BTS)
"Please give me a remedy / a melody"
- Jamais Vu (BTS)
"The lights illuminating your eyes / They're the me from now"
- Inner Child (BTS)
  





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Sat Mar 21, 2020 4:53 pm
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Magebird says...



Please sign me up! I didn't get far last year, but maybe I'll do better this NaPo! :)
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RoseAndThorn says...



I suppose I'll give it a shot for fun.
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Sat Mar 21, 2020 10:29 pm
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Que says...



Alright, I'll join the madness--sign me up!
>Previously Querencia<

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Lavvie says...



Sign me up! :D


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Rin321 says...



Sign me up, please! :D
Roses are red
Violets are blue
I am a funtastic awesome writer-
what are you?


You are an awesome writer as well-that is what you are

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