APRIL MADNESS 2023
Hey party people! If you haven't already noticed, April is on the horizon. You know what that means! It's time for April Madness once again! April Madness is a staple of the community, and everyone is welcome to join in on the fun.
What even is April Madness anyway?
A competition held to determine who the best poet of the year is! Everyone participating submits a poem each round to compete against each other. It's truly an age-old tradition, and it's an exciting one at that!
Sign-ups are open until April 4th!
Leave a message below in order to sign up! Groupings will be announced April 5th.
If you'd like to help judge, feel free to PM me! Our current judges are: Seirre, Meshugenah, Plume, LizzyTyler, EsmerayaRose, Willard
1. Submissions must be written in April
2. No set genre or length.
3. Poetry must be submitted in this thread by the deadline of each round. Please indicate that you've edited your submission if you have done so. If something comes up and you can't turn in your submission, please let me know!
4. Poetry may only be reused for the final round.
What will the contest look like?
This is a bracket-formed competition! Brackets from the previous years can be viewed here and here. This year's bracket will be formatted the same way, and I will have the link posted when the groupings are set up.
Last year's April Madness can be found here.
When are the rounds?
The groupings will be announced on April 5th. After that, the submissions for the first round must be posted by . The results will be announced on April 12th, as well as the new pairings.
Poems must be submitted by . New pairings and results will be announced on April 19th. There will also be a redemption bracket for poets who lost the first round, and they will go by the same rules.
The winners of the redemption bracket will be grouped in with the pairings for round three. Poetry must be submitted by . The results and the finalists will be announced by April 26th.
The last two poets standing will compete against each other. They must submit their poetry by . The winner will be announced by May 3rd.
Something different is happening this year. For the first time ever, the April Madness finalists will be awarded actual prizes! And they’ll win bragging rights, of course.
First Place: Choice of anything from the YWS Store, or $25 Amazon gift certificate.
Second Place: Choice of drinking glass, mousepad, mug, or notebook from YWS Store, or $15 Amazon gift certificate.