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April Madness 2018



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

What is April Madness?

18 Poets (number to be confirmed) face off against one another to be named the supreme poet of YWS! They compete in a series of rounds, each poet submitting a poem to be compared with their opponent's.

The Competitors

Please post in this thread to sign up for one of the places. If there are no places left but you wish to take part, please sign up to be a replacement. All replacement poets will submit a poem during round one between the 1st and 3rd April. Should any contestant fail to submit their poem, you will then face their opponent instead.

Sign ups will run until the 3rd April but if we don't have 18 by then, they will be extended through the duration of round one. Anyone joining after the 3rd April should post a poem regardless of whether they have been assigned a rival yet.

If we have significantly less than 18 then I'll adjust the rounds to make it work.

Judges

@Rydia
@Iggy
@LadyLizz
@Meshugenah
@TheBlueCat
@Kays
@HalfbloodFangirl

(please let me know if you would like to help judge, it does not prevent you from taking part.)

Contestants

1. @Rydia
2. @TheSilverFox
3. @Wisteria
4. @Lareine
5. @Kays
6. @Lumi
7. @LadyLizz
8. @Meshugenah
9. @alliyah
10. @soundofmind
11. @TheBlueCat
12. @ellasnotebook
13. @PrincessInk
14. @Aley
15. @Lightsong
16. @killeham
17. @Nobunaga
18. @Arcticus
19. @Audy
20. @Willard
21. @Mea
22. @PenguinAttack
23. @Thisislegacy
24. @fortis

Replacement Poets:

1. @HalfbloodFangirl
2. @izanami
3.

The Rules

1. Poems are to be written no more than two days before their round, with the exception of the final and semi finals.
2. Poems may be any genre or length.
3. Poems must be submitted on this thread (either the poem or a link to it) by 10:00pm GMT on the day of the round.
4. Poems for the Semi Final and the Final must have been written in April. A poet may use any of the poems they have submitted in a previous round or one not submitted before.

What will the contest look like?

The 24 person contest looks like this:
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/ ... sp=sharing


You can see last year's thread here as an example of how it runs: April Madness 2017

When will each round be?

Week One

Poems to be posted between the 1st and 3rd April 10:00pm GMT. Results and next round pairings will be announced on the 7th.

Weeks Two and Three

Poems to be posted between the 8th and 10th April 10:00pm GMT. Results and next pairings will be announced on the 14th. Those who were successful in the loser's heat will submit another poem between the 15th and 17th. The winner and final entrant into the semi final will be announced on the 21st.

Week Four

The four remaining poets will post a poem between the 22nd and 24th April 10:00pm GMT. The results and next pairings will be announced on the 27th April. The two semi finalists will post their poem between the 28th and 30th April 10:00pm GMT. The final results will be announced on the 5th May.
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Sign me up! :D
S'io credesse che mia risposta fosse
a persona che mai tornasse al mondo,
questa fiamma staria senza piu scosse.
Ma per ciò che giammai di questo fondo
non tornò vivo alcun, s'i' odo il vero,
senza tema d'infamia ti rispondo.

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I’m in!
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I’ll help you judge.
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Vervain says...



I am SO RUSTY but I'm in.
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Kaylaa says...



I'm in as well!

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Rydia says...



Great, all added!

@Iggy, are you in as well as judging? <3
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Just judging :P
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Lumi says...



Sign me up!
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as I will drown everything you have inside.
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Meshugenah says...



Meeeeeee!

And I'll help judge, too.
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alliyah says...



Ohhh I want to be a contestant please! :)
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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soundofmind says...



hhH HH H h I would like to join and probably lose but why not?? We can use NaPo poems, right?
I am a super duper pooper! : )
  





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Rydia says...



Don't sell yourself short @LadyLizz! And even if you make it to the very end of the tournament, you can still be a judge for all rounds except for the final :)

@soundofmind Yes, NaPo poems are allowed!
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TheBlueCat says...



I think I am the madman's cat : P
Ahh sign me up! I also would love to judge if that's okay c:
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