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Badges & Contests


Along with the traditional "complete 30 poems in April challenge" there are a host of other challenges you can complete to earn a badge over the course of this month. This thread will contain the contests and instructions for contests for NaPo 2018. If you complete any of the below contests post your progress and a note of what you've completed below to claim your badge. Feel free to post any questions here as well!

NaPo Completion
Write 30 poems in April and post in your NaPo thread. Make sure to copy and paste all the links below in a spoiler.

Poem A Day
This is the classic NaPo challenge that takes special skills in productivity, time-management, and of course creativity! Write at least 1 poem every day of April with the correct time-stamps in your NaPo thread. (There is some leniency if you get a day or two off, but most should be done on the day in question and there should be at least 30 total at the end.)

Garden Challenge
This one is all about ecouraging your fellow writers! The great thing about NaPo on YWS is that we complete it in a community. So spread some joy and encouragement by completing this challenge. To claim the Garden Challenge Badge comment 30 times in the NaPo journals (other than your own), you must comment in at least 5 different journals and collect the links below. Each comment should be unique and be written in the month of April.

Poetry Jam Master
One of the fun parts of NaPo are the jams and workshops that are available! Attend (or run) at least 3 different Poetry Jams or Workshops during the month of April. To count for "attendance" you need to be in the jam for at least 20 minutes and contribute to the jam discussion. Provide the links from the Writers Feed Pad (and write the date as well as what time you attended) below to make sure you can claim your badge! Also if the times of the jams that Poetry Crew runs don't work for your schedule, feel free to run your own and get others on the site to attend! If you count a jam that you're running for this contest, it should be up for at least 30 minutes. And consider subscribing to the Poetry Jam Club so that you don't miss any of the jams available!

Relic Poet
NaPo has been around for quite a while, and each year features new challenges and contests. Complete any challenge from the past years events with proof showing what event you were trying to complete, and the completed results, and you will be awarded this badge.

Inspo Challenge
NaPo may begin in April. But for some, planning began this March! Collect all of the Inspiration during our Inspo for NaPo event to earn this badge! In order to get this badge use 20 posts from Inspo for NaPo as inspiration for your poems! You don't have to use the same 25 from the requirements for the Inspo Badge for the 20 used in your poems to get the Napo Inspo Badge.
Full Inspo Challenge Rules are here: clubs/2849/forum/77355

Neapolitan Challenge
Our NaPo theme this year is Neapolitan, and according to the ice cream flavors, Audy has crafted three mini challenges to take part in daily. The Vanilla and Strawberry Challenges are won by finding specific words, subjects or conventions in your poetry from the day before the listed challenge. And for the Chocolate Challenge you guess the most frequent word coming from all the previous day's poems. Just make sure to get your guesses in and claim the prizes as they come up, check it out, every day is a chance to win! Full instructions and winners for each day are announced here: NaPo 2018 Neapolitan Stats & Cloud Center
  





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alliyah's contest completion log


NaPo Completion - 30 Poems - Completed
Spoiler! :

1. loose thoughts 4.1.18
2. window watching 4.2.18
3. new homes 4.3.18
4. to believe in regret 4.3.18
5. senbazuru 4.4.18
6. moving waters 4.5.18
7. yws writing jam thoughts 4.5.18
8. breaking glass 4.5.18
9. dreams i let hang in the sky 4.5.18
10. you matter 4.6.18
11. heavy dreams 4.7.18
12. love letter to my father 4.8.18
13.pass with care 4.9.18
14. grey 4.10.18
15. wisdom in seasons 4.11.18
16. unfiltered bus stop thoughts 4.12.18
17. untitled - 17 4.13.18
18. I only use my words - 4.15.18
19. untitled - 19 - 4.16.18
20. busy 4.17.18
21. it's complicated 4.17.18
22. straining stars 4.17.18
23. plot mapping 4.17.18
24. just breathing 4.18.18
25. empty skies 4.19.18
26.party hard 4.20.18
27. i should try tea 4.21.18
27.5 bittersweet 3.11.18-4.21.18
28. untitled- 28 4.22.18
29. cloudy thoughts 4.22.18
30. חוכמה 4.23.18


Poem a Day Challenge- Completed
Spoiler! :

1. loose thoughts 4.1.18
2. window watching 4.2.18
3. new homes 4.3.18
4. senbazuru 4.4.18
5.moving waters 4.5.18
6. you matter 4.6.18
7. heavy dreams 4.7.18
8. love letter to my father 4.8.18
9. pass with care 4.9.18
10. grey 4.10.18
11. wisdom in seasons 4.11.18
12. unfiltered bus stop thoughts 4.12.18
13. untitled - 17 4.13.18
14. WHERE IS THIS POEM???? (I wrote like 4 poems on the 17th to try to make up for it, but yeah, there are no poems from the 14th...)
15. I only use my words - 4.15.18
16. untitled - 19 - 4.16.18
17. busy 4.17.18
18. just breathing 4.18.18
19. empty skies 4.19.18
20. party hard 4.20.18
21. i should try tea 4.21.18
22. untitled- 28 4.22.18
23. חוכמה 4.23.18
24. a time to run 4.24.18
25. living forward 4.25.18
26. let me write in dark cyan 4.26.18
27. virulent 4.27.18
28. growing pains 4.28.18
29. reassurance 4.29.18
30. one more poem 4.30.18

Garden Challenge - Completed
Spoiler! :

1. Comment for Lareine i would for you always—
2. Comment for Killeham my hopes are as strong as bubbles
3. Comment for Sonder journey
4. Comment for Audy these characters can see you;
5. Comment for AliceInBlue Anomalouus
6. Comment for Cadi Hopes and Fears of a Sleeping Dragon
7. Comment for 123PinkRoses I'll Need More than Just Luck
8. Comment 2 for 123PinkRoses I'll Need More than Just Luck
9. Comment 2 for Killeham my hopes are as strong as bubbles
10. Comment for Kanome Memories Fading Into Words
11. Comment for Baezel Let us see...
12. Comment for niteowl all the thoughts you wish weren't real
13. Comment for RoseandThorn Ghost
14. Comment for fort I'm Doing NaPo this Year Despite Being So Busy or So Help Me
15. Comment for ALEY Aley's Amazing Atrocities
16. Comment for Mea that we might have joy
17. Comment for Lizz Lizz's Lazy Lizzard Lounge
18. Comment 2 for Aliceinbluue Anomalouus
19. Comment for bluewaterlily insipid kisses and other midnight musings
20. Comment for TheBlueCat a garden of stars and cats
21. Comment for Soundofmind holding hands
22. Comment for Sachiko a conversation with shame at five in the morning
23. Comment 3 for Killeham my hopes are as strong as bubbles
24. Comment for Mesh twisted steel and broken spines
25. Comment 2 for RoseAndThorn Ghost
26. Comment 2 for snowmonkey Sinking in an hourglass
27. Comment 2 for bluewaterlily insipid kisses and other midnight musings
28. Comment for Kaylaa streetlight devils
29. Comment 2 for Sonder journey
30. Comment 2 for Meshugenah twisted steel and broken spines

31. Comment for SilverFox the man beneath the lamppost
32. Comment for Lauren2010 mama didn't know the forest was magic

Poetry Jam Master - Completed
Spoiler! :

1. https://alliyah.writerfeedpad.com/21 (ran jam 4/3/18 from 1-3?)
2. https://aley.writerfeedpad.com/109 (aley's jam 4/2/18 I was there for a while)
3. https://marms.writerfeedpad.com/52 (marms' jam 4/4/18 )
4. https://alliyah.writerfeedpad.com/23 (ran jam 4/18/18 was like an hour or 2?)

Inspo Used - Completed
Spoiler! :

1. Poem 1 "loose thoughts" goes with the image of "memory lane"
2. line "make believe in supersticion" influenced Poem 4 "to believe in regret" it also goes with the line "i don't believe in regret..."
3. Poem 3 "looking towards home" has a line about empty picture frames that goes with the image of the "empty mirror"
4. Poem 6 "waters moving forward" is influenced by the line "some waves of hurt speak just below the surface"
5. Poem 10 "you matter" has a repeating chorus which was one of my inspo challenges
6. Poem 11 "heavy dreams" is influenced by the image of the adult coloring page "i choose joy"
7. Poem 12 "to my father" is all about a tree metaphor which goes with the image of the growing tree with the shadow underneath
8. Poem 15 "wisdom in seasons" goes with the image of the cactus growing in the snow
9. Poem 18 "i only use my words" sort of goes with my prompt to critique free-verse in a free-verse poem
10. Poem 25 "empty skies" has a line about filling the space between the horizon which goes with the picture of the horizon
11. Poem 27 and 27.5 both go with the coffee ring picture
12. Poem 19 "untitled-19" goes with the line "if the words that dance on my lips could ever reach you..."
13. The concept of confident plurality has some themes expressed in Poem 16 "unfiltered thoughts at bus stops"
14. Poem 28 "untitled-28" goes with the quote "wherever you go, go with all your heart"
15. Poem 1 "loose thoughts" has a line inspired by the line I wrote and added to inspo about clenched hands and chains.
16. Poem 5 "senbazuru" uses a reference to a library which I'm going to say is inspired by the stack of books picture where the books are falling over
17. Poem 30 completed my challenge to write a poem in Hebrew. Yay! That was tough.
18. Poem 32 has all the words I had listed for inspo.
19. Poem 32 is inspired by the quote "we know and feel that we are eternal"
20. Poem 31 is somewhat inspired by the quote, "For once you have tasted flight you will forever walk the earth with your eyes turned skyward, for there you have been and there you will long to return"
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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Contests? Yay! I only just noticed these.

NaPo Completion - completed


Poem A Day - completed
Spoiler! :

1st Apr - 1
2nd Apr - 2, 3
3rd Apr - 4
4th Apr - 5
5th Apr - 6
6th Apr - 7
7th Apr - 8
8th Apr - 9
9th Apr - 10
10th Apr - 11
11th Apr - 12
12th Apr - 13
13th Apr - 14
14th Apr - 15 okay it's well past midnight but look I haven't gone to bed yet
15th Apr - 16
16th Apr - 17
17th Apr - 18
18th Apr - 19
19th Apr - 20
20th Apr - 21
21st Apr - 22
22nd Apr - 23
23rd Apr - 24
24th Apr - 25
25th Apr - 26
26th Apr - 27
27th Apr - 28
28th Apr - 29
29th Apr - 30
30th Apr - 31


Garden Challenge - completed
Spoiler! :

1 - for alliyah
2 - for Lizz
3 - for Mesh
4 - for Kays
5 - for Heather
6 - for Sachi
7 - for Nobunaga
8 - for beckew
9 - for AliceinBluue
10 - for ellasnotebook
11 - for metrophobia
12 - for Lauren
13 - for TheBlueCat
14 - for alliyah
15 - for Sachi
16 - for Rosey
17 - for Lizz
18 - for BlueAfrica
19 - for bluewaterlily
20 - for snowmonkey
21 - for Mesh
22 - for Kaylaa
23 - for TheBlueCat
24 - for Baezel
25 - for AliceInBluue
26 - for fortis
27 - for Sachi
28 - for ellasnotebook
29 - for Hattable
30 - for alliyah
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Yay contests!
Cat's contest log -All completed!


NaPo completion -completed


Poem A Day -completed
Spoiler! :


Inspo Used -completed
Spoiler! :
1. book
https://api.theweek.com/sites/default/f ... Books1.jpg
2. constellations
https://encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com/imag ... h-iunufDMw and this stanza from #poemthoughts
'i'm constantly relating to constellations
in the way they're there
but not everyone can find them
in the mass of stars the night sky cradles'
3. i want to be a poet
https://www.helpingwritersbecomeauthors ... 20x380.jpg
4. pineapple
https://encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com/imag ... uBAmjf1Cm2
5. wings
https://www.sjpl.org/sites/default/file ... anekid.jpg
6. sparks
https://f4.bcbits.com/img/a2728358176_10.jpg
7. water love
https://www.sciencedaily.com/images/201 ... 40x360.jpg
8. fairy path
https://iso.500px.com/wp-content/upload ... 0x1000.jpg
9. paper boats
http://c8.alamy.com/comp/E79ABJ/vladivo ... E79ABJ.jpg
10. idea city
Write a poem that ends with the word “quiet”.
11. universe
https://cdn.wccftech.com/wp-content/upl ... spacee.jpg
12. brainshelf
https://cdn-images-1.medium.com/max/200 ... fLbeA.jpeg
13. beneath this tree
https://media.licdn.com/mpr/mpr/AAEAAQA ... NTQ1OA.jpg
14. butterfly forest
https://images.pexels.com/photos/326055 ... srgb&h=350
15. once
Write a poem that begins and ends with the same word.
Also, even though it isn't actually in my inspo journal, this song:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LCCxnuLlS18
16. my own road
https://albertonrecord.co.za/wp-content ... ration.jpg
17. life's cage
https://cdn.tinybuddha.com/wp-content/u ... ation3.jpg
18. the truth of words
img.picturequotes.com/2/4/3542/one-kind-word-can-change-someones-entire-day-quote-1.jpg
19. alone
Write a poem that demonstrates strong emotion without ever stating what that emotion is.
20.instructions for owning a cloud
https://i.pinimg.com/originals/7f/a5/ee ... 4a642f.jpg


Garden Challenge -completed


Poetry Jam Master -completed
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Okie dokie. Let's see how this goes.

NaPo Completion - done


Poem A Day
Spoiler! :
April 1st: 1. her strength
April 2nd: 2. slipping into the white slate of silence
April 3rd: 3. countdown to falling apart
April 4th: 4. reflecting ideas
April 5th: 5. travelers stop here
April 6th: 6. not speaking
April 7th: 7. slices
April 8th: 8. past emotions
April 9th: 9. reminiscing my education
April 10th: 10. paths finally meeting
April 11th: 11. from dust to grass
April 12th: 12. echoing wisp


Garden Challenge
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Poetry Jam Master
Spoiler! :
1. https://writerfeedpad.com/awaFIBrDOg ---> I was there for a while.
2. https://aley.writerfeedpad.com/110 ---> I was there for a while too XD
3. https://marms.writerfeedpad.com/51 ---> I was there lol
4. https://lauren2010.writerfeedpad.com/33 ----> that one was fun
5. https://writerfeedpad.com/awaFIBrDOg ---> also hanged out there
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poetry jam master one (done!):

Spoiler! :

So I totally haven't been keeping track, but I've been in Lauren's at least twice! Once today (4/10), and... I think two days ago? Last night? One of those.

I'm hanging out in Blue's pad (4/14)

And Kanome's 4/17.

And alliyah's (again?) 4/18

And fort's 4/20.


napo completion (done!):

Spoiler! :

ilu all but you're getting a link to my thread, because I am not capable of doing that many links right now. but they're all there? Up to 33 as of 4/28

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NaPo Completion - Completed

Spoiler! :
POEM LINKS:

1. Can you feel yourself? 04.01.2018
2. Escape 04.01.2018
3. Muffins 04.02.2018
4. No Longer 04.02.2018
5. Gamers Unite! 04.03.2018
6. A Child’s Dream 04.03.2018
7. Wolf 04.04.2018
8. Morning Routine 04.04.2018
9. Trembling 04.05.2018
10. Untitled 04.05.2018
11. A Whole New World: Insight Opinion 04.06.2018
12. Heal. 04.06.2018
13. Will someone ever come? 04.07.2018
14. when chocolate milk is all you can think about 04.07.2018
15. Untitled 2 04.08.2018
16. Untitled 3 04.08.2018
17. Life is worth it when you appreciate it Supposed to be for April 9, but missed it.
18. 358/2 Days Supposed to be for April 9, but missed it.
19. Demon Inside 04.10.2018
20. Vanilla is the best flavor in the world because it is my favorite and y'know stuff 04.10.2018
21. Returning from a fading memory Supposed to be for April 11, but missed it.
22. Did I really just talk about jumping? Supposed to be for April 11, but missed it.
23. A mother’s first thoughts 04.12.2018
24. Craving the wonderfulness of Hot Cheetos 04.12.2018
25. Friday the 13th: Jason’s killing wonderfulness 04.13.2018
26. Most random poem ever 04.13.2018
27. I don't what to say about this poem because it is butt and all that mess. 04.14.2018
28. Wanting, hoping, praying 04.14.2018
29. Deeply wounded, faded words Supposed to be for April 15, but missed it.
30. Is it death or the next life? Supposed to be for April 15, but missed it.


Poetry Jam Master - Completed

Spoiler! :
1. https://kanome.writerfeedpad.com/8 ( Hosted jam, was there for a while. )
2. https://alliyah.writerfeedpad.com/23 ( Hosted by @alliyah, was there for a while. )
3. https://kanome.writerfeedpad.com/9 ( Hosted jam, was there for a while. )
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NaPo Completion:
Spoiler! :

Whoops. It's all links to the individual poems, but my thread title is really long. Let me know if I should change up the formatting.
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NaPo Completion:


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Ah, I'm annoyed I didn't look at this competition thread earlier.

NaPo Completion
Spoiler! :

I couldn't figure out how to link to separate posts in this thread, but I've got 31 poems there, all numbered.
Baezel's 2018 NaPo
  





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NaPo Completion

Poem a Day

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A writer is a world trapped in a person— Victor Hugo

Ink is blood. Paper is bandages. The wounded press books to their heart to know they're not alone.

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I believe I've gotten:
NaPo Completion
Poem a Day


Idk if time stamps change for how ya'll view them since some were pretty close for me, but if any of you wanna check, here's my thread: holding hands
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Napo Completion and Poem A Day:

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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NaPo Completion!

Not too shabby for my first NaPo if I do say so myself!

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