Phenomena Contest 2023

Phenomena Contest 2023

Phenomena are the most recent addition to our site's page categories, and, although it was initially received with high expectations, the sad truth is that few have ventured to write their own page belonging to this particular type of article. We are sure that there are dozens of incredible phenomenon ideas waiting to be written, so with the purpose of motivating their posting on the site the staff team is excited to announce the 2023 Phenomena Contest, where contestants will be able to write the phenomena of their choice to participate.


  • The goal of this contest is for people to create high-quality phenomenon pages. You may do whatever you want with your page as long as it's posted as a phenomenon.
  • You may submit only one article for this contest.
  • The score of each article will be based purely on their rating at the end of the voting period.
  • Editing your articles after they are posted is allowed, if needed.
  • Contest entries will not require greenlights to be posted, even if you do not normally have a greenlight exemption.
  • You may use the code "phenomecon2023" to post entries for the duration of the contest. Use of this code for other coldposts will be met with disciplinary action.
  • Any attempts to give yourself an unfair advantage will result in disqualification. What counts as this will be decided by staff on a case-by-case basis. If you aren't sure if something counts as this, please ask staff.
  • All entries must be posted during the designated "Posting Period". Any articles posted before or after this period will not count as entries in the contest.
  • Please tag your entries with "phenomecon2023". All articles tagged as such will automatically show up on this page.
  • Please set the parent page of your article to this page for the duration of the contest by going to + Options > Parent on your page. Staff will remove the parent after the voting period has ended.
  • The top 3 winners will each get to pick an article in the June feature cycle. An additional feature may be added if there is a tie. If no such tie exists, the author(s) of the 4th highest ranked article of the contest will get to pick the 4th feature.
  • Collaborative works are allowed; if a collaborative work wins, the collaborators will pick the feature together. A collaborative article will count as each collaborator's one allowed submission.


  • You may participate with an article that began development prior to the official announcement of the contest.


  • April 10th - May 7th (4 weeks) — The Writing Period: During this time, no articles may be posted, but you should work on writing and perfecting your articles.
  • May 8th - May 21st (2 weeks) — The Posting Period: During this time, all articles submitted for the contest will be posted. You may still work on writing during this period.
  • May 22nd - June 4th (2 weeks) — The Voting Period: During this time, no more articles may be posted. This period exists so that articles that are added later can still rack up points.
  • June 5th — End of the contest: Winners will be announced and author's article of choice will be featured in the home page.

All contest dates are based on "Anywhere on Earth", meaning that if the Posting Period is active in any time zone, posting is allowed.

One Final Word of Advice

Remember that this contest is just for fun. Some people felt that the atmosphere of previous contests got a little too competitive; it's okay to be a little competitive, but don't let it get to the point where it lessens your or someone else's enjoyment of the contest.

List of Submissions

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