How to Win and Collect Winner Goodies

To win NaNoWriMo or Camp NaNoWriMo, you need to do one thing: Reach your goal!

Once you have reached your goal, a purple Winner badge with fireworks will appear in your notifications (the little bell icon!) Click that badge to visit your winner page!


Here’s how to access your winner goodies:


Troubleshooting Stubborn Projects

Make sure your project has a Viking Helmet icon next to "50,000 words":

If you don't see a Viking helmet, and:
  1. Your goal is 50,000 words.
  2. Your start date is November 1, and your end date is November 30.
Our tech team will be converting these goals to official NaNoWriMo goals once on November 24, and again on December 2. Just hang out until then, and then check the winner goodies link again:

If you don't see a Viking helmet, and:
  1. Your goal is something other than 50,000 words.
  2. Your start date is not November 1, or your end date is not November 30.
Please email us, and we can convert your goal to an official goal on our end. 

How to Win When Creating a New Goal or if the Event is Over

You can still do this by backdating a progress update in your goal statistics page.

Click the Add a New Update button to add a new progress update. (You can do this to fix your stats or streaks, too!)


Make sure you include a full timestamp, with AM or PM (the actual times don’t matter, they just have to exist) or it will default to the current day.

After you have saved the word counts and met or surpassed your word count to win, you will receive a notification and can follow the instructions above! 

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