How and when do I validate my writing project to win?

Once you've hit your project goal for NaNoWriMo or Camp NaNoWriMo, make sure to validate your project to officially join NaNoWriMo's winner's circle.

Typically, you are able to validate your project to win starting on the 20th of an active event month and through the end of the month.

On Camp NaNoWriMo

To validate a word-count goal:

  1. Click “Validate your word count to win” at the top of the homepage.
  2. Copy the entire text of your project and paste it into the validator box.
  3. Click "Validate."

To validate an hour, minute, line, or page goal:

  1. Click "Validate Project" at the top of the homepage.
  2. Confirm that you've reached your project goal by clicking "Validate".

On NaNoWriMo

  1. From the NaNoWriMo dashboard (nanowrimo.org), scroll down to the orange "My Novel" box. Click "Check your official word-count total".
  2. Copy the entire text of your 50,000-word novel and paste it into the validator box.
  3. Click "Validate."

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