To win NaNoWriMo or Camp NaNoWriMo, you need to do two things: reach your goal and update your final word-count total on the NaNoWriMo site before midnight on the final day of the challenge (the last day of the month).
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!
You can also find your winner goodies linked on the project bar of your NaNo project.
Your winner goodies will be active for about a year. The specific expiration dates will be listed next to each offer.
2021 Camp Example
Troubleshooting Stubborn Projects
- Your goal is 50,000 words for NaNoWriMo OR the word count you selected for Camp NaNoWriMo
- Your start date is November 1, and your end date is November 30 for NaNoWriMo OR your start date is April 1st , and your end date is April 30 for April Camp NaNoWriMo OR your start date is July 1st, and your end date is July 31 for July Camp NaNoWriMo.
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 Stats 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.