For those of you who don't already know, Nanowrimo, that is National Novel Writing Month, is an annual challenge to write 50,000 words of fiction in one 30 day month. Originally only in November, the Camp Nanowrimo program has spread the event to June and August as well. To give the participants a little more motivation, Angrykittykj came up with the great idea of having badges for the participants in Camp Nanowrimo to earn through achievements in writing and participation in the Nanowrimo community. This site is to serve as a place for anyone who would like to earn these badges to view the current list, get images of the badges they've earned, share with everyone when they have earned one, and get any questions or ideas they might have about the badges answered. I hope you enjoy. :)


On these pages you will find details and rules for what exactly needs to be done in order to earn each of the badges developed and compiled by the lovely people on the Nanowrimo forums, but to use a famous quote, they're more like guidelines than actual rules. They are for people who like to know exactly what is needed and when, people like me who like to have rules to follow for things like this. If this is not you, then don't worry about them. Like the actual Nanowrimo event, these badges are a matter of personal accomplishment, and if you do not need to follow the rules I typed up in order to feel accomplished, then feel free to interpret the badges as you see best. There are a few places in here where it is implied that not doing things according to what's written there is cheating. I can assure you that this is due entirely to laziness on my part, specifically being too lazy to think of a better way of putting it. If you feel like you deserve the badges you award yourself, then you do. The only way you can possibly cheat here is if you feel like you are cheating yourself. Just like the wonderful Office of Letters and Light, we not only accept rebels here, we encourage them. Seriously, we even have a few badges just for you guys.

Off-line Tracking

If you are looking for a way to track what badges you have earned without the use of a website, the following options are available. (By the way, we will welcome any more suggestions you guys might have).

The Master List- just print it off and check off, strike out, or high-light each of the badges as you earn them

Stickers Pages- Print off the badges list (Page 1, Page 2, Page 3, Page 4, Page 5) on regular paper, the badges (Page 1, Page 2) on sticker paper, color, cut out, and affix to list when achieved

Coloring Pages- Print off and color in as you earn them. (Page 1Page 2Page 3Page 4Page 5Page 6Page 7Page 8Page 9)

The Thread!-  Tell us all about it on the Nanowrimo forums.

The Program- Created just for us by Jonathon Grayson, otherwise known as Jayemjee, this program is PC compatible.

User Suggestions:
1. Print badge designs onto transfer paper and iron onto a t-shirt as earned/color in as earned. Suggested by Tontaube

2. Embroider your own badges! Suggested by DaughterDunskin.

Master List

Goed Begonnen- Start Writing!
Swimming Lessons- Write 10k over the course of 1 Camp
Half Gewonnen- Write 25k over the course of 1 Camp
Blue Arrow- Write 40k over the course of 1 Camp
Horseshoes and Hand-Grenades- Write 49k over the course of 1 Camp
The Big Kahuna- Write 50k over the course of 1 Camp
The Holy Cow- Write 75k over the course of 1 Camp
Not Gonna Happen- Write 100k over the course of 1 Camp
Master Kahuna- Write 200 k over the course of 1 Camp

Double Decker-Attempt both Camps
Double Kahuna- Write 50k each for both Camps
Go Hard or Go Home- Write 100k each for both Camps
Holy Fish-sticks, Batman!- Write 500k over the course of both Camps

Double Or Nothing- Write 3334 words on the first day of a Camp
Non-stop- Write for 1 hour without stopping
Speed Typing- Write 2000 words in 1 hour
Bronze Fingertips- Write 5k in 1 Day
Iron Fingertips- Write 10k in 1 Day (cannot be earned the same day as Bronze Fingertips)
Got My Priorities Straight- Write an Entire Day
Weekend Breaker- Write 20k in 1 weekend
Week Three Blues- Write something everyday for the third week of a Camp
Stamina- Write at least 1667 words a day 7 days in a row
Consistent Writer- Write something everyday
Iron Man/Lady- Write at least 1667 words a day, everyday of 1 Camp
Last Minute- Continue writing until after 11:45 on the last day of Camp

Early in the Morning- Write first thing after waking up
Late at Night- Write last thing before going to bed
Mid-day Meal- Write during your lunch-break or while eating lunch
Break Time- Write during breaks from work/chores/homework or between classes, requires you get back to what you are supposed to be doing

Impossible Winner- Win After Being 5k Behind
Sprinter Winner- Win After Being 5k Ahead
Point Final- Finish Your Novel
Rebel Victory- Win by adding a little rebellion to your word count (ex. Write a short story, add some older writing, count some of your notes, etc.)

Who Told You I Was Paranoid?- Have at least 5 back-ups of your novel
Constant Paranoia- Back-up Everyday
Sweet Dreams- Write at least 1000 words in bed
Bombalarm- Write at least 1000 words under a table
Old-fashioned- Write at least 1000 words with paper and a pencil/pen
Modern- Write at least 1000 words on a computer or other electronic device
No Idea Left Behind- Use 5 or more adoptions or dares in your current work
Brat Camp- Rebel! For at least 1000 words
Word Warrior- Compete in 5 or more word wars

Camp Counselor- Answer at least 10 writing or camp related questions on the forums
Good Deed of the Day- Contribute 5 or more adoptables, dares, or both to the Nanowrimo forums
Cheerleader- Encourage 5 other Wrimos or post a Pep Talk on the Camp related forums