Located in the cornfields of Illinois, the USA :: Illinois :: Champaign-Urbana region spans Champaign, IL and Urbana, IL, and includes the University of Illinois (at Champaign-Urbana) as well as Parkland College and a number of other institutions. Students and people from all walks of life gather on campus and in the rich towns of Champaign and Urbana to write, chat about annoying characters, and support each other in reaching the goal of 50,000 words. Come join us!
- 2014: 188 novelists; 3,255,297 words written; 17,315 average wordcount
- 2015: 193 novelists; 3,461,102 words written; 17,933 average wordcount
- 2016: 154 novelists; 2,403,657 words written; 15,608 average wordcount
- 2017: 152 novelists; 2,944,776 words written; 19,373 average wordcount
- 2018: 155 novelists; 2,233,701 words written; 14,410 average wordcount
- 2019: 113 novelists; 31 winners; 2,299,682 words written
- 2020: 94 novelists; 1,909,403 words written; 20,313 average wordcount
- Urbana_banana (2019)
- no ML (?-2013-2015)
- Totals from the NaNo Stats Generator, using the 2019 non-public Word Count API. This data includes everyone who has joined the region (not necessarily homed) but excludes projects not associated with the NaNoWriMo 2019 event, including word counts across multiple projects.
- Sent from NaNoWriMo HQ, February 2021. Consists of active homed participants who created a NaNoWriMo 2020 project.