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Badges are small icons displayed on a NaNoWriMo Wrimo's profile, as well as the NaNoWriMo dashboard. There are four types of badges: participation badges, writing badges, winner and partricipant badges, and personal achievement badges.
Participation badges appeared on the NaNoWriMo dashboard in 2013. They were updated in 2014.
Current Participation Badges include:
|You sure told us (about yourself)||earned after filling out the author info area|
|You've joined your local community||earned after joining a NaNoWriMo region|
|You're buddied up||earned after adding a Writing buddy|
|You're conversating||earned after making a post on the NaNoWriMo forums|
|You're a donor||earned after donating to NaNoWriMo|
Writing badges appeared on the NaNoWriMo dashboard in 2013, with a refresh in 2014.
Current Writing Badges include:
|You've got a novel||earned after creating a novel on the NaNoWriMo site|
|You're on your way||earned after updating word count for the first time|
|You're off to a great start||earned after updating word count for five days in a row (added in 2015)|
|You have steady hands||earned after updating word count for ten days in a row (added in 2015)|
|Prove your commitment to your creativity||earned after updating word count every day in November (added in 2015)|
|You hit the 1,667 mark||earned after total word count reaches 1,667 (added in 2015)|
|You hit the 5,000 mark||earned after total word count reaches 5,000 (added in 2014)|
|You hit the 10,000 mark||earned after total word count reaches 10,000 (added in 2015)|
|You hit the 25,000 mark||earned after total word count reaches 25,000 (added in 2014)|
|You hit the 40,000 mark||earned after total word count reaches 40,000 (added in 2015)|
|You won||earned after validating total word count at 50,000 (added in 2013)|
|You're ready to revise||earned after making the commitment to review during the Now What? Months|
Personal Achievement Badges
These badges differ from the participation and writing badges in that participants award themselves the badges. ALl badges are self-awarded on the honor system. Personal achievement badges were added to the NaNoWriMo website in 2015. They were designed by Graham Dobson.
Current Personal Achievement Badges include:
|Pantser - for the Wrimo who likes to make it up as they go along|
|Planner - for the Wrimo who likes to go into NaNoWriMo with a plan|
|Tell the World - earned by telling someone else about your novel-writing commitment|
|Participant pep - earned by posting a pep talk to the forums|
|Next Generation - earned by sharing NaNoWriMo and the Young Writers Program with an educator or young writer|
|Write Here, Write Now - earned by attending a local write-in|
|With Gratitude - earned by thanking a writer, friend, family member, or ML (or anyone else) for their help|
|Secret Noveling - earned if you've worked on your novel in secret or somewhere you shouldn't have|
|Wrimo Spirit - earned by cheering on or offering advice to another Wrimo|
|Caffeine Abuse - earned for consuming a little too much caffeine|
|Procrastination - earned for putting off noveling in new and creative ways (removed in 2016)|
|Game On - earned for participating in a word war or dare (replaced with the Word Sprinter badge in 2016)|
|Eureka Moment - earned for experiencing that "Aha!" moment when everything comes together (removed for 2016)|
|Back It Up - earned for backing up your novel (added in 2016)|
|Camper - earned for participating in Camp NaNoWriMo (added in 2016)|
|NaNo Prep - earned for participating in a NaNo Prep event (added in 2016)|
|NaNo Rebel - earned for declaring oneself a NaNo Rebel (added in 2016)|
|Novel Maestro - earned for creating a novel soundtrack (added in 2016)|
|Old School Wrimo - earned for starting the first draft of a brand new novel on November 1 (added in 2016)|
|Plantser - earned for being somewhere being a pantser or a planner (added in 2016)|
|Something In My Eye - earned for writing a tearjerker scene (added in 2016)|
|Word Sprinter - earned for participating in a word sprint (added in 2016)|
|Writer Wellness - earned for taking care of yourself while writing (added in 2016)|
Winner and Participant Badges
Winner and participant badges show which past years a Wrimo has participated in NaNoWriMo. These badges are displayed on the Wrimo's Author Info. A blue badge indicates participation in the given year, while a purple badges indicates the participant won NaNoWriMo that year.
Wrimos can add these badges to their profile by entering their novel info for that year and marking a win date for years won.
- Support stickers, another type of badge awarded by NaNoWriMo