Welcome to the SCP Foundation Contest Archive

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System Administrator's Note: Within this archive are stored the records of previous Foundation contests. More information concerning the contests in question may be located on the respective main pages.

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Image by Modulum


Image by Modulum

Canon Renaissance Contest

Hosted by Modulum and ProcyonLotor

While some canons bustle with life in the now, the vast majority are ghost towns - sketches of a world, "what if" questions that beg for development and for answer.

Universes that, long ago, were opened. Universes that have yet to be explored to their fullest potential.

By working with the lore of these small or sleepy canons, you can help bring our orphaned worlds to the light of the modern day. MORE INFO...


Image by Raddagher


Image by Raddagher

Exquisite Corpse Contest

Hosted by ProcyonLotor and A Random Day

According to Wikipedia, an exquisite corpse “is a method by which a collection of words or images is collectively assembled. Each collaborator adds to a composition in sequence, either by following a rule… or by being allowed to see only the end of what the previous person contributed.” In this case, we’re challenging you to write an exquisite SCorPse: you will enter an Object Class, then write Containment Procedures for someone else’s Object Class, and then write a Description for someone else’s Object Class bolted to yet someone else’s Containment Procedures.
And you won’t know what you’re getting until you get it. MORE INFO...

CorpseCon Winners

Popsioak and Dyslexion with:

  • SCP-5250 - Act I: The Lake South, The Deer North

144-Hour Jam Contest Two

Hosted by ProcyonLotor and A Random Day

A jam contest, you say? What's that?

It's simple. From March 9th through March 15th, you will write three stories over a six-day period, competing for honor, glory, and meaningless prizes. This contest is designed to squeeze inspiration out of you and see what kind of works you can produce in an accelerated timeframe. MORE INFO...

JamCon 2020 Winners

Rounderhouse with:

Uncle Nicolini with:


Image by Raddagher


Image by Raddagher

SCP-5000 Contest

Hosted by ProcyonLotor


At its core, the SCP Wiki has been an attempt to expand upon, and perhaps solve, the mysteries and riddles posed by SCP-173 on /x/ more than a decade ago. What is the Foundation? What are SCP objects, and where do they come from? What in the world is an 'HMCL supervisor'? As the fiction has expanded, the mysteries have only gotten more and more complex. Now, for SCP-5000, you shall be posing more. Perhaps you'll solve them as well. That's up to you. MORE INFO...

5K Winner

Tanhony with:



Image by Dr Merlin - VI


Image by Dr Merlin - VI

Collaboration Contest

Hosted by ProcyonLotor and A Random Day

The enemy of my enemy is my friend, right? That's the theme of the 2019 Collaboration Contest! In this contest, you will team up with a partner to produce two articles about a team-up between two factions in the Foundation Universe. You must have two of the following document types:

  • SCPs
  • Tales
  • GoI Formats


CollabCon Winners

KindlyTurtleClem and Lt Flops with:

not_a_seagull and Mew-ltiverse with:

Ihp and Uncle Nicolini with:

144-Hour Jam Contest

Hosted by ProcyonLotor and A Random Day

A jam contest, you say? What's that?

It's simple. From March 9th through March 15th, you will write three stories over a six-day period, competing for honor, glory, and meaningless prizes. This contest is designed to squeeze inspiration out of you and see what kind of works you can produce in an accelerated timeframe. MORE INFO...

JamCon 2019 Winners

not_a_seagull with:

NatVoltaic with:

Mortos with:


Image by dentixvoxel


Image by dentixvoxel

Cliché-Con 2019

Hosted by taylor_itkin and Uncle Nicolini

The Cliché Contest is here! What does that mean?

Create an article (tale, SCP, or otherwise) that contains at least one (1) of the common clichés associated with the SCP-universe.

This contest is meant to be a challenge - there is a reason that clichés are common pitfalls. However, we want to see you take these clichés and make them good, make them work. MORE INFO...

Cliché-Con Winners

Woedenaz with:

  • SCP-4205 - In The Eyes of the Beholder 🖳

aismallard with:

DrAnnoyingDog and Rounderhouse with:



Image by NewyRose


Image by NewyRose

Halloween Contest 2018

Hosted by Dexanote

Write a tale dealing with the SCP Foundation and Halloween.

We’re going to have a bit of a challenge this time around, though. This year, we wanted the community to help us out with the contest. So we had you all make suggestions for what kinds of tricks and treats to include, stipulations that you must follow when writing your entries.

We made our choices. MORE INFO...

Halloween 2018 Winner

Rounderhouse with:


Image by Zhange


Image by Zhange

SCP-4000 Contest

Hosted by ProcyonLotor


Our wiki's been around 10 long years. But the Foundation, the GOIs, anomalies, and the world have been around a hell of a lot longer than that. How did things look 20 years ago? 200? 2,000? 20,000? We look forward to you guys telling us.

So what happens now? MORE INFO...

4K Winner

PeppersGhost with:


Image by Zhange


Image by Zhange

Doomsday Contest

Hosted by ProcyonLotor

The SCP Foundation is no stranger to the end of the world - it's caused, fixed, and then caused them more times than you can count. The XK-Class End-of-World Scenario, the ZK-Class Reality Failure Scenario, the CK-Class Restructuring Scenario, and so much more promise a swift end to life as we know it.

But why stop there? MORE INFO...

DoomCon Winners

Weryllium, CadaverCommander, Modern_Erasmus, and fieldstone as Team Clever Gentlemen with:

72 Hour Jam Contest

Hosted by A Random Day and ProcyonLotor

Come on and slam…

And welcome to the 72-Hour Jam Contest!

A jam contest, you say? What's that?

It's simple. From February 17th through February 19th, you will write three stories over a three day period, competing for honor, glory, and meaningless prizes. This contest is designed to squeeze inspiration out of you and see what kind of works you can produce in an accelerated timeframe. MORE INFO...

First JamCon Winner

Rimple with:

  • SCP-3772 - 😂 WHO DID THIS 😂
  • SCP-3224 - Family Tree
  • SCP-3880 - ILLEST RAIN SOUNDS ∞ Hours No Looping - White Noise, Nature/Healing/Ambient, Meditation/Insomnia/Study ASMR [ORIGINAL]



Image by DAME


Image by DAME

Social Media Art Contest

Hosted by the Internet Outreach Team

Greetings from the Internet Outreach team, skippers!

We are running an art contest! In celebration of the ten-year anniversary of our fair community coming to be. Sometimes it's hard to believe that SCP has really been around for a decade. We've certainly accomplished a lot here together. MORE INFO...

Winning Illustrator

Hercules Rockfeller with:

10 Years Birthday SCParty

Hosted by Dexanote

A brief celebration of 233 words.

This isn’t a contest; it’s a challenge. And the focus of this challenge is the origin of it all; SCP-173.

Produce a Tale about 173, as it’s written in the original article. A classic creepypasta monster, frightful in its simplicity and malice. Around your throat, a harsh snap. Concrete and rebar; origin is as of yet known.

Your submission must involve 173 as written, but otherwise may be executed in any way you see fit. This is not a terrifically serious challenge; it’s more like SCP-EX than a full on contest. This is meant as a chance for anyone who feels like it to jump in and write or create their own pieces about the The Original. An intimate bit of horror, coming out of nowhere, and a simple but inevitable danger to it. MORE INFO...

Winners. It’s all for fun. Just like the rest of the wiki.


Image by Cyantreuse


Image by Cyantreuse

SCP-3000 Contest

Hosted by the SCP Wiki Administration

You don't get to 3000 contained objects without encountering some unspeakable horrors.

Theme: Horror! Your objective as an author in this contest is simple: scare us. Unsettle us, make us paranoid, creep us out. The SCP Foundation's oldest works were intended to bring genuine fright to our readership. This is your aim. MORE INFO...

3K Winners

A Random Day, djkaktus, and Joreth with:

History Contest

Hosted by Roget

This Contest Is History!

So what's all this about, Rogay?

It's a new year. The world is full of possibilities for the future, and as we reflect on our past we may grasp at what it can teach us. There has always been a place for historical fiction on the SCP wiki, and it's time we put it in the limelight. It's about time we had a history contest! MORE INFO...

History Contest Winners

TyGently with:

  • SCP-2624 - Laika's Sweetheart Space-Beacon

Doctor Cimmerian with:


D-Class Contest

Hosted by Decibelles and Dexanote

The D doesn’t stand for Disposable…

…but it might as well. The general consensus is that D-Class are a plot device. They're a part of the site that is rarely looked at too deeply. While some D-class canon does exist, there is always room for more expansion. Readers know practically nothing about these key cogs in the Foundation machine. MORE INFO...

D-Class Contest Winners

Jack Ike with:

Kalinin with:

Humanmale with:

April Fools Crack Fiction Contest

Hosted by TroyL

Crack Fiction. The dark, stank filled corner of the internet that the SCP Foundation — with all its rules, organization, and grammar-filled-goodness — stands strongly against, rallies against, and prevents from filling our site.

Until now. MORE INFO...

More to come. Is slep teim for TSATPWTCOTTTADC rn


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