Introducing a teen community in Steemit: Let's make steemit a better place for young ones (contest inside)

in contest •  8 months ago



 Gather up everyone, especially you, youngsters!

I'm a bit young here and this is my first contest. And it's kinda different from other contests because I have a new purpose.

There are many communities and projects here to help minnows and newbies but there is a group getting less attention. They are the future generation here, youngsters who are blogging on Steemit.

Recently, I have seen a lot of teen bloggers here, from all around the world. Many of them are still growing plants, not getting enough rewards for their effort, hoping for a drop of water. I remember the hardship I've gone in through in my early Steemit days, so I think it's a good thing if they had a helping hand to walk through the somewhat difficult journey here.

And I haven't seen anyone interested in this topic so I took the matter into my hand. I have written a post on why I'm doing this and what's my vision. You can read about it by clicking here

After talking a bit with my followers and peers, I came up with an idea. @justaboutart, @chamudiliyange and I created a community to help teens.

Introducing TOS community (TOS stands for ''Teens on Steem'')

Created using Canava.

Our mission is to find little gems in Steemit ocean and make them more beautiful from giving them little auditions and a bit reward. Three of us will look at posts with our tag, #tos and give the quality post a vote of our highest. 

We also planned to make a weekly post, highlighting good posts and a shout out to a young author. The most important thing is we can share our ideas without feeling awkward among the experienced grown-up Steemians. We want to make it a place where teens can call home, share teen stuff with their peers and learn and earn something more.

Now calling out to the teenagers in here, let's start our journey with a contest!

The contest will be divided into two parts. I give you a theme and you have to make a creative piece of it. Pretty easy right?

The theme of this contest is ''TEENAGE''.

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Part 1- Contest for teenagers

Here are the rules.

  • Create post containing any of your creative ideas on the theme, Teenage. It can be a drawing, a poem, a writing or anything you like! Let your mind search for creativity and write what your heart content!
  • Feel free to share about anything you have in your mind about the theme. This can be what it feels to be a teenager, or an experience, a story, facts, lessons or anything! Just BE CREATIVE.
  • Please do not post entries which contain only a photo or a selfie. If you're posting a photograph, write the background story of it. Also, post only original content.
  • Use #tos as a tag in your post and give me the URL in the comment section and also show some love to other young steemians by voting and commenting on their entries.
  • Please resteem this post so your fellow steemians can also join the fun.

Prizes

  • 1st place - 4SBD
  • 2nd place- 3SBD
  • 3rd place- 2SBD

Also, two honorable mentions will be added to the winning post.

A note to teens: Feel free to use #tos tag for your future posts. Then we can give some credits for your awesome work in here. We're looking forward to hearing you on #tos!

And I think this contest might lose its cool if this is only for the little ones. Don't worry my lovely elders, you'll have a chance too! But just want to make a simple reminder that teens will be special on my blog ;)

2nd part - Contest for non-teens

Here are the rules.

  • You can also post anything related to the theme 'teenage'. It will be a wonderful look back at your blossoming teen years. Also, you can write a post introducing our TOS community. It will be a great support to us.
  • Remember to add ''Looking back to my teen years'' after the topic. It will be easy for judges to divide the entries into teen and adult.
  • Don't plagiarize and keep everything kid-friendly.
  • Use #tossupport as a tag and give me the URL in the comment section.
  • Please resteem this spread the love for teens and kindly support them by upvoting and commenting their entries.

Prizes

  • 1st place - 3SBD
  • 2nd place-2SBD
  • 3rd place-1SBD

Deadline: Both contests will be over when this post is paid out.

We can give something bigger for the winners if we have some support from you. Please help us to grow bigger. Donations are greatly appreciated. We need you!

Till we meet again...I'll be waiting for your entries!!!

              


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Wow im so excited
I will try this new game

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I'll be waiting for your entry :)

This is a great idea - I am not a teenager any more but I do tips and post for teens so I was actually wondering if there are teens here. I think you have a great idea and cannot wait to see what the 'generation of the future' come up with. Following you and resteeming = I hope you get a lot of support from the young ones

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Oh thanks, @alishi, I'm a huge fan of yours! I love your articles and I learned a lot from them. And it will be an honor if you use our #tos tag for your teen posts. I think the teen power will exceed in no time. Thanks for the support :) Looking forward to see your upcoming teen posts!

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Thank you

nice idea @mashiliyanage i'll be joining this contest. thank you.

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Oh really? I'll be waiting for your entry!

Awww awesome to see you host this contest! ❤️

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Hey, good to see you again Karen :)
Thanks, but there aren't any entries still. I hope there will be more so I can help many people with my vote...which is yours :)
Thanks again, you're the one who encouraged me to do this in the first place :D

Ohh~!!! Good luck little sis and the teen community.. I'll try to create a post for this... ^^

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Oh thanks big sis, I'll be waiting :)

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If not tonight, I'll make one tomorrow... ^^ The deadline's fast approaching. :) I admire teenagers like you guys! :D

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Anytime before it's closed^^ Thanks nee-chan =^v^=

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Anytime!!! Sure.. working on it... ^^

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Super! I'm gonna check it out :)

Very cool contest! I will let my son know about this. He's a teenage, but hasn't received his account confirmation yet. He will be excited about this when he starts.

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Looking forward for your son's arrival. Btw, you can join the contest too. Why not give it a try?

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I will give it a go. Thanks for the encouragement!

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Is he here yet?

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Yes, @eliotpearson is here. Currently working on his first post.

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Oh, that's wonderful! Expanding the number of teens on Steemit is another goal of this community. We'll be willing to give him a hand :)

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I'm sure he will like that. Hopefully, notification comes today.

Hey @mashiliyanage, I just want to thank you for acting on the idea before I could get to it. I literally just posted something similar-minus the contest-yesterday. If you have a discord, please hit me up @Iamturtless#0853, i'm starting a teen community just like you... Maybe we can combine them and work on this together. You have some amazing content so you could be the post curator. Meaning, you can find the teens that need more help and "clout" and upvote them. I can talk more about it in discord, but essentially i'll just get the investors into this, so instead of being delegated 700 sp it'll be more like 700,000 sp. Both you and your sister have helped me understanding exactly the significance of the @teensteem community and I would love to work along side both of you to make this as huge as possible.

P.S. its fine if you don't have a discord, just comment back on this and we can figure out a way to communicate; if you're interested of course.

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Hi @iamturtless, nice to meet you! Yeah, my sister @chamudiliyanage came up with this idea a long time ago but you know, it's kinda hard job. So we had to wait a bit till we get a good rep. Then after I got a bit voting power, I decided to take action. You can read more about why I started this community by reading this post. https://steemit.com/steemit/@mashiliyanage/we-only-have-what-we-give-my-young-idea-to-make-steemit-a-better-place You're welcome to join our TOS community. Also, you can use our #tos tag for your future posts. Currently, a lot of people are interested in it and we're getting a great support. And my vote is temporarily so I'd love to have some investors to back us up. If you can help us, that would be great.

Btw, I decided to extend the deadline and my contest is still going on. Why don't you give it a shot? I'll be waiting for your entry. I'll catch up with you in discord :) @Mashi#0663

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I'm not really artistic myself so i'll have to politely decline for now. And great there's a lot I want to share with you. Oh, and you can also guarantee that i'll be using #tos for now on. All 3% of us in this community need to stick together. Please do reach out to me as fast as possible. I'm very, very excited to speak with you.

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Aw c'mon, you do have creativity in your soul, I can tell that by looking at your comment. Sad to hear that but, I'm excited to talk with you too. Glad to have you on our project. I'll keep in touch you with you. I have any idea or need any help, feel free to contact me at any time. See you around :)

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Oh and a correction to my discord name, its Iamturtless#0853, I forgot the numbers and just put iamturtless. Again, i'm very excited to speak with you.

Great idea.... I will post some paintings by my kids. And share here. “Red Dragon” by Alex. now 13

Painted when he was 8 ... I will get him to post more recent work

https://steemit.com/artistsinbloom/@offgridlife/artists-in-bloom-storm-by-alex-8

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Well post.............

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Hey thanks but I think you should read this before you get more flags for spamming.
https://steemit.com/minnowsupport/@inquiringtimes/comments-the-good-the-bad-and-the-ugly

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wow godbless you, great motivation for all teenagers like me.
Got my entry here , its quite long post hehe, just made it before the due tommorow thanks god https://steemit.com/contest/@zam398/teenage-years-fun-drama-and-challenges

HIII!!!.. I'm sorry I posted very late.. I thought this will end tomorrow. Hope I made it.
Here is the link to my post:
https://steemit.com/tos/@chrisjayl/teenagers-the-future-s-hope

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No worries @chrisjayl, I thought about giving it another week because there aren't any entries. I'll check it out :)

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That would be really awesome...

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Hello @mashiliyanage, just wanna ask if you are really extending the deadline of this contest. I am currently working on my entry and I hope on posting it until the pay out. It would be a very good news if you do so.

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About the late submission of post, I just found this contest today! So sad

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No worries @ajpaulo, I'm so happy to hear that! You have another week to go :) Other teens can also have the chance.

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Actually, I decided to give it a one more week. Hope you won't be mad :)

I taught Tos from @tegoshei. I am Japanese. My age is thirties, but my mind is supposed to be a teens (lol)


Calling All TEENS on STEEMIT!!! Join and Support #tos "Teens on Steem"

Is there anything I can do for you?

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Hey, welcome to the club of teens at heart @yasu24! We're honored to have you here. Well, if you're writing for teens, please use #tos tag. And it'll be great if grown ups give a push to teens by complimenting their work by a word or an upvote. One more thing, is there any Japanese teen bloggers in here? It will be a great help if you introduce a few to me. Or teen newbies will be even better if you can bring them here. Thanks for the support<3

p.s. Can you start Japanese lessons for teaching us? I'd love to learn from someone I know. Websites for learning Japanese aren't working for me. Just a thought... :D

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Thank you for warm comment! I'm happy.

① When writing articles for teens, use #tos.
② I will check how many Japanese steamit blogers are. Please give me some time. However, I think that it is small.
③ I'm happy if I could teach you Japanese lessons. How can I do it?

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You are welcome @yasu24! Well, no rush, even having you on our side is a great support ; )
Glad you caught the points, hehe~

I have absolutely no idea XD Maybe you can start with the basics and can post grammar lessons continuously. Or you can give a daily vocabulary. I think you will also get the support of steemiteducation.

I suggested it because I really love to learn Japanese and it's better if there a Japanese tutor in Steemit. I think you can do it better. I think many people will be interested in it too. Just a thought, the choice is yours. Thanks for replying :)

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Thank you! I would like to cooperate with Japanese support. What does '' I think you will also get the support of steemiteducation ''mean?

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I meant if you want to post Japanese lessons, you will have the support of steemiteducation :)

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I see. I am not good at English, so I'm lost.

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Actually, I think you're handling English well. It's your choice anyway, the Japanese tutoring thing :)

Hello @mashilinayage :) Here is my entry about young love. Thank you :)

https://steemit.com/tos/@ajpaulo/melancholy-of-a-young-ghost

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Wonderful! I'll check it out :)