Good day! I hope all is well with you all. I have been thinking deep lately. I have been holding contests for awhile now but I was mainly focused on wit and fun but not much on social relevance. Awhile ago, in one of our GCs (group chat), my friend @uwanderer suggested we Steemians should make contests that are of social significance. He suggested topics about relevant social issues and the issue on the environment is the one I want to start with as it is something that everyone must be involved because it is something that most of us take for granted yet it is the issue that affects everyone of us.
Unfortunately, many people choose to look away and we underestimate the effects of the day to day neglect that we do just like the rampant use of single-use plastics. We must be aware that there are a lot of alternatives to single-use plastics. Single-use plastics are very unnecessary and it damages our Earth more than we realize. These plastics actually end up in our landfills and worse in our oceans and destroy habitats. I'm pretty sure you have seen those viral videos in social media about how microplastics kill marine lives. Yet, do you do anything about it?
This contest is an attempt to promote awareness in this issue and for people to realize that the power to clean and save the Earth is in our hands. We only have one Earth and there is no better gift we can give our future generations but to keep it thriving with life and make it clean. At the same time, there is no better gift we can give this Earth but our better selves and our well disciplined children that will know how to take care of the Earth for the future generations.
BTW, I have observed that not all contests in Steemit have community in the heart of it. Some people just make contests so they can boost their post with $100 and can rule the trending page. It is saddening that searching for the tag #contest or #contests would not prompt you the relevant contests Steemit has, rather it would show you those crap. Please resteem and promote contests that are actually helpful for engagement, contests that try to make Steemit a fun place and contests that actually want to help the entire ecosystem of Steemit from the redfishes and up. Steemit is beautiful, if corrupt and crooks thrive here, moreso that the good people should and more good people should be here and rule this. I will be making a contest community soon and I would need people to support the contest makers that actually want to be helpful and not the ones who are promoting their self-interests. If you are one of those people who makes good contests, please let me know then. Thanks!
This is a comment contest so it only requires you to comment down below your ideas. However, I won't be stopping you if you want to make a post about it, as this is an interesting topic that you can make as a prompt for a post. Comment should be made in English. There are no minimum word requirement and no limit as to how many words to use.
Make sure your comment or post revolves of the topic given: What Initiatives Can An Individual Do To Clean Earth from Plastics?
Please tag a friend and invite him/her to make a comment, too. I am hoping more people will take part so everyone can share their views and of course everyone can earn a little from the prize. This is my contest thus, NO LOSERS!
50% The Steem Payout will be given to the winner.
1 SBD will be shared as a consolation prize by all other non-winning contestants and this will be sponsored by @mermaidvampire. Consolation prize will be adjusted to make sure it not bigger than the actuall winner's prize.
Please boost the post to help amp the prize pool for the deserving winner and to help me make more contests with NO LOSERS. Thank you so much for reading and for your continued support to me in this platform. Keep steeming!
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