Steemit Writing Contests: Issue #16 February 10, 2018

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If you love writing and contests this is the list you've been searching for! 33 Different Writing Contests! Fiction! Poetry! True Stories! Haiku! Puns! Limericks!

There are an increasing number of writing contests here on Steemit, and some have excellent prizes that are well worth going after. The problem I was having was finding them in the sea of new posts in the contest tag. You might have been having the same problem.

Now you can simply drop by my blog each day to see what writing contests are going on across Steemit. I really do hope you find it useful.

This is an ongoing post that will be updated each day, with new contests added and expired contests removed. If you’re interested in writing contests, this daily post can be your one-stop-shop to keep updated on what’s new, and what needs to be submitted today.

Time to get writing!

What’s new in today’s list:

DnW Poetry Contest #5
Description: Write an original poem based off the image in the contest post. Each poem must contain four quatrains. Each quatrain contains four lines.
Prize: First Place: 3 SBD/Steem. Second Place: 2 SBD/Steem. Third Place: 1 SBD/Steem. Fourth Place: 0.7 SBD/Steem. Fifth Place: 0.3 SBD/Steem


Fantasy Story Writing Contest - #1
Description: This is planned to be an ongoing contest that will eventually develop an entire Fantasy novel. This is the first stage. Write a short intro in the main character. Work needs to be at least 300 words long. The main character is female dark elf tracker with a snarky personality. Everything else is up to you.
Prize: 5 SBD


Steemit Poetry Contest #15
Description: Write an original poem using the topic “Night”. The poem will be three quatrains long (each quatrain has 4 lines).
Prize: First Place: 6 SBD. Second Place: 5 SBD. Third Place: 4 SBD. Fourth Place: 3 SBD. Fifth Place: 2 SBD. Sixth Place: 1 SBD


Steemit Winter’s Collective Play – Round 2
Deadline: 23:00 GMT/UTC February 11, 2018
Description: Create a fiction short story, no less than 400 words using between 2-8 words from the word prompt list in the contest post. You are to choose under the SETTING PROMPT 1 prompt from the list titled Atmosphere and one from the list titled Time of Day. You are to choose one character type which includes a story starter from the CHARACTER PROMPT list.
Prize: Winner: 4 SBD. Runner Ups: 2 SBD


UKIAH CHALLENGE #3
Description: Write a haiku using the syllable counts 7-10-7 and the topic of “THE COLOR BLUE”.
Prize: UKIAH MASTER trophy.

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And here is the full list:

POETRY CONTEST - What do you love about Gina?
Deadline: 14:00 GMT/UTC February 11, 2018
Description: The challenge is to write a poem about Ginabot, or steem or steemit. You must include “Gina” or “@ginabot” in your poem.
Prize: The prize for the best 3 poems is 10 STEEM each.
Sponsor: @beanz


Fractal Writing Contest #4
Deadline: 14:00 GMT/UTC February 11, 2018
Description: Reply to the contest post with a comment inspired by the fractal image in the post, but no explanation needed.
Prize: The winner gets half the SBD made in the post, minimum 1 SBD. If there are enough SBDs made by the contest post, the 2nd- and 3rd-place will receive a reward, as well.
Sponsor: @nyarlathotep


Supernatural Writing Contest
Deadline: 15:00 February 11, 2018 (This is the post expiration, and I am assuming the deadline for the contest. I read the contest post twice and didn’t note any deadline mentioned.)
Description: This is a non-fiction writing contest. Write about your own personal story, own supernatural experience. Minimum 1,000 words.
Prize: All stories that qualify will receive a 10+ STEEM/SBD bid upvote on Jerry Banfield's bot, which translates into around $50 in rewards.
Sponsor: @jerrybanfield @budgets


Constrained Writing Contest #17
Deadline: 17:00 GMT/UTC February 11, 2018
Description: Write a story about learning (something new) without using a school setting, church setting, or parent/child interactions. Minimum 250 words.
Prize: 1st place: 45% of contest post's payout, 2nd place: 27% of contest post's payout, 3rd place 18 % of contest post's payout.
Sponsor: @svashta


Punday Monday Contest #33
Deadline: 21:00 GMT/UTC February 11, 2018
Description: Write a pun using the topic “Overjoyed”.
Prize: Winners win an upvote and @tipu tip from @improv on the post of their choice for the week of their winning, and will all be contestants for the big annual prize, as described here: https://steemit.com/pocket/@improv/pocket-this-is-the-official-1st-choose-your-favorite-joke-from-pun-day-monday-14-and-send-their-author-pocket-in-the-comments-to
Sponsor: @improv


Minnowhelper Writing Contest
Deadline: 23:00 GMT/UTC February 11, 2018
Description: Write an original post/story of 500 words or more.
Prize: 1st prize 50% of the SBD curation reward from the contest Post. 2nd prize 30% of the SBD curation reward from the contest Post. 3rd prize 20% of the SBD curation reward from the contest Post.
Sponsor: @minnowhelper


Steemit Winter’s Collective Play – Round 2
Deadline: 23:00 GMT/UTC February 11, 2018
Description: Create a fiction short story, no less than 400 words using between 2-8 words from the word prompt list in the contest post. You are to choose under the SETTING PROMPT 1 prompt from the list titled Atmosphere and one from the list titled Time of Day. You are to choose one character type which includes a story starter from the CHARACTER PROMPT list.
Prize: Winner: 4 SBD. Runner Ups: 2 SBD
Sponsor: @rensoul17


Steemit Power Of Positivity Contest #26
Deadline: February 11, 2018
Description: Write a story/post highlighting “positivity”.
Prize: 1st PLACE: 6.00 SBD, 2nd PLACE: 3.00 SBD, 3rd PLACE: 1.00 SBD
Sponsor: @karenmckersie


STACH Short Story Contest #19
Deadline: February 12, 2018
Description: Write a story of no more than 199 words based on topic “THE HAUNTED TRAIL”.
Prize: First Prize: 4 SBD, Second Prize: 3.5 SBD, Third Prize: 3 SBD, Fourth Prize: 2.5 SBD, Fifth Prize: 2 SBD
Sponsor: @stach


The Fresh Five's First Writing Prompt Challenge
Deadline: 04:59 GMT/UTC February 12, 2018
Description: Write a story based on the artwork prompt in the post,
Prize: First Place: 10 STEEM, Second Place 5 STEEM
Sponsor: @thefreshfive


Adventure Writing Contest
Deadline: 23:00 GMT/UTC February 12, 2018
Description: Write on any adventure topic that interests you. Be it general adventure, or the adventure of your town, write something you're passionate about and spread the word. 500-1000 words.
Prize: First Prize: 4 SDB, Second Prize: 3 SBD
Sponsor: @riski46


“How We Met” Contest
Deadline: February 12, 2018
Description: Write Your own “how we met” story (ALL couples welcome!)
*True stories please! (feel free to get descriptive and make it into a wonderful story, just keep it real). Word count from 250 to 1500 words.
Prize: 4 SBD for the best story overall *Be unique & original. 2 SBD for the most romantic story. 2 SBD for the most unusual story. 2 SBD for the funniest story.
Sponsor: @byn @serapium


Time Machine Writing Contest
Deadline: February 12, 2018
Description: Write a story about how you would use a time machine.
Prize: 5 SBD + contest post payout
Sponsor: @coderzairos


Rumplestiltskin's Killer Poetry Contest - Round 17
Deadline: February 12, 2018
Description: Write an original poem
Prize: 5 SBD + resteem of winning poem
Sponsor: @rumplestiltskin


Lymmerik's Limerick Contest
Deadline: 05:00 GMT/UTC February 13, 2018
Description: Write an original Limerick with the topic “My Funny Valentine”. Don’t know what a limerick is or how to write one? That’s ok, the contest post explains all.
Prize: 1st Place - 5$ SBD. 2nd Place - 3$ SBD. 3rd Place - 2$ SBD
Sponsor: @lymmerik


Movie Quote Contest - Steemit Parody Quote Contest
Deadline: 07:00 GMT/UTC February 13, 2018
Description: Write a parody of a quote from the movie “Office Space”
Prize: First Prize: 1 SBD, Second Prize: 0.5 SBD
Sponsor: @skeptic


February Veteran’s Writing Contest
Deadline: 12:00 GMT/UTC February 13, 2018
Description: Tell us a story about a date you went on while you were in service. It can be about a romantic date you took your spouse on, or that time you tried to sneak a girl into your barracks room. Any story "love" or "date" themed would be great!
Prize: First place wins 5 SBD, second place wins 3 SBD, and third place wins 2 SBD.
Sponsor: @shadow3scalpel


'Your Story' - Steemit Story Chain #21 Where You Write the Story
Deadline: 18:00 GMT/UTC February 13, 2018
Description: Continue developing a story based on parts written by other contestants. The best story “part” wins.
Prize: 100 Whaleshares
Sponsor: @freedomexists


The Most Epic Love Story Ever
Deadline: Submissions open February 11, 2018 and close February 14, 2018
Description: Write an epic love story of any length that focuses on psychological depths and believability.
Prizes: 1st place - 20 SBD + SBD payout from the contest post. 2nd place - 20 SBD. Two runner-ups 5 SBD each
Sponsor: @josie2214


"Write your love story" Challenge
Deadline: 12:00 February 14, 2018
Description: It's a free-form love story writing contest. No specific format. Anyone can join. No rules aside from make sure it's your own love story , not your friend's, not your parent's.
Prize: 8 SBD
Sponsor: @haneun


Nihilistic Rainbow #6 - The Satirical Poem Contest
Deadline: 17:00 GMT/UTC February 14, 2018
Description: Write a satirical poem about the topic of the week: "The wet dreams of a bureaucrat". 8 lines minimum, 32 lines maximum.
Prize: 1st Prize: 3 SBD. 2nd Prize: 2 SBD. 3rd Prize: 1 SBD
Sponsor: @sature


"She liked it" - Keangaroo Writing Contest Prompt
Deadline: Originally February 2, but this has been extended to February 14th.
Description: Write an original story or poem which includes the words "She" (or he or they) "Liked It" (or loved it, or perhaps even hated it). The original idea was to have it end with "She liked it." But I don't want to limit you.
Prize: 5 SBD to every entry curated for the Isle of Write anthology. See The Isle of Write Curation Announcement for further details.
Sponsor: @carolkean


The importance of Writing ! Writing Contest #6
Deadline: February 14, 2018
Description: Topic is Your strategy on steemit. Write plenty about what is your plans in steemit and what you are here for, how did you knew about steemit and what are your experience here.
Prize: First prize is SBD worth of ($8). Second Prize is SBD worth of ($5). Third prize is SBD worth of ($3)
Sponsor: @teamnepal


10SBD Poetry Contest (My first kiss)
Deadline: 17:00 GMT/UTC February 15, 2018
Description: You are to write a poem of (4)Four stanzas, where by each stanza will contain four sentences. The topic of the poem will be “My first kiss”.
Prize: First Prize: 5 SBD. Second Prize: 3 SBD. Third Prize: 2 SBD
Sponsor: @steemhive


Steemit Poetry Contest #15
Deadline: 15:30 GMT/UTC February 16, 2018
Description: Write an original poem using the topic “Night”. The poem will be three quatrains long (each quatrain has 4 lines).
Prize: First Place: 6 SBD. Second Place: 5 SBD. Third Place: 4 SBD. Fourth Place: 3 SBD. Fifth Place: 2 SBD. Sixth Place: 1 SBD
Sponsor: @terrycraft


A Short Story Writing Contest
Deadline: February 16, 2018
Description: Write a short story on any topic of 1,000 words or less.
Prize: 3 SBD + contest post payout
Sponsor: @nabstertsr


DnW Poetry Contest #5
Deadline: 10:00 GMT/UTC February 17, 2018
Description: Write an original poem based off the image in the contest post. Each poem must contain four quatrains. Each quatrain contains four lines.
Prize: First Place: 3 SBD/Steem. Second Place: 2 SBD/Steem. Third Place: 1 SBD/Steem. Fourth Place: 0.7 SBD/Steem. Fifth Place: 0.3 SBD/Steem
Sponsor: @kneelyrac


Fantasy Story Writing Contest - #1
Deadline: 10:00 GMT/UTC February 17, 2018
Description: This is planned to be an ongoing contest that will eventually develop an entire Fantasy novel. This is the first stage. Write a short intro in the main character. Work needs to be at least 300 words long. The main character is female dark elf tracker with a snarky personality. Everything else is up to you.
Prize: 5 SBD
Sponsor: @labakj


UKIAH CHALLENGE #3
Deadline: 19:00 GMT/UTC February 17, 2018
Description: Write a haiku using the syllable counts 7-10-7 and the topic of “THE COLOR BLUE”.
Prize: UKIAH MASTER trophy.
Sponsor: @japhofin8or


Create the best first sentence of a novel
Deadline: February 20, 2018
Description: Do you know terrific beginnings of novels/stories/essays? If so, put your favorite(s) in the comments and vote for them! Entries accepted in English and German.
Prize: 1 SBD
Sponsor: @stayoutoftherz


Riddle me This
Deadline: First correct answer wins.
Description: Whoever can guess what I am first based on the story written from the point of view of an inantimate object wins. This is an ongoing series of contest posts. Follow @littlescribe to participate. I know it isn’t a writing contest per se, but I’m including it in support of writers.
Prize: Post payout from the contest post.
Sponsor: @littlescribe


GIVING BACK: 5SBD Payout for Best Comment Weekly
Deadline: Ongoing weekly – Monday through Sunday
Description: Prize is being offered for the best comment made on either @nat5an OR @shawnamawna during the course of the week.
Prize: 5 SBD (May be split between several winners)
Sponsor: @shawnamawna


Lovejuice Minnow Promotion // Let Lovejuice Promote Your Work and Receive 5 SBD!
Deadline: Ongoing
Description: This promotion is intended for minnows who generally receive less than $5 on their own posts. Initially it was for fiction/poems about lovejuice, but has been expanded to include any fiction/poem.
Prize: 5 SBD
Sponsor: @lovejuice

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Thanks for grouping all of these contests together in one post. And doubly thanks for including mine! Great idea! Upvoted and resteemed!

I'm glad you like it :) I think it's been a great timesaver for many folks here. And you're welcome for the inclusion.

This is a great idea, one place and all of the writing contests.
I've made my supernatural writing contest story and posted it a day after I read about it. The problem I think is that it dissapeard in the crowd and I don't think it has been read by the makers of the contest....you have any advice on this?

That's a tough one because that contest had a ton of entries. But @jerrybanfield said all entries would be read, and I see no reason to think that they weren't.

Yeah exactly that... Let's hope so, and wait for it patiently haha :) thanks

Many thanks, for compiling this one-stop list, @moneyinfant. 🙏🏼

Seeing as the poem percolating in my head fits none of the above I must, now, make the decision to save it for a later contest or simply share it for the joy of sharing :)

Oh please share it just for the joy of sharing. Words never need to be stored or hoarded as there are always more.

That's exactly what I intend to do! Thanks, for giving me a nudge :) (Should finish writing it, tonight, if the Muse is upon me and then, maybe, record it tomorrow morning).

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