Steemit Writing Contests: Issue #19 February 13, 2018

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If you love writing and contests this is the list you've been searching for! 41 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:

Mav PhotoFiction Contest
Deadline: 16:00 GMT/UTC February 19, 2018
Description: Write an original story based on the image in the contest post.
Prize: First prize is 3 SDB, Second Prize is 2 SBD, and 3rd is 1 SBD


The Poetry Appreciation Contest #2
Deadline: 22:00 GMT February 20, 2018
Description: Make a post to appreciate the poem in the contest post using a write-up, art, prose or any other means you find comfortable.
Prize: 1st place: 5 SBD, 2nd place: 3 SBD, 3rd place: 2 SBD


My-Niche Contest #1
Deadline: February 17, 2018
Description: Write a story/poem/article on the topic of ‘Regret’.
Prize: 10 SBD
Sponsor: @awolesigideon


#2 Minnowhelper Writing Contest
Deadline: 09:00 GMT/UTC February 20, 2018
Description: Write a Creative and Original Post of more than 500 words.
Prize: 1st prize 25 SBD! 2nd prize 15 SBD! 3rd prize 10 SBD!
Sponsor: @minnowhelper


Constrained Writing Contest #18
Deadline: 13:00 GMT/UTC February 20, 2018
Description: Write a story about a deity doing something mundane and preferably struggling with it. In other words: write a story about the daily struggles of deities in the modern world.
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.


'Your Story' - Steemit Story Chain #22 Where You Write the Story
Deadline: 16:00 GMT/UTC February 20, 2018
Description: Continue developing a story based on parts written by other contestants. The best story “part” wins.
Prize: 100 Whaleshares


DARE TO REPLY... Contest#6
Deadline: 17:00 GMT/UTC February 18, 2018
Description: Give reply to the statement in the post in one sentence only. And yes! abusive words are allowed as long as you are not disrespecting the personality who has said the above statement.
Prize: 2 SBD


Five Word Stories Challenge #15
Deadline: February 17, 2018
Description: Write a five word story about the image in the contest post.
Prize: 01. SBD


A Valentine's Day Haiku
Deadline: 09:00 GMT/UTC February 20, 2018
Description: Let's see your best Valentine's Day Haiku.
Prize: 50% of the SBD earned from the contest post.

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And here is the full list:

The Most Epic Love Story Ever
Deadline: 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


Haiku Contest
Deadline: February 14, 2018
Description: Write your own original haiku. No syllable requirements and no line requirements. Aim for one breath. It should have some kind of reference to nature and have a juxtaposition of images.
Prize: First place: 2 SBD. Second place: 1 SBD. Third place: 0.5 SBD.
Sponsor: @dbooster


"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


50 AMAZING Sci Fi Writing Prompts, and a $5 SBD Prize for the Best Story Based on ANY One of Them!
Deadline: February 15, 2018
Description: Use one of the 50 Science Fiction writing prompts in the contest post to craft a story.
Prize: 5 SBD + Resteem
Sponsor: @markrmorrisjr


Newbie Resteem Initiative Conspiracy Theory Writing Contest
Deadline: February 15, 2018
Description: Write your own conspiracy theory.
Prize: Payout from the contest post
Sponsor: @mudcat36


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


Write from My Music Contest – Week #3
Deadline: 05:00 GMT/UTC February 17, 2018
Description: Write a story inspired by the song linked in the contest post.
Prize: 1st Place 40% of SBD from contest post. 2nd Place 35% of SBD from contest post. 3rd Place 25% of SBD from contest post
Sponsor: @fireawaymarmot


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


Hurt me and i will write you something beautiful
Deadline: 23:00 GMT/UTC February 17, 2018
Description: Write a story, poem or any other post that was inspired by an painful experience.
Prize: Half of the SBD generated by the contest post.
Sponsor: @nabstertsr


STEEMIT HAIKU CONTEST # WEEK 16
Deadline: 23:59 GMT/UTC February 17, 2018
Description: Write a Haiku consisting of three lines about any topic of your choice.
Prize: 1st Place: 5 STEEM. 2nd Place: 3 STEEM. 3rd Place: 2 STEEM.
Sponsor: @verbal-d and @soldier


IN THE KINGDOM OF THE STEEMITITIANS #2: THE LONG WAIT
Deadline: 23:59 GMT/UTC February 17, 2018
Description: Complete the poem at the end of a story in the contest post.
Prize: 3 SBD
Sponsor: @lordjames


The Gray Contest
Deadline: 23:59 GMT/UTC February 17, 2018
Description: Create a post around the topic/theme ‘Encouragement’.
Prize: 2 SBD to winner. 1 SBD to runner-up.
Sponsor: @iamthegray


Five Word Stories Challenge #15
Deadline: February 17, 2018
Description: Write a five word story about the image in the contest post.
Prize: 01. SBD
Sponsor: @b2travel


DARE TO REPLY... Contest#6
Deadline: 17:00 GMT/UTC February 18, 2018
Description: Give reply to the statement in the post in one sentence only. And yes! abusive words are allowed as long as you are not disrespecting the personality who has said the above statement.
Prize: 2 SBD
Sponsor: @dpatcher


My-Niche Contest #1
Deadline: February 17, 2018
Description: Write a story/poem/article on the topic of ‘Regret’.
Prize: 10 SBD
Sponsor: @awolesigideon


New Steemit power of Positivity Contest #27
Deadline: February 18, 2018
Description: Write a post/article/story that highlights some aspect of positivity.
Prize: FIRST Place: 6.00 SBD / SECOND Place: 3.00 SBD / THIRD Place: 1.00 SBD
Sponsor: @karenmckersie


'LoveTheClouds' contest
Deadline: 13:00 GMT/UTC February 18, 2018
Description: Write a poem or story to portray clouds in any form or manner.
Prize: First winner: 50% of SBD from contest post. Second winner: 30% of SBD from contest post. Third winner: 20% of SBD from contest post.
Sponsor: @tobetada


Better Cities Writing Contest
Deadline: 15:00 GMT/UTC February 18, 2018
Description: Write a story on the theme of ‘Better Cities’.
Prize: Everyone is a winner as anyone who enters will get a vote from @livesustainably. The top 3 entries will also win some Steem (at least 0.3 Steem, but it could be more it we get lots of upvotes this week!)
Sponsor: @livesustainably


IGBO-TALES : WINNER TAKES IT ALL
Deadline: 18:00 GMT/UTC February 18, 2018
Description: The contest is all about celebrating the Igbo culture or lifestyle. Write a fiction, autobiography whatever writing you choose to express your Igbo-tales (original content) - Word Count: 200 words and above.
Prize: 2 SBD. Also, Best 5 entries get 100% upvote from @cwen
Sponsor: @cwen


TO TELL A TALE of a Picture Contest #7
Deadline: 18:00 GMT/UTC February 18, 2018
Description: Write a short story based on the picture in the contest post. Words limit: Minimum- 30 words and Maximum -100 words.
Prize: Winner: 50% of total SBD Payout from the contest post. Second place: 30% of total SBD Payout from the contest post. Runner-up (1): 10% of total SBD Payout from the contest post. Runner-up (2): 10% of total SBD Payout from the contest post.
Sponsor: @dpatcher


Fractal Writing Contest #5
Deadline: 12:00 GMT/UTC February 19, 2018
Description: Reply to the image in the contest post. Can be any form (poem, haiku, story, even just a title)
Prize: The winner gets half the SBD made in the post, minimum 1 SBD.
Sponsor: @nyarlathotep


inuke’s story writing challenge #4: Love, Betrayal and Revenge
Deadline: 15:59 GMT/UTC February 19, 2018
Description: Write a story around the topic of Love, Betrayal, and Revenge.
Prize: 1st Prize: 50% SBD payout of contest post. 2nd Prize: 35% SBD payout of contest post. 3rd Prize: 15% SBD payout of contest post.
Sponsor: @inuke


Mav PhotoFiction Contest
Deadline: 16:00 GMT/UTC February 19, 2018
Description: Write an original story based on the image in the contest post.
Prize: First prize is 3 SDB, Second Prize is 2 SBD, and 3rd is 1 SBD
Sponsor: @maverickinvictus


Punday Monday #34
Deadline: 22:00 GMT/UTC February 19, 2018
Description: Write a Valentine’s Day inspired pun.
Prize: An upvote from @improv and an @tipu tip on a post of the winners choice.
Sponsor: @improv


#2 Minnowhelper Writing Contest
Deadline: 09:00 GMT/UTC February 20, 2018
Description: Write a Creative and Original Post of more than 500 words.
Prize: 1st prize 25 SBD! 2nd prize 15 SBD! 3rd prize 10 SBD!
Sponsor: @minnowhelper


A Valentine's Day Haiku
Deadline: 09:00 GMT/UTC February 20, 2018
Description: Let's see your best Valentine's Day Haiku.
Prize: 50% of the SBD earned from the contest post.
Sponsor: @erodedthoughts


Constrained Writing Contest #18
Deadline: 13:00 GMT/UTC February 20, 2018
Description: Write a story about a deity doing something mundane and preferably struggling with it. In other words: write a story about the daily struggles of deities in the modern world.
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


'Your Story' - Steemit Story Chain #22 Where You Write the Story
Deadline: 16:00 GMT/UTC February 20, 2018
Description: Continue developing a story based on parts written by other contestants. The best story “part” wins.
Prize: 100 Whaleshares
Sponsor: @freedomexists


The Poetry Appreciation Contest #2
Deadline: 22:00 GMT February 20, 2018
Description: Make a post to appreciate the poem in the contest post using a write-up, art, prose or any other means you find comfortable.
Prize: 1st place: 5 SBD, 2nd place: 3 SBD, 3rd place: 2 SBD
Sponsor: @ajremy


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


@gmuxx Art Prompt Writing Contest #9
Deadline: 14:30 GMT/UTC February 25, 2018
Description: Use 1 of 2 images in the contest post as a story prompt, and create an original work of fiction of between 500 and 1500 words in length.
Prize: There will be one overall winner who will receive 20 Steem plus the SBD payout from this post. Three runners up will win 5 Steem each.
Sponsor: @gmuxx


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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Hey, glad to. You did the compilation work and contests are social glue 'round here. Helps build the community. :)

I agree 100% about the community building. I was looking for something to help writers, and this came to me as an ideal solution as it not only helps writers, but also minnows as well as those who take the time to put together contests which also help writers and minnows. Win-win-win.

Thanks for adding my contest to the list... I upvoted and resteemed... it's a great work you're doing here

My pleasure @ajremy. Thanks for taking the time to create and moderate the contest. That's great work too!

Hey thanks for the compilation and putting my contest in the list much appreciated.

It's my pleasure. I hope your contest is a success so you can host more.

Thanks again for doing this post. I am working through it and found some great contests to enter. I feel like I've been getting stale and this helps a lot to get me motivated again.

I came to tell you I just posted a before and after about our Bangkok smog. I'm sure you will be very glad you are there and not here right now :(

You're welcome. Glad it's been getting you motivated to write again. There are some great contests in there - even some poetry, which isn't usually my thing.

I'm heading over now to see the Bkk smog.

Yup - I'm writing poetry now. Who would ever have thought that! I'm not too creative in that way, but I'm trying.

Thanks for the visit over to my post. I'm ready to get away right about now.

I'll bet. Maybe a trip to the islands? Shouldn't be smoggy there. Or even just to Hua Hin.

Maybe. I'm really too broke right now for a vacation. I'm thinking of actually moving soon. Not sure where. But I should really just stay put and keep my nose to the grindstone :)

I hear Sri Lanka is nice. And inexpensive.

Funny you mention moving. We're just 18 months back in the U.S. and I'm getting the itch to move as well. Not really financially ready either, so nose to the grindstone it is!

I was thinking of Sri Lanka as well. I think once you get the travel bug, it cannot be cured!

@moneyinfant you just made it very easy for me to know what contest to log on....
Thanks man
This is so cool, keep up the good work

That's great, I'm glad it's a help to you :)

Great idea. Thanks. Saves quite a bit of time and allows one to compete regularly. telescope-2518988__340.png

That's one of the things I had in mind when I created it. Glad you like it and I hope it helps you compete more often.

You got a 15.93% upvote from @minnowvotes courtesy of @moneyinfant!

Am so following you like right now bro.... Lol... Waiting for my steem so I can upvote and resteemed

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Release the Kraken! You got a 19.38% upvote from @seakraken courtesy of @moneyinfant!

Thanks again for this, my friend, will look into a couple of these :)

You got a 16.31% upvote from @bid4joy courtesy of @moneyinfant!

Thank you for this. What a Time Saver.

It's my pleasure. I hope you continue to find it useful for a long time.

great idea.
thank you

Wow so many awesome contests to choose from thanks for sharing. Great post 👏👏👏🎉👍

Thanks. There are so many to choose from and the list keeps changing and growing. Time to get writing!

You got a 7.96% upvote from @mercurybot courtesy of @moneyinfant!