Steemit Writing Contests: Issue #52 March 18, 2018

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If you love writing and contests this is the list you've been searching for! 46 Different Writing Contests! Fiction! Poetry! True Stories! Haiku! Puns! Limericks!

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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:

The proof that he is right is to write and prove him wrong - the chiasmus challenge
Deadline: 07:00 GMT/UTC March 25, 2018
Description: Write an original chiasmus about your experience on Steemit. The definition of chiamus is included in the contest post, along with some examples.
Prize: The best three original chiasmuses about your experience on Steemit (as judged by me or the number of votes) will receive a minimum of 0.1 SBD from @fibrefox's account.


#ZapFic Writing Contest: Tell a story in 232 characters or less (on zappl) - Week 4
Deadline: 21:00 GMT/UTC March 25, 2018
Description: Write a story - inspired by the prompt “Shadows” - in 232 characters, or less (the zappl limit is 240 but you need to include the tag #zapfic at the end) and post it on Zappl
Prize: 1st prize 0.5 SBD plus 50% SBD from the payout of the contest post. 2nd prize 0.3 SBD plus 30% SBD from the payout of the contest post. 3rd prize 0.2 SBD plus 20% SBD from the payout of the contest post.


STEEMIT HAIKU CONTEST # WEEK 21: (Original Contest)
Deadline: 23:59 GMT/UTC March 24, 2018
Description: Write a traditional haiku on the topic of your choice.
Prize: 1st Place: 5 STEEM. 2nd Place: 3 STEEM. 3rd Place: 2 STEEM


Vices and Vanity - Steemit Smut Contest #1
Deadline: 23:00 GMT/UTC March 24, 2018
Description: Free-write about your fantasies - your dirty little sins. Bring your dirty... Bring your best, the sin that is better than all the rest.
Prize: 5 SBD to the best story. 2.50 SBD to 2 runner ups


A Writing Contest... with a Hidden Agenda
Deadline: 05:00 GMT/UTC March 25, 2018
Description: In the comments section of the contest post, you will write your response to the quote that is in the contest post. What thoughts does it make you think? What’s your inspiration? Agree or disagree? Anything goes as long as it’s your original response.
Prize: 0.5 SBD


HOW SAVAGE ARE YOU? [Reward Pool For The Best Savagery Reply]
Deadline: 12:00 GMT/UTC March 25, 2018
Description: Make a savage reply to the statement in the contest post.
Prize: First place - 5 SBD. Second place - 3 SBD. Third place - 2 SBD


Information Finding Championship - Season 1 : Round 18
Deadline: March 24, 2018
Description: Write one paragraph. Paragraph must have four (4) sentences. All words must start with the same letter.
Prize: The winner will gain the steem (minus the 25% for curation), the XP and have a point to go towards their long term win. (Note: this is a long term contest, so follow @apolymask to continue participating as not all challenges are writing challenges)

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And here is the full list:

Write From My Music Contest
Deadline: 05:00 GMT/UTC March 19, 2018
Description: Write a story of 50-1,500 words based on the instrumental selection included in the contest post.
Prize: 100% of SBD from the contest Introductory Post.
Sponsor: @fireawaymarmot


MAKE A CAPTION CONTEST #1
Deadline: 04:00 GMT/UTC March 19, 2018
Description: Caption the image included in the contest post.
Prize: 1 SBD divided between the top 3 entries.
Sponsor: @josephlacsamana


Contest for Coffee Love
Deadline: 18:00 GMT/UTC March 19, 2018
Description: Show your best mug shots, poetry, haiku, art, puns or story. Anything goes as long as it's creative and related to coffee.
Prize: 3 SBD for the winner and 1 SBD for the runner up. If the contest picks up momentum, there will be consolation prizes.
Sponsor: @diebitch


DARE TO REPLY... Contest#9
Deadline: 18:00 GMT/UTC March 19, 2018
Description: It is most exciting and simplest CONTEST! You have to give a bold & fittest reply to a statement in one sentence only.
Prize: 1 SBD to the winner and 0.5 SBD to two runners-up.
Sponsor: @dpatcher


My First Contest For Red Fishes | Talking to your 16 year old self
Deadline: 19:13 GMT/UTC March 19, 2018
Description: Write a post about what you would tell your 16-year-old self, feel free to include reasons, stories, photos, videos or any other media of your choice. You can display it in any way you feel suitable. The contest is only open to those with a reputation of 50 or lower.
Prize: 1st prize: 3 SBD. 2nd prize: 2 SBD. 3rd prize:1 SBD
Sponsor: @cadawg


The Writers' Block Poetry Contest #6
Deadline: 23:59 GMT/UTC March 19, 2018
Description: Write a poem using the following image: A small canoe tied to a pier, bobbing in the water under almost stormy skies.
Prize: The winner will receive 15 SBD. Second place will win 10 SBD and third will receive 7 SBD.
Sponsor: @thewritersblock


For The Seek of Happiness
Deadline: March 19, 2018
Description: Write a story that involves a major issue you or your protagonist has overcome. If you have enough time, read or watch The Pursuit of Happyness. Reading a summary of the book or watching the trailer of the movie will also work.
Prize: One Winner Will Get the Whole Reward which is: half of the SBD from the "For the Seek of Happiness" initiative posts, all of the generated SteemPower from that post, and half of @steemfluencer's SteemPower delegated for two weeks.
Sponsor: @steemfluencer


Rumplestiltskin's Killer Poetry Contest - Round 22
Deadline: March 19, 2018
Description: Write a poem - haiku, limerick, free-prose or verse.
Prize: 5 SBD + 1 week of resteems by the contest host.
Sponsor: @rumplestiltskin


ADSactly Contest - SteemShort #5 - Post 1: Request for First Part of the Story
Deadline: March 19, 2018 is the deadline to submit a 100-200 word proposal
Description: The theme of this SteemShort is the following: The year in 2025. The main characters are a married couple, Dominique and Claude; they lived in an undefined country. And the story has to do mainly with the blockchain.
Prize: 50% of the SBDs, capped at 100 SBDs.
Sponsor: @adsactly @vcelier


Conspiracy theory writing contest!
Deadline: 02:00 GMT/UTC March 20, 2018
Description: Today I want to hear about some conspiracy theories! Whether it is really famous or not so popular does not matter. I want to be CONVINCED of your theory! 300 words minimum.
Prize: 1st place wins: 5 SBD. 2nd place wins: 3 SBD. 3rd place wins: 1 SBD. 4th Place wins: 1 SBD
Sponsor: @johnroomusic


Fractal Writing Contest #9
Deadline: 07:00 GMT/UTC March 20, 2018
Description: Post a reply to the fractal image in the contest post: title, a haiku, a poem, a short story, a painting, a photo, a video, a doodle, whatever. The content must be yours, no links to other people's work accepted.
Prize: The winner gets half the SBD made in the post, minimum 1 SBD. The rest are split to the other winners: if there are enough SBDs made by the contest post, and sufficient entries, I will try to reward a 2nd- and 3rd- place winner, as well.
Sponsor: @nyarlathotep


The Fact to Fiction Writing Contest
Deadline: March 20, 2018 Note: The contest will actually open for submissions on March 14, so look for that post to make your story submission.
Description: Write a fiction story based on the following prompt: “The nearest star to us is 4.25 lightyears away, that's why wishes take at least 9 years to come true.”
Prize: The winner will receive 10 STEEM plus the payout of this post. Two runners-up will each receive 5 STEEM.
Sponsor: @anikekirsten


LET'S MAKE MAGIC
Deadline: 17:00 GMT/UTC March 21, 2018
Description: Write a very CREEPY story of not more than 50 words in the comment section of the contest post.
Prize: 50% of the SBD paid out by the contest post.
Sponsor: @deril


Write The Moral Of The Story
Deadline: 23:59 GMT/UTC March 21, 2018
Description: Read the short story in the post and write your interpretation of the moral of that story.
Prize: 10 SBD
Sponsor: @malay11


Haikumeme Challenge
Deadline: 23:59 GMT/UTC March 21, 2018
Description: Make a haiku as a meme on your favorite picture. All entries must be making fun of something political.
Prize: Winner: 5 SBD. Runner-up: 1 SBD
Sponsor: @matthewtiii


Shary's Writing Prompt Contest #4
Deadline: 07:00 GMT/UTC March 22, 2018
Description: Write a story, essay or anything that you can think of ranging between 500 to 1000 words using the prompt “Sometimes life takes a surprising twist and it is not all that bad...” and one of the following themes: Romance/Scary/ Funny/ Suspense
Prize: The winner of the contest will win a prize of 5SBDs from me and any honorable mentions depending on if I enjoy any other story will receive 1 SBD each
Sponsor: @sharoonyasir


#iPlay: Welcome to week 3
Deadline: 10:00 GMT/UTC March 22, 2018
Description: Write a Play showing conversation between two or more persons using the topic of “Harmful Hugs”.
Prize: 1st Prize: 5 SBD. 2nd Prize: 3 SBD. 3rd Prize: 2 SBD
Sponsor: @jochi


Steemit-uyo poetry contest
Deadline: 15:00 GMT/UTC March 22, 2018
Description: Write a poem based on the topic “A Mother”.
Prize: 1st position - 5 sbd. 2nd position - 4 sbd. 3rd positive - 3 sbd. 4th position - 2 sbd. 5th position- 1 sbd
Sponsor: @steemit-uyo @enolife @ifioklee @samstickkz @vheobong


Haiku Contest #4: Warm Again!
Deadline: 15:00 GMT/UTC March 22, 2018
Description: Write a haiku using the theme “Warm Again”. This does not have to be a traditional haiku and you may use any syllable count – just aim for one breath.
Prize: 5 SBD for first place. 3.5 SBD for second place. 2 SBD for third place. 2 SBD in the pot for an honorable mentions or two
Sponsor: @dbooster


The Freewrite House is Open!
Deadline: 16:00 GMT/UTC March 22, 2018 for this challenge, but this will be an ongoing contest initiative.
Description: Leave a comment - Which has something to do with the introduction post - and is at least 50 words.
Prize: 1 Steem Basic Income share
Sponsor: @freewritehouse @mariannewest @brisby @wandrnrose7 @byn @simgirl @snook @deaconlee @omra-sky @marcoriccardi @improv @f3nix


Movie Quote Contest - Steemit Parody Quote Contest - #10
Deadline: 05:00 GMT/UTC March 23, 3018
Description: Create a parody quote based off the movie Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory.
Prize: Winner: 1 SBD. Runner-up: 0.5 SBD
Sponsor: @skeptic


Week #17 Fox Tales : A steamy new story image
Deadline: 05:00 GMT/UTC March 23, 2018
Description: Write a short story of one paragraph based on the illustration included in the contest post.
Prize: 1st: 5 SBD. 2nd: 3 SBD. 3rd: 1 SBD
Sponsor: @vermillionfox


STEEMITS FIRST ASS KISSING CONTEST
Deadline: 09:00 GMT/UTC March 23, 2018
Description: Three ways to win. 1. Write a story using one of three photos in the contest post as a prompt. 2. Post your own original picture of an ass. 3. Describe the special strategies you use to get into groups, find community, and/or get the attention of Whales, Dolphins and special souls who are neither of those but are willing to lend a hand to others
Prize: Winner: 3 SBD. 2nd place: 2 SBD. 3rd place: 1 SBD
Sponsor: @mistermercury


DreamFriday with @samuelwealth: a great mystery is revealed
Deadline: 12:00 GMT/UTC March 23, 2018
Description: In not less than 99 words, drop a comment in the contest post telling us what you are grateful for and why.
Prize: Comment like highest upvote wins 3 SBD. Second, win 1 SBD
Sponsor: @samuelwealth


Constrained Writing Contest #22
Deadline: 20:00 GMT/UTC March 23, 2018
Description: Write a story in which you never use the "-ing" form. The story must be at least 250 words long and in English.
Prize: 1st place: 45% of post's payout. 2nd place: 27% of post's payout. 3rd place 18 % of post's payout.
Sponsor: @svashta


SPU Poetry Contest #4
Deadline: 21:00 GMT/UTC March 23, 2018
Description: Pick one theme and an image below as your prompts. Then, write a poem inspired by the image while incorporating the theme into your poem.
Prize: 1st: 1.5 SBD. 2nd: 1 SBD. 3rd: 0.5 SBD
Sponsor: @poetsunit


VDux Haiku Contest
Deadline: 23:59 pm GMT/UTC March 23, 2018
Description: Write a traditional haiku (5-7-5) that includes a color. Any color.
Prize: Winner gets: 2 SBD + Half of the contest post's author awards + One free "shout-out" for winning + One free resteem from the contest host for any of the winner's posts. One runner-up gets: One free "shout-out" for winning + One free resteem from the contest host for any of the winner's posts.
Sponsor: @vdux


St. Patrick's Day Limerick Contest!
Deadline: March 23, 2018
Description: Write an original limerick, which is humorous and fulfills the limerick writing rules as outlined in the contest post.
Prize: Winner gets 1 SBD plus 50% of the proceeds of this post. 2nd place gets .5 SBD plus 25% of the proceeds of this post.
Sponsor: @viking-ventures


A Contest Within A Contest
Deadline: 05:00 GMT/UTC March 24, 2018
Description: Create a Tennessee redneck character based on the criteria in the contest post.
Prize: 5 SBD
Sponsor: @possumworks


STEEMIT HAIKU CONTEST # WEEK 21: (Original Contest)
Deadline: 23:59 GMT/UTC March 24, 2018
Description: Write a traditional haiku on the topic of your choice.
Prize: 1st Place: 5 STEEM. 2nd Place: 3 STEEM. 3rd Place: 2 STEEM
Sponsor: @moonleesteem


Vices and Vanity - Steemit Smut Contest #1
Deadline: 23:00 GMT/UTC March 24, 2018
Description: Free-write about your fantasies - your dirty little sins. Bring your dirty... Bring your best, the sin that is better than all the rest.
Prize: 5 SBD to the best story. 2.50 SBD to 2 runner ups
Sponsor: @porn-watch


Information Finding Championship - Season 1 : Round 18
Deadline: March 24, 2018
Description: Write one paragraph. Paragraph must have four (4) sentences. All words must start with the same letter.
Prize: The winner will gain the steem (minus the 25% for curation), the XP and have a point to go towards their long term win. (Note: this is a long term contest, so follow @apolymask to continue participating as not all challenges are writing challenges)
Sponsor: @apolymask


A Writing Contest... with a Hidden Agenda
Deadline: 05:00 GMT/UTC March 25, 2018
Description: In the comments section of the contest post, you will write your response to the quote that is in the contest post. What thoughts does it make you think? What’s your inspiration? Agree or disagree? Anything goes as long as it’s your original response.
Prize: 0.5 SBD
Sponsor: @beyondordinary


The proof that he is right is to write and prove him wrong - the chiasmus challenge
Deadline: 07:00 GMT/UTC March 25, 2018
Description: Write an original chiasmus about your experience on Steemit. The definition of chiamus is included in the contest post, along with some examples.
Prize: The best three original chiasmuses about your experience on Steemit (as judged by me or the number of votes) will receive a minimum of 0.1 SBD from @fibrefox's account.
Sponsor: @plushzilla


HOW SAVAGE ARE YOU? [Reward Pool For The Best Savagery Reply]
Deadline: 12:00 GMT/UTC March 25, 2018
Description: Make a savage reply to the statement in the contest post.
Prize: First place - 5 SBD. Second place - 3 SBD. Third place - 2 SBD
Sponsor: @kodeblacc


#ZapFic Writing Contest: Tell a story in 232 characters or less (on zappl) - Week 4
Deadline: 21:00 GMT/UTC March 25, 2018
Description: Write a story - inspired by the prompt “Shadows” - in 232 characters, or less (the zappl limit is 240 but you need to include the tag #zapfic at the end) and post it on Zappl
Prize: 1st prize 0.5 SBD plus 50% SBD from the payout of the contest post. 2nd prize 0.3 SBD plus 30% SBD from the payout of the contest post. 3rd prize 0.2 SBD plus 20% SBD from the payout of the contest post.
Sponsor: @felt.buzz


Writing Contest: "The Muse of March"
Deadline: 23:59 GMT/UTC March 31, 2018
Description: Use the unfinished charcoal drawing in the contest post as inspiration to create a work of speculative fiction.
Prize: There will be one winner: 10 SBD. There will be one runner-up: 5 SBD
Sponsor: @mdbrantingham


Beta reading contest Ragnarok Conspiracy
Deadline: April 15, 2018
Description: Act as a beta reader for the novel “Ragnarok Conspiracy”. Comment on any discrepancies found in the chapters.
Prize: 1.5 Steem per chapter (3.4 Steem for chapter 10). 10 SBD for the overall winner. And 500 Steem delegated for one month to the best suggestion overall.
Sponsor: @pibara


Announcing the Steemit School Poetry 100 Day Challenge
Deadline: Each day at 18:00 GMT/UTC with the final entry due June 14, 2018
Description: The Steemit School Poetry Challenge involves writing one short piece of poetry every day for 100 days with a maximum of 7 skip days. This will run 14 weeks and 2 days from March 7, 2018 to June 14, 2018.
Prize: 10 SBD per day for 100 days + BONUS prizes for exceptional participants.
Sponsor: @d-pend


#Captionthis contest - Your Daily Chance To Win SBD
Deadline: 7 days from the post date (post payout)
Description: Note: This is a daily contest, with a new photo and prize each day. Caption the photo included in the daily contest post.
Prize: All the SBD payout from each contest post.
Sponsor: @conradt


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


@markrmorrisjr has a contest that requires little effort on your part, but should be great fun for everyone involved. Each day, he'll put up a post with some writing prompts, between 5 and 10, some written, some images. If you'd like to see him write one of them, vote for it in the comments. The prompt with the most votes will be his story inspiration! He will write a story, from scratch, of at least 500 words, and base it on the prompt! Then he’ll choose one lucky person who chose the winning prompt as the winner of the contest and they get 25% of the SBD from the story post. He’s had stories pay out over 700 SBD in the past! He plans on doing this every day until he reaches 5,000 followers, so it could go on for several weeks. Here’s the “contest”


The Q&A Contest
Deadline: Each question has a deadline of 7 days or at post payout.
Description: Everyday, Monday through Friday, @thepassenger asks a new question and you have a chance to win SBDs simply by answering the question.
Prize: Each day, Top voted comment: the user will get 50% of the reward pool +1 SBD. Top Engaged comment: the user will get 30% of the reward pool + 1 Smartcash tip. One randomly selected user: the user will get 20% of the reward pool
Sponsor: @thepassenger


How Does Dwelling Make You Feel Contest
Deadline: This is an ongoing story and the author had pledged to have this same contest with every chapter of “Dwelling” released.
Description: Read the first chapter of the story “Dwelling” and leave a comment that tells how the story made you feel. Tell your thoughts on the writing, the artwork, the characters, the story, the sense of place. What is it like to be immersed in the Dwelling world?
Prize: 3 SBD
Sponsor: @dougkarr

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The Writing Contest with a Hidden Agenda on the above list, prize is now 1
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a huge variety to pick from, something for everyone!

Yes there is. Go ahead and pick two!

Now, one is spoilt for choice. So many opportunities, one chokes in making up his mind on which to follow through.

I lobe this concept.

I think that there's some opportunities that appeal more than others. Still, it's good to have choices.

Thanks for adding our contest to your list! :) It's super appreciated. All the best to you in regards to what you're doing here in order to help writers more, that's a noble cause!

You're quite welcome. I'm so happy the initiative has been spreading and helping more people, especially those new to Steemit.

I don't think I would have found this list except for the IFC mention, Thank you, I will have to visit some of the others and take a gander at what is out there.

I'm glad the IFC mention brought it to your attention. The more the merrier!

I'll be putting a Write-Only contest up by Thursday Money baby! it's for women's history month. :)

30 STEEM win total but two categories -- i will be representing the TeamGirl Powa group.

Hit me up on Discord with a link!

I'll spank spank you with a Discord fo Sho!