Steemit Writing Contests: Issue #57 March 23, 2018

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If you love writing and contests this is the list you've been searching for! 50 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:

#TeamGirlPowa Women's History Month Contest
Deadline: 05:00 GMT/UTC April 1, 2018
Description: There are two categories of writing in this contest. Non-Fiction and Fiction. Both require minimum 1,500 words and maximum 2,500 words. The non-fiction piece can be based on any woman in history. The fiction piece must use the Prompt: "Women leading male dominated industry and government." and the writing work must be in the future, another planet, or an alternate yet futuristic universe.
Prize: First place for the #TeamGirlPowa Women in History Non-Fiction work is 10 STEEM. Second place for the #TeamGirlPowa Women in History Non-Fiction work is 5 STEEM. First place for the #TeamGirlPowa Women in History and Fiction work is 10 STEEM. Second place for the #TeamGirlPowa Women in History Fiction work is 5 STEEM.


Contest - Tell me your favorite Marvel movie
Deadline: March 29, 2018
Description: Leave a comment in the contest post telling what your favorite movie in the Marvel Cinematic Universe is and why.
Prize: 10 STEEM distributed among the comments the contest host likes best.


I want to celebrate by giving two weeks 400SP of delegation to one of my followers
Deadline: 23:59 GMT/UTC March 27, 2018
Description: Leave a comment explaining why you need a 400 SP delegation for two weeks.
Prize: 400 SP delegation for 2 weeks


Just Tell Me "How Steemit Changed Your Life" and Win
Deadline: 08:00 GMT/UTC March 30, 2018
Description: Tell your story of how Steemit has changed your life.
Prize: 5 SBD


My "Convince Me" Challenge - Why I still eat meat
Deadline: 23:59 GMT/UTC March 29, 2018
Description: Answer the question “Why do you still eat meat knowing that it means animals will suffer for it?”
Prize: 5 SBD to the best answer, and 3 SBD to the second best answer


ADSactly Contest - SteemShort #5 - Post 2: Request for the Middle Part of the Story
Deadline: March 26, 2018
Description: Looking for the second part of the fifth Adsactly SteemShort story.
Prize: 50% of contest post payout, up to 100 SBD.


TO TELL A TALE of a Picture Contest #11
Deadline: 12:00 GMT/UTC March 30, 2018
Description: Write a short story of 50-150 words using the image in the contest post as a prompt.
Prize: Winner - 50% of total SBD Payout from this post. Great Story - 30% of total SBD Payout. Good story (1) - 10% of total SBD Payout. Good story (2) - 10% of total SBD Payout


Each day we learn something new: LET'S SHARE.
Deadline: March 26, 2018
Description: Respond in the comment with one thing that you have learned lately. Make sure it is exciting and jaw breaking.
Prize: 1 SBD


The conspiracy challenge event!
Deadline: 19:00 GMT/UTC March 30, 2018
Description: Write a post about any conspiracy theory you have, then post it on your timeline, about ANY subject you like.
Prize: 5 SBD

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And here is the full list:

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: 1 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


DocumentZ - Season 1 Episode 3 Prompt
Deadline: 05:00 GMT/UTC March 26, 2018
Description: Continue writing the zombie story being produced by the contest based on what’s already been written AND the writing prompts given for this episode.
Prize: 4.22 Steem
Sponsor: @writers-edge


Welcome To The 'Love The Clouds' Contest! #5
Deadline: 08:00 GMT/UTC March 26, 2018
Description: Write a story, poem, haiku or anything to describe and tell about the clouds.
Prize: The winners will receive 100% of all of the SBD raised in this contest. The prize pool will be split up equally among 4 winners. Everyone gets 25%.
Sponsor: @tobetada


STACH Short Story Contest #23
Deadline: 10:00 GMT/UTC March 26, 2018
Description: Write a short story of no more than 199 words based on the topic: “A BLOOD RED SKY”
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


Steemit Vision Quest - Week 8: “Life After Life”
Deadline: 16:00 GMT/UTC March 26, 2018
Description: Based on this week's theme of "Life Afer Life", Ask yourself: What Does My Higher Self See? Create “The Vision,” aligning with this week's theme. Document “The Process,” revealing your intention, inspiration, and individuality.
Prize: Highlights from each week will spotlight one featured Vision Quester, and showcase the Artworks of many others in a curated list, memorializing our collective Visions. Upvotes, Replies, and Resteems will promote your post. [Most Important] You will be honored and celebrated for your role in bringing our collective Visions for the future into focus. This is our Work, with a capital "W", and this is what Steemit is all about.
Sponsor: @cabelindsay


SIAF's Media Contest - What is your thing?
Deadline: 16:00 GMT/UTC March 26, 2018
Description: Write a story, poem, essay or whatever about “What’s Your THING”
Prize: 2 joint 1st Place, each a different media form. 50% of posts payout each.
-All winners and 3 runners up will recieve an upvote from myself, a resteem and a follow
Sponsor: @seenitallfilms


Free puns! Get your free puns! Punday Monday 39! A FreeWriteHouse project!
Deadline: 22:00 GMT/UTC March 26, 2018
Description: Write a pun on the topic “Sizzling”
Prize: The winner winners win an upvote from the contest host on a post of their choice along with a @tipu tip!
Sponsor: @improv


Finish the story - Week #4
Deadline: March 26, 2018
Description: Finish the story that’s begun in the contest post.
Prize: 3 @steembasicincome shares + the SBD payout
Sponsor: @f3nix


ADSactly Contest - SteemShort #5 - Post 2: Request for the Middle Part of the Story
Deadline: March 26, 2018
Description: Looking for the second part of the fifth Adsactly SteemShort story.
Prize: 50% of contest post payout, up to 100 SBD.
Sponsor: @adsactly


Each day we learn something new: LET'S SHARE.
Deadline: March 26, 2018
Description: Respond in the comment with one thing that you have learned lately. Make sure it is exciting and jaw breaking.
Prize: 1 SBD
Sponsor: @mutitum


CONTEST: My 2018 - This is my Hobby
Deadline: 03:59 GMT/UTC March 27, 2018
Description: This contest is about your passion, why you have it and what drives it
Prize: 100 SBD in Prizes
Sponsor: @anomadsoul


Fractal Writing Contest #10
Deadline: 10:00 GMT/UTC March 27, 2018
Description: Post a comment with something inspired by the fractal image included in the post, be it just a title, a haiku, a story, whatever.
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, the contest host will try to reward a 2nd- and 3rd- place winner, as well.
Sponsor: @nyarlathotep


Idioms game #6
Deadline: 10:00 GMT/UTC March 27, 2018
Description: Have a go at trying to guess the meaning of each picture/idiom in the contest post (there are 3). You can enter BOTH a serious and a funny entry.
Prize: For the first serious correct entry (of each picture) there is a prize of 0.05 SBD. For the funniest (determined by me!) entry (for each picture) there is a 0.1 SBD prize.
Sponsor: @bengy


Unleash your Imagination! Join the Tell a Tale Contest
Deadline: 16:00 GMT/UTC March 27, 2018
Description: Write a short story or first chapter of a fictional novel with the theme of Magic/Adventure/Paranormal or Supernatural. For the short-story the minimum is 500 words and the maximum is 2,000 words. For the chapter 1 novel the minimum is 1,000 words and the maximum is 4,000 words.
Prize: Prizes for the Chapter 1 Novel. 3 SBD - For the 1st prize. 2 SBD - For the 2nd prize. 1 SBD - For the 3rd prize. Prizes for the Short Story. 1.5 SBD - For the 1st prize. 1 SBD - For the 2nd prize. 0.5 SBD - For the 3rd prize.
Sponsor: @tpkidkai


The JAG Contest: Win By Telling Us Why You Don't Give Up
Deadline: 23:59 GMT/UTC March 27, 2018
Description: Tell us why you don’t give up in 50-70 words.
Prize: Total SBD payout will be distributed to three winners; 33% each.
Sponsor: @iamthegray


I want to celebrate by giving two weeks 400SP of delegation to one of my followers
Deadline: 23:59 GMT/UTC March 27, 2018
Description: Leave a comment explaining why you need a 400 SP delegation for two weeks.
Prize: 400 SP delegation for 2 weeks
Sponsor: @hefziba


Six-word story contest #4
Deadline: 09:00 GMT/UTC March 28, 2018
Description: Write a six-word story on a controversial topic. Do you dare?
Prize: Winner – 1/3 of the SBD gained from this post. 2 Runners-up – 1/6 each of the SBD gained from this post. BONUS! All qualifying non-winning participants will receive an equal share of the remaining 1/3 SBD of the prize pool, just for taking part. To qualify, you must follow the rules.
Sponsor: @anjkara


The Poetry Dice Challenge: Week 30
Deadline: 05:00 GMT/UTC March 29, 2018
Description: Use the 9 poetry dice depicted in the contest post to create a poem, also using one of the themes for the week. Each die should represent a word that must be used in the poem.
Prize: 1st Place is 4 SBD. 2nd Place is 3 SBD. 3rd Place is 2 SBD
Sponsor: @rensoul17


#iPlay: Welcome to week 4
Deadline: 10:00 GMT/UTC March 29, 2018
Description: Write a Play showing conversation between two or more persons using the topic “The Cost of Fame”.
Prize: 1st Prize: 5 SBD. 2nd Prize: 3 SBD. 3rd Prize: 2 SBD
Sponsor: @jochi


My "Convince Me" Challenge - Why I still eat meat
Deadline: 23:59 GMT/UTC March 29, 2018
Description: Answer the question “Why do you still eat meat knowing that it means animals will suffer for it?”
Prize: 5 SBD to the best answer, and 3 SBD to the second best answer
Sponsor: @evecab


Contest - Tell me your favorite Marvel movie
Deadline: March 29, 2018
Description: Leave a comment in the contest post telling what your favorite movie in the Marvel Cinematic Universe is and why.
Prize: 10 STEEM distributed among the comments the contest host likes best.
Sponsor: @tcpolymath


What's the Best Thing a Child Has Taught You?
Deadline: 04:00 GMT/UTC March 30, 2018
Description: This contest introduces STEEMmamas Discord group and asks you to write about a lesson that any child in your life has taught you. It could be a niece/nephew, student, child you babysit, or a neighbor's kid. Just tell us a story about any child -- let's say age 10 and under -- who influenced your life in some way.
Prize: First place will be awarded 4 SBD, with two honorable mentions receiving 2 SBD each!
Sponsor: @keciah


Contest: 100 Winners For 100DAYS
Deadline: 22:00 GMT/UTC March 29, 2018
Description: Make a post of not less than 200 words on ANY of the following topics: My most embarrassing moment on Steemit so far. My most cherished moment on Steemit so far. How long Can You Go Without Internet Access.
Prize: First: 5SBDs + a hand drawing of your portrait + 100% upvote from me for 10 posts of your choice to the first prize winner Second: 3SBDs + 50% upvotes from me to 5 posts of your choice to the second prize winner Third: 1.5SBDs + 25% upvotes from me to 5 posts of your choice to the third prize winner NOTE: THE FIRST 100 PERSONS TO MAKE A POST ACCORDING TO THE RULES ABOVE, WILL GET A CONSOLATION PRIZE FOR PARTICIPATING.
Sponsor: @emjoe


Contest: How do you intend to succeed in 2018?
Deadline: 23:59 GMT/UTC March 29, 2018
Description: Tell in a comment how you plan to succeed in 2018, you may end your career, make a big business, get a girlfriend, buy a car, whatever you want. Show us how successful.
Prize: First Place: 6 SBD. Second Place: 2 SBD. Third Place: 2 SBD.
Sponsor: @leob1234


Just Tell Me "How Steemit Changed Your Life" and Win
Deadline: 08:00 GMT/UTC March 30, 2018
Description: Tell your story of how Steemit has changed your life.
Prize: 5 SBD
Sponsor: @thecrytotrader


TO TELL A TALE of a Picture Contest #11
Deadline: 12:00 GMT/UTC March 30, 2018
Description: Write a short story of 50-150 words using the image in the contest post as a prompt.
Prize: Winner - 50% of total SBD Payout from this post. Great Story - 30% of total SBD Payout. Good story (1) - 10% of total SBD Payout. Good story (2) - 10% of total SBD Payout
Sponsor: @dpatcher


The conspiracy challenge event!
Deadline: 19:00 GMT/UTC March 30, 2018
Description: Write a post about any conspiracy theory you have, then post it on your timeline, about ANY subject you like.
Prize: 5 SBD
Sponsor: @deliberator


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


#TeamGirlPowa Women's History Month Contest
Deadline: 05:00 GMT/UTC April 1, 2018
Description: There are two categories of writing in this contest. Non-Fiction and Fiction. Both require minimum 1,500 words and maximum 2,500 words. The non-fiction piece can be based on any woman in history. The fiction piece must use the Prompt: "Women leading male dominated industry and government." and the writing work must be in the future, another planet, or an alternate yet futuristic universe.
Prize: First place for the #TeamGirlPowa Women in History Non-Fiction work is 10 STEEM. Second place for the #TeamGirlPowa Women in History Non-Fiction work is 5 STEEM. First place for the #TeamGirlPowa Women in History and Fiction work is 10 STEEM. Second place for the #TeamGirlPowa Women in History Fiction work is 5 STEEM.
Sponsor: @teamgirlpowa


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


Steem Schools Ultimate Challenge | Make Best Steemit Story Of Your Way of Success
Deadline: This contest runs for 100 days, with requirements for daily participation.
Description: How Steemit Communications changed your life. You can express it in photos, text,video Dlive, Dsound other ways, by other people and friends confirming your post via examples and good verifiable facts.
Prize: 8 Ultimate winners will receive 500 SBD. Each day 1 winner is randomly chosen to win 10 SBD.
Sponsor: @ivan.atman @dobartim - @tatjanastan - @flysky - @aidasfg7


#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


#captionthis - WIN SBD every day!
Deadline: New contest every day. Each days contest runs for 7 days.
Description: Caption the photo in the contest post.
Prize: Full contest post payout
Sponsor: @conradt


Lots of #NewbieGames
Deadline: Contests run for 7 days until post payout.
Description: @peggyhazelwood runs quick easy little contests like “What’s your favorite food”, “When did you join Steemit”, “Did you file your taxes yet” and others. Basically another 1-2 contests every day. All quick and easy to join.
Prize: Typically the prize is the payout from each contest post.
Sponsor: @peggyhazelwood

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I just love what you do, it simplifies my reading so I can find a cool contest... I haven't had any writing mood but still gonna work on it, thanks for sharing!!

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I hope you get in the writing mood again soon. Maybe browsing through the contests on offer will help? Thanks for taking the time to leave such a nice comment as well :-)

Thank you @moneyinfant for taking the time to update your listing of writing contests :)

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I know, I could have been playing games instead :-)

Seriously it's my pleasure.

So many writing contests!!

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So many contests, so little time!

Thanks

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You're very welcome.

What a wonderful idea to compile all of them together. Thank you for including mine.

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Thanks, I'm glad you like it. And I'm more than happy to include yours!

A one-stop writing center!! I will be stopping by "almost" daily.

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Enjoy all that's on offer and feel free to stop by anytime you like...we're always open :-)

Heads up for everyone, cool list

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Well thanks for that, glad you like it!