Art/Graphic Design Contest - Investor Focused Steem Memes

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Let's create some Steem memes!

@acidyo and I are hosting a contest to create the best investor focused Steem memes. We are looking for memes/graphics that will attract the attention of potential investors, and make them interested in buying Steem.

You are welcome to create memes using any creative ideas that you can think of, but if you are looking for inspiration, here are a few concept ideas:

  • Anything that highlights key features of the Steem blockchain that make it attractive to investors. (Zero-fee transactions, three second confirmation times, easy to remember/use "wallet" names, large active community, tons of popular DApps, million+ transactions per day, etc.)
  • Steem = the gateway to cryptocurrency.
  • Steem deserves a second look (for investors that may have counted out Steem a long time ago, and haven't realized a lot has changed).
  • Smart Media Token (SMT) launch in 2019.
  • Steem to the top 10.

Here are a few examples of graphics that have been created in the past:
(They do not have to be animated in order to qualify, although motion does obviously help to grab attention.)


(from @kyriacos)


(from @overkillcoin)

A few things to keep in mind:

  • Be sure to promote Steem (not Steemit).
  • The theme is to focus on attracting investors (not bloggers).

The rules of the contest are:

  • Entries should be images/gifs/memes that promote Steem to potential investors.
  • You must own the rights to the image(s) being submitted, and permit the community to use the image(s) (royalty free) for promotional purposes.
  • Submissions must be made as a reply to this post with a link to the image file, so that the image shows up in the comments below. (You can also create a post on your own personal blog, but just be sure to include the image as a reply here too.)
  • Images should not be dishonest / intentionally misleading.
  • Users are able to make as many submissions as they would like.
  • The winners will be chosen by me (based on my subjective opinion). I will take upvotes and comments from other users into account, but they will not necessarily be the deciding factor.
  • Submissions will be accepted until the payout period of this post is closed.
  • Winners will be declared and paid within 24 hours of the contest ending.

The prizes are:

  • First Place: 75 STEEM
  • Second Place: 50 STEEM
  • Third Place: 25 STEEM
  • Bonus prize: 15 STEEM (donated by @tcpolymath). See description in comment section.

I'm very excited to see what everyone comes up with!

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Great one! Can the ‘s’ be moved so it is “3 second transactions”?

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yes i can.. as soon as posible..:)

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So this meme is my favorite submission so far, but unfortunately I was not aware that it was based off of a known comic "Cyanide & Happiness". Unfortunately since we plan to use the meme for promotional purposes, there is an issue with potential copyright violation. Would you be able to put together a similar looking meme to this that doesn't use the "known" figures from the comic?

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opss yess haha my mistake:)

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made a few tweaks hope u like it:)

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If you're going to steal characters from other artists, at least steal from Pixar or something... @timcliff this contest shows investors that Steemit awards plagiarism. Ha!

@xazan or @kabir88 deserve a better prize than this guy...

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lol i just sent the gif i know that is funniest .. did not even research if its copyright i know its my mistake.. but man your funny your always taking things seriously learn to calm bro and comment nice.. @timcliff already said its from another character and they cant use it lol i said yes.. lol your funny hot headed guy .. lmao

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No one's trying to turn you into an original animator, I'm just pointing out the irony of a contest that's meant to promote Steem, but ends up rewarding content that's not original.

But hey you have 75 steem now, so that's cool, guy.

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they explain it very clear that my entry is not original.. i accept im wrong.. should replace the character first but still they choose me as a winner im very glad . got a lucky punch its easy to tweak anyway to turn it into another character. FIND IT VERY VERY FUNNY and they like it .. im super lucky for that.. the idea in the gif can be tweak a little. im sorry for not follwing the rules and if its not original

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I'm not even mad so much as baffled. You don't need to worry about that.

Please resume your day as before, I will not cause you any more hassle.

i will do many things...

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Great one!

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thanks tim.. I'll think of a few more that involve platform benefits.

Hi Tim,
A Good Call; Would be to discuss your ideas on this topic some time.
Here is my post sharing your contest;
https://steemit.com/promo-steem/@cryptocurator/promo-steem-community-are-you-joining-in-timcliff-s-steem-meme-contest
and my first entry:

Steem - The Best Blockchain 1.jpg

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This is exactly what I was looking for. One of either four or six winners for my bonus prize depending on a question I asked below. I'll pay out when we've got that figured out.

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One of either four or six winners for my bonus prize depending on a question I asked below. I'll pay out when we've got that figured out.

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Thanks tcpolymath.

My entry post HERE

Lisensi Creative Commons
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.

I spent many hours trying to do this but my after effects crash every time I rendered (bad slow pc). I hope you like it.

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Good one!

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thanks tim, all for the community.

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Winner for me. One of either four or six winners for my bonus prize depending on a question I asked below. I'll pay out when we've got that figured out.

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I'm super excited, I hope I can meet all the winners list. Thanks, Cooper!

edit: i have the gif in 1280x720 :16:9

Cool GIFs but I think that it is the size of the community and the level of activity that should be the focus. There are many new platforms with fast transaction times but only Steem has the huge real world activity on it.

Good Night ... this is my entry 4 to the contest.
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My entry No.5
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Hello! here my attempt

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Could I get these as individual images rather than animation? And if it's not too hard the SMT one without the "boom?" That one and the community one will be winners for my bonus prize if so.

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oh, yes!

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If you want some more change and if I can do it
I'll do it gladly.

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Awesome, thank you. Sending SBD in a minute here.

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You're amazing
Thank you very much!

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My Entry


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Concept:
Steem - The Best Blockchain 2b.jpg

Hi Tim: Another concept to build upon with any feedback for the community:
Steem - The Best Blockchain 3.jpg

My Entry

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More Steam Power! More Fun!.gif

Another concept for the feedback of the community:
Steem - The Best Blockchain 4c.jpg

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And this one's a win for me, too.

I'm thinking of @allseeingewe and @overkillcoin for this! Resteemed!

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This time to invest in Steem!

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Love this XD

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I am afraid, lol

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hahahahahahaha

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Isn't this normal? Or am I the only one who gets advised to invest in cryptocurrencies by demon clowns chilling in sewers?

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Good evening this is my 6th entry to the contest.
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I'll throw in a bonus 15 SBD for people who make memes focused on attracting actual investors rather than cryptocurrency speculators. I'm interested in people investing in businesses built on Steem, not simply buying Steem.

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I added it to the contest description :)

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Sent 5 SBD to @samic and @cryptocurator, and 2.5 SBD to @podanrj and @zaxan. I'll make a compilation post on @forinvestors.

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Hello great contest, this is my first entry, a strong hug to the whole community in general and other participants.

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Source: image property of @opiman in contest

https://steemit.com/contest/@opiman/art-graphic-design-contest-investor-focused-steem-memes

Hello great contest, this is my second entry, a big hug for the whole community in general and for other participants.

megafono opiman copia.jpg
Source: image property of @opiman in contest

https://steemit.com/contest/@opiman/68712h-art-graphic-design-contest-investor-focused-steem-memes

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@timcliff working on something today! :D

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Awesome! I’m really looking forward to what you come up with :)

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It's the same tx/sec & tx speed info, but dressed up a little bit more

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Nice one!

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Made another one along the same lines -- trying to hammer home the huge T.P.S. with more visuals :D

TPS_Vehicles_Steem-500.gif

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I think we can stop the contest now...

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That one is way better than my entry. Awesome.

Just perusing the memes, and I already see some good ones. Look like I found a veritable gold mine of new people to sub to. I would submit my own if my meme-game wasn't subpar on my best of days.

this another....

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One more...

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Hello great contest, this is my fourth entry, a big hug for the whole community in general and for other participants.

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Source: image property of @opiman in contest

https://steemit.com/contest/@opiman/https-steemit-com-contest-opiman-68712h-art-graphic-design-contest-investor-focused-steem-memes

It will be me

Nice one

Hello great contest, this is my third entry, a big hug for the whole community in general and for other participants.

SIMA DEL MUNDO copia.jpg
Source: image property of @opiman in contest

https://steemit.com/contest/@opiman/3sxfxd-art-graphic-design-contest-investor-focused-steem-memes

alright , I will stop now !!

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Hehe, thanks for all the entries!

Beat the post, and the head revolves. Anyway it is very well written. I will also participate in this competitio

Hey @timcliff. One question, are these meme pics considered as an original content?

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They should be

Here's another one.

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This is my fav :)

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Only reason I didn't upvote is because 1M+ overall "users" may not be accurate, due to users having multiple accounts.

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understood..we can calibrate the numbers obviously...

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at this point I am doing it for my entertainment..so upvote isn't necessary...

Amazing way to promote steem....will try to make one...

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Ha, @timcliff this is not an entry lol but this reminds me of one I made and published June 23rd of last year, when I was less than 3 weeks on the system so far at the time. Illustrates what a newb here sees, which some of us forget sometimes...

Here's your problem:


[original steem post]

Also, this is where I began my campaign to call them "steemes" instead of "memes"

Always be branding :D