Steem Basic Income - Contests!

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Steem Basic Income

Steem Basic Income is a social experiment to bring a basic income to as many Steemians as possible. Members join by sponsoring others into the program. Steem Basic Income is delivered through providing regular upvotes to member content.

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Contests, Giveaways and Raffles!

It’s a slow start to this week’s contests though we have two new recurring contests to check out.

Remember if you want your contest listed, the best way to get noticed is to post it in the contest channel in the SBI Discord server.

Please try to think about your submissions and reward these great hosts with quality submissions. If you enjoy somebody’s contest format, check their feed for more, and follow them so you don’t have to wait for our listing to come out!

If you want to see more contests before we mention them, check the #steembasicincome tag in Trending or New and see what's happening! We also have a contests channel in our new Discord server.

Each contest may have its own rules, so please read the contest post thoroughly before entering.

    Do you know what’s going on in the world of Steem? Share your information and you might win SBI shares.

    Guess the location in the picture and win an SBI share.

    Share your most burning questions for a chance to win in this inquiring contest.

    Read the rules carefully but it’s easy to enter this contest once you do.

    Share what you’re BBQing this week and you could win an SBI share.

    Guess Bitcoin’s closing price on the specified day and win some SBI shares.

Check out these recurring contests too!

There are two new recurring contests this week! Read the whole list to see what’s new.

Quite a few industrious Steemians run contests regularly. Here is a list of the ones we know about at the moment. All of these have been running for months so you can count on their posted schedule.

Be sure to check each account and look for the contest name as the links change each week. Also remember to read the full contest description as the rules and prize values sometimes change.


The folks over at @freewritehouse run three contests each week. All of them are designed to encourage community engagement and highlight other's work. Besides the prizes from the @freewritehouse account, they are always interested in hearing from anyone who will sponsor a contest and so they can offer even bigger prizes.

Favorite Freewrite

A Favorite Freewrite You Read contest runs every Tuesday for just 24 hours. You need to read some freewrites written (you can read this post to see what they are), and then comment on the contest posts about which ones you liked best and why. If they choose your comment you win shares of SBI.

Favorite Freewrite Poem

Recommend your Favorite Freewrite Poem is a poetry version of the Favorite Freewrite contest and it runs every Friday. Make a comment about a freewrite poem you loved and you could win SBI shares. But be quick! When Friday is over, so is the contest - until the next week that is.

We Write

We-Write is a new challenge they’ve just started in the last few weeks. It runs every other Wednesday (next one is July 25th) with a prize of 4 SBI divided among winners.

Finish the Story Contest

This weekly contest is run by @f3nix. He recently launched the @bananafish account which now hosts the contest which runs every Wednesday. He posts the beginning of a story, and you finish it. Then you post your complete story for everyone to read. The winner, as chosen by the @bananafish god, wins SBI shares. The important thing to know about this contest is that it's an ongoing creativity workshop, so if you miss one deadline you can participate in the next.

Paying it Forward

In the spirit of helping new Steemians, this contest focuses on curating great content and is run by @thedarkhorse. It runs weekly on Mondays and asks that you find two "High Quality Original Content Blog Posts" to recommend for curation. Four judges decide which recommendations were the best and multiple winners get SBI shares. Follow @thedarkhorse to see the latest contest post and read it for full details.

ZapFic Writing Contest


Like super short stories? Try writing one in 232 characters or fewer for your chance to win SBI in this contest run by Every Wednesday he posts a new prompt to use for your very short story. Be sure to read the rules on this one as you'll need a Zappl account to qualify, but your stories will be automatically posted to Steem too.

Steemit World Map Challenge

Travel the world with your fellow Steemians in the #swmchallenge run by @runicar. You simply need to share a blog about a place you visited and share it on the map (read the post to see how). You’ll need pictures and good descriptions if you want to get noticed and win the SBI shares.

Caption Contest

Help celebrate digital art by creating creative captions for the week’s selected picture. Read all the rules carefully to be sure your entry qualifies for the SBI prizes.

Punday Monday

From the creator:

What is Punday?
Punday is the best day. It's the day we post a topic upon which you are invited to pun in the comments for a chance at SBI shares. You get to read all the incredible puns, and you can try your hand at puns, and you can just bask in the warmth and love that punsters offer. I am your Puntender, and I serve hot puncakes with Mapun Syrpun.

Pirate Sunday

Come help tell the adventures of Captain K, a fictional character with a quite a history! To enter, read the current post and previous stories, then write your own version of what “piratey” things he gets up to next.

What is it?

Inspired by a game she played with the kids at her niece's birthday one year, this game is straightforward. She posts an image, and you guess what it is. The rules are simple enough, guess right and win an SBI share.

Thank you economy

Every week you can visit the Thank You Economy contest and tag someone who has helped you. When you do, both of you could win SBI shares from the ever growing prize pool!

What does today mean to you?

Here’s the description from the contest creator:

This is a weekly contests to giveaway SBI shares to the winner(s) - the best "one out of six" from "qualified #ccc entries"

The theme of your post-entry is to -

  • present a personal story,
  • illustrated with at least one relevant photograph taken by you, the contestant,
  • about the day or the days surrounding it.

It is set to be a weekly contest on Wednesdays, although, on some special occasions, it will be pre-announced due to a special day such as a holiday.
So, far, this contest has inspired some wonderful memories in these entries.

NOTE: Contest images used with permission from their owners.

How to get on the recurring contest list

Do you run a regular contest that you’d like to see in our recurring contest section? We have some simple criteria you need to have to be included:

  • SBI shares must be part of the prizes given out.
  • Contest needs to be running 5 weeks or 10 contests on a consistent schedule, whichever comes first.

If you think your contest qualifies let us know in the comments or on our Discord channel and we’ll check it out.

Instead of trying to be thoroughly comprehensive (and then end up not publishing) like we have before, we have only included the most recent contests (skipping duplicates). If we missed yours, feel free to share it in the comments for our readers to find, and to stop by our Discord server to post it in the contests channel.


If you want to get involved, or to increase the share of basic income that you receive, enrollment is pretty straightforward:

Just send 1 STEEM to @steembasicincome. Include the name of a Steemian to sponsor in the transaction memo (preceded by @). You and the person you sponsor will each receive 1 share in the program. You can sponsor any active Steemian, it does not have to be a current member.

If you're unclear, please check out our full transaction memo guidelines and then let us know if you have any questions.

The official currency for enrollment is STEEM. We are not currently accept SBD for enrollments. Please allow up to 7 days for your enrollment to be processed.

Writer Bio

This Contest listing was prepared for us by @ntowl!

@ntowl is a freelance copywriter who plans on being a best-selling author. Her writing is all over the web, but most of it belongs to other people who paid her to write it. She recently launched an editing service for Steem blogs. You can read how it works in this post:

Steem Creators Conference!

We had a great experience at the #steemcreators conference this September! It was a fantastic opportunity to network with other Steemians.

Watch this space in upcoming updates for @josephsavage's presentation on Steem Basic Income from the conference.


Please read our recently published FAQ. Most questions are addressed in our FAQ or in the additional resources that it suggests. If you still have questions, ask in the comments section or join us in our discord channel. To review your share counts, we recently introduced our new SBI Member Lookup Tool.

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Thank you for sharing!

I live for these contests. Gimme, gimme, gimme 💓

Thanks! I've entered a couple of them! Good luck to me.

SBI is great .. I occasionally receive upvotes as I have bought it for others and yes it also benefits the one buying.
Great intiative.. resteeming :)


Thanks for your support!


Always you provide a great service.

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Your UA account score is currently 5.348 which ranks you at #642 across all Steem accounts.
Your rank has improved 1 places in the last three days (old rank 643).

In our last Algorithmic Curation Round, consisting of 271 contributions, your post is ranked at #60.

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