Finland 100th Anniversary | 'Finland' -themed CONTEST | SBD shared to Resteemers!!! - Participate with ANYTHING connected with Finland!

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IMPORTANT UPDATE NUMBER 2

I'm changing the participant payouts because I USED UPVOTE BOTS ( @minnowbooster: 7.8 SBD and @booster: 7 SBD ) (Those would be worth a ton with the surge of SBD value!) . So, if the post's AUTHOR reward is 26$ half will be in SBD ie. 13, and the rest is STEEM. All the STEEM goes to top 3 entrants and 25% of SBD to resteemers.

I would've included more value from SBD if this post would've reached more whale upvotes, like I really anticipated it to do with the visibility aid from the bots, thus, the reason I invested in them: to reach a BIG audience (probably the only time I'll ever do this again; I don't like them either but decided to try because I wanted to do this big).

I should've thought about the possibility of this contest not collecting 100$ dollars and make the rules accordingly from the beginning. But this was an idea born in a whim of a moment so I didn't consider it throughoughly.

If I ever make another contest I will make sure to take such things into an account.

But IF we still reach something like 100$ I will definitely increase the shares that participants get! But it seems highly unlikely for the payouts usually don't increase much after the first two days.

Sorry for the potential confusion, I hope you understand, leave a comment if you have questions or disagreements. Everyone will still get rewarded for helping and participating!

@celestal



"For a moment the world shall become white-blue", I read an headline on Helsinki Newspaper: Helsingin Sanomat -website.


"What's going on here?"


In the article of Helsingin Sanomat (it's in Finnish, sorry about that) it says that in almost 30 countries some distinguished sight is being lit with blue and/or white colors for our anniversary which is in 6th of December.



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The Christ -statue is one of the many sights being light into Finland's white-blue colors! Take a picture of any Finland solemnizing sight to be part of the contest which I'll explain further down!


According to Helsingin Sanomat the Finnish Suomi (Finland in Finnish) 100 organization has informed there being 5000 projects in over 100 countries considering the Finland's 100th celebration independence year! And according to the organization "the 100th celebration year has become to be the biggest celebration and theme throughout the ages"!


"What?!", I was reading in disbelief. "That's just crazy!"


To give some perspective: we live in the cold far north (we still have nice summers, though) and wer're used to just living here unaknowledged hiding from the rest of the world.


And then I read that the countries all over the world are solemnizing our celebration year.

That's absolutely unheard of.


Then I thought "let's do something crazy to make it even BIGGER":

"Let's reach ALL the Steemians who are celebrating Finland's Anniversary", and THIS is where YOU can help and receive a share of the SBD just by RESTEEMING so we can reach as many as possible!


UPDATE TO THE CONTEST RULES:

I'm now also accepting any picture, story, poetry, art or any other original work that is connected with the THEME of FINLAND. So anything from a picture of a Finland Anniversary party or a story about Finland, or poetry about Finnish nature. If you're not sure, ask me; I'm open to all suggestions!

This greatly expands the possibilities to participate!


@lundgreenman linked a site showing all the events considering Finland's Anniversary in the US!

In total there are thousands of events, find out if one is near you!


List of sights being light up that were light up:


  • Argentina, Buenos Aires, The Usina del Arte cultural centre

  • Australia, Adelaide, Adelaide Town Hall

  • Australia, Brisbane, Story Bridge and Victoria Bridge

  • Australia, Canberra, Telstra Tower, the Old Parliament House, Malcolm Fraser Bridge, Questacon – The National Science and Technology Centre(Parkes)

  • Australia, Hobart, Railway Roundabout Fountain, Elizabeth Street Mall and the Kennedy Lane Tourism Precinct

  • Australia, Perth, The Council House building and Trafalgar Bridge

  • Austria, Vienna, The Wiener Riesenrad Ferris wheel

  • Brazil, Rio de Janeiro, The Christ the Redeemer statue

  • Bulgaria, Sofia The National Palace of Culture

  • Canada, Niagara Falls

  • Cyprus, Nicosia, The White Walls building

  • Czech Republic, Prague, The Dancing House designed by Frank Gehry

  • Estonia, Tallinn, Stenbock House (The seat of the Government)

  • Estonia, Tartu, The Vanemuine Theatre, Võidu sild Bridge, Kaarsild Bridge

  • Ethiopia, Addis Ababa, Lion of Judah monument in front of the Ethiopian National Theatre

  • Greece, Athens, The Arch of Hadrian

  • Hungary, Budapest, Elizabeth Bridge

  • Iceland, Reykjavik, Harpa Concert Hall and Conference Centre

  • Ireland, Dublin, Mansion House, the residence of the Lord Mayor of Dublin

  • Israel, Tel-Aviv, Cityhouse

  • Italy, Rome, The Colosseum

  • Kazakhstan, Astana, The bridges across the Ishim River, St. Regis hotel

  • Latvia, Jelgava, Railway Bridge

  • Latvia, Riga, The Tower of the Town Hall in the Old Town, the Railway Bridge across the Daugava river

  • Mexico, Mexico City, The Angel of Independence monument (Ángel de la Independencia)

  • Mozambique, Maputo, Maputo Fortress

  • Netherlands, Alkmaar Stadskantine Alkmaar

  • Norway, Oslo, Holmenkollen ski jumping hill

  • Poland, Warsaw, The Palace of Culture and Science

  • Portugal, Lisbon, Belém Tower (a UNESCO World Heritage Site)

  • Russia, Lumivaara, Lumivaara Church

  • Russia, Moscow, The Embassy of Finland

  • Russia, Petrozavodsk, The National Theatre

  • Russia, Saint Petersburg, The Museum of Ethnography

  • Serbia, Belgrade, Ada Bridge, Palace Albania

  • Sweden, Stockholm, Globen

  • Switzerland, Montreux, The Mannerheim memorial

  • Ukraine, Kiev, The Embassy of Finland

  • United Kingdom, Newcastle, The Gateshead Millennium Bridge

  • United States, California, San Fransisco, Cityhouse


Pictures of those in Finland's blue-light colours would be tasty entry's ;)


INSTRUCTIONS:

  • Resteem this post

  • I WILL SHARE 25% of the SBD this post generates to resteemers!

  • All the STEEM generated by this post goes towards the prize pool which will be shared as follows: 1st 50%, 2nd 30%, 3rd 20%. Judge will be I @celestal, if not stated otherwise later.

  • Example of the contest rewards share if this post generates 100$ in AUTHOR rewards: STEEM reward is half, 50$, half of the total generated STEEM goes to the reward pool. So, 1st gets 25$ 2nd 15$ and 3rd gets 10$, in STEEM.

  • LEAVE A COMMENT SO I KNOW YOU HAVE RESTEEMED THIS POST!

  • Resteem deadline is 12th of December about 17 PM before the 7 day post reward period. I accept post entry's until 13th of December, 14:00 UTC BUT I CAN CONSIDER EXTENDING IT.

  • Share your work in the comments as a link to your entry post or just write your entry into the comment section below!

  • Tentatively 3 entry's per individual, but I can yield if someone really has a lot of good stuff to share.



What are you waiting for? Go, resteem make your entry and tell everybody else; Lets do it together!

And hit the upvote button generously to increase the prizepool and for the entrants in the comment section!


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That's right; It's our president shooting with a gun while riding a velociraptor carrying Finland's flag.

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This is beautiful!! My girlfriend is from Finland and we go every summer. Very beautiful country!!
Resteeming!!!

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Thank you very much @agt2001! Summers are great but winter has its own appeal too.

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Yes it does!!!! We hope to get to the north in the next couple of years. We are going to try and stay here. http://www.kakslauttanen.fi/

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That looks like a wonderful place! That'll be worth a visit for sure!

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Btw, I updated the rules so that anything with the theme of Finland can now participate! Story, poetry, photography, anything!

I finished my drawing of the IX rune of Kalevala to celebrate you all. Happy anniversary Finland!

https://steemit.com/art/@katharsisdrill/kalevala-rune-ix

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You " FINished " the drawing ;) . Not sure if you meant to be funny or not but I found it to be very Finning :D

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I have involuntarily amused you :) Living in Denmark are you? I live in Copenhagen!

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Ahh what no way that's awesome. I live downtown Aarhus!

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So cool you got to finish the sketch. No better way to solemnize than with our national epic!

Great piece of art! Artig, like I would say in Danish!

Another promotional entry by me:
The national view of Finland
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There are still three days to enter the contest!

A promotion entry from me:

Photography of Vantaa city hall lit up with blue lights.
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Theres a whole conspiracy theory out there that Finland doesn't exist lol. You're bound to come across it at some point after spending any decent amount of time on the internet.
https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/xyd48w/this-dude-accidentally-convinced-the-internet-that-finland-doesnt-exist

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The fish that are caught are then shipped via the Trans-Siberian railway (the real reason it was built by the way) "from the Eastern Russian coast to Japan under the disguise of 'Nokia' products."

"Right, that's why people think Nokia is Japanese!"

I've heard about that theory before, it's hillarious!😂 Gotta admire the creativity of the theorist.

As a Finnish-American I am so proud of Finland for what it has accomplished in the last 100 years. It is a beautiful country any time of the year.

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Cool @rwade102409! Are you a descendant of Finnish immigrants or is either of your parents Finnish?

Your resteem is noticed ;)

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The first entry!

Take a read of @janine-ariane's memories of her childhood bus trip with Finland as a waypoint!

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ohw thank you ! It made me go back in childhood, i had a nice trip again ! My husband is from england and has not been to Scandinavia, it is still on our planning, two things in the way, we allways look for lots of sunshine and the prices up north is quiet expensive so we heard.

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Yeah, the prices in Finland and Scandinavia are somewhat higher than in central-Europe. Hope you still make your trip someday!

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i keep steeming until we can ! :-)

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Little gnome (tonttu in Finnish), Santa's little helper is ready to paint!

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Thanks for the right word, he is, after I clean his brush!

I just upvote your finland post
I like it

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Hey @xmode! Thank you and don't forget to resteem to get the share for the SBD that this post generates!

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I will

@celestral What an amazing view! Your photo is spectacular! Upvoted, commented, and resteemed!

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Pictures aren't taken by me but thank you for the resteem!

Nothing beautiful in America?

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I updated the rules: now everyone can participate with any original work with the theme of Finland from photography to poetry and whatever you come up with!

And there are actually some events in the US: http://www.finland100usa.com/calendar.html

And I found out that Sand Fransisco Cityhouse will be lighted up!

Resteemed :)
No India :(

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Unfortunately no, but thank you for helping with resteeming! :)

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I changed the rules so that any original work with the theme of Finland is eligible! And there is a Northern lights exhibition in the New Delhi Embassy of Finland! https://www.eventshigh.com/detail/delhi/e50bc5dcd13a39cc63ec29d517c831d4-finland-100-northern-lights-exhibition

There are some smaller celebrations in the USA and I found about them here: http://www.finland100usa.com/calendar.html

Happy 100th Independence Year, Finland!

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Thanks for sharing! I'm actually going to expand the rules so that anything with a theme of Finland is also eligible for the contes!

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You're welcome! :)

This post has received a 0.26 % upvote from @drotto thanks to: @banjo.

Congratulations on your initiative, good luck.
Upvoted and resteemed. Do you want to know why? Visit @pf-coin.

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Thank you for your support!

You have a resteem service, right? This is a pretty good one to resteem then for the guaranteed value :D

I have been in Finland as a child we first did a bustrip to and through the nicest places. I learned to count from our guide, she was very funny, i thought i would not be able to write a story but i think now thinking of that time again i can :-) so i will send my link later. Congratulations !

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Nice! I'm looking forward your story!

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you have got it :-)

resteemed and upvoted.... nothing in the US. I will put it in tomorrows prompt or is it too late then? I know everyone is way ahead of me.....

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Thank you very much @mariannewest! Yeah sadly no sights in the US, if that's what you ment. Now it's 5th of December, 10:20 PM in Finland. The sooner the better it is so that people can still reach to take photos on 6th day but it's still fine even after because people can share their pictures - that they have hopefully taken - later.

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I changed the rules! Now anything with the theme of "Finland" from photos to poetry is eligible! As long as it's original. And there are events in the US!! http://www.finland100usa.com/calendar.html

And there is actually at least one place being light up (in the US) which is the Cityhouse of San Fransisco!

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great!! I added it to the prompt post!!

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Congratulations! - As you follow @fisheggs bot your post has randomly been selected for an upvote.
call @originalworks

Resteemed and Researching for my Finland Post!

PS - upvote bots really do nothing (yeah, nothing) for visibility. They even discourage whales from voting because they poison the curation pool for the post.

Love and Light! Awesome idea!

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Resteemed and Researching for my Finland Post!

Awesome!

PS - upvote bots really do nothing (yeah, nothing) for visibility. They even discourage whales from voting because they poison the curation pool for the post.

Yeah, that is true. I really don't like them either, but decided this one time to try, but like I said I won't use them in the future.

Thank you @ecoinstant!

Congratulations from Texas, USA and all the way to you in the cold far north! I resteemed your post to help spread the joy. Have a wonderful celebration! :)

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Thank you very much @lundgreenman! Every resteem is valuable! I Will enjoy my free day from work tomorrow!

This post has received a 10.41 % upvote from @booster thanks to: @celestal.

There is nothing in the US, huh?

Ok, resteemed so others can get a chance!

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Sadly no, US don't care of us like others do, lol. I hope we can find at least one entry!

Thank you @arbitrarykitten!

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I changed the rules so now everyone can participate; I accept anything with a theme of Finland from photos to poetry! And @lundgreenman shared a link of a site including all the events in the US! http://www.finland100usa.com/calendar.html

And San Fransisco Cityhouse will get the colors of Finland!

Awesome post. Resteemed

Great initiative. Resteemed

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Thank you @toofunnymemes It's a good time to arrange my first contest!

Resteemed

Wonderful post. Am glad to be a part. Resteemed

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Thank you for your help @lucyc!

Resteemed. Hope it gets to more audience.

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Thank you for helping @gabrielinnocent

Resteemed, finland is really a lovely place

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Thank you @georgebush1, it sure is.

Resteemed. Lovely post

Resteemed.

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Every resteem is appreciated, thank you @bridgetnnenna!

Resteemed.

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Great! Thank you @georgechukwu

Resteemed to my 4500 followers!

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That's great! Thank you @paul.atreides

My parents love Finland as my dad used to work for an oil company and did a lot of business in Finland. That's great that it is 100 years old! I will be sure to let them know. Congratulations. Resteeming. ;)

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Thank you @apanamamama for the congrats and resteem!

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You're welcome! I told my parents today that it was the 100th anniversary and they called one of their good Finnish friends to tell him congrats! :) I hope it was a great day!

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they called one of their good Finnish friends to tell him congrats!

Nice! I bet s/he was happy that they remembered!

I hope it was a great day!

Yes, I relaxed, made couple posts and watched news on TV to spot the solemnized sights around the world!

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Nice! Glad it was a good day!

As a Finn I had to resteem this.

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Thank you very much @maarnio :D There's also still over 48 hours to enter!

Resteem this post.

It's a pity, I found out about the competition too late, I will not be able to participate in it.:(

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There's still time! I'm accepting all submissions until 13th of December 14:00 UTC! But that's just an arbitrary line not casted in iron. I can extend the participation time period if you would be able to have a submission after that! There's no hurry for me with the ending of this challenge. I'd love to get you into the contest if possible!

Thank you for the resteem!

I've been to Helsinki this year! Really liked it :-)
Congratulations to your people on their 100th birthday!
We were in a museum covering Finnish history, I'm so glad you guys made your way to the top after all the crap your country had to go through under foreign rule.
I resteemed your reminder post and might submit a little travel post later.

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Cool! You're somewhat familiar with us then :D

I resteemed your reminder post and might submit a little travel post later.

An additional entry would be great!