Would You Like to Participate in the Supernatural Writing Contest?

in #jerrybanfield5 years ago (edited)

Today I'd like to talk about the "Supernatural Writing Contest" that @jerrybanfield is sponsoring and that I am helping with. I am very excited by this contest and all the beautiful stories that authors on Steemit have already started to produce.

We see a lot of contests on Steemit, but one more time, Jerry Banfield is innovating with the topic of the contest and the prizes that will be given away.

Would You Like to Participate in the Supernatural Writing Contest?

If you have been struggling having your posts in Steemit seen and have a supernatural original story to share, this is your chance. It is not an ordinary contest where there is a first prize, second prize and third prize, and then nothing for the other participants.

In this Supernatural Writing Contest, everyone wins if the basic requirements are met. Jerry is showing the topics you can write about below.

3 main requirements:

- New original story, not already published elsewhere and not copied or partially copied from another website or book.

- 1,000 words minimum.

- On topic.

If these 3 requirements are met, a bid of 10 STEEM/SBD will be sent to @jerrybanfield's bot to upvote your post. That's about $50 in rewards that you can receive for the post.

If you do not have an original story, please do not participate. All stories are checked with https://www.copyscape.com and if they are not unique they are rejected.

Read Jerry Banfield's post for all details: Supernatural Writing Contest!

You can also watch his video.

This is the executive summary taken from the post so you know exactly what it is about and if this is something for you. 

Executive Summary

In order to participate in this "Supernatural Writing Contest" you need to have an account on Steemit.com. The story has to be original and your own with 1,000+ words. All stories that qualify will receive a 10+ STEEM/SBD bid upvote on Jerry Banfield's bot, which translates into around $50 in rewards. This contest is sponsored by the @budgets account and upvotes will be sent by @gmichelbkk.


  • Original story.
  • Your own story, own supernatural experience.
  • First tag "jerrybanfield"
  • Use (SWC) at the end of your title, if it is not obvious the post is for the contest.
  • 1,000+ words.


  • Near Death Experiences
  • Past Lives
  • Spiritual Awakenings
  • Miraculous Recoveries
  • Coincidences
  • Moments of Magnificence
  • Ghosts/haunting
  • UFOs


  • $5,000+ in USD equivalent of upvote bids are available allowing hundreds of authors to participate!
  • Best stories resteemed on @jerrybanfield's blog.
  • All SBD author rewards from this post will be sent back to @budgets to fund the contest!

If you do not wish to receive an upvote, but still want to participate in the contest, type "Decline payout" at the end of your post.

Jerry and I have already read several stories and upvotes have been sent. I really enjoyed the stories I have read and I am looking forward to read more.

The Steemit community needs more stories like these and I invite you to participate and do your best to present an original story.

I hope that you will find this post useful.

Would you upvote this post and follow me for more because this will encourage me to write more posts like this one?

Would you please help @jerrybanfield become a top 20 witness because you can help funding projects to build Steem as explained here? Vote for jerrybanfield as a witness or set jerrybanfield as a proxy to handle all witness votes at https://steemit.com/~witnesses. Read the 5 reasons why I'm voting for Jerry Banfield as a witness and how to vote in my post.

Michel Gerard



This is my supernatural story of a female spirit that appears at certain times.

@thesimpson I will read it soon, thank you.

It's in the queue!

I hope you enjoy it and you get at least one or two spine chills. it's a real modern day haunting story

Ooh sounds interesting...Going to read it

Here is my entry although my story is completely original I also added some historical facts is that okay? If not I will more than gladly edit so that it is able to qualify for the contest.

It should be ok. I am looking forward reading it @isteemithard.

Hi @gmichelbkk I wrote my story and submitted under the tag jerrybarnfield with an "r". I immediately noticed my error and tried to edit the tag and I ended up messing up and having two copies of my story. I don't know how to delete posts on Steemit so please check my correctly tagged entry here https://steemit.com/jerrybanfield/@insculpt/2x1e9n-my-near-death-experiences-swc

Thank you @insculpt. Just edit the duplicate with one sentence saying it's cancelled with a link to new post maybe and save. Can't delete posts.

Is my story in the queue? It's day 3 already since I posted it and soon it will be payout day. Just wondering if it will be read in time.

@gmichelbkk what is the last date to submit story ?

There is no last date, it is currently open indefinitely.

Can i submit two stories?

Not at the moment because we want to give a chance to everyone to have a post upvoted.

Thank you, I will.

Still you didn't check my story...

It is in the list of 80 stories to read!

Submitted mine yesterday! I was so excited to get a chance to share my store and inspire others. Thank you @jerrybanfield and @gmichelbkk for this incredible opportunity to impact the Steemit community.

I am looking forward reading your story @kenmelendez.

Hello @gmichelbkk

Please visit my blog also, It's my true story and I never thought of sharing this with the world, But if you'll at least read it and share your comment then it would help me a lot to overcome my anxiety.

Please I need one comment from You and @jerrybanfield 🙄

I don't know whether my post deserves an Upvote or not but I feel it deserves your feedback.

Can You Sense Your Future?

♨ Thank You ♨


Your story will be read and I'll write a comment. I am cofident that you will get an upvote as well. We have 80+ stories to go through!

Hi, Michel. I saw post from Jerry about 'Supernatural contest'. I comment on his post, but not sure will he see it because there is many comments. I will appreciate if you can pass this comment to him:

@jerrybanfield If I can ask you for one favour...

I had many 'supernatural' experiences. I quoted supernatural because that experiences are super real and much more common then people think. Also that word make sort of fear from it, so our mind don't like to talk about it. If we called it little bit different maybe we will talk more about it...

But that is not what I want to ask favour rom you. Like I said, I had many supernatural experiences:

  • Close UFO experience
  • Saw ghost of my grandma
  • How I healed my dad from incurable disease with my thoughts
  • Since my dad died last year had many contact with him from other side
  • Healed hard core alcholic with my thoughts
  • Intuition lead me to winning poker tournament
  • My high trips where I go from one universe to another (univese of any 5 sences, universe of pure presence, universe of imagination,...)
    ...and much more experiences.

What I ask favour from is you choosing what my experience you want hear about...

Thanks :)

Maybe Jerry will see your message, maybe he won't. I would be keen to read about your universe travel, but the other topics seem interesting too!

Michel thank you for making this contest possible with your help reading the stories!

hi @jerrybanfield I mistakenly used wrong tag "jeryybanfield" please check my post here
.. at least let me know if I'm qualified or not.

We will find it.

My pleasure Jerry.

I finally found some time to write down my story for the contest. :)

My Great Spiritual Journey - Astrology, Mushrooms & Ayahuasca (SWC)

Thank you, I put it on my list.

I've just spotted these rules and unfortunately I had the #jerrybanfield tag not at the beginning of the list. I've placed it into the post itself now... darnit! I hope I still qualify, but never mind if not - Good Luck everyone!

My post Here

Michelle I loved your submission and using the writing tag works!

We saw your story Michelle, thank you.

Thank you for the privilege. I'll be posting mine ASAP.

I've just posted my experience..and here's e link to the post》》》https://steemit.com/jerrybanfield/@tomset/how-i-miraculously-escaped-blood-transfusion-swc

Thank you!

Thank you very much, I am looking forward reading it @tomset.

Thank you very much @gmichelbkk please do.

Hi and thanks a lot @gmichelbkk, saw you read through my story and assigned a bot for an upvote. I'm really grateful for the sbd mate, cheers!

Is this contest still on and can one make multiple entries?
I'd really love to know.

Yes @tomset it's ongoing, but one entry per author for now as we want to give a chance to everyone.

All good. Thank you very much.

We need more initiatives like this.I'm glad I managed to participate in this. I submitted my entry two days ago and have really enjoyed reading the other entries. https://steemit.com/jerrybanfield/@topgeek/my-transformation-swc-supernatural-writing-contest

It will be read soon @topgeek. Thank you for writing a story.

Thanks for taking the time with Jerry to run this contest! Super cool! Here is my entry :) hope you enjoy

Thank you very much @breshepard. Will read it soon.

Hello sir I posted my story yesterday morninh and just want to make sure it gets seen, at first my word count was short I guess by a few words so I fixed it and it now is over the 1000 word requirement.....Please let me know if it didnt qualify or if its just taking time to get read...Thank you, I loved this contest upvoted and following

Great that you fixed the number of words because it has ti be 1000+ words. We have many stories in the queue to be read, so thank you for your patience.

Will it be read before the 7 days expires?

Hello! Thank you both for this great contest.
It makes memory work because my story have a few years!
I forgot to put my story is 1265 words.

Hi Michel! May we all enjoy supernatural experiences and share the beauty of life... Thanks for making this contest possible and open for us.

Here's my entry:

Be inspired by miracles and moments of magnificence in When Your Presence Is Enough... Enjoy your day!

Thank you very much @timliwanag, I am looking forward reading your story.

You're welcome, Michel. Blessings!

Hi Michel, I am sure you are very busy and have a lot going on, but I just wanted to make sure you had seen my post! Sorry if this is too annoying, just noticed it had been out there for a while, it meets the requirements and it didn't get a vote. I am hoping more people will see it as I think it's an important story. Thank you so much.

Here it is

Thank you for submitting your story. We have hundreds of them coming in and only the two of us to read them. Will be read soon @mountainjewel.

thank you for stopping by and upvoting! I'm sure you two must have your hands very full. I really appreciate you two! and love what you're doing for the steemit community <3 love n light.

Thank you very much for your kind comment.

I took so much efforts to write my experience and participate in this contest but I used wrong tag "jeryybanfield" .. I realized it after 2 hrs. I have corrected it to "jerrybanfield" but it has got 2nd place.l the incorrect one stays at the first place. Please check my story. @gmichelbkk my post is here

I will look for it, no worries @pratique007.

I see the post that you marked as "Ignore", but where is the new one?

Hey, guys, I've posted mine some time earlier. hope you like it.

I will hopefully get to it, thank you @ymfiu.

It will be read @nickjon, thank you.

Thank you so much @gmichelbkk! Looking forward for more your contest together with @jerrybanfield .This is an opportunity for us to share our experiences in supernatural. More Power....

Hi and thank you @gmichelbkk and @jerrybanfield for the opportunity to write my SNW entry and also read so many amazing stories of other's experiences. This is my entry:
I posted it 3ish days ago and am wondering if it is in the que to be read.
Thanks again, <3 Cheryl

It will be read @cvmidwife, thank you.

Thank you so much for responding, so very kind of you and I do appreciate it very much <3

Hi Michel! Ahhh so, I saw about this on Jerry's page... but I didn't realize from his page that @jerrybanfield had to be the first tag.

I'm new on steemit...I didn't realize that the tag order made a difference.

I just tried to change it...but no matter how I update it, "story" keeps being my first tag!

Are you guys still going to read it at least? It's ok if I don't qualify for an upvote because of the mistake...

I guess I just want to know if it will still be read because I was inspired by the contest to tell a story I've never told before, and it's kinda scary putting yourself out there like that!

Please let me know if you know how I can fix the tags. I'd really appreciate it/ do appreciate your time.

Thanks so much!!

The tag is here to help us the stories, but you can put the link here so I don't miss it.

Thanks for this opportunity, im from Venezuela, and ill finished my SWC, i hope ur liked,. is very difficultd to me, write thist post, because my history is very particular.. thanks one more time @gmichelbkk i hope u reading.

I'm looking forward reading your story @arcabuzx.

Great contest. I hope to participate to this contest

Thank you. You are welcome to participate any time.

@gmichelbkk i was wondering, do all post for this contest get the upvote or only qualified post. I posted mine yesterday and hopefully i think it meets the criteria because i followed all instructions but seems my post haven't been seen. You can find it here

Yes, like any contest, the requirements have to be met. We have a hundred of submission, so it's going to take time to read them all.

I joined steemit a few days ago and sort of stumbled across the supernatural writing contest. I have enjoyed reading various stories from different sources and backgrounds. Can i submit a story based on the supernatural from the African perspective? That is if you won't mind.

That will be very interesting @cheekah. It has to be a new story, original and +1000 words.

Many thanks to both of you @jerrybanfield and @gmichelbkk for the Supernatural Writing Contest. I loved working on it, and posted my entry (God is the author of our first and last breath) about 9 hours ago.

But I'm very new to Steemit, and I got a confusing bandwidth-error message when I tried to upload it. So, could you possibly confirm for me that my entry has indeed been received in good order?

Thank you for submitting your story and I'm looking forward reading it!

I’m not sure if mine has been read yet but I’m eager to hear what you guys think!!
here is the link

Read with caution...

It's a good story, but unfortunately it was already published here: https://steemit.com/competition/@theessential/wolfje-photography-competition-submission-with-story
We are looking for new and original stories, maybe you have another story in mind you would like to tell and submit again.

I’m working on my new story. I’ll publish it tomorrow. I apologize for overlooking the rule about using new Material- I actually didn’t realize it was clearly posted as a rule. I just wanted to be clear that I wasn’t trying to be deceptive. I was just eager to have my story heard and overlooked the rule.

I reread the initial post and my new submission will meet the qualifications.

Thanks @gmichelbkk

That’s fair. I knew it was taking a risk posting it for the contest. I wasn’t sure since it was used for the photo instead of the story In regards to the previous post. Thanks for letting me know.

With that being said, are you saying that it’s not too late to post a different story..

I have quite a few actually that I could tell- that aren’t posted anywhere.

No problem! This give us the opportunity to have a new awesome story from you. Many people submitted stories much too short as well when 1000+ words is a requirement.!

Hello @gmichelbkk I worked part of the day and all night on my new submission.

Hope you like it- it’s a little lengthy


I have it. Thank you.

Thanks for the information @gmichelbkk I have already published my first story, but I think that in this topic I have a lot to tell ... I do not know if several entries are allowed for the contest and if it has a deadline to participate? I really hope you like my story, for me it was good to remember this visit so real of other world

I see your story and it's going to be read soon. Only one entry per person at the moment to give a chance to everyone.

hello @gmichelbkk and @jerrybanfield, I am a bit dismayed, my publication I think it has not been read by you, I do not know if you fail to comply with any of the rules of the contest, although I have verified and believe I have complied with the requirements, I would like to know if there is anything that This is bypassing without knowing it. I really love the opportunity to tell this kind of stories that I do not know if many stop doing it for fear of being judged or anything. Anyway, thank you for the opportunity provided.

It's in my list, it should be read today @carrilloisa.

I entered the contest.
I have published my post.
But am afraid it wont be seen

Here is the link to my entry
Just joined Steemit, havent found my foot yet


I put it in the list, thank you.

hay friend upvote and follow me

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