Mav PhotoFiction Contest

in #mavphotofiction3 years ago (edited)

I have to be honest I am not a fan of those endless photochallenges that is not a competition. I know how hard taking photos are and the skill you need to capture a stunning picture. I know a lot of people who take pride in their skills and it shows with the photos that they take.

Then there is the rest. Sounds like a douche but its forgettable. Maybe its because I prefer the written medium that unless a photo is exceptional or there is a story to it that I am drawn to it. Sometimes I shake my head and upvote with a smaller percentage. Enough of the rant.


The Contest

The idea for this contest was born out of a discussion of what can be done to get more votes and engagement on a photograph. A picture may paint a thousand words but by telling a story or describe how you felt at that moment or even the creative process you did to take that photo makes the color and scenery more engaging.

Don't you feel bad when people just comment nice photo. I am guilty of these especially if the image did not move me.

So using my own photo above tell me a story. Feel free to use it. What kind? Anything that takes your fancy. If you want a dystopian future where zombies, machines, aliens or monsters rule the land and humans are a food/energy source. A tale of a nuclear war and its the last thing you see before the nuclear mushroom. A love story, a horror one, mystery or even something sexual. You decide.

Slay me with your words as you try to capture the essence of that afternoon as your backdrop.


  1. Your story must be original
  2. The tag MAVPHOTOFICTION must be used. It doesn't need to be the first one
  3. Minimum 400 words
  4. You can use whatever title you want as I will only look at the tag for all entries
  5. No need to upvote or resteem unless you want to
  6. First prize is 3 SDB Second Prize is 2 SBD and 3rd is 1 SBD

Entries will be accepted until February 20, 2018 12:00 AM Manila Time
I'll be the judge on this contest but might have a mystery guest judge hehe

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I like running contests like this as I get to know new people and see how they think and show a part of themselves through writing. I also like it when contestants visit other entries and leave encouraging words. Who knows you might get to know someone and you hit off and become friends.

Just look at these two first place entries to two different contests that @Steemitfamilyph ran. Show some love to these wonderful entries and the people that ran it.

Time Machine Writing Contest ~Long time of no hugs and kisses from mom

I was 5 years old then, so young, little, and innocent.Memories that day is still vivid and clear in my mind.We were riding in a tricycle with 3 krys written in front of it Sidecar.I was inside the tricycle together with my dad and my mom was seated at the back of the driver.Even I'm still young back then, yet I am fully aware that mom will go abroad.Tears running down my cheeks, tantrums and saying "don't go, bring me with you".She seated at the back of the driver to con me and perhaps for her to easily jump down from the tricycle and transfer at the bus.Little did I know she's gone from the back seat.


I want to share my story what makes me smile. I know people become happy because they are involved in that particular happenings. This story would be different, (I am writing this with tears in my eyes). I become happy every time I see daddy smiling to their baby, when baby is running out from their momy, when baby is walking in the mall.

Corny? Could be, but for me it is very striking and many time it breaks my heart. Why? I am almost 5 years and 40 days married with my wife @lalasison. I am now in the stage of desiring a baby, we prayed, we fast, we undergo several treatment, taking medicine with the hope of having our first baby.

Steemit is all about building communities and engaging other people so join my contest and win more than the SBD, you might win a friend!

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I support @steemfreelancers

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Im not expecting na sa dulo mababasa ko yung ginawa ko.nakakaiyak.i'll try to join po..

You have a beautifully written piece and if I can be of help to further widen its reach then I am happy. Hopefully you get more eyes on it.

Will send it to the group bro.!
Yeahhh you are a machine of words! Lol.. Thank @maverickinvictus

@maverickinvictus I did it man, and I could not write it without using the word sex! What the? :p

why do you keep calling @underground? you're cray cray ...too much sex for you. Whip Whip!

Congratulations for the contest idea and good luck for every participant.
May the best writer win :D

It's hard so many good entries

Thank you for your entry!

I will try myself to join this too.thank you Sir mav

Definitely! I would love to read it

@maverickinvictus ... I would have loved to come across this contest sooner, this actually looks like fun. I will try to submit one before the time runs out.

Ohhh I would love to see an entry from you!

Hi Maverick, I'm still working on it and won't be able to make the entry on time. But I will post it and if you don't mind, I would love to use your photo.

I am not.good in writing contest..but if i can make one ,ill try sir hahahha.:)

Please join it will be fun :)

Upvoted and resteemed.

Its reminds me a broken promises. Awts. Hahaha

Wow! What I have for your photo is my emotion, I am not good at writing stories but this kind of pictures are my favourite (sunset,sunrise,afternoon sky,night sky) what I always feel is HOPE, hope for my son. 😊
Good luck to all! 😊

You can always try :) Everyone has something to offer. There is no judgement if you try.

Yes saw it!! Woohoo first entry!

Woohoo support! Resteemed and upvoted. Andaming contest ngaun ang saya saya 😂

Yes more contests! More fun! Its more fun to be in Ohana @steemitfamilyph

I will find time to join . upvoted and resteemed to show my support to your contest :)

Yes please do so!

Another good contest to join! Will support this sir Mav! 😃👍👌

Yes I hope its a love story chos hahaha

Hahaha. nakakaumay na ang love story sir Mav! Ibang genre naman cguro, if kaya! 😂

Happy Valentine's day po pala! 😂

Hahaha then si TP ang pede na contest lol

Happy hearts day!

Great contest!!!!!!! I will definitely join this. Thanks for hosting this contest :)

Of course after you had your successful contest I wanted to follow up and keep Ohana @steemitfamilyph writing!
I await your entry.

Remind me to join this competition haha

Ohhh definitely join!! I will remind you in Discord haha

Will surely Join this one! Upvoted and Resteemed.

Go for it slay me with prose!!

Wowww! Hmmmm. Will find time to join this contest! Will support you Boss Mavs! Godbless always🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻

Yes join I would love to read some fiction on your end.

Im gonna join this contest.☺

Definitely join Delpha!

Excuse me, the photography inspired me to make a text that is very long, maybe for 3 or 4 post. Is there a problem if I send for the contest only the first part?

Hmm I would be fine with it as long at it reaches at least 400 words which I think it will be more haha if you say it will cover 3 or 4 posts.

Looking forward to your entry then .

Here we go! Thank you very much for everything.
Here my participation, I hope you enjoy it.

hey hey hey i wanna join how to join??

Just create a fiction story as a post and use the tag mavphotofiction so I can see it

@moneyinfant has added your contest to the list Steemit Writing Contests: Issue #19. The list is updated on a daily basis and your contest will remain on the list until its expiration - there's nothing you need to do.

The list was created to save writers the excessive amount of time spent searching through the #contest tag for writing contests. Now they can just come to the list each day, see new contests and use their time doing what they love - writing.

If you'd like to help spread the word about the Steemit Writing Contest List I'd really appreciate a resteem, but it certainly isn't necessary. The project is simply meant to help writers save time and contest creators attract more contestants.

P.S. If you know of any contests I've missed I'd love to hear about them. Thanks!

Oh yeah I don't think he had the contest tag but he is also running a writing contest for the broken hearted this Valentines.

very beautiful scenery.