Week 51 - Pay It Forward Curation Contest

in payitforward •  11 months ago  (edited)


It was great seeing entries from a few new people last week along with those from long time PIFC community members. This past week we had 14 entries including ones from @stever82, @aggamun, @zorank, @chekohler, @adeljose, @bengy, @soulkanzart, @ajorundon, @celinavisaez, @adrimonte, @viking-ventures, @trincowski.

I'd like to invite each of them and everyone else to [Pimp Your Post]https://steemit.com/payitforward/@pifc/pimp-your-post-23-2-steem-bounty), this is another weekly event we run that allows you to promote one of your own posts. We hope that it will allow community members to meet new people and find content that they enjoy.

Thank you for your help in spreading the word last week. Hope that if everyone can tag a couple people they think might enjoy the contest this week again we should see even more new people join in the fun of helping direct some rewards towards some High Quality Undervalued Posts!

Next week is our 1 year anniversary and I'd love some ideas for the contest. For sure I'd like to maybe mix it up a little for the week. So please share your thoughts below or on dicord.

The Pay It Forward Curation Contest is all about increasing exposure for undervalued high quality posts and increase the level of engagement on steemit. You can take part by entering the contest or just helping visit the entries and their featured posts. Everyone chooses their level of involvement and we appreciate the efforts of everyone who helps promote quality content on Steemit.

Make sure to check back to this post often and scroll to the end to see a list of this week's curation entries! This list is updated on a regular basis to help make it easy for you to visit the entries and help support the great content that has been curated.

How to Enter the Pay It Forward Curation Contest?

To enter the Curation Contest you will find 2 high quality blog posts written by reputation level 55 or lower steemians and then write a curation style blog post like this entry by @viking-ventures from week 16 which won a Judges Choice Award. The idea is to highlight both posts and why you thought they were high quality.

To be clear the Level 55 max is only for the bloggers who are featured, anyone may submit a curation entry.


  • Curation Style Post that highlights your 2 featured blog posts.
  • Link to the high quality blog posts in your curation post. Keep in mind that many will follow this link and upvote so pick a post that isn't close to payout!
  • Include a link to this contest in your entry post
  • The 2 bloggers you curate need to be rank 55 or below
  • You need to comment on this post with a link to your post, this is how we track everything!

👉👉Clarification for Quality Required for valid Entry👈👈
We are looking for Quality Original Content and that post spells out what that means. If you are new please read it.

No less then 200 words of original written content. So a single photo is fine as long as there is 200 words with it. 200 words is about 12 lines of content.
** Art posts that show at least 3 steps of progression will not need to have 200 words of content, but still attempt to explain their art. Please use some common sense here.

Posts from Parley and dmania are not acceptable.

Contest Date Range

This contest run from Now until Saturday 3/30/19 at 11:59pm CST (USA, Chicago).

The winners will be announced on Wednesday 04/03/19.

Prizes: Steem Basic Income

This week 14 winners are going to get a sponsorship for #steembasicincome!

There will be 2 SBI Sponsorship's purchased on a random basis. Anyone who wins a Judges Choice SBI is excluded
from the Random SBI drawing.

There will be 4 Judges Choice Awards based the quality of the blog posts you feature in the eyes of our Judges, @trincowski, @tryskele , @lynncoyle1, & @viking-ventures. Each Judges Choice will get 1 SBI shares for winning from the Judge that picked them.

All 8 of the featured bloggers from the Judges Choice Winners posts will also get an SBI Share. These shares are purchase by the sponsors listed later in the post.

@steembasicincome is a great program designed to provide a lifetime upvote on posts to members who have SBI Shares.

Prizes: Steem-Bounty

@steem-bounty of 2 Steem has been created. We will only upvote entries for the Author's 95% of the Bounty. No other comments will be upvoted as the goal is to reward those who enter the contest.

@steem-bounty is also a witness account and is run by @knircky. To set @steem-bounty as witness you can go to: https://steemit.com/~witnesses and enter the "steem-bounty" account into the text field and click vote.

Sponsors, Please Support Them!!

Please visit the most recent post from each of the sponsors and thank them for their support of the Curation Contest.

SponsorsType of Sponsorship
@bengy1 SBI Share
@andrewharland4 SBI Shares
@roleerob1 SBI Shares
@stever822 SBI Shares
@thedarkhorse & @wolfhart2 SBI shares for Random Winners

Current Entries - Please Visit!!!

This is the real purpose of this contest, visit these posts and help upvote the bloggers featured. This list will be updated as new entries are added. Please check back during the week!!

CuratorEntry #
@aggamunEntry #1
@chekohlerEntry #2
@bengyEntry #3
@zorankEntry #4
@soulkanzartEntry #5
@celinavisaezEntry #6
@deeanndmathewsEntry #7
@stever82Entry #8
@viking-venturesEntry #9

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Hola @pifc! Por fin tengo internet, desde el lunes se cayó el servicio, hoy estoy apurada porque creo que la luz se va otra vez, un abrazo.
Mi entrada.


Si hay problemas con la luz y con el internet me gusta tu entrada @celinavisaez

Gracias por pasar @soulkanzart, un abrazo.

Thank you for your entry, @celinavisaez!

Thanks! A hug @trincowski

Entry #6

Happy anniversary that God bless this community. Congratulations and keep on fulfilling more anniversaries that now is that many come

my entrance


Nice entry, once again!

Entry #5

Wow! Happy 1 year Anniversay ! @pifc . I try to visit your discord to share my little idea. I want to participant this event. :)

Can I try in ' Pimp Up Post' section? Any language? I always make my own post in Burmese language.

My entry for this week;


Yes @aggamun we are all inclusive. I really appreciate that you do your Curation Contest entry in English, but for the Pimp Your Post you can use one that isn't. Just know that most of our readers are not going to follow the link and know your language. Maybe if you find a post each week that you can do bilingual it might help boost your readership and rewards.

Entry #1

Thanks for your entry, sir!

Here I am for this week! I really don't think I had to edit this one....


Entry #3

Wow - 1 year of @pifc thats epic more power to you

Please find my submission here - https://steemit.com/payitforward/@chekohler/week-51-pay-it-forward-curation-entry

Entry #2

Thanks for your entry.

All right, here is my entry for this week: https://steemit.com/payitforward/@deeanndmathews/my-entry-for-the-pay-it-forward-curation-contest-week-51 Thank you for the opportunity to enter!

Happy anniversary, @pifc!

Entry #7

Entry #4

Entry #8

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Congratulations to the following winner(s) of the bounty!

Entry #9

How has it been a year already??!! So happy to be along for the ride @thedarkhorse :)

Hi @pifc!

Your post was upvoted by @steem-ua, new Steem dApp, using UserAuthority for algorithmic post curation!
Your UA account score is currently 4.297 which ranks you at #2700 across all Steem accounts.
Your rank has improved 5 places in the last three days (old rank 2705).

In our last Algorithmic Curation Round, consisting of 434 contributions, your post is ranked at #201.

Evaluation of your UA score:
  • Some people are already following you, keep going!
  • The readers like your work!
  • Good user engagement!

Feel free to join our @steem-ua Discord server

One year! An amazing job has been done here! :)

I wish I could but I need a way better internet to be able to read more posts

Posted using Partiko Android

@pifc, Great to hear that next week this Contest Economy will complete it's first anniversary. So congratulations in advance and keep up this Contest Economy.

Closed? In the title!

Oops. Must be a mistake, for sure.

It's fixed now @bengy. Long day for me and I almost forgot to write the post. Forgot to remove that from the cut/paste title from week 50...oops. Don't know anyone that does these things....lol.

If you run from Steempeak, you can keep loads of templates - that's how I do my pifc posts every week.

I've debated trying them. Do they charge a percentage of your post rewards?

No charge - though if you want to add a beneficiary, there's a place to do that too.

I've been very happy with Steempeak.

Something that might be interesting is adding a beneficiary if people write posts for PIFC. Would like some quality training type posts written and this would be a way to reward the author.

Ha ha, first time for you! I do it every week!

I suspect @thedarkhorse was writing this one in his sleep.... ;-p

I stopped by and put my upvotes in. I'll get by and leave my comments in the next day or 2.

@zorank I just realized I hadn't transferred for your SBI, so I got that done tonight.

!sbi status

Hi @pifc!

  • you have 311 units and 50 bonus units
  • your rshares balance is 6370370167051 or 4.191 $
  • your next SBI upvote is predicted to be 0.838 $

Structure of your total SBI vote value:

  • 57.16 % has come from your subscription level
  • 0.18 % has come from your bonus units
  • 27.74 % has come from upvoting rewards
  • 14.92 % has come from new account bonus or extra value from pre-automation rewards

    A pending upvote balance is tracked for you in our database. Each time you post, your balance is drawn down by up to 20%. If you post again before that amount is replenished, your next upvote will be smaller. Our minimum upvote for posts is $0.012. Your balance accumulates until a minimum upvote can be delivered with 20% of your pending balance.