CLOSED: Week 53 - Pay It Forward Curation Contest

in payitforward •  3 months ago  (edited)


Our 1 Year Anniversary Contest was great and we had some great entries. Looking forward to seeing what everyone comes up with this week. Back to our normal rules for this week.

I'd like to invite each of them and everyone else to Pimp Your Post, 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!

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: 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 #
@celinavisaezEntry #1
@aggamunEntry #2
@chekohlerEntry #3
@adrimonteEntry #4
@soulkanzartEntry #5
@deeanndmathewsEntry #6
@bengyEntry #7
@adeljoseEntry #8
@shaheerbariEntry #9
@zorankEntry #10
@viking-venturesEntry #11

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gracias Celina por siempre tenerme en cuenta en tan bello concurso 😍

Gracias a ti! Mucho éxito con tu exposición, un beso @noye1981

Entry #1


Buenas escojas. Gracias por participar!

Gracias por su apoyo, un abrazo.

Entry #2

Thanks for your entry, sir!

KIck of to a new 'season' I guess it a way to put this. Just a suggestion from what I have been noticing lately. Please post on you feature to let them know you have. Still seeing quite a few that aren't doing this. You cannot believe how much that small little posts energizes someone that is feeling a bit of because they're payouts are small. Also, seeing a lot of REALLY good first feature, then the second feature doesn't meet the basic criteria or they're lackluster.

I know when I was participating regularly and I know @bengy does this too. I had a list of people I would come across. So when it came time to do my post for the week, it made it much easier. I looked at people who responded to me. Anyone who interacts, wants to grow.

These are just my 2cents. You all do a great job. I just want to give you a better chance at winning, and make things easier on you. Spread the word, let's show these people off, challenge your past entries to participate or at least support your features.

Yep, I keep a little list of people who I might want to feature in the future. I drop by at writing time to check on their recent posts to see if they are still something I want to feature. It beats trying to scour the crazy Steem sea.... Also, people that you think are good, look at their interactions as well (comments, replies and resteems), it will lead to a trail of people who are outside of your silo!

... Oddly enough, the same tactics work well for the anti-curation as well...

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Entry #4

Muchas gracias por compartirlo.

Hello everyone, may God bless you all. and that this community continues to grow

my entrance

You've picked good artists. Well done!

Entry #5

Entry #6

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Entry #3

Very interesting stories, @chekohler! Thanks for sharing!

Here is my entry for the week!

... crap, now I see there is no Title....'s almost always something

There is no almost... It IS ALWAYS something.....

Entry #7

Entry #11

Entry #8

Entry #10

Entry #9

Hey @pifc, thank you always for your contests and initiatives.

Thanks for let me know and sorry for the previous mistake made. I have removed the links and will be posting on the other initiative then.

Not a problem, thanks for fixing it.

@kreesher please delete that link. This post is only for Curation Contest Entries, not self promotion.

We have our Pimp Your Post weekly promotion that you can add your link to.

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Your UA account score is currently 4.304 which ranks you at #2694 across all Steem accounts.
Your rank has improved 3 places in the last three days (old rank 2697).

In our last Algorithmic Curation Round, consisting of 359 contributions, your post is ranked at #133.

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