Introducing Project Giving's Community Challenge

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Project Giving - Community Content Challenge


Make sure to scroll down to the bottom of the post to see how you enter our writing challenge and win an @SndBox upvote


@ProjectGiving is a steem blockchain charity which helps fundraise for community and environmental focused initiatives around the world. Through project giving fundraising posts, we help to empower these organisations to make real change by providing both funds and a platform to be heard. To read more about our first fundraiser for Yokaenso charity in Tanzania please follow this link. Project Giving is a @sndbox summer camp project and with their support we have managed to raise over $100 for Yokaenso.

Project Giving is also committed to raising awareness around global issue such as poverty, environmental threats, inequality etc. So we decided to engage with you, our fellow steemians, by running a content creation challenge which will reward the winners with a @sndbox upvote and help inspire a ripple effect that we hope will spread outward through steemit.

Have you ever heard the saying, just sweep it under the rug?

We believe that a big part of providing effective charitable impact is countering these attitudes through education and discussion. Steemit's vibrant, engaged and talented global community of writers can be a part of this drive for awareness across the world. The more we talk about the issues that place people in poverty the more that peoples 'sweep it under the rug' attitudes will change.

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Challenge Structure & Themes

Project Giving will be running a number of competitions over the next few months challenging the community to write around the issues of:

  • Community Improvement - e.g. addressing poverty, homelessness, mental health, drug addiction etc
  • Environmental Issues - e.g. conservation, sustainability, waste management, endangered species/ecosystems etc
  • Educational Drives - e.g. community educational deficiencies, environmental sustainability education, etc

These challenges will require you to go out into your community or environment and write a post highlighting local issues which relate to one of the topics above, as laid out in our competition posts.

To have a chance of winning, we want you to channel your inner journalist by going out to talk to people in your community about these problems and how they are affecting them. In your posts, you can accompany this information with pictures, videos, voice recordings and any other multimedia to show us how much you have learned and experienced during the challenge. Posts can be written or in video/documentary style.

We are looking for posts which show us your creativity in presenting the issues which you feel passionate about. Individuals who run steemit charities are welcome to join this challenge, and we would be interested in hearing from you separately about applying for funding through Project Giving blog posts. However, I would like to stress that this is a content challenge focusing on promoting awareness of issues around poverty rather than a particular charities operations.

Scroll down to the end of the post to find out what this week's first competition will be and what you can write about!

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Prizes and Awards

There will be five overall winners selected by our judges at the Project Giving Sndbox Summer Camp. The prize for the five winners will be varying percentages of @sndbox upvotes along with Sndbox designed Project Giving badges and banners for the top three places.

  • 1st Place: 50% @sndbox upvote & gold community angel badge
  • 2nd Place: 25% @sndbox upvote & silver community angel badge
  • 3rd Place: 25% @sndbox upvote & bronze community angel badge
  • 4th + 5th Place: 10% @sndbox upvote

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Thanks to @voronoi from @sndbox for designing the badges for this competition.

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Guidelines

  • Content must be the author's own original work (and not published elsewhere)
  • Upvote and resteem this post to help us spread the word about the competition
  • One entry per author please, multiple entries are not allowed and will disqualify you from the competition
  • All entries must be submitted no later than seven (7) days after this post has been published
  • All entries must be posted under the lead-tag #pgcommunitychallenge & #projectgiving
  • Winners will be asked to make a follow-up post, displaying their wining badge with a short explanation of how they believe the issues raised in their post could be best addressed. This will be the post receiving the @sndbox upvote.
We hope you will join us in our mission to raise awareness of these issues in your local communities and spread the message of steemit's ability to elicit a change in our society. We look forward to your entries. Thank you for reading.

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The First Writing Challenge - Community Improvement in Poverty

  • The first writing challenge will be focused on the theme of Community Improvement.
  • We challenge you to create a post documenting any issues of poverty in your local community.
  • Here are a few topics you might want to think about while writing your post, good posts will come up with more than these!
    • How did this problem come to be? (You can include pictures, diagrams, videos etc)
    • Is this problem becoming worse or better? Why?
    • How can you, your community and the world help to prevent this issue?

Remember, to be in with a chance of winning, the post should include you personally going out into your community, talking to people about how the issue you're highlighting affects them, taking pictures and promoting steemit to the people you meet. We are looking for some personalized content, like pictures or written/filmed interviews, showing the issues discussed at the point of effect.


In 7 days from when this blog is posted, @ProjectGiving team members will read all posts created for this challenge to determine the winners.
Good luck!

EDIT: We have decided to extend the competition period for a further 8 days (ends Wednesday 15th August 2018 at 10pm GMT) effectively giving it a 2 week lifespan. There has been only one entry so far but as a few people have shown a strong interest I decided to extend it and promote it further in discord communities.

To make sure your posts are seen use the hashtags:
#projectgiving | #pgcommunitychallenge

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Support Project Giving with Delegation

If you would like to support us in creating more community challenges, we encourage anyone with high steem power to show your enthusiasm by supporting @projectgiving with a delegation. This support would empower us with the resources to further reward/engage the community through comment voting and new content creation initiatives. To delegate, please click the link of the amount you would like to share for a quick, easy and safe way to delegate via steemconnect. Thank you for considering Project Giving.

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So honored to be part of Project Giving. A very good start to encourage people to touch their own community XD

Thank you @raj808 for creating such awesome content! :D

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Hi @tifaong we're glad to have you on the team. Thank you for your enthusiasm. I think think this competition could be a great way to start conversations around these issues and try to highlight them to the global steemit community. I can't wait to see the different posts that are created :-)


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Thank you for your support and helping get the word out about this initiative @c-squared :-)

I really love how @projectgiving providing this platform for everyone to participate! And the prize are also worth to go for! :D

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Hi @kymio thanks for your enthusiasm we think it's a great way to try and start discourse around these issues and try to highlight them to the global steemit community.

This is wonderful and I guess perfect timing for me. A few weeks ago I this post about a homeless man here in Budapest that touched my heart. Two days ago we saw another man that has been sitting on a bench in front of our apartment building for at least a week being taken by an ambulance (at least I hope they took him he didn't look ok) and yesterday there was an incident in the bus and subway with a homeless man that made me feel so sad for him. I don't believe in coincidences, so I'm going to think of a game plan to make a post, and hopefully that will work out because most will not speak English ..

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Hi @anouk.nox. I read the post you highlighted and commented. I think your attitude and passion for helping people who are in the terrible situation of homelessness is fantastic and we look forward to reading your entry to the Project Giving community challenge. I think in regards to the problem of most people you speak to not speaking English, if you provide a translation even with google translate, next to the text in the native langue or if it is a video provide a brief translation of what they have said then that will be fine. It is more important to convey how these issues effect the people you speak to/film than perfect English etc. I hope this helps with your planning.

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Thank you for your comment, unfortunately I believe you misunderstood my problem :) I speak English very well, but the people on the street here in Budapest are mostly natives, and not from the generation that speaks English. At least that's what I've noticed. I am not Hungarian myself, I'm Dutch and I live here since September, so I barely speak three words Hungarian.. Because I actually have little problems here with language barrier in our daily life. But when it comes to those homeless people, that's another story. I never use my phone openly on the streets as I am very aware of what's happening around me, and I see lots of people seeking opportunities to make some money.. So using my phone to talk to people on the streets is not something that I am comfortable with either. Not because I think they will rob me (don't get me wrong) but because I may get caught up in the situation and not be alert to see what's happening around me. I did not find a solution for this part yet, until when is this challenge opened? Payout? Or longer? Hope to hear from you! have a good sunday!

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Hi @anouk.nox I just to make you aware we have made a change to the competition's lifespan:

We have decided to extend the competition period for a further 8 days (ends Wednesday 15th August 2018 at 10pm GMT) effectively giving it a 2 week lifespan. There has been only one entry so far but as a few people have shown a strong interest I decided to extend it and promote it further in discord communities.

In regards to the issue of not being able to conduct interviews etc, maybe you could take general pictures of areas where the homelessness problems are particularly bad, staying safe of course, or even better if you have a friend who can explain to any friendly homeless people you know that it is for an article to highlight the issues etc. And then explain their situation in your own words. I know we said that we were looking for personal content, interviews, etc but if you add a note explaining how difficult (safety-wise) it is for you to do this then we understand fully. I am only one of the judges and this is the only reason why I say to add a note as it may not be me judging it. I hope you are well and we look forward to your entry if it is still something that you are looking at doing. Thanks.

Lovely initiative!

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Thank you for your support @spellmaker :-)

Nice project from @projectgiving.This will also help newbies and eradicate poverty....I love this movement

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Thank you for your support @opeyemil :-)

Great initiative


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Thank you for your support and helping get the word out about this initiative @newbiegames :-)

Thank you very much for worrying about the situations that so many people live around the world, the team of the charitable project @oneopportunity will do everything possible to bring some valuable material for this contest. we will focus on the poverty that many Venezuelans live, our project helps children but we want to show homeless people.

Happy day and thanks.

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Thanks for getting involved @oneopportunity. I know that it is a very difficult situation for many Venezuelans at this time with uncertainty and instability in your country. It's fantastic that you are helping to tackle the problems of poverty and homelessness in Venezuela! I look forward to your entry and hopefully it can go some way toward spreading awareness to people around the world of the issues effecting your country.

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Hi @oneopportunity just to make you aware we have made a change to the competition's lifespan:

We have decided to extend the competition period for a further 8 days (ends Wednesday 15th August 2018 at 10pm GMT) effectively giving it a 2 week lifespan. There has been only one entry so far but as a few people have shown a strong interest I decided to extend it and promote it further in discord communities.

I hope you are well and we look forward to your entry if it is still something that you are looking at doing. Thanks.

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Thank you very much, it was an excellent decision today I was thinking that I could not participate because we would not have time to have everything ready in time, thank God you have decided to extend it. A big hug !
@carlagonz General Director of @oneopportunity.

What a great initiative. Well done.

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Thank you for your support @steveblucher :-)

Nice contest, do you have a discord channel? I would like to join this awesome project

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Hi @fararizky. We have a discord which is still under development but will hopefully be launched soon to the community as a whole.

I took the time to look at your blog and use google translate to read your latest article about the project to help teenagers in your local area. This looks like a really positive initiative and I was wondering if you might like to post an entry for the competition? It looks like exactly the sort project that addresses the issues we're trying to help highlight across steemit. If you wanted to put an entry in, preferably in English, but Indonesian would also be OK.

In regards to seeing if your project can be featured in a fundraiser post there are a few considerations. One it's worth looking at our accountability model just to be sure that your organisation is happy/comfortable following the steps we require to show accountability. Also, check out Yokaenso which is our first fundraiser for an idea of our structure and the levels of funds we generate.

Please feel free to private message me, @raj808 or the founder @tristanoliff for further details in how you can get involved. Thanks

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Woww... I'm speechless.. I'd love to join in the contest if i still have a time to write it in english.. Because I have a future plan for make the teenager have their financial freedom. Thanks very much. I will try my best.

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Hi @fararizky you have plenty of time as I have just extended the contest duration. 8 Days from now it will close:

We have decided to extend the competition period for a further 8 days (ends Wednesday 15th August 2018 at 10pm GMT) effectively giving it a 2 week lifespan. There has been only one entry so far but as a few people have shown a strong interest I decided to extend it and promote it further in discord communities.

I wish you all the best :-)

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Yeaaayyy... I will take the time to give the best as I can.
Thanks very much

i just found about this project and i must commend the initiators and @sndbox for this wonderful project, please keep putting smiles on the faces of the less priviledged... meanwhile, can i still take part in the contest?

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Hi @iamchijamz the deadline is set for tomorrow but as we have had limited entrants I feel like we can be flexible with this if you are really keen on putting an entry together. Let me know your time scale? So that I can chat with the other team members and see what they all think. Thanks :-)

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hi @raj808, thanks for your response, i can deliver in 48 hours, its already night here, so i would use tomorrow morning and take a walk around my community here then use the night to prepare my entry, i hope i won't be too late?

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hi @raj808, its been raining non-stop for two days now, but i came up with something today... https://steemit.com/pgcommunitychallenge/@iamchijamz/a-walk-around-my-community

hope am not too late.