WINNER! | The @blocktrades + @openmic Steem Fest ticket giveaway!

in steemfest •  last year 

Picking the top 5 winners from Open Mic's large pool of talent each week is no easy task. With so much talent to choose from it gets harder each week.

Even more difficult was picking the winner of the Open Mic + Blocktrades Steemfest Ticket Giveaway.

Steemfest is the biggest gathering of Steemians of the year held somewhere in the world each November and this year it's in Krakow, Poland. You can read more about this years event at SteemFest³ - Kraków, Poland: 7/8/9/10/11 November (+ Hotel Packages now available).

This year @openmic has partnered with @blocktrades to give a ticket to the week-long event including accommodations to one lucky winner. The contest consisted of two parts and was narrowed down to 10 finalists in part two. You can watch their videos at @Blocktrades + @Openmic: Steem Fest Giveaway - PART 2.

The finalists were:

@ewuosoMy entry for the Blocktrades + Open Mic Steem Fest ticket giveaway
@raj808Busking for Steemfest 3 - Custom Poetry
@fingersik Blocktrades + Open Mic Steem Fest ticket giveaway PART 2
@abh12345Part 2 post not found
@nnnarvaezApplication for the contest: @Blocktrades + @Openmic: Steem Fest Giveaway - PART 2
@betamusicBusking for Steemfest 3 - Custom Poetry
@ylichMy entry for the Blocktrades + Open Mic Steem Fest ticket giveaway Part 2
@waybeyondpadthaiComplete honest thoughts 'Why Steem Fest 3?' and how YOUR ENGAGEMENT will help me get there!
@llfarmsMy Blocktrades/Openmic SteemFest Giveaway Entry - Round Two
@evecabWanna help me get to Steemfest? Openmic & Blocktrades Steemfest Ticket Giveaway - Part 2
@coruscateBusking for Steemfest 3 - Custom Poetry
@raj808I Need YOUR Help to Win a Ticket To Steemfest!


In that post we asked each person to ask their followers and supporters to chime in on the comments explaining why they think each person should win the ticket to Steemfest this year and the post received 998 comments! *Talk about engaging the community!^

Each one of those finalists have crazy support from the Steemit community and we felt proud of all of them after pouring through each and every comment. Their supporters speak volumes on how each one has influenced the Steem blockchain and helped their respective communities thrive and flourish. You really should read those comments to get a feel for what real community engagement on Steemit is and how each one of the finalists have that part of blogging down to a fine art.

They all deserve a ticket to Steemfest for sure and much more. I'm proud of each one of you and wish we could gift all 10 with a ticket but alas, only one was chosen to win the ticket to Steemfest.

And The Winner Is... @coruscate

I Need YOUR Help to Win a Ticket To Steemfest!

Congratulations @coruscate and thanks for your continued support, inspiring exuberance, and the fun you bring to the Steemian community. We look forward to meeting you in person in Poland, partying together, and reading your posts about your experience at Steemfest 3.

We would like to thank each of the wonderful people who took the time to enter this challenge and share your videos about your journey on Steemit. We fell in love with you all and hope to see all of you at Steemfest. Keep your radar on for other Steemfest ticket giveaways that are sure to come before November. May Steem be with you!

I also want to thank @blocktrades and @anomadsoul for helping to sponsor this challenge and everyone in the Open Mic community for your comments and encouragement for everyone who entered. Long Live Open Mic!


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@luzcypher!! ahhhhh!!! I can only imagine how hard this choice must have been considering the amazing list of finalists. I am so honored to have been chosen and I promise to be a great ambassador for open mic while i'm there! :)

I'm so excited to finally meet you in person!! This is going to be a crazy amount of fun!

This was one of the hardest choices we've ever made on Steemit. Congratulations! Really look forward to meeting you.

Congratulations, girlfriend...
You earned it!

I already did in the other announcement but again, congratulations and hope will see you there.

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Thanks again for sharing your videos with us and I really hope to see you at Steemfest too.

See you in Thailand first, how about that? Hahahaha 😁

Probably will see you in Thailand first.

Congratulations @coruscate, thank you for your efforts @luzcypher, @blocktrades and @anomadsoul.

See you in Kraków! :-)

@o07 I seriously can't thank you enough for all of your support!!!

Ps... This might be my favorite gif of your's yet! Hard not to smile looking at it!! :)

Hey, you mentioned you'll be in Thailand. I'm here for 4-months. We should have a meetup.

2 weeks in Patong from October 28th to November 11th! #doesthisworkforyou

I'll be in Bangkok sometime around those days.

This is awesome! @coruscate for sure deserved this. Great choice :)

Yippie yahoooo, big congrats!

I KNEW YOU WOULD @coruscate !! WOW CONGRATULATIONS ! Enjoy the trip and dont forget to think of me when your eating PEROGIES LOL! 💕❤😂
Its nice to get some good news after my bad week and having to take our dog to the vet, you can check it out here if you like or get a chance, All your prayers are much appreciated...I know how busy your going to be lol! SAFE TRAVELS!

Thanks @luzcypher and @anomadsoul, that was a fun one! I didn't know how much and how deep I have been in this community but now I know. I'm printing all the comments and make a book my Steem memory book soon hahaha ❤️❤️ thanks for holding it 😊

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That is so cool. You sure have the support of a lot of people on this platform. I read so many heartfelt comments people wrote for you. Hope to see you in Poland and Thailand soon.

Congratulations @coruscate! Must have been a tough decision to pick someone, but I can't think of a more worthy "Steem Ambassador" to be going to SteemFest! Solid gold awesomeness!

I got notified by Gina that I have been mentioned in a post. I rushed here hoping to see my name as the winner but unfortunately for me I saw an amazing young lady @coruscate. She did well and I hope she enjoys her visit to SF3. Congratulations dear.

@luzcypher, there is also a steem event in Nigeria called Steemit In Nigeria. This time it is the second one. You can read here

I would be glad if organizers of this contest can consider sponsoring me to the event. Thank you.


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Awesome! Congrats @coruscate 🎉

  ·  last year (edited)

Aww thanks @drewley!! You are one of my OG Open Mic friends and so thank you so much for the love and support! ♥️

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  ·  last year (edited)

The second post @anomadsoul made asking for the communities' help on choosing the winner. Was that not used. If it was then I guess something is wrong. It is there on the blockchain who had most support. I can't question your judgement though. It is your contest.

Congratulations to the winner

Thanks for your involvement and for caring. Yes it was used and yes we asked the community to help but the number of comments for each finalist was not the only factor determining who won. It is not a popularity contest. That was just one consideration.

I get it now

Contests are not easily decided. One person must win. Thanks for speaking your mind though.