#TeamGirlPowa Women's History Month Contest

in teamgirlpowa •  last year  (edited)

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TeamGirlPowa would like to welcome you to our very first contest that celebrate's women from ancient history and into the future. This contest will continue until the end of the month in celebration of Women's History Month, and we encourage all genders to participate.

Throughout history women have been at the center of our universe. Women give birth, are caretakers, hold our families together, or become the heart of our community. In modern times, many of us have powerful careers and heavy responsibilities.

As a woman we all overcome many obstacles and refuse to allow our destiny to be dictated to us. As Claudia Edwards, a Fortune 500 leader stated, "Womanhood is something you claim and seize, not something you grow into. It's about seizing the opportunity to realize your potential, striving to be the best, and making sacrifices."

Today, we see many women making a difference on Steemit and therefore, we want to push our potential and create an empowering contest for all to participate. So, without further ado we would like to present the contest.

The contest will start today, March 22, 2018 and end on Saturday, March 31, 2018 at 12:01 AM EDT.

Choose One of Two Categories

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1. Women In History Essay Rules - Non Fiction Work

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  • There are two categories to write about for Women in History this will be a Non Fiction piece based on any woman in history.

  • Word count will be from 1,500 minimum to 2,500 maximum.

  • Unique Content/Topic.

  • Depth and Detail/Content.

  • Writing Style/Storytelling.

  • Creativity and Factual (but not just stating facts.)

  • The Historical piece must have THREE sources in your finished work.

  • Use the tag #TeamGirlPowa.

  • Upvote and Resteem this Post.

  • Place a link to your submission in the comment section of this post.

  • Plagiarism will not be tolerated and your work will be checked. (For example: do not refer to another blog, Wikipedia, etc., as a source.)

  • Video, Photography, and Poetry are not accepted works in this contest.

  • Only one submission will be accepted, so if you have written more than one let us know which is your official entry.

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2. Futuristic Women Essay Rules - Fiction Work

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  • Use the Prompt: "Women leading male dominated industry and government."

  • The writing work must be in the future, another planet, or an alternate yet futuristic universe.

  • Word count will be from 1,500 minimum to 2,500 maximum.

  • Unique content/Topic.

  • Depth and detail/Scientific accuracy.

  • Writing style/Storytelling.

  • Use the tag #TeamGirlPowa.

  • Upvote and Resteem this Post.

  • Place a link to your submission in the comment section of this post.

  • Plagiarism will not be tolerated and your work will be checked.

  • Video, Photography, and Poetry are not accepted works in this contest.

  • Only one submission will be accepted, so if you have written more than one let us know which is your official entry.

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Prizes

  • First place for the #TeamGirlPowa Women in History Non-Fiction work is 10 STEEM.

  • Second place for the #TeamGirlPowa Women in History Non-Fiction work is 5 STEEM.

  • First place for the #TeamGirlPowa Women in History and Fiction work is 10 STEEM.

  • Second place for the #TeamGirlPowa Women in History Fiction work is 5 STEEM.

Third Place Prize - Honorable Mention

Our generous donor @carlgnash was kind enough to give an additional 5 STEEM for an additional entry. The entry will be a Wild Card choice by the judges @limabeing, @eaglespirit, and @tessaragabrielle.

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Gratitude to our Donors

We would like to take the time to thank @beanz, @limabeing, @carlgnash, @adedoyinwealth and @eaglespirit for their donations to make this contest happen. We wish you all good luck and have fun!

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Whaaat !! This is a great Idea!! I'm gonna participate in the Fiction Work, I have been looking for one cool fiction contest !

I'm gonna donate 3 steem for the contest, good luck everyone <3

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Thanks!!!

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we are looking forward to reading your entry. :)

bring some friends too!

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How's it going, @jokossita? Still planning to write something for this? There's still time!

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Hey Thanks for asking <3 I'm moving out and I have been resting my brain because I suffer of Migraine but I'm totally looking forward on start working, I think today would be a good day. A lot going on rigth now hahaha Writiing of empowered woman would be a nice break :D

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Oh gosh, good luck with moving! Well, no pressure to participate, of course, but we'd love to read an entry from you. :)

This is a very exciting contest, have to dig deep for this one. Yeah to teamgirlpowa x

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can't wait to read your entry!

This contest seems so cool, if i have enough time i will try it, also if my english is still poor..the non fiction category inspire me, i am a lot into women in history around Italy as a student of protection cultural heritage, i must write something..just a question about the sources you mean sources like books or online ones? Usually i use books for getting more hystorical info..

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books are perfect! online ones are also great. obviously if we see a reference that is clearly not peer reviewed or its just all wikipedia pages it might not win unless its amazingly well written. I strongly suggest that you get some editing from @isleofwrite or any other writing help group!

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actually even those who dont struggle with english should.. its very helpful!

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Thank you very much, i will follow @isleofwrite. No no i am not into wikipedia, it's useful but not good for true good researches, i prefere on the net good web sites about history but mostly i still use the old good research on books .

This is a WONDERFUL idea!! Totally great concept - resteeming, sharing to our Steemit Mastermind Group and planning to write a fabulous piece.

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Can't wait to read you piece!

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Thank you for the helpful nudge! :)

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hee hee ... we want to see people win and we need more entries too! I'm writing mine now as we speak, but since I'm a judge mine will not count. Wahhh

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But YAY YOU for contributing to the historical body of knowledge about awesome, strong, successful and creative women.

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I'm writing using the fiction futuristic prompt. :)

so, YAY you for working on your piece and contributing to the contest!!

Yay! Good Luck everybody!!

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Oooo i love your logo

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thanks, i made it!

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Haha looooove this

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thanks!

Oh this is so cool !!!
You should have tagged everyone for this @limabeing, did you??
Doing my catching up now so checked it out!
I won't be able to participate myself - not time :((( - but we should spread the word more!!! :D

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Soorry i didnt know i could use @everyone :P . Yes please! Tell your friends, your partners, your neighbor!! Lololo

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That was me^^^ i keep forgetting . Lol but yeah... lets spread the word!!

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haha yeah I got that! And of course you can for stuff like this !!! I'll do it - later today or tomorrow ok? ;)

Giddy excited about this. I might do both, but this is definitely the kick in the pants I've been waiting for to start the story that's been lolling about in my brain for a while now. SWEET!!

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Sweeeet!!! Cant wait to read everyones entries yaaayyeerrr

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yay! can't wait to see your entry!! :)

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How's it coming, @solarsupermama? Did you finish an entry for us?

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Not yet! By midnight eastern time, right?

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Yes, although we are considering pushing the deadline out a day to give people more time.

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Can I do one fiction and one non fiction? Because if you give me another day, I'll do one of each.

I am excited to see the contest entry posting! This should be good! I would like to up my prize sponsorship by an extra 5 STEEM to add one more reward - a wildcard/3rd place prize, judges' choice from any category. Much love - Carl (resteemed)

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Oooh yay okay!! Thanks!!!

@eaglespirit :)

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Ooooooo @carlgnash is da bomb, not da bong ... :p

@limabeing Sweet!

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thank you for your entry!!

Oh man I am stoked for this contest!!!! But what to write about? Like I could choose.

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Yay!!! bring it Cae of the Sky!!

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Just a nudge to remind you of this, @skycae—the deadline's coming up, but we'd love to read your entry, if you have the time!

@moneyinfant has added your contest to the list Steemit Writing Contests: Issue #57. 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!

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Thank you 🙌🏻🙌🏻🙌🏻🙌🏻

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My pleasure :-)

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Yay! Thank you sweetness! spank spank

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You knew I'd take care of you ghostly birdie.

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what's with the ghostly ... don't make me ghost yo ash ... buahahaah

Upvoted and Resteemed and sent to my Communities!!

I'm calling on the ABC's for this one! @amariespeaks @beeyou , @charisma777 and the queen @lynncoyle1

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yay!! thank you so much MAVE!!!! xoxo

and @lynncoyle1 can tear herself away from commenting to join this for sure!! ONE of her comments would count for this contest!! Buahahahaah

Yooooo ""Womanhood is something you claim and seize, not something you grow into. It's about seizing the opportunity to realize your potential, striving to be the best, and making sacrifices"

Yesss!!!!!!!! ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

This is so cool! The fiction category is the one I’m most interested about , I will start working on it! Also looking forward to reading all the amazing content that people will post for the contest. Upvoted and reestemed.

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can't wait to see your post! bring it girl :)

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How's it going, @julimattos? We'd love to read your entry, if you make one—there's still time!

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Hi ! I’m not sure if I will be able to finish until Sunday :(

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That's okay. Judges are currently discussing pushing the deadline out to give folks a little more time. If you get something completed, be sure to share it here!

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Sure, thank you :)

@limabeing the contest is up!

@moneyinfant please add this to your daily list!

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It'll be Top 'o the list tomorrow :-)

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thank you baby baby!! xx

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You're welcome ghostly birdy :-D

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Why ghostly? Ghastly? :p

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This is very cool!! I'm stoked :)Especially about the non-fiction category... Many exciting ideas are coming to mind.. Hopefully I can finish this up before the deadline lol

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yay, can't wait to see your entry!!

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:) I've decided to do a non-fictiion piece on Ada Lovelace--the "first computer programmer" :) Seems like an appropriate, yet interesting subject--hopefully my readers will agree!! (and hopefully i can finish it up in... what--when is it due again?? lol . Nm, i see: Saturday morning, 12:01 AM, the 31st of March. See you then!

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Saturday it in bold above. 12:01 am EDT

(Technically Sunday)

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Hey didn’t you leave a comment earlier asking where to post? Please follow the instructions above. Use the tag #teamgirlpowa and place your LINK ago the post in the comments below. Thanks and can’t wait to read what you wrote!

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Eh. I prob won't even end up submitting anything lol

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Just doiitttt 1500 words is nothing for you! Good monies and if not many people enter it’s an easy win :p

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"Nothing for me??" How you figure.. lol

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Nothing as in easy peasy. I saw yours freewrites. You never heard of that phrasing? “Nothing” ? Anyhoo, no pressure it’s a compliment and encouragement But if you can’t do it(for whatever reason) no worries.

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Plus, as lame as it might be, I HATE losing--especially when I put my heart into something--and, you know what, I cant think of ONE contest that I've ever won in my life--and im 34 lol--especially on steemit lol. It's become kind of a running joke ... I'm starting to think maybe I should just throw in the towel. I may post the paper, just because I have already doen most of the work, but... Yeah. It's just probably not a good idea for me to "compete."

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Dood! I’m the same way and I wrote for this one justas an example and submitted an unofficial entry. Working for nada! Hahahah
I say try and you never know!!! Sometime do the last minute writings are the best. Anyhoo, not that many entries and 5 prizes to hand out on this one. Think about it.

  ·  last year (edited)

This looks like a great comp, I’m not sure I’ll have the time...but so tempted! I’ll read some of the entries at least!

Edit: My entry - just made it! https://steemit.com/fiction/@linnyplant/sensitivity-programming

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@linnyplant As eaglespirit said, we'd love to read your entry if you find the time! ;)

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I was encouraged by yours and eaglespirit's response, so I posted.. I thought I made it with minutes to spare, but maybe not!

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we would love to see you try! :)

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Hi eaglespirit, I posted with about a couple of minutes to spare, but could not resteem. So I'm thinking I might have missed the deadline...

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hi there! you still have a little more than a day left. :)
it is 12:01 AM Eastern Standard Time USA, so that is early Sunday morning. UTC 4:01
you are early ... yay .. so if you have edits you'd like to make please do so. yay!!

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Phew and thank you! I was so wanting to be part of this one, and I just decided this morning to give it a go! Need to head out for a run to destress after that mad panic, will come back and fix it up after I’ve reset my brain. Much appreciated you got back to me so quickly. <3 I’ll try to resteem again though. It was missing for me when I was looking at my laptop.

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Woo Hoo Yay!! yeah, I'm not sure what is going on with that? Is it past 7 days old?

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FYI: the resteem option really is missing...

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No worries, and also I did mine in a rush too and I"m going back and fixing it up here and there too. Mine is not in the running since I'm a judge but at least you know we all kind of do that. :)

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I decided not to edit the post with additional research links. Sorry, "mummy brain" with timezones and the day got busy and disappeared on me, so I'll leave it as it is. The additional research links were:
https://www.space.com/17048-water-on-mars.html
https://science.howstuffworks.com/nature/climate-weather/atmospheric/climate-change-four-seasons-redefine.htm
http://www.bbc.com/future/story/20160105-why-we-will-all-one-day-drink-recycled-wastewater

I'm content with my entry as-is. I am ever so glad for the inspiration you ladies gave! Have fun with the judging!

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Yay! So glad you joined! :)

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No sources needed, since your work was fiction, but thanks for sharing this interesting research!

Here is my fictional (Example/unofficial entry):

Futuristic Fiction.

Submitted by, @eaglespirit

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Thank you for your submission Gray Phoenix!

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You're welcome

And thank you for the opportunity

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glad you can join, good luck!

Here is my entry! I have submitted it to be considered under the Women in History – Non Fiction category. ❤️
https://steemit.com/teamgirlpowa/@aislingcronin/granuaile-the-pirate-queen-of-ireland-who-inspires-me-today

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Thank you for your entry Aisling!

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Thank you for your entry Crypt!!

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Thanks for holding the contest, excellent idea. I spent half of the day dwindling down the list, lol. that was the hardest part. I never hear much being said about her, and after hearing her story it blew me away to why there aren't feature hollywood movie rights battles going on over this biography.

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I haven’t read any entries yet but I’m so happy you submitted! :) I’ll wait until after the deadline and work the list. There are 3 judges to be fair to all. Good luck!

My entry
I almost didnt write one because it was close to the deadline when i remembered I promised myself to.

I hope you all enjoy reading this one :)

Hello. Here's my entry into the contest to celebrate Women's History Month.

https://steemit.com/teamgirlpowa/@anjkara/kitty-wilkinson-saint-of-the-slums

Thanks

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Let me know if you decide to extend the contest a day or two. I'd like to edit a bit.

I'm so sorry my entry is coming late🤦.
I hope you enjoy reading though.

https://steemit.com/teamgirlpowa/@adedoyinwealth/my-feminism-s-inspiration-funmilayo-ransome-kuti-women-in-history

Thank you for extending the deadline. Here is my entry
https://steemit.com/teamgirlpowa/@cheekah/queen-amina-of-zaria-our-very-own-warrior-princess
Enjoy reading!