1UP Esoteric Community Update – A New Mascot, Week One Winners and Week Two Plus Additional Rewards!

in utopian-io •  17 days ago

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We had an incredible start to the 1UP #esoteric community launch with loads of entries to our contests already. Just before the HF20 “break”, the tag was buzzing!

Our intention is to build and support a thriving community of esoteric content creators on the STEEM blockchain. Through using the #esoteric tag, their content will be easy to find by anyone with an interest in the many subjects that can fit under that umbrella. They will also benefit from being part of a 1UP starting community.

To find out more about what that all means, check out the launch post for the 1UP Esoteric Community here:

https://steemit.com/utopian-io/@eftnow/1up-community-airdrop-esoteric-community-spotlight-and-contests

Repository

https://github.com/therealFlauwy/1UP

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Announcing The Contest Winners For Week One

We are airdropping ONE MILLION UP Tokens to esoteric creators over ten weeks. The first week began on Thursday 20th September. Due to the HF20 shenanigans, the winners announcement has been delayed until today and week two will begin from today, 1st October 2018.

There are three specific contests:

1. Weekly Esoteric Content Contest – 50,000 UP tokens per week

Your written, video and audio content, tagged #esoteric will be eligible to win the following weekly prizes, for 10 weeks:

1st Prize – 25,000 UP tokens, 2nd Prize – 15,000 UP tokens, 3rd Prize – 10,000 UP tokens

This week’s winners:

1st Prize - @elamental

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Art by Alex Grey - https://www.alexgrey.com/art/

https://steemit.com/tribesteemup/@elamental/what-esoteric-means-to-me-and-how-it-has-influenced-my-life-esoteric-content-contest-entry-1up-fundraiser-and-a-tsu-question

2nd Prize - @artemislives

https://steemit.com/naturalmedicine/@artemislives/you-re-draining-me-and-what-s-really-going-on

3rd Prize - @eco-alex

https://steemit.com/esoteric/@eco-alex/what-does-esoteric-mean-to-you-and-how-has-it-influenced-your-life-tsu-bi-weekly-question

2. Weekly Esoteric Graphics and Memes Contest – 30,000 UP tokens per week

Get your creative hat on and let’s see your #esoteric memes, infographics etc. The following weekly prizes will be available for 10 weeks:

1st Prize – 15,000 UP tokens, 2nd Prize – 10,000 UP tokens, 3rd Prize – 5,000 UP tokens

This week, there were just two entries in this contest, which means that 3rd prize is being split equally between them both. The memes were both original and good quality and it would be great to see more entries in this contest, where there is a relatively high chance of winning a prize! Here are the entrants, along with their graphics:

1st Prize - @direwolf (17,500 UP tokens)

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https://steemit.com/esoteric/@direwolf/my-entry-for-the-esoteric-graphics-contest-1up-fundraiser-kundalini-1up-rising

2nd Prize - @itsliam (12,500 UP tokens)

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https://steemit.com/esoteric/@itsliam/esoteric-graphics-contest-1up-fundraiser-my-art-turned-into-a-1up-meme

3. Esoteric and Visionary Art Contest – 10 Week Contest

This is an opportunity for you to showcase your artistic talent and either share existing work or create a beautiful piece specifically for the contest. This contest is running for the entire 10 week period and the winners will be announced on, or shortly after 3rd December 2018.

The following prizes are available:

1st Prize – 100,000 UP Tokens, 2nd Prize – 60,000 UP Tokens, 3rd Prize – 40,000 UP Tokens

All artistic forms are acceptable, for example photograph, sculpture etc can be entered, so long as it fits in with the esoteric/visionary theme.

We have already had some beautiful entries in this contest and would love to see many more.

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WEEK 2 CONTESTS (From 1st October To 7th October Inclusive)

We have changed the required tags slightly for each contest, as Steemit.com did not recognise the 1UP tag. Therefore, I will cover the rules again:

1. Weekly Esoteric Content Contest – 50,000 UP tokens per week

Your written, video and audio content, tagged #esoteric will be eligible to win the following weekly prizes, for 10 weeks:

1st Prize – 25,000 UP tokens, 2nd Prize – 15,000 UP tokens, 3rd Prize – 10,000 UP tokens

Any content with an esoteric theme will be considered. We will be judging based on originality, interest, well cited sourcing and use of images that add to the post quality.

If appropriate, you can include the following in your title:

Esoteric Content Contest (1UP Fundraiser)

This is preferred but not essential to enter.

You should include the tags #esoteric and #uptoken and include the following text at the end of the post to link to our fundraising campaign on the STEEM based Fundition platform:

This is a special #esoteric bounty post for 1UP, the Curation System for Communities. Check out the fundraiser to learn more about its function and the latest airdrops:
https://fundition.io/#!/@steem-1up/0xxjea70g.
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You can enter this contest multiple times and can win in multiple weeks.

2. Weekly Esoteric Graphics and Memes Contest– 30,000 UP tokens per week

Get your creative hat on and let’s see your #esoteric memes, infographics etc. The following weekly prizes will be available for 10 weeks:

1st Prize – 15,000 UP tokens, 2nd Prize – 10,000 UP tokens, 3rd Prize – 5,000 UP tokens

To qualify, your graphic should include the words esoteric and 1UP. We will be looking for originality, an understandable message, featuring 1UP and #esoteric hashtag and humour.

Please include the following in your title:

Esoteric Graphics Contest (1UP Fundraiser)

Your entry should be tagged #esoteric, #uptoken and #graphicscontest and include the following text at the end of the post to link to the Fundition campaign:

This is a special #esoteric bounty post for 1UP, the Curation System for Communities with its own Smart Media Token. Check out the fundraiser to learn more about it and how to earn bounties yourself: https://fundition.io/#!/@steem-1up/0xxjea70g.

REMEMBER! You can enter this contest multiple times and can win in multiple weeks.

3. The Esoteric and Visionary Art Contest (10 Weeks!)

This is an opportunity for you to showcase your artistic talent and either share existing work or create a beautiful piece specifically for the contest. This contest is running for the entire 10 week period and the winners will be announced on, or shortly after 3rd December 2018.

The following prizes are available:

1st Prize – 100,000 UP Tokens, 2nd Prize – 60,000 UP Tokens, 3rd Prize – 40,000 UP Tokens

All artistic forms are acceptable, for example photograph, sculpture etc can be entered, so long as it fits in with the esoteric/visionary theme.

Please include the following in your title:

Esoteric and Visionary Art Contest (1UP Fundraiser)

Please also include a short description of the piece and what it represents. You can enter multiple times over the 10 weeks.

Your entry should be tagged #esoteric, #artcontest and #uptoken and include the following text at the end of the post to link to the Fundition campaign:

This is a special #esoteric bounty post for 1UP, the Curation System for Communities with its own Smart Media Token. Check out the fundraiser to learn more about it and how to earn bounties yourself: https://fundition.io/#!/@steem-1up/0xxjea70g.

We are really excited about this hub and enhanced rewards for the esoteric content creators on the STEEM blockchain and will continue to provide regular updates as the campaign progresses!

IMPORTANT! Please place links to ALL contest entries in the comments below!!

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Enhanced Rewards Thanks To Tribe Steem Up!

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We are delighted that @kennyskitchen has offered to give @tribesteemup upvotes to the ongoing winners of the #esoteric contests. This means that, in addition to the early access to UP tokens, there will be rewards of STEEM upvotes from an account with c 1MILLION STEEM POWER. These votes will also be available for non-members of #tribesteemup that receive a weekly prize, or final prize in the art contest.

The 1UP Esoteric Community Has A New Mascot! Introducing The Mushroom Conjurer!

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Check out this Bad Boy! This Mushroom Master of The Mystic Arts is now representing the 1UP Esoteric community!

In the interests of cross-pollination (or maybe cross-sporing?), there is a competition this week in the 1UP STEEM Monsters community to create a back story for him.

You can find it here, along with the other contests in the 1UP STEEM Monsters Community!

https://steemit.com/1up/@ascendedmonkey/1up-100k-weekly-token-airdrop-for-the-steem-monsters-community-week-2

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"Hang on, what's this 1UP all about?"... We're glad you asked!

1UP is a new community upvoting system being built on the STEEM blockchain. Unlike the current STEEM voting model, which is based on vote weight, on the 1UP platform all user votes are equal. Users can upvote within any of the Steem communities that have been added to the 1UP platform. The 1UP application is due to launch in October.

Each day, the official @steem-1up account will upvote the ten highest ranked posts (got the most 1UPs) in each community, this means that:

(1) There are multiple chances daily to win a substantial upvote from the @steem-1up account

(2) High curation rewards are available for all upvoters on winning posts.

To facilitate this initiative, the UP token is based on the upcoming Smart Media Token protocol (SMT) and will be distributed to both Steemians and communities via airdrops.

Join The Esoteric Community On 1UP

Show off your bounty contributions and learn more about 1UP and our airdrops on our 1UP Discord Channel. We are building a community for communities and we invite you to help in that process.

If you are active on Discord then you can support 1UP as a moderator and earn further tokens.

Resources

1UP Homepage

Series Backlinks

Announcement Post and Fundition Campaign
Fundition Campaign, New Platform Account And UP Token Distribution Explained
1UP Airdrop For Communities: Steem Monsters Spotlight
Community Growth, Specialized Community Airdrops And Utopian Support
1UP Community Airdrop: Esoteric Community Spotlight and Contests
Mushroom Monster, No More DLive & Fundition Update

1UP Airdrop For SteemMonsters - Drawing The Winners Of Week 1
1UP-Date: Aligning with #TribeVibes & How the 1UP SMT Project Will Benefit Steemit & Everyone on the Platform
1UP-Date: Language Communities, TribeVibes And Conjurer Mushroom
Developer Wanted: Help 1UP To Build A Pre-SMT Bounty Wallet (50K UP Tokens Reward)
1UP '100K Weekly Token Airdrop' For The Steem Monsters Community - Week # 2

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Wow, that is certainly a massive update. Or is it a massive 1Update? In any case, it was informative and featured good use of graphics. It's great to see you back up and running after HF20, and I'm sure you'll be going upwards and onwards.

The post did have some issues of style and grammar. Fixing those and similar in the future will make these posts even better. I can provide examples of the issues in a follow-up comment if you wish.

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To view those questions and the relevant answers related to your post, click here.


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Thanks for the review @didic. From now on they will be 1UPdates!

I'd appreciate some feedback on the style and grammar - thanks very much.

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I'm always happy when people ask for examples of the issues in their posts, as I feel it will help them improve.

We had an incredible start to the 1UP #esoteric community launch with loads of entries to our contests already.

That "already" is redundant.

Due to the HF20 shenanigans, the winners announcement has been delayed until today and week two will begin from today, 1st October 2018.

This would be best as two sentences. If you have to keep it to one, there should be a comma before "and."

Get your creative hat on

"Put your creative hat on."

The memes were both original and good quality and it would be great to see more entries in this contest, where there is a relatively high chance of winning a prize!

This should be cut to two sentences at the very least.

This is an opportunity for you to showcase your artistic talent and either share existing work or create a beautiful piece specifically for the contest.

Split it, add commas. Something. I ran out of breath reading this sentence.

These are just examples. This is a very long post, and I'm not gonna go through and point out every issue. None of these are terrible deal breakers, but in the aggregate, they have a cumulative effect on ease of reading.

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I agree with you. Short sentences are better. When I write on Wordpress, I have a plugin that reminds me to keep them short for SEO and readability purposes.

Thanks for the feedback!

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Thank you for your review, @didic!

So far this week you've reviewed 10 contributions. Keep up the good work!

@hungryhustle told me about 1 UP system although I could not understand it properly. Great to see such a big community rolling on contests already! :))

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Hey Sugandha - thanks for stopping by. There'll be a DTube airdrop starting soon, so get over to the Discord!

We'd love to see your esoteric articles too!

Hi @eftnow!

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Great thanks!

love this and excited to participate this second round, week 2. i was looking forward to contributing and then HF20 happened ;) thanks for the update! congrats to Week 1's winners!

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Great - Looking forwards to your participation.

Great job everyone! i love the meme section.. nice n easy and fun to engage with! thanks for the award too! now i have to figure out the technical side of the rewards!

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Well done Alex - would love to see some memes from you too. Currently, rewards are just being noted until the wallet is ready, then they'll be distributed.

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thanks for that technical update! memes.. yes im sure i can knock something fun up! can i still do one for this esoteric challenge or is it too late? maybe the next one?!

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Week 2 began yesterday and runs until Sunday night - so plenty of time for both esoteric content and meme entries :D

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ahhh ok.. so the esoteric theme is continuing for some time!! ok a meme is in the works.. im sure i have something profoundly funny to exercise

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Yup - we are giving away 1million tokens over 10 weeks, so there are loads of opportunities to build a big stash!

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ooh yeah.. meme;'s here we come! lol

oh awesome, not bad, 12.5k tokens. Ill keep up my art posts, have been held up past week. Where do the tokens go that we win, just being recorded until the wallet is done right? thanks

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Hey Liam. Yes - we are just recording until the wallet is ready. Keep 'em coming :D

Wow, it's a nice feeling to see you've won 1st place in the first contest for this 1UP category. 😃

And happy about the 17,500 UP tokens!

Thank you @eftnow and @flauwy! 👍

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You're welcome. Keep 'em coming!

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I have some ideas, we'll see if they're any good :)

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Gotcha. I'm more spiritual than you too!

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No, I'm more spiritual than you, pal. 😁

Got to love Alan Watts. He's such a great speaker with a pleasant voice.

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Great - thanks very much! I didn't know about @utopian.pay, so I'll look into that next time.

Wow - 15,000 1UP tokens!! Blush Much appreciated. I'm really intrigued by the everyone has an equal vote, as it's the biggest deterrent in starting on steem that you vote has no value. Soooooo many people become discouraged and leave because of that feeling. Looking fwd to supporting 1UP and #esoteric and being involved in the evolution of this community. Thank you. :)

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Yes - it's going to be cool that people can feel they have real influence from day one.

Keep the entries coming, as there are 9 more weeks to win tokens. It's the same contest going on this week and not as many entries so far!

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I'm guessing that many, like me, were not quite sure about posting after HF20. I posted once and it was like shouting into a deep black empty hole. OK. #esoteric is on my radar, every week.

It's great to see such great talent, and so much interest in the project :)
Peace.