New CONTEST! - Abandoned Shit Weekly - 35SBD Prize Pool. Episode No. 1 #aswcontest

in #aswcontest4 years ago (edited)

 *** Remembering the Forgotten ***

   Hi everyone!  Like 2/3 of the people here on Steemit, I have decided to host my own contest. lol  I know there is a lot of contests all over the platform... in fact, my brother @kommienezuspadt made the joke that he was going to host a "Best Contest" contest.
  ANYWAY, as many know, I'm a big nature enthusiast. That being said, I love coming across places where nature is reclaiming works of man.  Abandoned houses, buildings, vehicles, parks, zoo, etc.  Maybe its because in those moments, it seems like a rare instance where nature is winning.  Also, I feel like a lot of people have a fascination with abandoned places.  There's a whole "urban exploration" genre of youtube videos that feature exactly this.  I'm aiming to get a little more of this stuff into the Steemit world. 

The Contest:

  Post your photos of abandoned shit! It can be of houses, vehicles, parks, cities... anything abandoned.  This is NOT a photography contest.  The subject matter is what's being judged with the Abandoned Shit Weekly contest, not one's skills with a camera.  Honestly, I just want to see some cool abandoned shit.  lol  HOWEVER, as with any photograph, the "wow factor" can certainly be enhanced with a technically sound execution.  Simply put, winners won't be chosen strictly on artistry.  

The Prizes:

1st Place = 20.000 SBD
2nd Place = 10.000 SBD
3rd Place = 5.000 SBD

The Rules:

Rule #1 = Your abandoned shit photo must be posted using the tag #aswcontest for one of your tags.  This is crucial so that your entry can be seen/found!
Rule #2 = Your photo must be taken by YOU.
Rule #3 = Only ONE entry per user, per week. Save some content for future contests!
Rule #4 = Tell us what we're looking at!  You don't have to write a novel, but let us know what the picture is of, and where you found it.  That's the most interesting part! Equipment and camera settings can be included at your discretion, but is not necessary. 

The Time:

When = New ASW contests will start on TUESDAYS and will end on SUNDAY.  Winners will be announced on Monday with awards distributed then as well. I figure it's a good way to start the week!


HELP! - I'd really like this contest to become an established, weekly feature.  Resteeming the official contest announcement post here would be a huge help in getting the word out, though it is not necessary to participate in the contest.  I'm just asking as a favor.  

That's it!  Let's see some cool abandoned stuff! Good Luck!

^^^This is the photo used for the ASW Contest logo. It was taken in this awesome, abandoned 5 star hotel that we found on a mountain top in the Azores.

Make sure to follow @customnature to keep up with all Abandoned Shit Weekly Contest happenings!


This really is a great idea. I posted with the aswcontest tag and resteemed this post. Thanks!

Cant wait to see it! Thanks for helping to spread the word too...

Hello @customnature! I just seen this cool
contest on @victorbz post!
Your contest looks very interesting and I'm
sure we can find something abandoned
here in Alaska :-)

Thanks! And hell, even I have photos from abandoned shit in Alaska.. and I was only there for a few days!

this is so cool! its time for those forgoten to be the idea of this contest 👍👍👍

Outstanding idea for a contest. I, too, have a fascination with abandoned shit, and this will give me reason to go exploring. Super stoked to get in on this one. Great idea.

Excellent! Glad we share he same mindset. Can't wait to see what you discover!

I already have my post ready and prepped for tomorrow! Will link here after I post. Excited for this contest. Feeling so inspired right now.

"Inspired" is certainly a reaction I didn't expect, but it's awesome! Especially if it gets people out exploring some ruins. :)

I love urban exploring! a buddy of mine introduced me to it. He went to paris and spent the whole two weeks in the catacombs. Alas, theres not much cool deserted shit where I live, from what I have seen, Detroit is the place to be or any old soviet spots. Look forward to seeing the submissions!

Oh I'm sure there's plenty of abandoned shit where you live. If there's man, they're surly is refuse not far behind. It doesn't have to be "urban". Some of my favorite abandoned shit is rural/country stuff!

Thank you for the contest,am going to participate!!

Great! Please do!

Thanks you for the post, am going to contest,

This is a great idea, I love it and I'm definitely contesting

Great! I'm really hoping people will partake. I'd hate for this project to end up being a flop.

I love this idea! A perfect place to photograph comes to mind that was washed away by a flood in my early childhood, but I think the roads are closed from snow storms! Ooh I have pics of an old abandoned movie set too. Now to just find the images.

Love your contest but then can't help but feel like one of those people that add to your brothers "best contest" contest remark. Lol.

Im definitely joining this one... Got a few photos in mind already hehehe.. Thank you for sharing this contest sir

That's great! Don't post them all at once! I'd like to get several weeks out of this brainchild, if not a few years.

When you want to enter but don't have any photos of abandoned stuff and don't have time to explore 😭😭

that's cool, when the weather is not so shitty I know where there is a lot of abandoned shit.

Sweet! Yeah, I'm also thinking of some places I can go when the ground thaws.

I like the idea🖒

Thanks! I've always loved when some of the other photo contests would have a similar theme. I figured "why not have it every week?"

great contest. I love abandoned stuff. upvoted 100% and

Here's My Entry
11270781192 - somebody stole an aprilla bike took it for a.jpg


Interesting story about where you came across this bike!

Sounds like a good contest! Now I have to find some abandoned shit!
Resteemed for a bit more exposure!

Thanks so much for the resteem! I'm really going to do everything I can to keep this idea alive. I already shelled out a few SBD to promote the post. I honestly just want to see a lot of cool abandoned shit. lol

It is really cool to see nature reclaim things, an embodiment of implacable time and the persistence of life. I'll definately be checking the tag from time to time!

I agree. Finding things like this also bring me a bit of comfort knowing that after humans are gone, even no matter how much we destroy the environment, it will heal itself in time.

a really sweet shots love it

I like this idea!

Thanks @daveks! Be sure to look for a guest judge invite in the future.

love the idea. I will be back.

interesting contest...probably not participating, but following to see the results!

Thanks! I'm really hoping for a decent turnout. I'd love to see all kinds of abandoned stuff from around the world.

This will ne some interestin shit. I am in. See you soon. Great idea!

Seriously @ivantorres. I cant wait to see the stuff people post!

The abandoned 5 star hotel looks like something straight out of the Walking Dead.

I thought the same thing. We went all the way up to the roof, but I bitched out of going into the basement... which I regret. I didn't have a flashlight though, and I was kinda worried about squatters.

I'd be more inclined to go out and find some abandoned shit to take pictures of around me if it wasn't so cold! Will probably try anyway :).

lol Likewise. I'm in Pennsylvania and it's frigid.... I can't compete in my own contest, obviously, but I think I'm going to go out and brave the cold in the next few days to get some abandoned shit photos for logos and promotional material. I'm going to include my own abandoned shit photos every Tuesday on the official post... like on the bottom of this one.

this is nice..... i would love to be a part of this contest

I will surely enter this contest. Thank you

interesting, and great theme. I've been seeing a lot more vacated spaces around SoCal and they always have something inside that just pops out at you. Just submitted a little while ago. Hope to see some good photographers posting on this

I'll have to check it out!

Thanks for joining it!

No problem. As long as I have photos, I will keep joining it

Great. Looking forward to it. Resteemed.

Thanks for joining in!

Wow, Its Amazing contest and rarely found it voted and Re-steemed, I would like to Join, and will show the world what an abandoned shit Photos from My area

Hey, thanks for helping to spread the word and joining in on the fun!

My pleasure :)

WoW is great. I am very interested in participating in this competition. thank you :)

I am gonna participate and post soon

Interesting! Thank you!

Nice game.. I want to particpate :)

Cool! Let's see what I've got here! :)

I'll have to check it out! Thanks for taking part in the contest!

Cool contest! I'm going to make an entry haha.. Some abandoned shit here I come!

Cant wait to see it! Steemit needs more abandoned shit...

Now thinking of the abandoned place I've been to! Hmmmm

Would love to participate in this another contest. 😀

Upvoted @customnature

This is really cool. Okay. Im going over to my haunted apartment this instant!

What a wonderful idea, I'm in, @customnature! Creating my post, as we speak, and will resteem :)

Thank you much! Can't wait to see it.

Just submitted! Enjoyed this, thanks :)

Wow this is a cool idea for a contest. I will have to look though my archives.

thanks bro! its a great idea and great support for the community!

This looks interesting and awkward, and I will happily participate in this contest!
Count me in @customnature! Also resteemed it, it deserves more popularity!

Cant wait to see what kind of abandoned stuff you found!

I'll have to check it out! Thanks for joining in.

Lol, this is the most 'unique' contest I,ve ever found here in this platform :D
Love this quote "You don't have to write a novel, but let us know what the picture is of, and where you found it" .

All is well but the important part of it is following you up to see many of that kind

I can't wait to follow

Actually am Done

Resteemed. Would you accept concept art or matt painting/photo manipulations? I always need practice working on landscape and interior work and this would be a good brief for that. So I guess my question is does it have to be something in reality?

The actually abandoned thing does need to be a real place/item that you, personally, took the picture of... but you can process the image however you'd like!

I am also going to participate, when is the deadline? one week from now @customnature?

The last day to post for the contest will be Sunday the 21st, 11:59pm eastern standard time. Winners will be announced Monday.

Awesome idea!

Thanks man! I'm hoping to see a lot of cool stuff from this contest.

Joining for sure !

Thnk you for the info, I will join the contest.

Awesome! Thanks for entering and responding so quickly too.

Baboom, there you have my entry!

Really cool contest, and all the best of luck to everybody!

This reminds me of that show on Viceland.

Another interesting contest!

I'd like to participate too.
Is black and white photograph allowed to entry?

Of course! Really, the only requirement is that you took the photo yourself. :)

Love the sound of this contest @customnature Will get my AS together, Follow you, resteem this post and enter shortly.

Thanks for joining in! AND for helping to spread the word!

You're very welcome @customnature It should produce some very interesting images and I hope it is well supported.

Im going to Participate since i like this Horror type hehehe hope my entry will be picked Thanks for this kind of Contest.

Thanks for being part of the Abandoned Shit Weekly Contest! Cant wait to see it...

I'm going to enjoy this contest! I like taking pictures of abandoned stuff!

Me too! A few of the other photography contests have rotating themes/subjects and I always liked when they'd do desolate stuff. I say lets have a permanent place to see that kind of stuff!

So awesome, I LOVE finding abandoned places and posting them! I posted one yesterday, an old Lockheed Propulsion facility, and my friend @shasta suggested I enter it here. Lots of pics.

I have several other such posts on my blog, such as a set I took in Death Valley at Thanksgiving. Amd I am sure I will find and post more, since I am such a huge fan of abandoned shit and hiking! Thanks so much for hosting this contest!
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Hello, excellent idea, here is my link.

This sounds fun! I shall accept yo challenge and resteem this.

there are so many things to be seen

here is my picture for contest...i hope you all like it...

I am loving this idea of a new challenge, I love doing them every day of the week and this one is really cool. I will be looking for things to photograph. ;-)

Really looking forward to seeing the entries in this contest. I love abandoned buildings in particular and have a few photos in mind!

Here is my entry sir @customnature :

This was taken inside the Hotel. Look for the other info:

Nice contest idea the next few weeks will get interesting :).
Here is my entry....

My entry for the contest
I can tell this is going to be a popular contest. Thanks for pulling it together🐓

Hello...Here's my entry for this contest... Thanks for hosting this interesting competition.


I love this so unique and amazing contest, good i got to read this post from my groupmates post, have to look for ways i could participate, i wish i knew this when i was still in the Phils. Better chance to get a photo of abandoned places....

wow nice sir your photography relay good information.excellent post.

Great contest I love abandoned shit! Watch lot on Youtube (need to get them over to DTube). Not much round me, on the look out though! 💯🐒

That Sounds like a Great Contest, because ive already found a lot of abandoned StuffIt here in US. I just resteemed your post to help promoting your Contest...

My entry

A abdoned psychiatry in east-germany/Leipzig.

Thank you for sharing it with us

That's a great idea for a contest. I will definetly attend. Thanks.

cool contest bro

Thanks, again, @customnature, for this intriguing contest :)

Here, is my story of an Abandoned Duck Nest:

I hope you enjoy it, Yahia


nice comp brother ive just cleaned my car out but there was some abandoned shit in thier i found the remains of an orange under the seat that litteraly turned to dust as i picked it up haha

Cool contest! I just have tons of photos with forgotten, abandoned, broken shits. I am a collector. You have been warned! :)) Restemeed!

Sigh wanted to enter this - So frustrating ha ha I always think the deadline for things are the post payout, so I would look at the resteemed post and see that it was only on day 6 of being up. Not realizing my time was already up instead of a day left to get something in. Maybe next time.

Nice, I live in Buffalo, NY and there is an abandoned Insane Asylum I could sneak into.

Thats a great idea ! Lets check out!

Its a very good idea......but at this time I don't have the photos of my 'abandoned shit :P '

Great idea. Not what I usually photograph but perhaps I can find something

great contest @customnature! :) thank you for hosting this kind of contest. I fint this very helpful especially for people like me that needs extra income. The prize is really helpful. So here's my entry for this week. :)

Great idea for an contest!