Contests - No Fooling!
Steem Basic Income
Steem Basic Income is a social experiment to bring a basic income to as many Steemians as possible. Members join by sponsoring others into the program. Steem Basic Income is delivered through providing regular upvotes to member content.
Contests, Giveaways and Raffles!
It’s a Monday full of contests, and that’s no April Fool’s joke! In fact I’d love to offer a good April Fool’s trick but I couldn’t think of one that would work. So you’ll have to get your entertainment by entering all the contests on today’s list!
If you want your contest listed, the best way to get noticed is to post it in the contest channel in the SBI Discord server.
Please try to think about your submissions and reward these great hosts with quality submissions. If you enjoy somebody’s contest format, check their feed for more, and follow them so you don’t have to wait for our listing to come out!
Each contest may have its own rules, so please read the contest post thoroughly before entering.
Today’s featured contests
Try and get out once a week for a short walk, can be from your office, home or anywhere really and walk for a few blocks or a few minutes looking for things to get shots of and share a post on a Wednesday with the #wednesdyawalk tag for a chance to receive SBI.
Sponsored by Jimmy's Sauces, @BraaiBoy hosts MeatyMondays and asks you to share a picture of a recent braai (aka BBQ) to win. That's it... No Likes or Resteems etc. required. 7 SBI units (and other prizes - incl a real-world Jimmy's Sauce hamper) are up for grabs. Yum! Mondays just got better.
And now for the contest list
Choose your prize via dpoll and you might win this random draw.
Answer the daily question to enter.
You can choose SBI as your prize if you ask for it in the comments.
No one’s guessed yet! If you know SoCal, check it out and make a guess.
Like to pontificate about the nature of the afterlife? Go to this post and share it in the comments to enter.
Comment on the post to be entered to win.
The Euro lottery Steemit style is on again.
Pick SBI shares in the dpoll to enter the giveaway.
Win SBI shares while playing Minecraft! Read the full post for details.
You can win and SBI share and a Steem Monster card in this contest.
Share what you’re building and you could be awarded SBI shares!
It only takes a comment to enter this giveaway.
Check out these recurring contests too!
Quite a few industrious Steemians run contests regularly. Here is a list of the ones we know about at the moment. All of these have been running for months so you can count on their posted schedule.
Be sure to check each account and look for the contest name as the links change each week. Also remember to read the full contest description as the rules and prize values sometimes change.
The folks over at @freewritehouse run three contests each week. All of them are designed to encourage community engagement and highlight other's work. Besides the prizes from the @freewritehouse account, they are always interested in hearing from anyone who will sponsor a contest and so they can offer even bigger prizes.
A Favorite Freewrite You Read contest runs every Tuesday for just 24 hours. You need to read some freewrites written (you can read this post to see what they are), and then comment on the contest posts about which ones you liked best and why. If they choose your comment you win units of SBI.
Recommend your Favorite Freewrite Poem is a poetry version of the Favorite Freewrite contest and it runs every Friday. Make a comment about a freewrite poem you loved and you could win SBI units. But be quick! When Friday is over, so is the contest - until the next week that is.
We-Write is a new challenge where two writers create a single story using the freewrite prompt. It runs every other Wednesday with a prize of 4 SBI divided among winners.
Finish the Story Contest is run by @f3nix via the @bananafish account which now hosts the contest which runs every Wednesday. He posts the beginning of a story, and you finish it. Then you post your complete story for everyone to read. One of the prizes is SBI units. The important thing to know about this contest is that it's an ongoing creativity workshop, so if you miss one deadline you can participate in the next.
Mizu No Oto is founded on the belief that every image has a haiku. It’s an @bananafish contest curated by @marcoriccardi, a real haijin (haiku poet) and it's a great occasion to learn this form of poetry.
In the spirit of helping new Steemians, this contest focuses on curating great content and is run by @pifc. It runs weekly on Mondays and asks that you find two "High Quality Original Content Blog Posts" to recommend for curation. Four judges decide which recommendations were the best and multiple winners get SBI units. Follow @pifc to see the latest contest post and read it for full details.
Like super short stories? Try writing one in 232 characters or fewer for your chance to win SBI in this contest run by @felt.buzz. Every Wednesday he posts a new prompt to use for your very short story. You can post your story wherever you want, just make sure to keep it under 232 characters.
Help celebrate digital art by creating creative captions for the week’s selected picture. Read all the rules carefully to be sure your entry qualifies for the SBI prizes.
Every week you can visit the Thank You Economy contest and tag someone who has helped you. When you do, both of you could win SBI units from the ever growing prize pool!
From the creator:
What is Punday?
Punday is the best day. It's the day we post a topic upon which you are invited to pun in the comments for a chance at SBI shares. You get to read all the incredible puns, and you can try your hand at puns, and you can just bask in the warmth and love that punsters offer. I am your Puntender, and I serve hot puncakes with Mapun Syrpun.
A.E. Jackson writes short stories, interactive fiction, and informative articles which are published on Steemit.com. As a new writer, it is important to build a loyal following, and get feedback from readers. The Loyal Reader Rewards Contest was created with those goals in mind.
Loyal Readers can earn entries into a Steemit Basic Income random draw each week by reading posts, and following the directions to enter. The entry form requires more information than many Steemians are comfortable with providing, so enter at your own discretion.
NOTE: Contest images used with permission from their owners.
How to get on the recurring contest list
Do you run a regular contest that you’d like to see in our recurring contest section? We have some simple criteria you need to have to be included:
- SBI units must be part of the prizes given out.
- Contest needs to be running 5 weeks or 10 contests on a consistent schedule, whichever comes first.
- Meet Contest King’s no upvote, no resteem, and no follow conditions.
If you think your contest qualifies let us know in the comments or on our Discord channel and we’ll check it out.
If you want to get involved, or to increase the basic income that you receive, enrollment is pretty straightforward:
Just send 1 STEEM to @steembasicincome. Include the name of a Steemian to sponsor in the transaction memo (preceded by @). You and the person you sponsor will each receive 1 unit in the program. You can sponsor any active Steemian, it does not have to be a current member.
If you're unclear, please check out our full transaction memo guidelines and then let us know if you have any questions.
The official currency for enrollment is STEEM. If we choose to accept SBD without refunding it, you do not receive extra value for it.
Enrollments are processed automatically every 144 minutes. Confirmation transactions are still manual and typically are sent within 2-3 days. Even if you have not received a welcome transaction, you can check your status using
This Contest listing was prepared for us by @ntowl!
@ntowl is a freelance copywriter who plans on being a best-selling author. Her writing is all over the web, but most of it belongs to other people who paid her to write it. Follow her on Steemit for writing advice and encouragement.
Sustainability Coverage and VP Management
Sustainability Coverage is currently at 88.17% and rshares reward rate is 705,351,750 per SBI unit per day.
The rshares reward rate for bonus units (delegation reward) is not decreased. It actually is higher, to return curation rewards to our delegators. You can help increase the sustainability coverage (and thus the rshares reward rate on regular units) by delegating to @steembasicincome.
For more information, please read Into the Heart of Sustainability.
Upvoting Reward multipliers are currently at 1.10x until our Voting Power recovers to 80%.
Global Block Builders
Steem Creators Conference is now Global Block Builders. We are happy to have been invited back for our third appearance. Join us in Austin, TX, USA from April 10 through 13.