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Steemit Writing Contests: Issue #60 March 26, 2018

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If you love writing and contests this is the list you've been searching for! 49 Different Writing Contests! Fiction! Poetry! True Stories! Haiku! Puns! Limericks!

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There are an increasing number of writing contests here on Steemit and some have excellent prizes that are well worth going after. The problem I was having was finding them in the sea of new posts in the contest tag. You might have been having the same problem.

Now you can simply drop by my blog each day to see what writing contests are going on across Steemit. I really do hope you find it useful.

This is an ongoing post that will be updated each day, with new contests added and expired contests removed. If you’re interested in writing contests, this daily post can be your one-stop-shop to keep updated on what’s new, and what needs to be submitted today.

Time to get writing!

What’s new in today’s list:

24 hour short story contest--March 27--Topic 10--The warden from the most difficult prison in the galaxy reminisces about the most difficult prisoners he's had.
Deadline: 02:00 GMT/UTC March 28, 2018
Description: Write a short story of no more than 2,000 words based on the prompt: “A prison warden from the most difficult prison in the galaxy is about to retire and reminisces about the most difficult prisoners during his tenure.”
Prize: Prizes are:5 Steem for First Place. 3 Steem for Second Place. And depending on how many entries are received the contest host give out Steem for other entries. But again that all depends on the amount and quality of posts.


The Kudos Short Poem Competition
Deadline: 16:00 GMT/UTC April 2, 2018
Description: Write a short poem in no more than 50 words, on any subject you choose, in any form or in free verse.
Prize: 1st Place – 5 SBD. 2nd Place – 2 SBD. 3st Place – 1 SBD


"New Women of Science Fiction and Fantasy" Book Review Contest
Deadline: 18:00 GMT/UTC April 9, 2018
Description: Write a review of one of the Science Fiction and Fantasy novels that are eligible for the Campbell Award this year - which means women who were first published professionally in 2016 or 2017.
Prize: First prize: 5 SBD. Second prize: 2 SBD


Creative Writing Contest (CWC) Week #4
Deadline: 12:00 GMT/UTC March 30, 2018
Description: Tell a short story of at least 50 and at most 150 Words to explain what happened in the photo of the week.
Prize: 1st Position - 0.3 SBD. 2nd Position - 0.2 SBD. 3rd Position - 0.1 SBD


Punday 40! Huzzah for multiples of 10! Hi freewriters and punsters! What a wonderful way to start your week, hey?
Deadline: 21:00 GMT/UTC April 2, 2018
Description: Participate by making a pun on the topic of: “Spring”
Prize: You all win an upvote from the contest host on a post of your choice, plus an @tipu tip on that same post!


STEEMIT HAIKU CONTEST # WEEK 22:(Original Contest)
Deadline: 23:59 GMT/UTC March 31, 2018
Description: Write a traditional Haiku consisting of three lines (5-7-5) about any topic of your choice
Prize: 1st Place: 4.00 SBD/STEEM. 2nd Place: 2.50 SBD/STEEM. 3rd Place: 1.50 SBD/STEEM


#ZapFic Writing Contest: Tell a story in 232 characters or less (on zappl).
Deadline: 07:00 GMT/UTC April 2, 2018
Description: #zapfic is a very short story (written in 232 characters or less) posted on the steem blockchain via Zappl. This week’s topic is “Love”
Prize: 1st prize 0.5 SBD plus 50% SBD from the payout of the contest post. 2nd prize 0.3 SBD plus 30% SBD from the payout of the contest post. 3rd prize 0.2 SBD plus 20% SBD from the payout of the contest post. Plus all valid entries will receive an upvote from the judge

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And here is the full list:

CONTEST: My 2018 - This is my Hobby
Deadline: 03:59 GMT/UTC March 27, 2018
Description: This contest is about your passion, why you have it and what drives it
Prize: 100 SBD in Prizes
Sponsor: @anomadsoul


Fractal Writing Contest #10
Deadline: 10:00 GMT/UTC March 27, 2018
Description: Post a comment with something inspired by the fractal image included in the post, be it just a title, a haiku, a story, whatever.
Prize: The winner gets half the SBD made in the post, minimum 1 SBD. The rest are split to the other winners: if there are enough SBDs made by the contest post, the contest host will try to reward a 2nd- and 3rd- place winner, as well.
Sponsor: @nyarlathotep


Idioms game #6
Deadline: 10:00 GMT/UTC March 27, 2018
Description: Have a go at trying to guess the meaning of each picture/idiom in the contest post (there are 3). You can enter BOTH a serious and a funny entry.
Prize: For the first serious correct entry (of each picture) there is a prize of 0.05 SBD. For the funniest (determined by me!) entry (for each picture) there is a 0.1 SBD prize.
Sponsor: @bengy


Unleash your Imagination! Join the Tell a Tale Contest
Deadline: 16:00 GMT/UTC March 27, 2018
Description: Write a short story or first chapter of a fictional novel with the theme of Magic/Adventure/Paranormal or Supernatural. For the short-story the minimum is 500 words and the maximum is 2,000 words. For the chapter 1 novel the minimum is 1,000 words and the maximum is 4,000 words.
Prize: Prizes for the Chapter 1 Novel. 3 SBD - For the 1st prize. 2 SBD - For the 2nd prize. 1 SBD - For the 3rd prize. Prizes for the Short Story. 1.5 SBD - For the 1st prize. 1 SBD - For the 2nd prize. 0.5 SBD - For the 3rd prize.
Sponsor: @tpkidkai


The JAG Contest: Win By Telling Us Why You Don't Give Up
Deadline: 23:59 GMT/UTC March 27, 2018
Description: Tell us why you don’t give up in 50-70 words.
Prize: Total SBD payout will be distributed to three winners; 33% each.
Sponsor: @iamthegray


I want to celebrate by giving two weeks 400SP of delegation to one of my followers
Deadline: 23:59 GMT/UTC March 27, 2018
Description: Leave a comment explaining why you need a 400 SP delegation for two weeks.
Prize: 400 SP delegation for 2 weeks
Sponsor: @hefziba


24 hour short story contest--March 27--Topic 10--The warden from the most difficult prison in the galaxy reminisces about the most difficult prisoners he's had.
Deadline: 02:00 GMT/UTC March 28, 2018
Description: Write a short story of no more than 2,000 words based on the prompt: “A prison warden from the most difficult prison in the galaxy is about to retire and reminisces about the most difficult prisoners during his tenure.”
Prize: Prizes are:5 Steem for First Place. 3 Steem for Second Place. And depending on how many entries are received the contest host give out Steem for other entries. But again that all depends on the amount and quality of posts.
Sponsor: @mctiller


Six-word story contest #4
Deadline: 09:00 GMT/UTC March 28, 2018
Description: Write a six-word story on a controversial topic. Do you dare?
Prize: Winner – 1/3 of the SBD gained from this post. 2 Runners-up – 1/6 each of the SBD gained from this post. BONUS! All qualifying non-winning participants will receive an equal share of the remaining 1/3 SBD of the prize pool, just for taking part. To qualify, you must follow the rules.
Sponsor: @anjkara


The Poetry Dice Challenge: Week 30
Deadline: 05:00 GMT/UTC March 29, 2018
Description: Use the 9 poetry dice depicted in the contest post to create a poem, also using one of the themes for the week. Each die should represent a word that must be used in the poem.
Prize: 1st Place is 4 SBD. 2nd Place is 3 SBD. 3rd Place is 2 SBD
Sponsor: @rensoul17


#iPlay: Welcome to week 4
Deadline: 10:00 GMT/UTC March 29, 2018
Description: Write a Play showing conversation between two or more persons using the topic “The Cost of Fame”.
Prize: 1st Prize: 5 SBD. 2nd Prize: 3 SBD. 3rd Prize: 2 SBD
Sponsor: @jochi


My "Convince Me" Challenge - Why I still eat meat
Deadline: 23:59 GMT/UTC March 29, 2018
Description: Answer the question “Why do you still eat meat knowing that it means animals will suffer for it?”
Prize: 5 SBD to the best answer, and 3 SBD to the second best answer
Sponsor: @evecab


Contest - Tell me your favorite Marvel movie
Deadline: March 29, 2018
Description: Leave a comment in the contest post telling what your favorite movie in the Marvel Cinematic Universe is and why.
Prize: 10 STEEM distributed among the comments the contest host likes best.
Sponsor: @tcpolymath


What's the Best Thing a Child Has Taught You?
Deadline: 04:00 GMT/UTC March 30, 2018
Description: This contest introduces STEEMmamas Discord group and asks you to write about a lesson that any child in your life has taught you. It could be a niece/nephew, student, child you babysit, or a neighbor's kid. Just tell us a story about any child -- let's say age 10 and under -- who influenced your life in some way.
Prize: First place will be awarded 4 SBD, with two honorable mentions receiving 2 SBD each!
Sponsor: @keciah


Contest: 100 Winners For 100DAYS
Deadline: 22:00 GMT/UTC March 29, 2018
Description: Make a post of not less than 200 words on ANY of the following topics: My most embarrassing moment on Steemit so far. My most cherished moment on Steemit so far. How long Can You Go Without Internet Access.
Prize: First: 5SBDs + a hand drawing of your portrait + 100% upvote from me for 10 posts of your choice to the first prize winner Second: 3SBDs + 50% upvotes from me to 5 posts of your choice to the second prize winner Third: 1.5SBDs + 25% upvotes from me to 5 posts of your choice to the third prize winner NOTE: THE FIRST 100 PERSONS TO MAKE A POST ACCORDING TO THE RULES ABOVE, WILL GET A CONSOLATION PRIZE FOR PARTICIPATING.
Sponsor: @emjoe


Contest: How do you intend to succeed in 2018?
Deadline: 23:59 GMT/UTC March 29, 2018
Description: Tell in a comment how you plan to succeed in 2018, you may end your career, make a big business, get a girlfriend, buy a car, whatever you want. Show us how successful.
Prize: First Place: 6 SBD. Second Place: 2 SBD. Third Place: 2 SBD.
Sponsor: @leob1234


Just Tell Me "How Steemit Changed Your Life" and Win
Deadline: 08:00 GMT/UTC March 30, 2018
Description: Tell your story of how Steemit has changed your life.
Prize: 5 SBD
Sponsor: @thecrytotrader


TO TELL A TALE of a Picture Contest #11
Deadline: 12:00 GMT/UTC March 30, 2018
Description: Write a short story of 50-150 words using the image in the contest post as a prompt.
Prize: Winner - 50% of total SBD Payout from this post. Great Story - 30% of total SBD Payout. Good story (1) - 10% of total SBD Payout. Good story (2) - 10% of total SBD Payout
Sponsor: @dpatcher


Creative Writing Contest (CWC) Week #4
Deadline: 12:00 GMT/UTC March 30, 2018
Description: Tell a short story of at least 50 and at most 150 Words to explain what happened in the photo of the week.
Prize: 1st Position - 0.3 SBD. 2nd Position - 0.2 SBD. 3rd Position - 0.1 SBD
Sponsor: @tomset


The conspiracy challenge event!
Deadline: 19:00 GMT/UTC March 30, 2018
Description: Write a post about any conspiracy theory you have, then post it on your timeline, about ANY subject you like.
Prize: 5 SBD
Sponsor: @deliberator


SPU Poetry Contest #5
Deadline: 01:00 GMT/UTC March 31, 2018
Description: Choose one of the options in the contest post and write a poem inspired by the quote presented, a line from the quote or, possibly, the original poem.
Prize: 1st: 2.5 SBD. 2nd: 1 SBD. 3rd: 0.5 SBD
Sponsor: @poetsunit


Constrained Writing Contest #23
Deadline: 17:00 GMT/UTC March 31, 2018
Description: Write a story in which you only use the verbs in their "-ing" form. The story must be at least 250 words long and in English.
Prize: 1st place: 45% of post's payout. 2nd place: 27% of post's payout. 3rd place 18 % of post's payout.
Sponsor: @svashta


Two Sentence Story Contest #1
Deadline: 18:00 GMT/UTC March 31, 2018
Description: Write an original two sentence story. Add a copyright free image which goes with the story and cite image source. Avoid NSFW. Mention the name of the person from whom you came to know about the contest. If it is directly from me, mention my name. This is very important for me to identify the person who referred the most number of participants and reward the top referrer.
Prize: First Prize: 50% of the SBD earned from the contest post. Second Prize: 30% of the SBD earned from the contest post. Third Prize: 20% of the SBD earned from the contest post. On top of this, the top referrer will be rewarded with free sponsorship to lifetime upvotes from @steembasicincome.
Sponsor: @svkrulze


Write A Paragraph About This | Contest
Deadline: 20:00 GMT/UTC March 31, 2018
Description: Add your paragraph, inspired by the picture to the comments!
Prize: 1 SBD
Sponsor: @markrmorrisjr


Complete The Sentence Contest #1
Deadline: 20:00 GMT/UTC March 31, 2018
Description: Simply complete the sentence in the cartoon shown in the contest post.
Prize: ???
Sponsor: @vickyko


Writing Contest: "The Muse of March"
Deadline: 23:59 GMT/UTC March 31, 2018
Description: Use the unfinished charcoal drawing in the contest post as inspiration to create a work of speculative fiction.
Prize: There will be one winner: 10 SBD. There will be one runner-up: 5 SBD
Sponsor: @mdbrantingham


STEEMIT HAIKU CONTEST # WEEK 22:(Original Contest)
Deadline: 23:59 GMT/UTC March 31, 2018
Description: Write a traditional Haiku consisting of three lines (5-7-5) about any topic of your choice
Prize: 1st Place: 4.00 SBD/STEEM. 2nd Place: 2.50 SBD/STEEM. 3rd Place: 1.50 SBD/STEEM
Sponsor: @moonleesteem


#TeamGirlPowa Women's History Month Contest
Deadline: 05:00 GMT/UTC April 1, 2018
Description: There are two categories of writing in this contest. Non-Fiction and Fiction. Both require minimum 1,500 words and maximum 2,500 words. The non-fiction piece can be based on any woman in history. The fiction piece must use the Prompt: "Women leading male dominated industry and government." and the writing work must be in the future, another planet, or an alternate yet futuristic universe.
Prize: 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.
Sponsor: @teamgirlpowa


Week #18 Fox Tales
Deadline: 09:00 GMT/UTC April 1, 2018
Description: Write a one paragraph story based on the illustration in the post.
Prize: 1st place: 5 SBD. 2nd place: 3 SBD. 3rd place: 1 SBD
Sponsor: @vermillionfox


DARE TO REPLY... Contest#10
Deadline: 13:00 GMT/UTC April 1, 2018
Description: Post an honest, brutal or witty reply to the statement/quote in the contest post.
Prize: All the SBD payout from the contest post.
Sponsor: @dpatcher


#ZapFic Writing Contest: Tell a story in 232 characters or less (on zappl).
Deadline: 07:00 GMT/UTC April 2, 2018
Description: #zapfic is a very short story (written in 232 characters or less) posted on the steem blockchain via Zappl. This week’s topic is “Love”
Prize: 1st prize 0.5 SBD plus 50% SBD from the payout of the contest post. 2nd prize 0.3 SBD plus 30% SBD from the payout of the contest post. 3rd prize 0.2 SBD plus 20% SBD from the payout of the contest post. Plus all valid entries will receive an upvote from the judge
Sponsor: @felt.buzz


The Kudos Short Poem Competition
Deadline: 16:00 GMT/UTC April 2, 2018
Description: Write a short poem in no more than 50 words, on any subject you choose, in any form or in free verse.
Prize: 1st Place – 5 SBD. 2nd Place – 2 SBD. 3st Place – 1 SBD
Sponsor: @damianjayclay and @nikisteem


Punday 40! Huzzah for multiples of 10! Hi freewriters and punsters! What a wonderful way to start your week, hey?
Deadline: 21:00 GMT/UTC April 2, 2018
Description: Participate by making a pun on the topic of: “Spring”
Prize: You all win an upvote from the contest host on a post of your choice, plus an @tipu tip on that same post!
Sponsor: @improv


The "Get 350 Steem-Power Contest to celebrate the 2nd birthday of Steemit"
Deadline: 23:59 GMT/UTC April 7, 2018
Description: Create a post, that shows your Steem-Love and enthusiasm.
Prize: 350 SP delegation for 3 months
Sponsor: @limesoda


"New Women of Science Fiction and Fantasy" Book Review Contest
Deadline: 18:00 GMT/UTC April 9, 2018
Description: Write a review of one of the Science Fiction and Fantasy novels that are eligible for the Campbell Award this year - which means women who were first published professionally in 2016 or 2017.
Prize: First prize: 5 SBD. Second prize: 2 SBD
Sponsor: @didic


Beta reading contest Ragnarok Conspiracy
Deadline: April 15, 2018
Description: Act as a beta reader for the novel “Ragnarok Conspiracy”. Comment on any discrepancies found in the chapters.
Prize: 1.5 Steem per chapter (3.4 Steem for chapter 10). 10 SBD for the overall winner. And 500 Steem delegated for one month to the best suggestion overall.
Sponsor: @pibara


Announcing the Steemit School Poetry 100 Day Challenge
Deadline: Each day at 18:00 GMT/UTC with the final entry due June 14, 2018
Description: The Steemit School Poetry Challenge involves writing one short piece of poetry every day for 100 days with a maximum of 7 skip days. This will run 14 weeks and 2 days from March 7, 2018 to June 14, 2018.
Prize: 10 SBD per day for 100 days + BONUS prizes for exceptional participants.
Sponsor: @d-pend


Steem Schools Ultimate Challenge | Make Best Steemit Story Of Your Way of Success
Deadline: This contest runs for 100 days, with requirements for daily participation.
Description: How Steemit Communications changed your life. You can express it in photos, text,video Dlive, Dsound other ways, by other people and friends confirming your post via examples and good verifiable facts.
Prize: 8 Ultimate winners will receive 500 SBD. Each day 1 winner is randomly chosen to win 10 SBD.
Sponsor: @ivan.atman @dobartim - @tatjanastan - @flysky - @aidasfg7


#Captionthis contest - Your Daily Chance To Win SBD
Deadline: 7 days from the post date (post payout)
Description: Note: This is a daily contest, with a new photo and prize each day. Caption the photo included in the daily contest post.
Prize: All the SBD payout from each contest post.
Sponsor: @conradt


Riddle me This
Deadline: First correct answer wins.
Description: Whoever can guess what I am first based on the story written from the point of view of an inantimate object wins. This is an ongoing series of contest posts. Follow @littlescribe to participate. I know it isn’t a writing contest per se, but I’m including it in support of writers.
Prize: Post payout from the contest post.
Sponsor: @littlescribe


GIVING BACK: 5SBD Payout for Best Comment Weekly
Deadline: Ongoing weekly – Monday through Sunday
Description: Prize is being offered for the best comment made on either @nat5an OR @shawnamawna during the course of the week.
Prize: 5 SBD (May be split between several winners)
Sponsor: @shawnamawna


Lovejuice Minnow Promotion // Let Lovejuice Promote Your Work and Receive 5 SBD!
Deadline: Ongoing
Description: This promotion is intended for minnows who generally receive less than $5 on their own posts. Initially it was for fiction/poems about lovejuice, but has been expanded to include any fiction/poem.
Prize: 5 SBD
Sponsor: @lovejuice


@markrmorrisjr has a contest that requires little effort on your part, but should be great fun for everyone involved. Each day, he'll put up a post with some writing prompts, between 5 and 10, some written, some images. If you'd like to see him write one of them, vote for it in the comments. The prompt with the most votes will be his story inspiration! He will write a story, from scratch, of at least 500 words, and base it on the prompt! Then he’ll choose one lucky person who chose the winning prompt as the winner of the contest and they get 25% of the SBD from the story post. He’s had stories pay out over 700 SBD in the past! He plans on doing this every day until he reaches 5,000 followers, so it could go on for several weeks. Here’s the “contest”


The Q&A Contest
Deadline: Each question has a deadline of 7 days or at post payout.
Description: Everyday, Monday through Friday, @thepassenger asks a new question and you have a chance to win SBDs simply by answering the question.
Prize: Each day, Top voted comment: the user will get 50% of the reward pool +1 SBD. Top Engaged comment: the user will get 30% of the reward pool + 1 Smartcash tip. One randomly selected user: the user will get 20% of the reward pool
Sponsor: @thepassenger


How Does Dwelling Make You Feel Contest
Deadline: This is an ongoing story and the author had pledged to have this same contest with every chapter of “Dwelling” released.
Description: Read the first chapter of the story “Dwelling” and leave a comment that tells how the story made you feel. Tell your thoughts on the writing, the artwork, the characters, the story, the sense of place. What is it like to be immersed in the Dwelling world?
Prize: 3 SBD
Sponsor: @dougkarr


#captionthis - WIN SBD every day!
Deadline: New contest every day. Each days contest runs for 7 days.
Description: Caption the photo in the contest post.
Prize: Full contest post payout
Sponsor: @conradt


Lots of #NewbieGames
Deadline: Contests run for 7 days until post payout.
Description: @peggyhazelwood runs quick easy little contests like “What’s your favorite food”, “When did you join Steemit”, “Did you file your taxes yet” and others. Basically another 1-2 contests every day. All quick and easy to join.
Prize: Typically the prize is the payout from each contest post.
Sponsor: @peggyhazelwood


How To: WEEKLY - Starts today! Share your knowledge and win
Deadline: 13:59 GMT/UTC Every Saturday
Description: Once a week the contest will ask you to share your how-to knowledge on a variety of topics. The initial instruction guide is here
Prize: 1st place: 10 SBD. 2nd place: 6 SBD. 3rd place: 4 SBD. Prizes awarded each and every week.
Sponsor: @howtoweekly

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