A Weekend at Contests

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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.


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Contests, Giveaways and Raffles!

Another weekend approaches with a big list of contests to enter. We have three, yes three, photography contests, and many comment-to-enter contests that make getting more SBI super easy!

Contest participants

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!

If you want to see more contests before we mention them, check the #steembasicincome tag in Trending or New and see what's happening! We also have a contests channel in our Discord server.

Each contest may have its own rules, so please read the contest post thoroughly before entering.

Today’s featured contests

Easy SBI Contest

The ‘Easy SBI contest’ requires only a single comment (of any nature) to be in the draw. The winner is drawn at random the following day.

Paying it Forward


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.

And now for the contest list

  1. https://steemit.com/creativecoin/@kiokizz/yawning-0ir2fvwx0n
    Comment on Steem Knights to enter.

  2. https://steemit.com/photography/@axeman/cityscape-photography-contest-winners-week-031-week-032-submission-post-3sbi-150-photos-submission-post
    A cityscape photography contest.

  3. https://steemit.com/contest/@iampolite/sbi-contest-011-win-a-sbi-share-for-an-interesting-fact-or-by-steemindian
    Comment an interesting fact to enter. The best one wins!

  4. https://steemit.com/weedcash/@stever82/2jakgn-win-5-weedcash-or-1-sbi-what-do-you-want
    Ask for the SBI to enter.

  5. https://steempeak.com/@kharma.scribbles/random-acts-by-kharma-contest
    Comment according to the directions in the post to enter.

  6. https://steemit.com/buildbetter/@ecoinstant/concurso-de-buildbetter-574-sbi-gran-premio-final-y-49-sbi-distribuidos-semanales-semana-abierta-empieza-ya
    Help grow Steem! Share a project you care about to enter.

  7. https://steempeak.com/palnet/@stever82/6oj51w-win-splinterland-cards-sbi-or-palnet-tokens-just-tell-me-what-you-want
    Ask for SBI to enter.

  8. https://steemit.com/contest/@iampolite/sbi-sm-contest-012-tell-me-a-joke-an-win-6-sm-cards-or-a-sbi-share
    The best joke wins!

  9. https://steemit.com/photography/@axeman/black-and-white-photography-contest-week-012-winners-announcement-week-013-3sbi-150-photos-submission-post
    A black and white photography contest.

  10. https://steemit.com/contest/@barski/barski-announces-photo-contest-show-me-the-reflection-of-the-world-in-a-puddle-weekly-prize-pool-of-18-000-snaxp-tokens
    A puddle photography contest.

  11. https://steemit.com/ap-contest/@iampolite/sbi-sm-contest-013-season-highlights-challenge
    Show off your Steem Monster season highlight to enter.

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.

Thank you economy


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!

Punday Monday


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.

Steemexplorer’s Daily

@steemexplorers is a project operated by @jonnyla08 and the “Monsters Madness Giveaways” team which aims to consistently help others find resources to improve their Steemit user experiences, network with other community members and achieving personal growth. We hope to be a central source of information and guidance for all Steemians. Steemexplorers has some exciting projects in the works. Presently while we work through these projects we conduct FREE daily giveaways of SBI shares among other things throughout the other members of our team. Please see the instructions in our daily giveaways for more information on how to participate.

Lyric Poetry Contest

With the contest using the prompt, the poet will show with his verbal expression illustrate a deep feeling, a reflection, a state of the spirit, as experiential and aesthetic manifestations.

Wednesday Walk

Wednesday Walk

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 #wednesdaywalk tag for a chance to receive SBI.

Pirate Sunday


Come help tell the adventures of Captain K, a fictional character with a quite a history! To enter, read the current post and previous stories, then write your own version of what “piratey” things he gets up to next.

@phortun´s Monday tipping contest

Weekly guessing game: guess the price of Steem in seven days and win 5 SBI

ZapFic Writing Contest


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.


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.

Favorite Freewrite

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.

Favorite Freewrite Poem

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.


The FreeWrite House We-Writes kick it off every Monday with a new prompt. Just complete the story with a five minute free write (or longer if you choose) and you could win 5 SBI shares.



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. It runs twice monthly, once in English and once in Spanish.


Tell a Story to Me is a contest started by @calluna, who being potassium minded, brought it over to the BananaFish Realms. Tell a story following the prompt to win some cool prizes!

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 (with SBI prizes awarded) for 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.

Writer Bio

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.


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.

Questions about Steem Basic Income?

Most questions are addressed in our FAQ or in these helpful resources. If you still have questions, ask in the comments section or join us in our discord channel.

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thanks for sharing SBI Giveaway ! :) @steembasicincome 💙

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Weekly Contest since 2018 - Lifetime Upvotes by Steem Basic Income


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You can receive even more SBI shares by gambling @peekbit‘s upvote game too…

This is the best way to earn life time thanks for stay with us

Thanks for the update on the contests!

Thanks for sharing! If you're comfortable joining our Discord, it can also be linked in the #contests channel there. That's where we build our listings from, so it significantly increases the likelihood of having in included in our listing.

I think people forget that it doesn't take a big donation to help someone, just a lot of little donations. [Hannah Teter]

!sbi status

Hi @xdo-no!

  • you have 2 units and 0 bonus units
  • your rshares balance is 412818674826 or 0.170 $
  • as you did not wrote a post within the last 7 days, your comments will be upvoted.
  • you need to wait until your upvote value (current value: 0.019 $) is above 0.077 $

Structure of your total SBI vote value:

  • 77.81 % has come from your subscription level
  • 0.00 % has come from your bonus units
  • 0.14 % has come from upvoting rewards
  • 22.05 % has come from new account bonus or extra value from pre-automation rewards

    Take Control! Include #sbi-skip in your text or tags to have us skip any post or comment.

Greatings from @coinchek!

!sbi status

I love Basic Income concept... thanks for what you are doing, guys!

!sbi status

  • Thanks to everyone who continues to participate in SteemCoinPan community.
  • From Oct 15, 2019, we will provide SCT rewards for postings published on SteemCoinPan.
  • You won't get SCT rewards at all if you create a posting on other Steem Dapps after Oct 15, 2019.


Ok, I hope this doesn't catch on with other communities/tribes.

You should NOT limit which interface is allowed to be used in order to be rewarded.

Or - you should allow SteemPeak at least, since they have tribe and feed sorting features activated for all the tribes, not limiting at all and allowing us to completely customise our feeds and sort which tribes we'd like to see and when...

https://www.steemcoinpan.com/ is just another ugly steemit.com clone - just like many of the other tribe front-ends.

I would hate to lose the ability to be rewarded just because I refuse to use an ugly and feature limited front-end.

For me SteemPeak is #1 by a long shot and I love that I can be a part of multiple communities, all from the one UI that I know and love, just by using their tag and sorting my feed/creating lists and favourites. Really, the possibilities with SteemPeak are endless.

It should be about the community and proper use of tagging, NOT about the interface we use!!

More interfaces are likely to go this direction, so that they can control their own advertising revenue from the traffic. As long as they are using their advertising revenue to benefit their members, it would help the value of the tokens (and drive more traffic to their platform). If they are using their advertising revenue to enrich themselves, the move will likely destroy their communities.

Either way, we will stop using SCT tags from Oct 15 but we will continue with staked SCT as long as there is an active contingent of SCT users among SBI members.

Does running your own frontend take a lot of resources? Domain registration and perhaps a small cloud server for hosting the files, but are they also running their own database? They would just be mirroring/using a public node I imagine to pull and show the data from the blockchain that's tagged with their tribe/dApp, in most cases? Talking about a clone of the steemit condenser.. dApps like steem-bounty/steem-hunt, actifit etc are probably also running a database I imagine.. but generally, the tribes don't seem to be running anything 'special', right? Just wondering!

Most of the front-ends use steemit API instead of running their own nodes.

I love Basic Income concept... thanks for what you are doing, guys!

!sbi status

!sbi status

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Hi @arabisouri!

  • you have 7 units and 10 bonus units
  • your rshares balance is 186617743158 or 0.078 $
  • you need to wait until your upvote value (current value: 0.026 $) is above 0.039 $

Structure of your total SBI vote value:

  • 19.75 % has come from your subscription level
  • 47.64 % has come from your bonus units
  • 27.11 % has come from upvoting rewards
  • 5.50 % has come from new account bonus or extra value from pre-automation rewards

    Take Control! Include #sbi-skip in your text or tags to have us skip any post or comment.

Hi @steembasicincome!

Your post was upvoted by @steem-ua, new Steem dApp, using UserAuthority for algorithmic post curation!
Your UA account score is currently 6.002 which ranks you at #322 across all Steem accounts.
Your rank has not changed in the last three days.

In our last Algorithmic Curation Round, consisting of 93 contributions, your post is ranked at #4.

Evaluation of your UA score:
  • You've built up a nice network.
  • The readers appreciate your great work!
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!sbi status

Hi @syalla!

  • you have 105 units and 0 bonus units
  • your rshares balance is 1621926772233 or 0.679 $
  • as you did not wrote a post within the last 7 days, your comments will be upvoted.
  • you need to wait until your upvote value (current value: 0.075 $) is above 0.078 $

Structure of your total SBI vote value:

  • 43.46 % has come from your subscription level
  • 0.55 % has come from your bonus units
  • 55.99 % has come from upvoting rewards
  • 0.00 % has come from new account bonus or extra value from pre-automation rewards

    Take Control! Include #sbi-skip in your text or tags to have us skip any post or comment.