CONTEST: The Blocktrades Scholarship | Win support for a full month

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The market is on a downtrend and the Steem community is going through a "despair streak".

A lot of people stopped posting until the market recovers, some people posts about this downtrend and the lack of engagement from the community and just a few are still posting normally.

The last group of people have an advantage over the first two: They understand that even though the price of Steem is at its lowest point in 2018, this is the best time to post and to earn cheap Steem in post rewards.

Well, we are here to reward those users, those who stick to the platform even when the rewards, the Steem price and the general engagement is at its lowest.

We can't make a contest like those we've made in the past with hundreds of Steem or SBD as prize because you know, the price makes it a bit complicated.

What we can do, is give continuous support from the @blocktrades account - the sponsor of this and many more contests I've coordinated in the past, vote for then as witness here if you like what they're doing -, to some users who we think deserve it, whether it is because of their community focused approach, their continuous posting and engagement with the community or their top tier quality content creation.


The Requirements

Getting a blocktrades vote feels amazing, one moment your post has only a few bucks in rewards (if you're lucky) and the next one Bum! It's at double digits - or even triple digits when the Steem price is generous -, it is amazing and a lot of people have written me in the past like Oh my God, I got my first blocktrades vote, I'm so happy!, And I believe them because I felt the same way back in September 2017 when I got my first gigantic blocktrades vote.

Well, this time we want to reward 8 users for a full month, giving them 2 votes per week starting on December 1st.

In order to apply for this contest you need to fill the next requirements:

  • You must have posted at least 3 times per week for the past 2 months (October and November). We want to reward users who, despite these low prices and rewards, are still engaging on a regular basis. If you went to Steemfest it's understandable that you didn't post during that week so don't worry! You're still eligible.
  • You have made at least 60 comments in the past two months.
  • You are part of a community and you are active in it.
  • Your posts are top quality, made with effort, time and dedication. We will not judge this part, it is up to you, if you consider your posts are amazing then go ahead and apply here.
  • Your reputation is higher than 50 without bidbots. We would like to make this contest more inclusive but the truth is, getting to a reputation of 55 is not hard if you are part of a community and you are a Steemian who engages daily with the platform and the DApps.

The Contest

We've seen countless of contests where the participants have to state on a post why they are the ones who deserve to win; there's been some other contests where one Steemian has to nominate another one to be eligible to win.

Usually on this kind of contests, people go the extra mile and spend a lot more time and effort in the making of an epic post.

But you see, that's fake news, because most of these participation posts are not the regular post the Steemian makes on a daily basis, these posts are not what the Steemian has its audience used to see so, we've decided to judge this contest differently, we will pick the winner based on something else, based on something you are not used to. We'll pick the winner based on a previous post, one that's already on the Blockchain, one that you already made, without knowing it would participate in a contest.

How can you join the contest?

This one will be easy. Follow the next few steps.

1.- Pick a post you made between November 15 - 23, preferably the best one you made. That post must have been posted before this contest announcement was published.
2.- Make a new post and in no more than 20 lines, explain why do you think you are a role model Steemian who engages daily with other users and posts quality content regularly.
3.- In your post include a link to the previous post you chose. This will be the main criteria to pick the winners, the quality of the post that you already published before today.
4.- Resteem this post. We want as many valuable Steemians to find out about this contest.
5.- Use the tag "blocktradescontest"".
6.- Title post: The blocktrades contest | The title of your previous post.

Example, if I want this post to be part of my entry, I would title the new post as:

The Blocktrades Contest | ejemplo de post


The monthly support will begin on December 1st and I will get in touch with the winners to go over details, so in order for us to have the time to pick them, the deadline for submitting an entry is November 28 at 23:59 PST.

For obvious reasons, the post you link in your entry CAN'T be edited. Any edits made after this announcement will disqualify your entry.

Good luck everyone, let the most engaging and committed minnow win.

This is a Blocktrades sponsored contest, if you like what they are doing vote for them as witness here

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Thanks so much to @anomadsoul and @blocktrades for the opportunity to gain a little extra support through this contest. Here's my entry:

@galenkp - Blocktrades entry

Well I'm already out of the running for this as some weeks I don't manage three posts. I wanted to say thank you to you both for running this, though. What a great encourager. I concur that it certainly is an amazing feeling to get a blocktrades vote. The last time I did it was a nice little Christmas present!

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Cool - I remember you telling me about that great up vote.

Well...I might as well give it a quick stab!

If by some off chance I have success, all will benefit as usual :)

Missed the deadline - but if the aim is to support and build communities not sure a deadline should matter too much (and so I try anyways)

wishing the best for all

Resteemed and voted!!
I'm so appreciated that even in a bearish trend, someone strives to host such a meaningful event to support people who are engaged with Steemit community, I'll join!! Thanks again :)

@detlev for President! He promises a free beer for all supporters!

Heheee, I love to have a beer evening somewhere (latest next steemfest) with @blocktrades and @anomadsoul and I guess they will have a lot damn fun.

I think @detlev really deserves to win this scholarship, since he is an active steemian since a very long time and did a lot for the community already like his meetups in Aachen and the #beersaturday contest with it yearly event at Steemfest where many steemian participated this year.

Thanks @anomadsoul and thanks @blocktrades for the sponsorship.
I have just resteemed.
I am not the best creator, of course :) but all my posts are made with love and I try my best.
I write about nature, life, family, my children (I have a lot of them), my animals (I also have a lot of them :)
I have been publishing every day for many months, and have been making a lot of comments to my friends. And I've never had any bots.
So I will take part! Thanks for this opportunity.

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Hi, @anomadsoul. I'm nervous to join because the last contest I joined was way back March or April. Hahaha! But I need to gather support for my daily games that's why I am trying my luck. My games benefit red fishes and minnows like me, I may not win this but I want to get a little traction to it somehow. Here is the link to my entry:

Have a nice day and more power to you and what you do for Steem. I hope you are all feeling well rested and better from your Poland adventures. *winks ^_^

@Anomadsoul, thank you for this bunch of encouragement. It's a reward for consistency which I take as one of the values for success in Steemit. Please, I'll like to get some clarifications on this contest.

Besides using an old post made from November 15 to 23 as title and attaching the link. DO we have the permission to link other posts that may be relevant to this contest entry??

Thanks for this engaging contest.

Resteemed. Submission comes later.

Great contest, even if I am not qualified because in general I am not posting often enough (I prefer to only write if I feel I have some really interesting thoughts, an mazing idea, great photos or - rarely - a very good video).

I see no reason to post or communicate less because of the current low STEEM price. As you said at the moment one can earn even more STEEM than before.

I really appreciate that you try to communicate exactly this (with @blocktrades support) and keep the community engaged! :)

Hi @anomadsoul,
Thanks for reminding me to vote for @blocktrades as a witness, I know that they are doing a great job!
This contest is also an amazing incentive and I have resteemed it for further visibility ;)
I might even participate!
I actually try to post more, especially now that the price is so low. I happen to believe in the human element ":) and I do believe in the community here.
Have a wonderful week end!

well, i just post so I don't qualify, but i post and have posted since I joined steemit Aug of 2016 a few times a week. Initially I made $500 a post and now I make .28 a post - why? I don't know. and I dont care. I use steemit to help me with my artwork - I am not active in a community - I don't have time - I do art and I live off-line, but it's nice what you are doing.

You never know when @blocktrades will upvote you. I got my first upvote from blocktrades a few weeks ago. Just keep posting your art and be you

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thanks - that's what I do...

Hello @anomadsoul, you are awesome with this blocktrade contest. I've met all the requirements, resteemed your post to get my followers doing the same, and here is my entry for the contest. Thank you for such great opportunity. Looking forward to hear from you for December, Rosa

Thang you for joining and for the resteem! Good luck :)

You are welcome. Thanks for getting the contest going.

I'm going to give it a try even though I don't comply with the only 3 posts a week, instead of posting many times I tend to do very looooooooooooong posts that could easily be splitted but I normally choose not to, I think I fit in all the other requirements but just stating that sometimes "few" doesn't mean less. I've not taken any break since I joined and despite my brief number of posts I think they are meaningful enough to be considered, so thus I'm gonna give it a try.

Oh yessss, so glad to see youlll join! I won't be judging the entries but I'm certain you have solid chances of winning :)))
I understand that part of 1 looong post instead of 3 normal Ones! Good luck!!

I remember applying for a blocktrades-sponsored delegation contest you offered up weeks after I joined Steem, ten months ago. What a long way I've come. lol! Here I am again, singing my praises for the people and the community—y'all make my life more amazing every day! Thank you for being you! :)

Good luck dear 😉👍

Good work @anomadsoul and thanks @blocktrades for the sponsorship.

I will resteem and hopefully some of my regulars will enter as there are some very worthy content creators here.

Thanks man! Always grateful to get a resteem from a highly followed account :) hopefully we'll get some good participations!

Interesting @anomadsoul. I am one of those regulars of @tarazkp and thanks to him and his resteem I knew about this contest that may well be right on my alley to reach as per the rules.

Ok, I will try to cook something yummy that prolly you @blocktrades and everyone else would want to taste and consume with gluttony. };)

Your post has been resteemed for my handful of followers.


Ok, ready!! Over here the banquet with my entry to this contest for gourmets and sybarites.

By the way... Don't forget bring with you your bib!! };)

Excelente Eric, voy a nominarme, siento que es un excelente concurso y creo que estoy en las condiciones de hacer un buen trabajo @anomadsoul.


Claro! Eres uno de los que más lo merece!

Muchas gracias por tu mensaje, tu opinión es muy importante para mí, compadre.

Thanks for this contest!!! Our Welcome Wagon graduate @audreybits shared this - and I'll be sure to make sure our whole community has the opportunity to enter! :)

Here is my entry: The blocktrades contest | This is how flag wars begin


Thanks so much! I surely hope more members of your community join! Thank you for the resteem

Wow, what a great contest! Good luck to everyone, I am sure that many amazing little fishes will swim to the surface and get some recognition for their work with this. Here is my entry:

The blocktrades contest | Coffee or tea? The answer may lie in your DNA...

YES @zen-art another SB girl WoW let the girls win please ! Good luck with the entry

Does "no more than 20 lines" mean "no more than 20 sentences?"

Also, do we need to link our entry here, or is it enough to follow the instructions in the list above on naming and tagging the entry post?


Like 20 lines in a paragraph once you publish a post :D

It's not necessary to Link your entry here, the judges will browse through the tags.

I couldn't determine what "20 lines" was since on different screens there are different numbers of lines needed for the same number of characters. So I limited myself to 20 sentences. Some are really short sentences and some are long. Not sure how many lines that is on someone's monitor though. Do you think this won't work? Not sure how I would know when it is 20 lines.

I wish this was also a nominate someone else, as for me it would be this person. Who was the first person on here to speak to me, he always has time for new people, and posts every day, adding quality to the blockchain.

Steem down or up, i keep on Steeming. I am regular on Steemit every day with a single post everyday. Only exception, when I wasbusy with family festival celebration. Thanks @anomadsoul for coming up with this contest. I have seen so many @blocktrades votes on other but never on mine. I would love to partipate in the contest to see fortune turn oppurtunity towards me on Steemit.. Hope to get par with all the requirement.....with first step..I am resteeming this post right away 👍

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💚💚💚 hey bro flow x

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Haha...thanks steeming 😉

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Great entry good luck dear friend may the best flowing blog win 😉👍

There are many to keep at par with the expectation

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Glad to be part of thd contest

Looking forward to read your entry mate! Thanks for the resteem :)

Already submitted.....👍

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Oh... This is interesting... Selling myself is not what I am good at... But I will try... Thanks for the constant support! ❤️❤️❤️

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YES you can 😉😬

Thanks mama @brittandjosie! 😘😘😘

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It's always hard to sell yourself but we should learn that there's nothing wrong with recognizing our positiveness and sharing it! I hope you join :)

I have submitted my entry yesterday... 😉 Thanks! ❤️🇲🇾

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Well hello again!
It seems to be a very interesting, promising and popular contest :)
I have just created my kind of contest post
I wish to everyone good luck and remember that the true winner is the one who finds ways to win, even when they loose!


Great to see you joined! :)

Wow!! I'm so glad that dedicated and engaging Steemians who hang around regardless and don't use bid bots are finally getting some recognition.

I've been posting as normal since the price dropped whilst most people seem to have disappeared. So to get some recognition from Blocktrades and other Steemians would be fantastic. Seems like people think anyone over 65 rep doesn't need any support which is far from the case. I'm definitely in!!!

I've been wanting to do this for so long, to try and reward those who deserve it! I'm so glad blocktrades agreed to sponsor this!

Exactly, there's so many people who lose support "once they made it" which is actually silly... I'm not going to judge the entries but I wish you good luck!

Thanks Eric, having your wish means a lot !!!

I've been wanting to do this for so long, to try and reward those who deserve it! I'm so glad blocktrades agreed to sponsor this!


BT votes for everyone!

Three posts a week for over a year, except during SteemFest. Not sure I'll enter though, been very fortunate with the support I have. Cheers!

Ahaha wouldn't that be amazing? BT votes for everyone and then moon! :P

Great contest.
Although already a dolphin myself, probably I'm not qualified.
All the best to the participants!

Thanks for the resteem Joy! And no, there's no limit about reputation or wallet size, so feel free to join :)))

Thanks, entered :D

If you went to Steemfest it's understandable that you didn't post during that week so don't worry! You're still eligible.< hahaha I love how you clarified that, because I was thinking, "YES! I've posted every day since March! Except for steemfest and HF20" lol

Steemfest was the least I've ever posted. Oh and maybe post steemfest...'cause I'm still recovering lol but whatevs

Ahahaha well then, what are you waiting for? I haven't see your post yet!

you and @waybeyondpadthai need to join in this contest. definitely.

Great initiative !!! Sure that this competition will help motivate dozens of STEEM users. Thank you for making Steam better. With me Resteem.

Прекрасная инициатива!!! Уверенный, что этот конкурс поможет дать мотивацию десяткам пользователей STEEM. Спасибо, что делаете стим лучше. С меня Resteem.

Thanks for the resteem I hope a lot of people from the Russian, Ukrainian and Bielorrusian community see this!

A shame I can't enter...I didn't post during Steemfest :( But good luck to everyone else! :)

Oh but you do have a lot of posts from the past week or two!

I do, but you stated as rule: three posts each week for the months October and November :)

I'll re word that for Steemfest attendees, I think that's a special occasion. Thanks for the heads up, it's silly to ask for three posts during that week :)

Ah, thank you :) There are so many who did post during that time, but I just wouldn't know how I would have managed it.

That is such a cool idea (very encouraging, especially on these markets) :) Hope it will get more people posting regularly ('cause you know how it goes, you do something in hope of reward and maybe you get in that habit...who knows?).
Thinking about entering, though not sure yet. In any case, resteemed. I love the idea.

I truly hope you join! I'm not judging but I'm certain you'd make a strong case in your favor!

Upvoted, Resteem and submitted my entry:

Also summarize the post and translate it to Chinese for more CN members to join the contest.
Thanks so much for holding this contest!

Oh thank you! Do you have a link to that post so I can vote it?

It’s the same link above. I put the translation on the bottom.

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I love this idea.. supporting those that stick it out when things get tough. Bravo 👏🏼

Yeeess, exactly what we were speaking about, rewarding those who are committed to the platform/community! :*

What an awesome idea for a contest...,it's also actually encouraging that I don't recognise many of the entrants..... which should be the case with a diverse network.

I'll drop my entry in later in the week. Just so many posts to choose from!

Also quite a handy idea for an easy daily post. I find it tough keeping up with one a day TBH. Too much time trawling!

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I think have got a chance here, don't let me blow my own trumpet, haha!
Meanwhile, that date you're selecting the winners happens to be my birthday - December 1st 🎊🎉🎈

A quick question, can it be a vlog or must it be a written content?

It can be a vlog, feel free! And good luck that would be abnb amazing birthday present!

Yes, indeed!
I dropped my entry already. We await the announcement. Good luck to every role model.

Always an added fun challenge when there is a limitation on the size of the post. I’m glad there was. I might have written quite a few sections instead of just this one.

It really is great to see so many coming out to engage. I know a couple in my own community I'm apart have entered this. I thought why not I pour my heart and soul into something during the struggling times and the good.

Ahmmm ... too many requirements... post, Resteem, etc. ... but I can understand.
I'm posting as a mannequin a few times a week since July 2017 and it's not that easy to do some plastic fantastic posts, organizing contests, etc. ... but I will continue cause I'm having fun.
Thanks anyway for this kind of contest.
Steemitri The Mannequin

Ah Ah I discovered you in Instagram these days, I really enjoy your posts!!👍🤣🌸

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Thanks Jenina for your kind words ;-)
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Ah ah Plastic Kisses!💋😁

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There is happiness on the end of the year @anomadsoul as usual you are Rock!

I have been participate on the contest, Its a little long description,and made it in Bilingual caused I need My friend in Indonesia know the contest. So I am sorry about that on the post, but I must tell the true that was My felt when after made that post on that time, here the link of My entry, hope you would love it.

Goodevening @anomadsoul I met every requirement and this is My entry. Good luck with the great amount of entries, that shows that we minnows need some TLC too,
Greetings from My corner of the steemisfere,

It's great to see you commenting a lot in other people's entries! Good luck and thanks for joining!

Goodmorning from Rotterdam, offcourse alot of them I “speak” to daily. And its fun to See the effort put in these entries. Maybe because of the succes its an idea to split the price and reward a female and a male entry 😉
Have a great day ,
Hows the cheek 😬

All the best to you too! ❤️❤️❤️

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wow a vote of @blocktrades the vote dreamed by many and obtained by a few, imagine 2 weekly votes of this mosntruo, I think I will certainly encourage me and hope to get at least my publication is seen, I have faith that steem will come out of this bad streak and again we will continue sailing in the waters of happiness soon, greetings @anomadsoul, as always thinking of the community, I think that's why I love you

Hi Eric! @anomadsoul, I'm crazy to see this great contest and I have not hesitated to participate, I do not know if I have to leave my post here, but they will still see it in my profile. Regards..

It's ok, I will browse the tag, no need to post it here :) thanks for joining the contest!

Great idea @anomadsoul. I would participate but I recently cut my posting limit down to only two per week so I can conserve content, spend more time curating and researching, and eliminate getting burned out. Over the summer I was doing 3 to 4 per week and that's tough when you're doing every post in English and Korean :(

I think yours is a special case because it's not like you don't want to engage, you just prefer to engage in another way other than posting so I still think you should join the contest. Thanks for commenting!

I saw this and got so excited
But of course there are so many deserving Steemians who keep the faith and just keep swimming
So I humbly present my entry

oh wow what an opportunity! the price of steem dropping doesnt bother me but I do rely on it for income, one reason why i stick around too but also makes it hard these days as well!
i've given it ago here's my entry:

It is great to see @blocktrades continue to support the community in their growth initiatives! I look forward to seeing which post I will choose!

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Hahaha, should I join or should I join? 😂 Ah quality posts on Steemit. Let me check my posts first.

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I'm pretty sure you have some of those!

Excellent as always @anomadsoul, number one in the contests, but once again I'm under the stairs. Just as in the world cup I had a reputation lower than 40 today I have less than 55, the last time I could reach to participate with the right thing but this time it is very uphill. God bless you! ... I follow you always and I'm watching your publications like most Hispanics.

I just thought about it and changed it to 50, hopefully you can get some vote before the deadline! For startersz I'll help you out that one.

Thank you!

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You can get to 50! I believe! Just go comment like your name is @janton (a guy who regularly tops the engagement league), and make some more posts! 😊

Ok, but how do I do that? how do I comment as if it were @janton? I do not understand.

It just means, "comment a lot."

OK thanks! I get it...

Haha @phoenixwren is that the thing to do 😂😂

He'd have more chance of getting upvotes for making good comments, which would up his reputation.

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