A week ago I revived my Hi From Hive initiative. This is a freewrite to share your Hive experience and journey and pin it on the Hi From Hive map, and for everyone to share with the world. The contest attracted 110 entries, which is absolutely amazing. The number of pins increased from 55 from when I launched the contest to 152!!! So thank you to everyone who shared your story and contributed to the Hi from Hive map. And a big thanks to those who commented and supported these entries.
With so many awesome entries, I felt that I could only do them justice by getting another judge to help me out. A big thanks to @traciyork
whom I passed the buck to for stepping in and helping me out!!!
The prize pool I announced in my contest announcement post was 20 HBD plus 50% of the post payout. The post payout was 58.80 HBD plus 70.02 Hive so 50% of that is 29.40 HBD plus 35.010 Hive. To make things easier, I'm going to convert the Hive to HBD . At the time of writing, 35.101 HBD is worth approximately 28 HBD. Therefore the total prize pool is 77.4 HBD, let's say 80 HBD.
At one stage the contest announcement post payout was nearing $250 and I commented a couple of times that the prize pool may go up to $150 ($125 plus the 20 HBD). Of course I was wrong!!! I totally forgot half of the post payout goes to curators 😅. For anyone who entered the contest due to my comment, I apologise for getting you all hyped up. In order to make amends, I'm going to round the prize pool up to 100 HBD!!!
Plus I got more good news!!! With @traciyork and @eddiespino's help, @theycallmedan has kindly sponsored additional 80 HBD towards the contest, bringing the total prize pool to 180 HBD. Thank you so much @theycallmedan !!!!
With the additional sponsorship, we are able to increase the Honourable Mentions from 4 to 20 and the prizes will be as follows :
First prize - 40 HBD
Second prize - 25 HBD
Third prize - 15 HBD
20 honourable mentions - 5 HBD each
And now for the most important part..... The Winners and their entries
Congratulations to all the winners!!!! And thank you to everyone who entered and contributed to the Hi From Hive map.
Although the contest has closed, the Hi from Hive is an ongoing project, it doesn't stop here. My vision is to have users pin to every country in the world. For example, currently, in the Americas we have no pins in Canada or Brazil. In Africa, we have many users from Nigeria, but only one each from Niger and South Africa. In Europe, we have no pins from Ireland, Spain, Portugal, Italy, and apart from Romania, no one east of Austria including the Nordics, Czech and Poland. In the Middle East, we have one pin in Abu Dhabi. In Asia, we have no pins in Thailand, Korea, Japan, China. And finally down under has one single pin in Australia and nothing in New Zealand. Basically, the Hi from Hive map is pretty underrepresented in most countries. You can click on the image below and it will take you to the website where you can zoom in and see. I'm pretty sure, with our community effort, together we can grow the Hi from Hive map and shill Hive in a much louder voice. Over to you guys and girls, we can do better than this!!!