Hello Nature Lovers !
I would like to cordially invite you to another great week of the Amazing Nature Contest. There were already so many excellent entries regarding how amazing nature can be in the past episodes and there is still so much more to see ^^ .. To participate in #amazingnature just create a post that shows how amazing nature is for you personally. This can be anything from a beautiful flower or animal to an astonishing sunset.
What is the Purpose of the Contest ?
I am a huge lover of nature and really enjoy to take pictures of all the lovely things that surround me every day, no matter if those are plants, animals or landscapes. I found Steemit to be a brilliant place to find and watch nature pictures from all over the world. There is such a diversity of great content out there, thanks to all of you, from different perspectives and out of various motivations. I would like to collect all those beautiful snapshots and their amazing stories in a weekly compilation so that you can all benefit from the beauty that we are facing all the time, but so often are not able to appreciate in the modern times we are living in.
Contest Rules :
As this is a proper contest be so kind and follow those simple contest rules. Otherwise, to stay fair to those who do, I have to disqualify you from the winning places !
- Use #amazingnature as FIRST TAG and topic of the post and CLEARLY MENTION that your post is an ENTRY for this contest. This assures that this contest can grow and reach out to as many nature lovers as possible.
- All pictures that you use in your post have to be your own. You can use the amazing nature banner if you like or create your own.
- Clearly STATE why those pictures are representing YOUR AMAZING NATURE. This is an essential part of this contest.
- Drop the LINK to your post IN THE COMMENTS below so all participants can find it easily and fully enjoy this weekly collection. You can add a picture if you like.
- Please submit only one post per contest. Of course you can do more, but I will stick to the first entry per Steemian.
Possible Topics :
As nature covers an incredible wide range there is really anything possible. Amazing Natures categories could be anything from the following topics:
- ... Surprise us ^^
Prizes to Win :
- 1st Place : 3 SBI
- 2nd Place : 2 SBI
- 3rd Place : 1 SBI
I will always try my best to link and present all participants of Amazing Nature in the entries section of the announcement posts that will be published roughly one week later on Sunday (depending on my time schedule this may shift some time ^^). This way you will have a nice compilation of them all. As an special feature, the new title picture of the contest will be created from the entry of the contest winner. This time it is from @jaytaylor.
How are the Winners choosen ?
I do not choose the winners personally, also I did it in the beginning. The voting will be done by the community instead. For this purpose the Steem Terminal was so kind to create a special contest room in their Discord. Here I will post the announcement post (contests-and-such) each Sunday together with all your entries (adalger-contest) each friday. Every member of the Terminal will be able to assign "voting emojies" under the entries for 24 hours and in the end those three with the most of them are the lucky winners. This I hope should lead to a more objective consideration than just involving myself as a judge ^^
Steem Terminal Discord Server:
If you want to vote for the entries, feel free to join us on the Steem Terminal Discord:
It is a great location for learning about Steem, Discord, and Steem-related communities, full of nice people that you may ask if you need assistance, with nearly everything ^^ It also host the Redfish Rally, a funny challenge for all those new here. You will find documents to assist you, a place to learn and practice, and find out about the many opportunities to connect with other Steemians. So why not joining us? You will not regret it ^^
THIS WEEKS WINNERS
The winner of this week's contest, with her very first entry, is @jaytaylor. While browsing through her blog you will find many entries about art. It's her main focus and if you are interested in this topic you should definitely visit her blog. You will not be disappointed ^^ .. She is a very spiritual person and you can find a lot of philosophy in her posts and discover her affinity to nature on a closer look. Her entry is about a magical moment in nature, a close encounter between the fearless 2-year-old Raven and a wild white-tailed deer during a trip to the Rocky Mountains, Colorado, in Autumn 2004. I would really like to talk more about what she wrote, but to be honest, I suppose I would not get even close to how beautiful of a story she wrote to accompany those breathtaking and hearth warmening pictures. You voted for @jaytaylor with a total of six votes and in my opinion you choose the right one. It is such a honor to present this post to you as it represents what "Amazing Nature" stands for in such an excellent way. Thank you sooo much for participating in this contest with this outstanding jewel!
The second place goes to @phortun wis week. He is a dedicated nature lover that always prefers natural places to urban sites. In his entry he shows us a beautiful collection of the wildlife in the one country, that will always have a special place in his heart, namely Costa Rica ^^ .. I was quite surprised to hear from him that more than 1/4 of the country´s land area consist of national parks and protected areas that contain as much as 5% of the entire world´s biodiversity. This makes Costa Rica a true heaven for every nature lover. Besides this Purple Lubber Grasshopper you can find six other beautiful pictures that he took at the Caribbean coast of Costa Rica and its surroundings, mostly in the Cahuita National Park and the Gandoca Manzanillo National Park. Thank you for this very first entry from you for our little contest :)
If you are following this contest for longer time already you for sure know our @annephilbrick ^^ This time we see her again within the winning places with a beautiful landscape that she took for us in autumn, a magical time of the year where Mother Nature blesses us with great colourful views as the trees turn brilliant red, orange and yellow. It is really fascinating to see how different the world can appear depending on the time of the year. Trees perfectly adapted to this world throughout billions of years and while I think so about it, they are really exemplary of how a peaceful and friendly world may look like. It is a shame we are treating them so badly. We humans could really need a bit of their nature spirit, hehe. Thank you for another nice entry from you @annephilbrick :)
From time to time, when I browse the the post-promotion chanel, I encounter Steemians with nature related blogs that I put in the feature rubric. This time I found @shuvo35 from Bangladesh. The post that caught my attention was dedication to those who love flowers and love nature. And then one for those who love animals, hehe. What a nice idea ^^ He has a hand for capturing the beauty of those things around us that most people would oversee as simple and inconspicuous ^^
I thank all of you who participated and voted this week and hope that you enjoyed the Amazing Nature Contest. I am looking forward to more excellent content to come as every week ^^. Of course this format is open for all kind of critics that can increase the quality of the contest and I am always happy about anyone who wants to join us on this little adventure.
Previous Participants :
@akinome @alinix @annamarina @annephilbrick @apnigrich @artofwisdom @angelro @atomcollector @bahttg @bigsambucca @brittandjosie @bucipuci @careassaktart @cocolefleur @davidesimoncini @dkkarolien @elkezaksek @ellenripley @engrsayful @hangin @iamraincrystal @ireenchew @isabelpena @joebtc @johannpiber @justclickindiva @kamrunnahar @karbon @kheys @lighteye @manojbhatt @melinda010100 @mintymile @molometer @myjob @mysteriousroad @nelinoeva @nilom @ninahaskin @paradigm42 @phortun @qwerrie @redheadpei @sarimanok @sayee @sallybeth23 @seadbeady @s3rg3 @theoctoberwind @thesobuz @travelsbyblue @trincowski @viking-ventures @wongbraling
If you want me to take you out of the list, or if you don't want your picture, in the case you are the winner, to be used as a new title picture, just let me know about it in the comments.