Amazing Nature Contest - January 2020 - Vlogging Special

in amazingnature •  3 months ago  (edited)

Hello Nature Lovers !


I would like to cordially invite you to the first week of the Amazing Nature Contest for vloggers! There were already so many excellent entries regarding how amazing nature can be in the the regular contest and it grew bigger and bigger over the time. Now I received my first inquiry about vlogs ^^ .. To be honest, I do not know much about video, but as promised I will try to response to all your critics and suggestions. For this first one I will stick close to the format of the regular contest, and if I figure out that you love it, we can adjust the format together :) .. To participate in #amazingnature vlogging, just create a post with your video that shows how amazing nature is for you personally. This can be anything from a beautiful film about a walk through botany, a visit to the zoo, or whatever comes to your mind when you think about nature.

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. Now I that I got in touch with one nature vlogger here on steemit, I found that I enjoy this too ^^ 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 and amazing stories in a compilation, also I am not sure if this will be a weekly, monthly, or occasional one on the end, 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. They are the same as in the regular contest, only that you have to include at least one video ^^

  • 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.
  • The video 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 this video is 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. It is also NECESSARY as I have to post one link to the Terminal on Friday for voting and also later for my own compiling purposes.
  • 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:

  • Botany
  • Zoology
  • Geology
  • Landscapes
  • Philosophy
  • ... Surprise us ^^


Prizes to Win :

  • 1st Place : 3 SBI
  • 2nd Place : 2 SBI
  • 3rd Place : 1 SBI

I am sure that this will not be the only vlogging special and hope that it becomes an own contest too. Therfore I am planning to present all participants of Amazing Nature in the entries section of the announcement posts that will be published for the next round, whenever it will be. For this very first one it will be the same as for regular contest, so roughly one week later on next Sunday (depending on my time schedule this may shift some time ^^). This way you will have a nice compilation of them all. Regarding the title picture I am not sure yet how to handle it as it's about videos, hehe. But I kind of also would like to create it from the entry of the contest winner.

How are the Winners choosen ?

The voting will be done by the community, the same way it happened for the regular contest the first time this weekend. For this purpose I will use the same chanel that the Steem Terminal was so kind to create in their Discord. Here I will post the announcement post (contests-and-such) on this Sunday together with all your entries (adalger-contest) on next 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 ^^


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 ^^



As an example I would like to show to you the latest post from @ospro who was the one that initially asked for a vlogging format. It is about ant activities and some green leaves ^^


I thank all of you who so greatly supported the Amazing Nature Contest so far. I never expected that it would evolve like this, or that I would even handle vlogger, hehe ^^ .. Lets us see how this format will evolve. Together we can make it a place as great as the regular contest already is, thanks to you all :) .. Of course this new 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. Let's see how this vlog contest will work out ^^


Previous Participants :

Here I will list all the participants of the vlogging format of the contest in the future

@ospro ...

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.

Best wishes,

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Here is my first attempt! I will definitely be keeping this contest in mind as I explore the wonders of creation!

Hey there @ecoinstant ^^ .. Thank you very very much for your entry into the firs vlogging special of #amazingnature ! .. As there are now several steemians really interested into this vlog format, I will definit implement it into the family of the contest .. I already saw in your first vlog which damn luck you have to be in the middle of Mother Natures beautiful creation and I want to see more, hehe .. Welcome, and I hope you enjoy all the nice entries in this contest, not only the vlogs, but also the regular ones. There are always some beautiful jewels under the entries that will for sure leave a broad smile in your face ^^

Wow, thank you very much @the01crow for promoting this vlogging contest ^^.. This will help to reach out the vloggers out there and I highly appreciate it :)

resteemed to raise the awareness!
and a bottle of !BEER ofc :=)

Thank you very much qwerrie ^^ .. I am already waiting impatiently for the first entries, hehe .. I really hope this format will be fruitful enough to raise it from an occasional to an at least monthly contest 🤞 .. It is such a new and different perspective if you are only used to pictures ^^

Wow! New experience!!
Keep going!

Hehe, you are all so greatly supporting the contest that I could not withstand to give you this experience too ^^ .. Lets see how this contest looks from a vloggers perspective, hehe :)

@tipu curate

Upvoted 👌 (Mana: 0/3 - need recharge?)

Ohh.. I did not know that one could tip curations oO .. Thank you very much ^^

Thank you very much for your suuuper cute entry to #amazingnature's first vlogging round ^^ .. We have four entries now, which is soo great .. by the way, you have a nice nature related blog there .. I really hope to see more from you in the future ;)

When I was looking for a video about a squirrel, I found a lot of video files. They are not processed at all.
Now I started looking for a good video editor. New videos may appear :-))

Hehe.. Unfortunately I am not the best person to help you with that as I never ever edited a video ^^ .. If I ever find out more about this topic I will try to remember you ;)


I am CLOSING the ENTRY window now

The VOTING will STARTS in the SteemTerminal Discord soon ^^

Thank you all for participating this very first week of the vlog format of the contest.. I am glad that already entries are here and thanks to you from now on this will be a regular contest.. You are amazing! ;)

Best wishes,


Hey there @sallybeth23 ^^.. I did not know that you are vlogging too, hehe.. I look at it later.. I am already excited what you are submitting :)

I don’t get enough time to make videos very often - it takes a while to gather enough snippets of video I feel are worth using. I take loads of bad video footage too of course but you won’t be seeing that lol

Hehe.. If you feel like participating one day again, feel free to do so :) .. I would be happy to see you enter again ^^

Oh I definitely will but it’s gonna be Costa Rica again 😂

Hi there everyone !

Today I present to you a new vlog format of the amazing nature contest. I received an inquiry for a vlog entry recently. As it is not a wise idea to mix those together I decided to give you this Vlogging Special.. If you enjoy it and want to keep it, I will try my best to seriously rework this concept and make it into an own contest ^^ I have to admit, this came very fast and mostly I used the regular contest as a layout for this one, but pls forgive me this fact, would you?

OK, let us start with the vlogging experience. I am exited how this will work out ^^

Best wishes,

I wish you good luck with amazing nature 2.0

Thank you ^^ I also hope that we can discover all the hidden nature vloggers out there this way 🤞.. To draw them to the dark site huahahaa! .. Ups, did I say this out loud 🙄

Haha the darkside of nature .... don’t let me say it 😉

We should be more careful about it. I heard that Darth Sith-Lion is somewhere out there waiting for innocent nature lovers 😂


This is my entry. I used first tag #amazingnature. But when i upload a video from 3speak, then first and 2nd tag auto added. That's why #amazingnature tag automatic gone number 3 position.

Thank you @ospro for this very first entry to the vlogging format!.. I directly fell in love with it.. I just hope that there are some more great nature vloggers out there to be discovered and welcomed to us ^^

I'm really grateful to you that I am inspired to give you better video gifts in the future

To hear from you that I am inspiring is such a huge compliment.. I am glad to be able to raise your motivation ^^.. and now I am looking forward to even more amazing videos, hehe :).. Thank you for initializing this vlog initiative.. I have a good feeling about it ^^

I'm really glad to hear you're happy

  ·  3 months ago (edited)

hey there @ospro, I added you to the #amazingnature autovote if you do not mind ^^ .. it is there to give a constant support to the nature lovers out there .. I am actually no big fan of autovotes, but otherwise I would just miss out 99% of all the beautiful posts out there, hehe

I'm already a fan of you 😍.I love nature too.
And Thank you for the good news 😀

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Oh la la, if I was a vlogger I'd join too. 😅

Hey there @artgirl .. Thank you for stopping by :) .. If you would like to participate with pictures instead you can actually do so too.. There is a contest especially for those too.. In fact this vlog format is super new ^^

Ah I see. Ok then. Will see what I can do. Thanks!