Hello Nature Lovers !
BLOG: 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 :
- 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.
- As an ALTERNATIVE you can also use the #hive-127788 TAG prior to #amazingnature as the first one. It is the tag for the AMAZING NATURE COMMUNITY.
- 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 IN THE TEXT 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. It is also NECESSARY as I have to post one link to the Terminal on Wednesday 5 days later for voting and also 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.
- The entry window is open for 5 DAYS.
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 @akinome.
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
Our first winner of this week's contest is @akinome. If I have to find a description there a are two words that come directly into my mind.. "Outstanding Photographer" .. For this Steemians photography is like an anti-stress therapy and many of you, me included, feel the same way I suppose .. I found this beautiful quote from you ^^ .. "It is your point of view that makes something special." .. Looking at all the pictures in your blog I have to say that Mother Nature for sure gifted you with an magical third eye. Just look at this series of animal portraits. But be warned as they are cute, funny and absolutely heart warmening ^^ .. Thank you so much for sharing these beautiful pictures with us here in the contest :)
Today we have a Steemians in the winners choice that I am very proud to present, the amazing @melinda010100 ^^ Those of you who love our little feathered friends for sure know her as the founder of the #feahteredfriends and host of the #shadowphoto contest. If you browse those you will also encounter several other great bloggers and participants of this contest here, such as @annephilbrick, @kamrunnahar, @brittandjosie or @nelinoeva. It is an honor to have you entered @melinda01010 :) .. In her entry she shows us the beautiful nature that can be found everywhere right behind her doorstep. Next to this stunning picture of a Cardinal, which reminded me instantly on the story of Snow-white due to the great colour contrast, hehe, she offers us some more great pictures of a BlueJay and a Nuthatch. Thank you for entering the contest ^^
This entry from @joanstewart starts with a beautiful sentence that directly made me smile while reading it .. "It is never about how far you go, but what you see and learn along the way walking in amazing nature, with each day comes with new beginnings, new promises, new life, our world is out there waiting." .. Her post offers a lot of those little philosophical hints, but unfortunately I can not write them up all in this description ^^ .. She offers us those together with some beautiful pictures of caterpillar. In addition you can learn really a lot about how to create your own, or extend your already present, little nature reserves to build an oasis for insects and make them a amazing home place. OK, one more, hehe .. "At the end of the day we lay down to sleep, alone in our thoughts and desires, never regret that walk enjoying what you see along the way." .. Thank you for this great entry @joanstewart. If I were a caterpillar looking for a nice place to become a butterfly, I for sure would tackle the long way down to Africa into your Garden. By the way, she is also one of our #feahteredfriends out there :)
This week I feature to you @lourdeshd6. She is a Steemian from Mexico that mostly posts beautiful flowers and macrophotography from insects. There are some nice landscaped too. All of her pictures are taken within her home region in Mexiko. To give you some input about her work, so that you can make your own impressions on her, I show you one beautiful flower and one macro from her blog. In the case you love motives like these, and I know you do, go and check out here blog ^^
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 @joanstewart @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.