Amazing Nature Contest - July 2020 - Special Edition - CLOSED

in Amazing Nature3 months ago (edited)

Hello Nature Lovers !

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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, thanks to all of you, but there is still so much more to see! ^^ To participate in the #amazingnature contests 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.



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During this Special Edition the topic of the contest is:


SELF-MADE NATURE CREATIONS & CONTRIBUTIONS


.. Soo, please show us in your entries what you personally did, with your own hands, to contribute to - and appreciate the amazing nature around you !! .. Have you been planting hundreds of trees to rebuild the forests, or are you working constantly in your garden to create a beautiful nature reservoir for countless bees and beetles? SHOW US IN YOUR ENTRIES HOW YOU ARE CONTRIBUTING ACTIVELY TO ENRICH THE AMAZING NATURE AROUND YOU ^^ .. Also, the entry period, as well the priz, is increased this round. So take your time and create an really nice entry and post for us ;)

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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 Hive 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 and fast paced times we are living in.

This #amazingnature contest is at home in the DNA-Discord, a organization run by people for the people, with the aim to foster and densify nature-appreciation in the blockchain. DNA is also the home of the #featheredfriends hosted by amazing @melinda010100 🦢 and the @fungilovers hosted by @qwerrie 🍄.



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Contest Rules :

  • Please join the Community and POST your entry INTO the AMAZING NATURE COMMUNITY. This makes it a part of it and visible to all other members of the community. You can add the #amazingnature TAG after it if you like.
  • CLEARLY MENTION that your post is an ENTRY for this contest.
  • All pictures have to be your own. You can use the amazing nature banner if you like or create your own.
  • STATE IN THE TEXT why those pictures are representing YOUR AMAZING NATURE and are your own SELF-MADE NATURE CREATION OR CONTRIBUTION. This is an ESSENTIAL part of this contest and "Special Edition".
  • Drop the LINK to your post IN THE COMMENTS. You can add a picture if you like. It is NECESSARY as I have to post a link in Discord on Thursday, 10 days later for voting and also for my own compiling purposes.
  • The entry window is open for ~ 10 DAYS. Watch out for the -CLOSED in the title.

If you miss the entry, please wait for the next round. As I have to work and also a family to manage, there are no fixed UTC times and the window can open in a wide range between 10 am - 10 pm and therefor also close accordingly ^^

  • The AMAZING NATURE COMMUNITY is there FOR ALL POSTS ABOUT THE AMAZING NATURE AROUND YOU that are not necessarily a contest entry. We would highly appreciate it if you share your great nature content there with us! .. But the contest is also located in this community as an integrated part and special feature .. You can also still use the #amazingnature tag if you like.

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 ^^



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Prizes to Win :

  • 1st : 5 HIVE
  • 2st : 4 HIVE
  • 3st : 3 HIVE

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 @justicexxx.

How are the Winners chosen ?

The voting for the winners will be done by the whole DNA community. Therefore we created a special contest channel in the DNA Discord (Amazing Nature Contest). Here I will post the announcement post including the winners (Announcements) EACH SUNDAY together with all your entries (Entries) EACH FRIDAY. Every member of DNA 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. I will engage as a judge in case of a draw ^^



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THIS WEEKS WINNERS


This weeks winner of the contest is @justicexxx with an entry about the "World day of the dog". These majestic animals are friends to so many of us. They get treated with a lot of love, and constantly repay us in their way with love and affection from their side :) .. Thank you for this entry ^^


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This entry from @engrsayful is about his boat travel around the rural area of his village home during the rainy season It is one of the most amazing times to travel by boat with some friends. He even found a beautiful water lily for us, the national flower of Bangladesh. Water lilies are usually open during the daytime but are closing on afternoon until the next morning. Thank you for you entry ^^


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@naty16 entered the contest this week with a series of photographs that she took during a walk along Tio Pedro Beach, Carúpano. It is a really lovely place that not only combines some sand beaches, but also a mountain range and a lot of green untouched nature ^^ .. Thank you for entering the contest ;)


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HONORABLE MENTIONS



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Amazing Nature Community :



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You all asked for one and here it is, the AMAZING NATURE COMMUNITY. It is dedicated to all you Nature Lovers out there, no matter if Zoology, Botany, Landscapes or Philosophy ^^ You will also find many entries to the contest in there. It has the #hive-127788 tag and you can find it here:

AMAZING NATURE COMMUNITY

This community is there FOR ALL POSTS ABOUT THE AMAZING NATURE AROUND YOU. Currently I have 39 Nature Lovers on the autovote, which is set to 20% for 2 daily upvotes at the moment. I still reserve some voting power for manual curating on nature content when needed.

Previous Participants :

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 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.

@akinome @alexanderfluke @alicargofer @alinix @amandaj @annamarina @annephilbrick @apnigrich @artofwisdom @angelro @antoniarhuiz @atomcollector @bahttg @bambuka @belkisa758 @bigsambucca @blueroad @borjan @brittandjosie @bucipuci @careassaktart @carolinacardoza @chetanpadliya @chocolateskorpi @cocolefleur @crazyandy @daniela16 @dannewton @davidesimoncini @derekrichardson @doodle.danga @dkkarolien @dzoji @elitogold @elkezaksek @ellenripley @engrsayful @fanyokami @farm-mom @fmbs25 @futven12 @godlovermel25 @haastrecht @gertu @gingbabida @glotokens @gohenry @hangin @iamraincrystal @insense @ireenchew @irionet @irvet @isabelpena @janettyanez @jesuslnrs @joanstewart @joebtc @johannpiber @julianhorack @justicexxx @justclickindiva @kalemandra @kamrunnahar @karbon @kheys @kohsamui99 @letalis-laetitia @lighteye @leslierevales @librepensadora @lisfabian @lorennys @maloustau @manojbhatt @manorvillemike @manuelramos @mariacaffrey @melinda010100 @mers @mikitaly @mintymile @misschance @mllg @molometer @mondoshawan @monowar @myjob @mysteriousroad @naide71 @naty16 @nelinoeva @nilom @ninahaskin @oizaguirres @offgridlife @olivia08 @oredebby @paradigm42 @pavelsku @phortun @porters @pradeepdee6 @qwerrie @racarjoal @razeiv @redheadpei @rosanita @sarimanok @sayee @sallybeth23 @seadbeady @sreypov @starjewel @sunscape @s3rg3 @thebigsweed @theoctoberwind @thesobuz @travelsbyblue @trincowski @trudeehunter @truelovemom @viking-ventures @vincent21 @whatisnew @wongbraling @yessgutierrez @yskar @zhanavic69

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.



Dedicated to all Nature Lovers out there, no matter if Zoology, Botany, Landscapes or Philosophy ^^



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DNA - Densifying Nature-Appreciation :



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DNA is an organization, managed by @medro-martin, to foster and DENSIFY NATURE-APPRECIATION which aims to establish REPORTS OF BIODIVERSITY DATA that is contributed by all of us Hiveans and subsequently cataloged.

Therefore DNA searches for HIGH-QUALITY posts that aim to DESCRIBE and determine the BIODIVERSITY AROUND YOU with added EXPLANATIONS and INFORMATIONS. For these informative posts they offer a CURATION SERVICE using the @dna.org account. It is also a CURATION TRAIL. Just add the #dna TAG if you think that any of your posts is what they are looking for.

At the moment DNA is also the home of the #amazingnature for all your post about the amazing nature all around us and also the home of the #featheredfriends hosted by the lovely @melinda010100 🦢 for all you great posts about our feathered friends and the #fungifriday hosted by the amazing @qwerrie 🍄 for all your posts about fungi and mushrooms ^^ But we hope that more nature related communities will join, or maybe some Hiveans start their own little project there ;) .. Maybe even you?


FEATHERED FRIENDS COMMUNITY

FUNGI LOVERS COMMUNITY

If you are INTERESTED in DNA, please do not hesitate to ask about it, or directly JOIN US in the DNA DISCORD ;)


"By The People, For The People"



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The Terminal & Discord :







There is another initiative here on Hive that I would like to bring close to you as I absolutely love them, The Terminal:

THE TERMINAL DISCORD

It is a great location for LEARNING ABOUT HIVE, Discord, and Hive-related communities, full of nice people that you may ask if you need ASSISTANCE, with nearly everything ^^ You will find documents to assist you, a place to learn and practice, and find out about the many opportunities to form CONNECTIONS with other Hiveans.

It host the REDFISH RALLY, a funny challenge for all those that are new here to the world of Hive. The Terminal also hosts the HEYHAVEYAMET project by @heyhaveyamet, which introduces all new Hiveans on a daily basis, so that you don't have to search for them ^^


THE TERMINAL COMMUNITY

So why not joining us in the THE TERMINAL DISCORD? You will not regret it ^^


"Your one-stop location for learning about destinations in the Hive blockchain and Discord"



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Best wishes,
Adalger


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Thank you for this amazing entry from you about your planting projects @engrsayful ^^ .. It fits so greatly to the specials topic ;)

Congratulations to last weeks winners and thank-you very much for the honorable mention!
I have an entry for this weeks special edition where I have been planting trees along the lane to help absorb the water that has been rising with the wet years plus I also shared some shots for a beautiful sublime Sunday!
https://peakd.com/hive-127788/@porters/a-beautiful-sublime-sunday-with-some-amazing-nature

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Thank you for your entry about the tree planting ^^

https://esteem.app/amazingnature/@elitogold/amazing-nature-garden-vegetables
This is my entry. Nature is amazing. Good luck to all participants!

Thank you very much for your entry @elitogold ^^

Thank you for the entry ^^

You´re welcome friend.

@Adalger, alerting you. sent you PM in discord.

Thank you for the notification @qwerrie ^^

Thank you very much @akinome ^^

Hi there everyone ^^

This week, and the next one, will be a special edition again ! The topic of this special edition is:

SELF-MADE NATURE CREATIONS & CONTRIBUTIONS

Soo, please show us in your entries what you personally did, with your own hands, to contribute to - and appreciate the amazing nature around you !! .. Have you been planting hundreds of trees to rebuild the forests, or are you working constantly in your garden to create a beautiful nature reservoir for countless bees and beetles? SHOW US IN YOUR ENTRIES HOW YOU ARE CONTRIBUTING ACTIVELY TO ENRICH THE AMAZING NATURE AROUND YOU ^^ .. Also, the entry period, as well the prize, is increased this round. So take your time and create an really nice entry and post for us ;)

Best wishes,
Adalger

that is a very nice prompt! i do have something on my hands, and wishto enter. hope I will jump on this. a great idea, @adalger. hope we will read a lot of great stories!

Thank you very much @adalger, for the award, thank you all.

Wonderful entries
Congratulations to all the winners

Congrats to the winners - there were some really great entries as always - too bad I don't have green fingers so I won't be able to join in the next weeks - but great twist though @adalger :)

Hehe, the last specials are already so old that I though a new one would be a great idea. It also fits so greatly with my holiday plans, hehe ^^ .. Have a great weekend ahead @seadbeady ;)

Congratulations to all the winners!
See you this week @adalger.

Hey there @gertu ^^ Thank you for stopping by here ;)

Hi @adalger. I can't get anything interesting to share with you and the contest. I keep looking for something new and good.
Un hug!!

@tipu curate :)

Upvoted 👌 (Mana: 7/21)

Thank you very very much again ^^

Congratulations to the winners :-)
I'm already looking forward to how hard work we will have with choosing a new winning team :-)
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My caught wasp, my new insect hotel and planting the purple lavender to attract insect made a great blog i hope,

Thank you for this amazing and informative post @brittandjosie ^^

I want to thank the entire #amazingnature team for awarding me third place. It is great to see everything that occurs here from nature.

Today I leave you my entry in this special edition:

https://hive.blog/hive-127788/@naty16/my-entry-in-contest-july-2020-special-edition-rio-manzanares-from-cumana-venezuela

Thank you for the pictures from the Rio Manzanares ^^

Thank you for the entering the contest ^^ and welcome to the contest in general, hehe ;)

Thank you very much for your entry @justicexxx ^^


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Hello!

I think this is a wonderful idea to appreciate nature and to remember how important it is for humankind.

Congrats to the winners and participants. Thanks for sharing :)

Thank you @lacrucita ^^ It is really great to watch through all the amazing entries every week and I am so happy that so many hiveans are participating in here ;)

Some beautiful entries. That's why i love this post where i can some awesome clicks of nature. Always mention me please @adalger whether i am winner or not. I am fond of this contest as it gives me the opportunity to see the nature from different participant's eye