Join our Photography Contest Beach Wednesday Edition 6

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Entry photo by myself - guess where I took that one to get a special little prize (pretty sure no one will read that anyway :-)!)

Beach Wednesday new round is active

Glad the new old tag is still welcomed here - appreciate every submission and all entries get some rewards, not only the top 3. Please join our re-vamped contest around the beautiful beaches of our beautiful planet. Read on for the background of this, what we want, the rules and what you can win apart from being recognized as a great photographer. I am using also the #proofofbrain tag moving forward, a tribe I am pretty confident currently to be a great one - i am not sure though what brainy folks think about photography contests.

As announced some new rules for judging

Given there are so many great submissions I will leave the decision for winners to the previous edition champion @bluemoon - he is a killer photography genius - and as many here with a lot of brain and visual skills - we all are looking forward to your great content.

More background

Guys, I decided to re-vitalize my #beachwednesday with an official bi-weekly contest like #SunThursday. It was about time to do so. The guys that know me from pre-blockchain communities are aware of that photography challenge I invented ages ago. I also introduced this to Steem / Hive early 2017 and was thrilled by all the great people using it posting about beaches around the world. At that time it was a fun photography challenge I curated with my votes and engagement - the lovely @lizanomadsoul took it over to curate after 2 years but we hardly had any posts since one year.

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Why a contest now?

Given the #SunThursday contest is now running since nearly 6 months with great submissions, a lovely small community and I often get asked how we can reward great photography on the blockchain I decided to also run a little bi-weekly contest for Beach Wednesday starting NEXT Week, Wednesday, March 3!

Check the tag #BeachWednesday and jump to 2017

To get a feeling about this please search the tag via "recent" here on Peakd / Hive to see many submissions from 2017-2019. Even there was no prize money involved - many people joined as they love to post for fun. This one as well as my SunThursday and DanceWeekend challenges have their special little places in my heart and will always try to submit posts ongoing (sentimental moments lol - I know!).

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I still believe these little tags and micro-communities are fun and can connect many people from different regions - kind of small communities. BeachWednesday is not totally new - even before Steemit abd later Hive I hosted this on other platforms. Feel free to keep using the tag and who knows, maybe this will become a Hivemind community soon 😂. I am always delighted to see the great moments and stories you post weekly.

I hope this contest will drive again some engagement around its niche topic and attract photography junkies (amateurs and professionals) to use this blockchain and this tag to show the beauty of our lovely world.

This contest will have some rules, prizes for the winner (hope you read on) are some decent votes from @theycallmedan - so the Top 3 will get some vote between 7.5 to 20% by one of the driving forces behind our blockchain - just as a small hint - a 10% vote currently is worth around $4 aka 20 Hive.

And here are the rules

Please create a post using the tag BeachWednesday showing your own original photography or video work covering the beaches from lakes, oceans etc or write about the topic, short or long stories are also welcomed. The three best submissions will receive their winner upvotes within one day after the winner post.

  • Post photography, video or written content covering the topic BEACH

  • Use the tag #BeachWednesday as your first tag

  • Add link to your submission in the comments on THIS post

  • Consider to "vote&reblog" this post to spread the contest (not mandatory but it might help)

  • Only original (your own) content will qualify

  • GOOD LUCK!

  • Contest submissions will need to be made until May 17, 10am CET to make sure we have enough time to select the winner

What to win (contest will be handled every two weeks)

This is a fun contest where I still am searching for sponsors - for now this is what the top 3 will receive:

1. Prize: 20% Upvote by @theycallmedan - worth around $20
2. Prize: 15% Upvote by @theycallmedan - worth around $15
3. Prize: 10% Upvote by @theycallmedan - worth around $10

Always open for community sponsors

Please comment or DM me if you want to support great photography content creators. Ideally a community or whales join the party so we do not get stuck with small user pocket money only :-).



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I'd have to know where you're from to have a better guess on where that pic was taken. I've seen so many beaches in my life!


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haha, great someone reads my posts - well I am from Germany but not sure it helps to identify the beach

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I love the beach, the sea, I am happy just to photograph it too, I join this contest, I loved it, thank you.

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Awesome. I have some good photography and video from all the beaches here in Canada. We have lots of beautiful beaches up here....


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Nice, yeah I know about Canada, a lot beaches, even more wood - Canada always been my dream country.


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I love the sea
the photographs of nature and landscapes is beautiful

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Well, I stared at the laptop screen for a long time and didn't know what to write. How to respond to the way you defined me, beyond an ordinary thank you! All I can say is that now I feel that it is worth the four years spent almost daily (with the necessary escapes and events that were over our choice) on this platform. I feel that some of us care about others. I remember that in a period of Steemit's decline, many quality people left the ship. I have suffered for many of them and I still miss some of them. We stayed and I'm really happy about that.
Denise, @dswigle, told me she's here because of you. I wanted to quit three years ago and Denise convinced me to continue! I see a connection and a continuity, something very beautiful, Thank you!

I'm sorry I don't know the beach but I try to rely on intuition, I know you like the Bulgarian Black Sea coast just like me. Can it be from Bulgaria, the Burgas area?

I look forward, with joy but also with some emotion, to judge this edition, which I hope will be so good that I will have big problems with choosing the best ones.

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Thank you for the mention, Dan! @bluemoon Steemit/Hive just wouldn't be the same without you! I'm glad you stayed!

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Thanks, Denise! It is valid for everyone here, to a greater or lesser extent.
I already feel old, somewhat veteran, like all of us of the same generation (here I mean the moment we entered this platform). I remember the first months in Steemit, I would not have dared to dream that I would become what I am now (ie a man with some experience in blogging).

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Aww what a great comment - just realized now - love the story about Denise - I think we knew each other from various social media platforms but i doubt she is here because of me. I am just a little German boy.

Great to see you here still no matter what this Hive / Steem universe failed at. Love the connection mention, there is continuity with some folks I think. I sometimes feel guilty for not being able to create as much content as I would like to given work / life time issues. But to see guys like you makes it worth every second.

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Thank you very much, @uwelang! What you said is equally valid for you and because of this I think that Hive is a different social platform, close friendships have been created, friends and people who look like each other feel good when they meet here.

I sent the ranking of the contest, it was very difficult to choose ... I mean the third place, because the first two prevailed from the first moment. I think the last post, very good and worth an award, was made out of time. Please check if I was wrong.

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Looks like My Khe beach in Da Nang Viet Nam 😀 Reallyyyyy !!!. Let us know if you are here we will catch up 😄

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@uwelang I love this kind of contest, even I am not participating. Just seeing how beautiful every photo was taken, makes me happy. Wishing good luck to all participants. I think I will participate soon too. Can't wait!

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cool this is the contest. I will definitely enter this contest.

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This is my judging for Photography Contest Beach Wednesday Edition 6, because @uwelang chose me to do this. I only make some proposals and, of course, @uwelang has all the freedom and right to accept them or change what he sees fit. On this occasion, I propose to remove "Photography" from the title, because in the rules it says that we can also post a video or we can judge the written part. This is to avoid some confusion for the participants and to justify my selection today!

Taking into account the photos chosen by the participants, the quality of the post as a whole (image + text) and, the fact that in some posts there is no beach, I considered the following ranking.


1. offgridlife BeachWednesday Here in Canada 🇨🇦 #beachwednesday
2. andysantics48 Life's a Beach - Beach Wednesday Contest
3. pardinus The wild westernmost beach


I want to emphasize that the posts are close in value and it was very difficult for me to choose. Also, the choice is subjective, my main criterion was the emotion aroused by your post and which made me miss the sea!.

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BeachWednesday Here in Canada 🇨🇦 #beachwednesday
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