Week 93 - Pay It Forward Curation Contest

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An issue that seems to come up over and over is curators are finding great blog posts which aren't earning high rewards, but are written by people who happen to have a reputation score over our cut off. With that in mind we are going to remove the reputation level restriction for a few weeks as a test.

What we are focused on is finding UNDERVALUED posts. At the time of your submission the post should have under $3 in rewards.

The Pay It Forward Curation Contest is all about increasing exposure for undervalued high quality posts and increase the level of engagement on steemit. You can take part by entering the contest or just helping visit the entries and their featured posts. Everyone chooses their level of involvement and we appreciate the efforts of everyone who helps promote quality content on Steemit.

Make sure to check back to this post often and scroll to the end to see a list of this week's curation entries! This list is updated on a regular basis to help make it easy for you to visit the entries and help support the great content that has been curated.

How to Enter the Pay It Forward Curation Contest?

To enter the Curation Contest you will find 2 high quality blog posts who's rewards don't reflect the current earnings and then write a curation style blog post like this entry by @viking-ventures from week 16 which won a Judges Choice Award. The idea is to highlight both posts and why you thought they were high quality.

We have decided to remove all reputation level requirements and instead focus on the earning level of the post.


  • Curation Style Post that highlights your 2 featured blog posts.
  • Link to the high quality undervalued (less then $3 earnings at time of featuring) blog posts in your curation post. Keep in mind that many will follow this link and upvote so pick a post that isn't close to payout!
  • Include a link to this contest in your entry post
  • You need to comment on this post with a link to your post, this is how we track everything
  • Please Upvote and Comment on the posts you are featuring

👉👉Clarification for Quality Required for valid Entry👈👈
We are looking for Quality Original Content and that post spells out what that means. If you are new please read it.

No less then 200 words of original written content. A single photo is fine as long as there is 200 words with it. 200 words is about 12 lines of content.
** Art posts that show at least 3 steps of progression will not need to have 200 words of content, but still attempt to explain their art. Please use some common sense here.

Contest Date Range

Contest Start TimeNow
Contest End TimeSaturday 01/18/20 at 11:59pm CST (USA, Chicago).
Winner AnnouncementWednesday 01/22/20.

Prizes: Steem Basic Income

This week 12 winners are going to get a sponsorship for #steembasicincome!

There will be 4 Judges Choice Awards based the quality of the blog posts you feature in the eyes of our Judges. Each Judges Choice will get 1 SBI share for winning or 0.50 Steem based on the Judges preference.

All 8 of the featured bloggers from the Judges Choice Winners posts will also get an SBI Share or 0.50 SP based on the sponsors preference.

@steembasicincome is a great program designed to provide a lifetime upvote on posts to members who have SBI Shares.

Prizes: Steem-Bounty

@steem-bounty of 2 Steem has been created. We will only upvote entries for the Author's 95% of the Bounty. No other comments will be upvoted as the goal is to reward those who enter the contest.

BONUS 1: Daily Autovote from @pifc

@pifc will give an autovote of 25% is automatic for a QUALIFIED entry. That is one which follows the rules. This vote will start at the time the "Winners Post" is written and go until the next winner post.

25% is automatic for a QUALIFIED entry. That is one which follows the rules.

BONUS 2: Daily Autovote from @thedarkhorse

A 0-50% Daily Autovote will be given to each of the Judges Choice Prize winners. The percentage is 50% of the percentage that you upvoted @pifc on the contest post. This vote will start at the time the "Winners Post" is written and go until the next winner post.

Sponsors, Please Support Them!!

Please visit the most recent post from each of the sponsors and thank them for their support of the Curation Contest. Sponsors include @bengy, @andrewharland, and @stever82.

Staked Tokens

@pifc has started to build up a couple tokens to help add extra value to our community. Posts with #palnet, #neoxian, #creativecoin, #jahm, #build-it, or #marlians will gain a small bonus as we have staked tokens from each of them. We are staking 100% of earnings for each of these tribes currently.

If any of these tribes prefer we not use their tag and/or not try and help expand the curation of their tag feel free to message @thedarkhorse on discord (#6765) or leave a comment below. Our goal in using the tag is to allow members of these tribes to have an extra way to earn rewards and more importantly gain exposure for their posts.

Current Entries - Please Visit!!!

This is the real purpose of this contest, visit these posts and help upvote the bloggers featured. This list will be updated as new entries are added. Please check back during the week!!

CuratorEntry #Links

| Entry # | Steemit or SteemPeak


Entry #2

Entry #3

Well, it looks like we're all going to be winners this time! 🤔

Here's My entry to the Pay It Forward Curation Contest - Week 93.

Links: 1Ramp / Busy / eSteem / SteemPeak / Steeve / SteemIt
Tribes: CreativeCoin / Neoxian City / PalNet

Entry #4

Here is my entry for this week... not really getting the week numbers right... 91/92/93.... somewhere around there...


Entry #1

I managed to get an entry in for this week you can find it here

Hope its not too late

Entry #5


Hey @pifc, here is a little bit of BEER from @eii for you. Enjoy it!

Learn how to earn FREE BEER each day by staking.

Oh great you removed the restriction. 👍👍👍

Felt it would open up some opportunities to curate more people. There are so many that shot up reputation levels before buying votes became a bad thing but that number really means nothing in terms of post earnings.

Hi @pifc!

Your post was upvoted by @steem-ua, new Steem dApp, using UserAuthority for algorithmic post curation!
Your UA account score is currently 4.062 which ranks you at #3758 across all Steem accounts.
Your rank has not changed in the last three days.

In our last Algorithmic Curation Round, consisting of 110 contributions, your post is ranked at #48.

Evaluation of your UA score:
  • Some people are already following you, keep going!
  • The readers appreciate your great work!
  • You have already shown user engagement, try to improve it further.

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