For many people that I have come across online, my homeland of New Zealand is only remarkable for two things: sheep and hobbits. Being so far away at the bottom of the world, only very few people who I have met online have ever travelled here and seen what New Zealand has to offer, so these common stereotypes prevail and much of the beauty of my homeland gets overlooked a lot of the time. But we are more than just sheep and hobbits here! I really wish that more people would come to see and appreciate New Zealand as I do.
To that end, I am running a bit of a contest here. I invite you to do a bit of research about New Zealand and write a little something from what you learn about my country. It may be a fact about a place or famous person, or about our culture or heritage, flora and fauna, politics, sports, anything that you find which is uniquely New Zealand. You don't need to write a lot, just a few sentences or a paragraph. Keep it simple. Please do also provide a link to the source of your information, if you can.
🎯 Action(s) Required
- To enter this contest, simply post a reply to this post, with a few sentences (or up to a paragraph) about something you have just learned about New Zealand that you didn't know before. Include a link to the source of this information.
- All entries must be unique, so do not copy anybody else's entry.
- This contest is subjective, and will be judged by myself based on whatever criteria I feel is applicable at the time. I may decide that an entry which moves me with sentimentality and national pride is the winner; or I may choose something that makes me laugh at how differently we New Zealanders are being perceived by the rest of the world; or I might value an opportunity to learn something new about my own country from one of the entries here. Whatever it is, the winning entry will be the one that I think shows best that the contestant has put in some effort for this contest.
🎁 The Prizes
I have one eta Edition Lyverian Rare Lyanna Natura Summoner card to give away as a prize for this competition. This card is verifiable on the Steem blockchain, to make sure that I have it in my collection at present. It is being held in my alt account, @davtomsis, for safe keeping. Here is the list of prizes for this contest...
Lyanna Natura Level 1 (ID: C1-27-0RDX1E9R1S)
NOTE: Clicking the links for the card id's will take you to the SteemMonsters API, where you can verify that I currently own these cards as @davtomsis. Once the prizewinners have been announced and the prizes sent out, these links will show the new owners of the cards, instead.
📅 The Due Date
- Entries for this contest 𝗺𝘂𝘀𝘁 be received within 7 days precisely of the post timestamp on the Steem blockchain. Entries received after that time 𝗺𝗮𝘆 𝗻𝗼𝘁 be eligible for prizes, at the judge's discretion.
- All things being equal, prizes should be sent out to the prizewinners within 2 days of the closing of entries. See also the ⛔ Cancellation Policy below.
📋 The Rules
The rules for all contests run by #ContestKings 🦁 guild members are always kept as simple as possible, so that everybody has an equal chance of entering and winning our contests. Please note that the rules below are my own interpretation of the common contest rules used by the #ContestKings 🦁 guild, and therefore do not represent official policy of the guild.
- 👊 𝑵𝒐 𝑼𝒑𝒗𝒐𝒕𝒆, 𝑵𝒐 𝑹𝒆𝒔𝒕𝒆𝒆𝒎, 𝑵𝒐 𝑭𝒐𝒍𝒍𝒐𝒘 𝑹𝒆𝒒𝒖𝒊𝒓𝒆𝒅!
- Only one entry per person please.
- The judge's decision is final, and no correspondence shall be entered into.
- All prizes are as stated, and are not redeemable for $ˢᵗᵐ, $ˢᵇᵈ, nor any other crypto or fiat currency, nor will any request for substitution of prizes be entertained.
⛔ Cancellation Policy
- Contests run by #ContestKings 🦁 guild members should always have guaranteed prizes, and are not dependent on post payout or levels of activity on the contest post. This contest 𝘄𝗶𝗹𝗹 𝗻𝗼𝘁 𝗯𝗲 𝗰𝗮𝗻𝗰𝗲𝗹𝗲𝗱 except for unforeseen circumstances, including but not limited to force majeure events, such as outages of the Steem blockchain. Even then, in such circumstances, every effort will be made to complete the contest and send out prizes, well after the fact if need be.
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