Welcome to our new home! Those of you familiar with our monthly Top 3 Contest may have seen the shift to the new page already, but this is our official announcement to get you acquainted with our new digs! In addition to our former and current entrants, this is a great opportunity to remind the greater STEEM community what we are all about and invite you to come join us each month.
What Is Your Top 3 All About?
It all began with a bit of banter among the panelists as they picked each others favourite movies apart, big time! As conversation moved to other cool topics like music, games and food, we then thought, “Why not expand this and let everyone have a go?”
After much discussion about how we can expand this to the rest of the STEEM community, we decided to create the YourTop 3 Monthly Contest, where you can join in the fun and win prizes as well.
On the 1st of each month, we'll start a new contest where we'll be asking you what your top 3 picks are for the chosen topic of that round by writing a blog post along with an entry fee. This entry fee is not only to make you eligible for the contest but to build the prize pool as well. If your 3 nominations score the most points you can win a brilliant prize!
The topic of each round, along with deciding the prizes, will be discussed between 4 members of the “The Panel”. So let’s meet them!
How Does It Work?
This is not your average Top 3 quiz and the Panel have spent many an hour around the meeting room to decide on how it will work.
Step 1 - Contest Introduction Post
You will need to keep a look out for our Contest Introduction post on the first of each month, this will mark the start of the contest and contain all the information about it!
In this introduction post, we'll announce the topic for the contest where you'll need to nominate your top 3 selections. The topic could be anything from movies, music, food etc.
Step 2 - Enter the Contest & Write About Your Top 3
To be eligible for the contest, you'll need to:
1 - Create a blog post with your top 3 nominations along with your reasoning behind these nominations.
2 - Split the post payout of your blog post 50/50 with the @yourtop3 - this will be your entry fee and be added to the total prize pool for the month's contest.
Step 3 - The Top 3 Dpoll
Then it's up to you, the Steem community, to vote for your favourites on the dpoll. This dpoll will feature all of the submitted nominations from the community so you will have a wide range of choices!
Step 4 - DPoll Points System
This is a revolutionary new system (OK, maybe not THAT revolutionary), concocted by the Panel (with the help of a few maths teachers around the world) that we'll be using to decide the Top 3 Prize winners. Once the dpoll is completed, we'll add up the scores from the results and our internal points system.
Step 5 - Prizes Prizes Prizes!
Once we have tallied up the scores from the dpoll entrants, the prizes will be given out from the Your Top 3 STEEM account to the top 3 places!
The prizes get divided up by a combination of the final position (1st, 2nd and 3rd) and by the amount of entry fee given. The other 25% will be left for the Panel to grow the account to give bigger prizes and upvotes to contest entries.
If anyone would like to delegate to @yourtop3 to increase the upvote then that's of course welcomed and we thank you for it! Delegation links are at the bottom of the blog.
So there you have it, the Your Top 3 monthly contest introduction post. We're looking forward to seeing how this all continues to grow and expand as time goes on. Thank you all for your support so far! Keep your eyes peeled shortly for the current @dpoll post to decide this rounds winners!
Your Top 3 Panel
Delegate to @yourtop3:
If you were previously delegating, please make sure you move your delegations over to our new account here at @yourtop3. We’ve provided some handy links for you below: