VOTU Contest Results

4년 전
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Thank you to everybody who participated in the VOTU moving banner contest. We had a flood of entries and my pirate judges and I had a whale of a time filtering through all the crap to find your golden nuggets ;)

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Thanks and post beneficiary rewards go out to @steemitgraven29, @navmasterpro aka @stephanus, @dcardozo25 and the stunning @katrah for helping me to rifle through and judge the contest entries. We've broken up the rewards for the contest into 3 Categories because there was such a mix of talent

  1. Best Design
  2. Most Creative
  3. What made us laugh the most

To view the post and upvote your favourites, just click on the gif.

Lets start with the


Nominations for best comedy

First nomination is @sandrag89 with her game-like gif

The eggplants might make no sense to you but for those who join VOTU you'll notice that the OK-cash queen is constantly having eggplants rained upon her.

Next we have @lhynas pitting the pirates and wizards against each other

In reality we pirates don't fight with wizards, we actually give them powers that they can be trusted with. OK so I see how the roles clash, I just don't know how to be both pirate and nerd OK. So basically if you're not a pirate you're just a nerd :D

Here we have @welding-art attempting to completely butcher the brand

First of all it's the VOICES of the underground, not the VOICE as my Queen authority complex would suggest. Just to note - I didn't appoint myself Queen, OK-Bets did. And secondly, we're a podcast not a heavy metal rock band. Still, this gave us all a chuckle, so thanks a bunch for making it.

Final nomination goes to @mariae for her leaping whale

Need I say more? Maybe I'm just easily amused but this leaping whale made me laugh so hard I had to wash the piss out of my panties. Said it. <3

And the winner for the shit that made us laugh most


for the raining eggplants!

Well if the leaping whale made me laugh that hard, just think of the mess you made me make @sandrag89! 4 SBD is headed your way.

Nominations for most creative

This entry comes from @stamzal and offers an alternative orientation to the standard hetero or homo orientations that we're used to and we can use it for when we'd prefer to use a side banner rather than a bottom banner.

Despite being on steemit only 4 days stamzal already appears to understand that VOTU consists of podcasts, music, piracy and wizards. He includes a picture of the pirate queen with an invite to the VOTU discord server.

I actually think this would be a really cool bookmark if VOTU was about books which it isn't (it's about a podcast!) because I've never had a bookmark with a moving image before. How cool would that be?!

As described in his post, he's using his wizard powers to hypnotize you so that you won't realise that I'm simply trying to fill in as much text as possible next to this gif on the left with the wizard and stuff.

Next from @bangfadhil we have "The World Community"

My guess (though I could be wrong) is that the name comes from everybody on VOTU coming from the WORLD. We happen to come from all over the world actually, with 250+ members from Indonesia, 200+ members from Venezuela, 100+ from Nigeria, 100+ from North America, 50+ from the Philippines and another 300+ members divided between 55 other countries. Aren't you glad I didn't list them all!

Here's one from veteran @sgt-dan aka @sargento

Born to be a pirate as anybody who knows him knows, sargento is a cherished member of VOTU for his big heart and his pirate humour! He also happens to be great with animation and graphics. Among my many trusted pirates he and they all are under appreciated for their efforts of community building on steem!

And the SBD goes to...


even though there's a strange woman on the right

I don't know who she is but you know what - I like to see female pirates, just as long as they can hold their drink! Another 5 SBD headed your way @bangfadhil

Nominations for Best Design

The VOTU STORM by @steemvest17

Yes the Voices of the Underground LOVE stormy weather. This sea of cryptocurrency is so liquid that markets crash and sink by the will of one whale. We like to get in the thick of the politics where it sucks but it's real. We could just blog for money but pirates don't care for luxury. We like the danger of truth.

Next nomination @minene and his great blue whale

The vision of the sea, the whale, the piracy, sure isn't it great!!! This is one of my personal favourites, short and sweet.

Finally @mendezand with his massive cannon

We all love big cannons. Especially pirate queens. Not so pleased with getting my head blown off though.

And the winner is...








I just love how it explodes in my face.. :/ Anyway, 6SBD for that beauty @mendezand.


for all the entries

We're not even done yet

Honourable Mentions

@rosama brownie points for the Irishness

@njokuoluchukwu I'm sure that you know @navmasterpro @stephanus is actually our DJ. But I love what you did there.

@izweed please leave a very loud warning before giving us epileptic fits. Thanks, love you.

@maleek thanks for showing us your cannon.

@daryjean thanks for an excellent entry. One mistake if you want to fix it - undergrOund, not undergrAund.

@musri another typo - we are the VOICES, not the voice. But I appreciate the entry, it's a great one.

@liberty-minded thanks for entering and sorry the entry was too late 😬Arrrrgh!

Total SBD rewards for the contest : 20.285 SBD
Prizes : 6 + 5 + 4 + (7 x 1) = 22 SBD

One SBD also going out to each of the runner-up nominees.

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Could not have done a better job of picking the best of the best.

Thank you all for your entries and hard work. Keep on Steeming, getting that Pirate Booty and helping each other.

That is what the Voices Of The Underground (VO.TU) is all about! Helping, educating, and promoting outstanding STEEMIANS like you!

Thank you @votu and @beanz. I appreciate the fact that my GIF was recognized even if it wasn't among the best 3. Thanks for the opportunity to participate.


  ·  4년 전

There were hundreds of entries. If it's in this post it was among the best.


This has been one of my favorite contests since I joined Steemit. Especially because I was able to participate in the selection of almost 100 entries. Thanks to my venezuelan rum Santa Teresa I was able to endure my epileptic episode, argghhhh.


Everything was so cool and we really enjoyed the participation of the contestants. Congratulations to the winners and those who participated in this challenge. It has been sooo fun!

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Congratulations to all. I have liked the designs and experience to participate.

@beanz remember that I can help you in any design you need.
Thanks and regards.

hahaha I had a lot of fun doing this gif, I let myself be carried away by inspiration, thanks @votu for the opportunity and for the prize. hahaha if it is my funny. I'm glad you liked my gif.
Congratulations to the winners, their work is spectacular.

Wow really a wonderful contest I wish to win for everyone so everyone shares his heart and gives everything to win. Thank you for that @votu

Congratulations to the winner, Votu is the Best contest.. i wait to next contest again.. 😁😁

When I thought I had seen the best already....
so much creativity in here, wonderful outputs

These are such awesome entries!! Arrrrr!!!

These are all so cool! :-)

Congratulations to the winner, you are creative. I really like your work, success continues @votu.
thank you very much for announcing the winning banner contest VOTU moving banner contest.

I do not follow it but I am happy for this victory and it is worth the celebration ,, congratulations and success always ,, @votu and @beanz

excelente, felicidades a los ganadores.

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Que montón de premios, felicidades a los afortunados y gracias a @votu por esta iniciativa, y por tomarlo todo con tanto humor.

thanks for this award.

I can get 5 sbd from votu.

It brought out people's talent ... in every entries. a very good contest bringing out the best! more power...

Felicitaciones a todos, en especial a @minene y a @dadyjean por su excelente trabajo fue un concurso muy creativo

The eggplants might make no sense to you but for those who join VOTU you'll notice that the OK-cash queen is constantly having eggplants rained upon her.

Egg plant everywhere.

Congrats to all who participated

Great, fun contest! Congratulations to the winners, I'll wait for the next one.

Muy buen post @votu saludos de tu amigo @juan24.