Happy New Month!
Welcome to another round of your favourite STEEM contest! Last month, all the contestants really showed the LOVE with some truly fantastic entries yet again, but this month we really want you to show your SWEET side…
Whether you actually celebrate Valentine’s Day or not, the panel thought it was time to switch things up on the topic this month and have you share how you enjoy spending time with your loved ones. Of course most people often think of a “date” as something you go on with your significant other, but you can also take your children, nieces or nephews on a fun outing or do Galentine’s day with your pals! No matter who you take with you on your real or hypothetical date night, we want you to set the scene for a fun time. Who knows, your ideas may just spark a few people into action for the holiday…
Love can be shown in any number of ways. I (P2P) remember reading Dr. Gary Chapman’s The Five Love Languages back in college and it opened my eyes to the fact that we all give and receive love in different ways. Some people find joy in giving gifts, while others just want to spend quality time. Another person could need a good snuggle or big hug to make them feel appreciated. A heartfelt card with words of affirmation makes some people glow. The fifth language is one I’m very familiar with--acts of service. I mean, I would invite you all over to dinner for a lovingly made home cooked meal if I could.
So take some time and really think about someone (or a few people) you love and come up with some great date night ideas to show them just how much you care! Already do that on a regular basis? Then perhaps share your top 3 date nights from your own memory bank. Speaking of bank, don’t forget some of the best time spent together requires you to spend no absolutely no money, but if you enjoy a fancy treat, feel free to go extravagant with your ideas!
As always, we look forward to some creative entries with this one! Sorry, no bonus prizes for taking any of the panel members out. ;)
The Topic For This Round Is…Favourite Date Night Ideas
How To Enter This Lovely Contest
1 - Create a blog post with your top 3 nominations along with your reasoning behind them. Entry posts must have:
- A minimum of 250 words total and
- The #yourtop3 tag MUST be in the first 5 tags used
2 - Put a link to your blog in the comments section of this blog.
3 - Set your post payout to 50/50. You keep the SP and then transfer the STEEM and/or SBD (whichever is paid out at the time) to @yourtop3 with a link to your blog post entry in the transfer memo. This is the minimum entry fee, but you can add as much as you like to it! The more you add, the more you can win.There is no maximum entry fee.
Not sure how to find your post payout? Look in your Steem Wallet under Author Rewards to find the exact payout for your post. In the example below you would send the 0.014 SBD and 6.587 STEEM over to the @yourtop3 account as your entry fee. We’ll take it from there and convert all of the prize pool to SBD for easy prize distribution at the end of the month!
The deadline for submitting is the 9th
Creating Your Entry Post
You are welcome to create your own post but for your convenience we have created two different templates. The first one; a more complex version, contains some markdown/html coding creating a nice table for you to edit. The second template; for those of you not familiar with markdown/html coding, is a simpler version. In both templates, we’ve highlighted in red text where you need to edit.
How detailed you want to go is up to you but we know you can do better than “because I like it” 😉
Our Panel members may create their own post with their own top 3 but these will NOT be entered in to the contest. Instead they will be used to add to the prize pool for bigger prize payouts.
What Happens Next?
The Panel will first review all submissions for eligibility.
Then all submissions will be put into a public dpoll.
Once the dpoll is complete, we’ll review the results and combine them with our scoring system before dishing out the prizes to the top 3!
Introducing Your Top 3 Leagues
We have been working hard behind the scenes and diving deeper into our spreadsheets (with thanks to @paulag for her help) to figure out how we can give away more STEEM to you awesome folks who get involved each month. What we’ve come up with are a series of leagues that will run throughout the year with a final Champions League at the end!
We’ll still be running the usual monthly contest with the monthly prizes given out as they have been before.
But, using some revolutionary mathematics, our Top 3 mascot - Q - has created a Quarterly League, where those who finished outside the Top 3 at the end of each month accrue points that contribute to that quarter’s points total. Those who finish in the Top 3 of the Quarterly Leagues will get STEEM prizes too. So don’t despair if you didn’t win the big monthly prizes, there’s a chance to win with the quarterly leagues! Here’s how the Quarterly League looks after January:
Then, the grand finale! At the end of the year, we’ll be unleashing the ultimate Champions League where all the points accumulated each month will be totted up and STEEM prizes will be given to those that finish in the Top 3. Most importantly though, you get to be crowned Your Top 3 Champion and have the ultimate bragging rights! Here’s how the Champions League looks after January:
Changes To The Prize Pool Structure
As we’re going to be moving forward with these leagues and more STEEM giveaways, we’re making some minor changes to the way the prize pool will work. Currently, 75% of the entry fees we receive are dished out as prizes to the Top 3 finishers each month and 25% goes back to the Panel to power up the @yourtop3 account. With the Leagues coming in, this is how the monthly entry fees will be divided up:
- 65% to the monthly Top 3 Prize Pool
- 5% to the Quarterly League Prize Pool
- 5% to the Champions League Prize Pool
- 25% to the Panel
Any Questions? Join Our Discord Server!
We have our very own Discord server where you can ask us any questions about the contest to our Panel and engage with your fellow contestants! Bragging about previous victories accepted ;) Join the fun here where there’s even more chances to win with Top 3!
Wishing you all the best of luck from all of us in the Your Top 3 Panel