2000 Hive contest to celebrate reaching 1000 Travel Digests 🥳

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Hello everyone. As you are probably aware, last week we cracked the ONE THOUSAND mark for #traveldigest posts. Woo! 🎉🥳🍍 However, because of the hard fork and some backend issues we were having as a result of that, this post is slightly delayed. Even so, we are super excited and thrilled to announce our 1000 contest with 2000 Hive in prizes. Oh yes, you read that right!

A little background info for those who came in late 🍍

It seems like a lifetime ago that two strangers, @martibis and @choogirl had a conversation in the PAL discord server where @martibis revealed his dream to create an interactive travel website and @choogirl responded with "that sounds awesome, do it". Since then, @livinguktaiwan, @itchyfeetdonica and @lizanomadsoul were recruited, and together the five of us form the core @pinmapple team. A shout out also goes to @oroger for his assistance on the technology side.

Before we transitioned to @pinmapple on Hive we were Steemitworldmap on Steem. This means the project has been up and running for three years with close to 55 000 posts pinned to the map and over 11 000 rewarded.

Each day, we manually curate the best travel content pinned to the map and produce the Travel Digest. So hitting the one thousand mark is a pretty big deal. We like to think we've helped keep travel bloggers and vloggers on the chain by promoting and upvoting high quality content and providing tools that travelers love like Pinmapple and Haveyoubeenhere.

Everyone's a winner baby 🎵

To celebrate reaching 1000 #traveldigest posts we were going to give away 1000 Hive, but thanks to @roelandp throwing in an extra 1000 Hive, we now have 2000 Hive to distribute. Here is how you can win.

Join our raffle (1000 HIVE)

  • 🥇 Winners: 10 x 100 hive prize pool (1000 hive total).
  • Go to the 1000 Contest raffle page and get raffle entries
  • Your Hive account needs to be at least one week old

“If I had $1000” Writing Contest (700 HIVE)

  • 🥇First place 200 Hive 🥈Second place 150 Hive 🥉Third place 100 Hive.
  • Honourable mentions: 5 x 50 Hive (total 250 Hive).
  • Create your entry in the Haveyoubeenhere and Pinmapple community on the Hive blockchain.
  • In your own words, where would you travel and what places would you visit if you had US$1000 to spend? Be creative. Be passionate. Don't just write I'd go here, then here, then here. Furthermore, the $1000 amount is meant to inspire you and be a guide, it does not mean you have to provide an accurate cost breakdown of everything you would do. You might prefer to be on a shoestring budget trip with many stops, or blow it all on one night in a luxury hotel. Then of course there is everything in between. The choice is yours.
  • Get your inspiration from Pinmapple. Add at least one place that has been pinned to the map already and give someone's post a shout out. You don't have to upvote it, especially if it's outside the payout window, but you do have to reference it. You can also reference your own posts if you would like to return somewhere, but don’t just copy and paste that text into your contest entry (we will check).
  • Original content only, no plagiarism.
  • Do not use other people's photos without their permission. Use your own photos or royalty-free ones from pixabay, unsplash etc.
  • Use the tag #pinmapplethousand.
  • You must add "This is my entry to the Pinmapple If I had $1000 Contest" to your post.

User Experience Writing Contest (300 HIVE)

  • 🥇Winners: 3 x 100 Hive (300 Hive total).
  • In your own words tell us about your experience with Pinmapple and/or Haveyoubeenhere. Some ideas include how you feel when you look at your own map/collection of pins, how you use it to plan your next trip, how you document your work around the world, your quest to travel and put a pin in every country, your experience with the Pinmapple team, etc.
  • Your post needs to be at least 300 words long.
  • Original content only, no plagiarism.
  • Use the tag #pinmapplethousand.

Anything else?

  • The closing date for all entries is Thursday 25th November 2020.
  • You can enter both writing contests multiple times.
  • Post a link to your writing contest entry/entries in the comments section of this post so that we don't miss it.
  • Please read about our new DHF proposal and if you like it, vote for it too of course!

Where is all this Hive coming from?

We would like to give a big shout out and thanks to our fabulous sponsors. Thank you for helping make this contest possible.

@ausbitbank, 200 Hive, witness.
@c0ff33a, 200 Hive, witness, check out the Hive Music Festival.
@crimsonclad, 150 Hive, joint witness with @FollowBTCNews.
@eturnerx, 200 Hive, check out the NFTshowroom.
@martibis, 150 Hive, founder of Pinmapple and Haveyoubeenhere.
@roelandp, 1000 Hive, witness.


Last but not least a massive shout-out to all of you travelers who have together pinned nearly 55 000 posts to the map so far! Just, wow! ❤️


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