The other day a friend of mine shared with me that she had been gazing up at the sky and had been quite taken aback at how the cloud formations at that particular moment looked layered and painted like an artist's rendition of reality.
I'm sure we have all had those painted sky moments before, where nothing is as it seems, or things appear to be what they are not.
There are also times in our lives when we are able to reflect on how things are and choose not to accept the reality thrust upon us, but instead, take control and create our own best version of reality with carefully manicured brush strokes on the canvas of our life. In so doing, we succeed in painting our own reality, against the odds, and sometimes end up living our best life as a result!
Then again, for the artists among us, you may actually be quite adept at painting skies for real, in the sense of putting paint on the end of a brush and filling in images of clouds, sunsets, rainbows, or storms on an actual artist's canvas. So, you may just have an idea for a story centered around artistry.
There are any number of interpretations that can be used for the prompt this month. These are just a few...
Whatever your choice of writing format, be it short story fiction, creative non-fiction, discursive essay, or poetry, we hope you find the prompt this month of
an interesting one! And that you find the time to take part in dreem-wotw. We'd love for you to share your perspective with us!
This means that you have the best part of 5 days to write and publish to your blog, but please note...
IT IS THE ONLY DATE AND TIMEFRAME WITHIN WHICH SUBMISSIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED FOR THE S3 R2 CONTEST IN DREEMPORT.
The curation/submission cycle starts and ends at these times so there is unfortunately little room for flexibility. All valid submissions to Dreemport will be reviewed and ranked by public curators the following day.
If you want to have your voice heard in this respect, simply log on the next day and curate and rank the 5 random contest posts assigned to you. This part is highly advisable, as part of the grading process includes an allocation of points for engagement... but engagement is only assessed if you do Dreemport curation of the contest posts in Dreemport on the day following the contest submission date.
The top 5 in Dreemport will automatically be shortlisted for grading for dreem-wotw prizes, alongside other entries of merit put forward by members of the grading team. We will also be able to access the top 5 Dreemport staff entries in the background and will run two contest pools to keep staff and public entries separate 😊
The dreem-wotw team will then use a Merit grading system that incorporates some aspects of the ORIGINAL Merit Grading Model developed by @scholaris and others added by @juliamulcahy in order to determine the winners.
If there are fewer than 5 entries in the staff contest pool, the dreem-wotw grading team reserves the right to award prizes only to those staff entries that are clearly amongst the top-scoring entries, considering all entries in both pools.
If you have not used Dreemport before, you will need to register on dreemport.com, which is a quick and easy process.
You may want to start by taking a look at these videos by @dreemsteem ...
If anyone has any difficulty registering and trying out the platform, please tag me or @wrestlingdesires here on this post and we will help you to get this little piece of admin out of the way as painlessly as possible 😊
This month we are thankful to the following sponsors:
@amberkashif for Ecency point sponsorship
@wesphilbin for LUV tokens
This month Dreem-Wotw sponsors Dreemport Featured posts, Hive, and HBI, and adds to the Ecency point prizes.
Scholar and Scribe Sponsorship
If your entry is short story fiction or poetry, feel free to post it in the Scholar and Scribe community. All entries (no matter where you post them) can use the #scholarandscribe tag if you wish—this will help you earn both SCHOLAR and SCRIBE tokens.
Learn more about S&S here and consider joining the community if you haven’t already.
Official Prizes will be as follows:
1st: 500 Dreem Tokens, 1 Dreemport Featured Post, 350 Ecency points, 5 Hive, 100 Scholar, 2 Scribe, 10 LUV
2nd: 300 Dreem tokens, 200 Ecency points, 2 HBI, 50 Scholar, 10 LUV
3rd: 150 Dreem Tokens, 150 Ecency points, 1 HBI, 50 Scholar, 10 LUV
4th: 150 Ecency points, 10 LUV
5th: 150 Ecency points, 10LUV
1st : 300 Dreem tokens, 350 Ecency points, 5 Hive, 100 Scholar, 2 Scribe, 10 LUV
2nd: 150 Ecency points, 10LUV
3rd: 150 Ecency points, 10LUV
For using the Ecency front end:
Each entry made using the Ecency front end will receive 25 Ecency points sponsored by Dreem-WOTW.
All participants will be entered into a random draw and there will be 1 winner of 150 Ecency points.
Anyone who tags at least 2 new people (not already tagged in the post) who they think would like to take part in the contest, will be entered into another random draw where 1 person will win 150 Ecency points.
Good luck folks and I hope to see lots of people taking part this month🤗
All new entrants each month will be added to the list.
Please let me know if you would prefer not to be tagged and you will be removed from the list, and if you are reading this and would like to be tagged going forward, please comment below and I will add you💗.
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