We're celebrating our 15th birthday! Stop in to see what's going on!
In honor of Writing.Com's 15-year birthday, we are hosting a week-long schedule of festive events celebrating this momentous occasion! Besides the massive amount of Gift Points we will be giving away (did we mention millions?), there are brand new contests, activities and much more going on for the first seven days in September. Make sure you log in every day and add this item to your favorites so that you don't miss a single thing!
Writing.Com Contests & Activities
Community Writing Contests
Community Birthday Activities
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Keep It Short!
The task is simple: get inspired by the photograph provided and write a short story using this inspiration! Win one million Gift Points and an exclusive Merit Badge!
Review and Get Recognized For It!
Getting good deeds done might win you some cash!
One Week... 105 Winners!
For each of the seven days we are celebrating our birthday, we will choose fifteen random public reviewers throughout each day to award 10,000 Gift Points. That's 105 chances you have to win during our birthday celebration!
The Review Mixer
Rewards are Fifteen Times Normal for our birthday week!
Daily Review Rewards
Rewards are Fifteen Times Normal this week!
Automatic Gift Points from Writing.Com
Earn 1,500 Gift Points for every day you log in! Each of you can gain 10,500 Gift Points if you log in every day during our celebration.
Tributes to Writing.Com
Have you written something special about Writing.Com for our birthday or in general? Plug it here!
Check out our members' account birthdays! Find out who else is celebrating a Writing.Com birthday by choosing Account Birthdays from your Writing.Com Tools pulldown menu.
Birthday elves will be around and about on the scrolling message system playing games and giving away Gift Points throughout our week of celebration. Thousands of Gift Points will be up for grabs! Click the little you see in the left column. (Upgraded and above membership required.)
Test Your Memory
Try your hand at this game and see how good your memory is!
Many of our members are hosting their own contests and activities
in celebration of our birthday. Be sure to check them out;
there is much fun and many prizes to be had!
WRITING CONTESTS TOP
The Writer’s Cramp
In the honor and spirit of WDC’s 15th Birthday, the Cramp will be awarding 15,000 GPs, daily to the winners. There will be decorations, special prompts, plus an opportunity to win the coveted Cramp M B ... and more! It’s the Cramp you can’t resist.
Merit Badge Madness
Win the chance to create your very own custom merit badge!
Demon hordes are attacking WdC during its 15th birthday celebration! Help fend off the vile creatures by completing reviews of other WdC members' items!
Star Trek Poetry
Beam up into WDC’s 15th Birthday Party festivity mode, along with the added celebration of Star Trek’s 49 birthday! Prompts include three different forms of poetry.
WDC's 15th Birthday Apps Challenge
Flash fiction contest celebrating WDC's 15th Birthday using the WDC Prompt Apps!
15 Finger Frenzy!
The challenge involves completing 15 tasks including Sending 11 public reviews, writing a static item, doing a product review, doing something to pay it forward on the site and entering at least one other site contest as listed in your item.
The Construct Cup
A 30-day, prompt-driven, intense poetry contest - write a qualifying poem EVERY day (or almost) to win!
Can You Solve a Mystery?
Celebrate WDC's 15th Birthday, by solving the "Cop Shop Mystery." It's the community's birthday, and they need the case solved quickly so the townspeople can go on with their planned celebrations.
Reviewing Contest for WdC's Quinceanera
Reviewing can be the most rewarding experience for members on WdC! Let WYRM share their reviewing passion with you for WdC's fifteenth birthday.
Music, Food, Arts & Crafts
With a focus on Music, Food, and Arts & Crafts, check out two pic prompts and one quote prompt for each contest!
Who Shares WDC’s Birthday?
There are famous people in history, who share a birthday with WDC . Are you up to this challenge? The first fifteen people to submit their completed static items will each receive a Birthday Merit Badge. 3 out of the 15fifteen will also each be awarded a 25K Awardicon.
Pen Me A Parody
Create a parody as a tribute in celebrating 15 years of Writing.Com.
WdC's 15th Year Celebration Contest
Write a story, 1500 words or less, inspired by the quote. If you wish, you may tell your story in verse.
Different Genres? Try Four!
From September 1st to the 15th, onward, there will be a birthday special round and the prizes will be a bit higher. Try your skill at writing stories in four different genres. Fantasy, Science Fiction, Children's, Horror, and Romance/ Erotica.
Monthly Calendar Contest
A contest place to come and write a story based on a prompt.
Monthly Poetry Contest
A contest place to come and write poetry based on prompts.
Still Looking For Contests?
If you want one place that has the answers to many of your questions about current contests, whether or not they are listed here, check out this forum.
BIRTHDAY ACTIVITIES TOP
Birthday Bash To Benefit RAOK & Angel Army!
Come purchase tickets for yourself, friends, or other members of the community in the spirit of WDC's Birthday for a chance to win amazing prizes. Upgrades, Prizes, Port Raids and More! All proceeds are split between two amazing groups. "RAOK Upgrade Brigade Group" and
"The WDC Angel Army" !
Something To Talk About
A seven day blogging activity commemorating WdC's 15th birthday. Prompts will all be birthday-centric... with a twist. Daily prizes and overall awards given for the best entries!
An Amazing Birthday Masquerade Party.
You're invited to attend one of the most sought after events around, The Writing.com Birthday Masquerade Party and although you know it's just a game, you're also a little nervous. You know someone will disappear. Who will the victim be? Will you be nervous? Will you be able to solve the mystery and take home the grand prize? Either way you have an amazing time interacting with other 'characters' at the party in this three week adventure of a lifetime.
WdC Birthday Scavenger Hunt
A very exciting, insane, site-wide, prize-filled birthday event that will have you galavanting all around the Writing.Com community!
Review And Dunk
Need to cool of during the hot days of summer? Rushing between contests during birthday event week? I have the solution - Dunk Tank! No good with baseballs? No worries! All you have to do to dunk your favorite member is figure out their clue, find the item and review ... then SPLASH!
Birthday Ball! Gowns, Tuxes and Accessories Galore!
The Prettiest Birthday AUCTION Ever: Get your Fancy Attire here for WDC's Birthday Ball this week!
Merit Badge Hunt
A fifteen day long activity where people have to complete a certain set of tasks for particular groups to win their exclusive merit badges.
Merit Badge Activity
Want to earn one of the exclusive WDC Power Reviewers merit badges of YOUR CHOICE! Well this is the activity for you!
Merit Badge Raffle
The great give-away! To celebrate 15 years of WDC (and 49 years of Star Trek) we at Quark's Bar will be giving away fifteen Merit Badges during birthday week.
Test Your Knowledge!
WDC is celebrating a big birthday bash ! What better way to join the celebrations than to get everyone together and have some fun, right here? Live raffle draw and auction too!
Birthday Charity Signatures
Choose a balloon for yourself, or gift them to other members. A bargain at 1k each. Would you like a HAT on top??? Party hats are like raffle tickets. For everyone you purchase (an extra 500gps per balloon), your name will be put in a drawing on Sept. 16th. Three winners win a split of 50%, 30%, and 20% of total cherry funds!!!
Writing.Com Birthday Ice Cream Social Event
It's simply not a proper birthday party without homemade ice cream from the churn. Come guess the flavor of the day!
Celebrate Writing.Com's Members
A 15th WDC Anniversary forum to honor past and present members. Who will YOU remember?
WDC's 15th Birthday Celebration Fun Page
A party of fun activities all in one place!
Days of Sunshine
A place where you can come and order a week of sunshine for someone and also if you are feeling down you can order yourself some sunshine.
Calling All Newbies
Here is a place to get social with other “Newbies Only,” to celebrate this exciting WDC birthday extravaganza.
It's a Free For All
Give us your jokes, poems and stories, to celebrate WDC's birthday.
For every order placed in "The Writing.Com Shop" during September 1-7, 2015, we will give back to you 10% of your order's total in Gift Points!* Purchase a one-year Premium membership at the regular price and you will receive 139,950 in Gift Points. Buy a 3-month Upgraded membership, and you'll receive 19,950 back in Gift Points. Buy 1 million Gift Points, and you'll receive an extra 100,000! And if you order tangible items like mugs, t-shirts, journals and more, we'll even include your shipping in that 10% back. We're that excited to be turning 15!
* 10% back only on orders paid by credit card, PayPal, check or money orders. Orders paid with Gift Points not included.
During our week-long celebration, we will release something new for you to use on each day! Make sure you add this item to your favorites so that you don't miss any of these announcements! (We will also post this in "Site News & Announcements" , but the ambiance is much more fun in here!) And just an added note that everything released during the celebration is here to stay! We will not be removing them after the celebration is over.
NEW: Emoticons Revamped!
Over 1,000 Writing.Com emoticons have been completely revamped and given a new look! Our original icons, which we started creating in the year 2000, were based on small pixelated files. 15 years later, with better screen resolutions and fast connections, we had to start from scratch, recreating each and every icon in more detail... But the change was well overdue! We are very excited that your fun little emoticons won't look pixelated and outdated any longer on screen or mobile. And we are excited to bring you over 250 new ones to play with this week, so stay tuned right here every day through September 7th to see what's been added!
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Party & Celebration Decorations!
Decorate your signatures, contests, and items with shared Writing.Com birthday images! (Upgraded and above membership required.)
Writing.Com Images For Upgraded Members
Have an Upgraded Membership, but no signature to flaunt? Or ready for a change with the one you've already got? You're more than welcome to use ours! (Upgraded and above membership required.)
Wear a Birthday Skin! TOP
No celebration is complete without those fun decorations all around you! Decorate your workspace with one of these celebratory skins!
Writing.Com is FIFTEEN years old! We want to sincerely thank everyone for making this site such a creative and inspirational success. It's been a wonderful time for us so far, and we are excited to see what the next many years holds in store for this incredible community.
A special thanks goes out to our Moderators, Senior Mods and Diane for their dedication to and support of our members. Another thank you is extended to our Preferred Authors for their participation and activity throughout Writing.Com. And a big huge thank you to ALL of our members for making this the best online writing community around! We couldn't imagine a better environment in which to spend our time.
NOW LET'S CELEBRATE!