We're celebrating our 16th birthday! Stop in to see what's going on!
In honor of Writing.Com's 16-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
10% Back Sale!
Skins and Decorations
What a Character!
Create a memorable character using the given prompt for huge prizes! Win one million Gift Points and an exclusive Merit Badge!
One Week... 105 Winners!
For each of the seven days we are celebrating our birthday, we will choose sixteen random public reviewers throughout each day to award 10,000 Gift Points. That's 112 chances you have to win during our birthday celebration!
Review and Get Recognized For It!
Getting good deeds done might win you some cash!
The Review Mixer
Rewards are SIXTEEN Times Normal for our birthday week!
Daily Review Rewards
Rewards are SIXTEEN Times Normal this week!
Automatic Gift Points from Writing.Com
Earn 1,600 Gift Points for every day you log in! Each of you can gain 11,200 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
Join us over at The Writer's Cramp as we celebrate WDC's Sweet Sixteen with daily birthday-related prompts, Cramp Merit Badges, and special prizes (in addition to the daily 10,000 GP Prize) all week!!
WDC's 16th Birthday Apps Challenge
Join us for some wild and wacky writing fun using the WDC Writing and Character Prompt Apps!
What Have You Learned On Writing.Com?
What have you learned on Writing.Com? Come show off your newly acquired skills and techniques!
16 For 16" Celebrating WDC's "Sweet 16"
1) Post 16 Movie Titles, Each Title posted must contain its corresponding Number from 1-16
2) Post 16 Music Titles, each title posted must contain its corresponding Number from 1-16
Chapter One Competition
In honor of... The Novel Workshop and all its members want your first chapter. We will review them all and choose the best three. Prizes will be 500k, 100k, and 50k, Publicity on Newsfeed and accolades galore.
Say It In Sixteen!
Can YOU Say It Succinctly In Sixteen to Celebrate 16 Years of WDC!
Potpourri of Romance
Let us celebrate this 16th birthday of WDC by filling the air with love of different genres. Select the genre, mix it with romance, and write a story for the same.
WDC's Fancy Dress Contest
WDC's Fancy Dress Party. Dress up as another individual(or thing) and tell us the story of that individual. The only thing that is forbidden is to be YOU.
A steampunk flash fiction contest - come and try your hand at our favorite genre! Welcome to our renewed steampunk contest from all of us at the Steampunk Author's Guild. What better way to dabble in the genre than with a flash fiction contest? We welcome all entries, as long as they follow the rules. Come and win some great prizes!
Star Trek Poetry
Celebrating Star Trek's 50 years which is as phenomenal as WDC's 16th! Let's talk Star Trek parties in a poem.
WDC Sweet Sixteen Ice Cream Party 2016
Auction to raise funds for WDC Groups. Guess daily ice cream flavors for prizes!
Pen Me a Parody
Writing.Com themed parody contest.
Tales of Seduction
Bonus Round: Pen me a tantalizing tale for WdC's birthday bash and earn an extra birthday merit badge for 1st place. Double the Prizes for this one week!
BIRTHDAY ACTIVITIES TOP
a Mod-o-Poly Celebration!
Pick a token, roll the die, & seek out your luck as we celebrate 16 years of Writing.com!
The Great Summer Camp Out!
Multiple events: 6 contests; short story, poetry, no dialog, name our motto and lodge, and Pedal to the Metal Racing Game, and mud slinging gallery.
The Birthday Gift Shop
Come inside my gift shop, and 'buy' a birthday gift for one of your WDC friends. However, you don't purchase the present with your gift points...
Who Has a Birthday Like This?
Find out some famous people who share a birthday with our beloved WDC. Merit Badge and Awardicon up for grabs!
Fifty in Sixteen raffle
What better way to celebrate 2016's two most anticipated events, WDC's Sweet Sixteen and Star Trek's Fiftieth, than with my Fifty in Sixteen Raffle. I'm raffling away fifty of my Star Trek themed Merit Badges in sixteen raffles.
WdC Kind Hearts
Give 5 reviews for each case color in September and get one of my exclusive Merit Badges.
Who Has a Birthday Like This?
Create an item on sixteen famous people who share WDC's birthday. All entries will receive a prize.
The Great WDC Lucky Bag Giftaway
The activity works on the premise that members give the person who posted before them a virtual "lucky bag" or party bag, containing MB's, GP's, reviews, C notes etc etc so that everyone gets one. There are prizes for the most generous gifters.
Wdc 16th Birthday Masquerade Party
Our annual who-dun-it event! The Masquerade is a party where you finally be your favorite character while playing detective with all your friends. Try your hand at over 300K worth of prizes!
Anniversary Reviews is a year round activity. But for September only, instead of earning a Merit Badge for 15 reviews (that will always be an option), you can earn a Merit Badge for every 20 Anniversary Reviews you complete!
King Bob's Gold & Review Birthday Raffle
Ahoy, mateys! Buy a ticket (like a pirate) or submit a review for a chance at winning a boatload of treasure. GPs, Merit Badges, Gift Certificates, and other birthday goodies are up for grabs!
WDC Party REVIEW-A-RAMA
Join in "WDC Power Reviewers Group" 's WDC Party REVIEW-A-RAMA! 16 MBs up for grabs as you strut your review moves. Everyone welcome.
All About Birthdays Free for all!
Free Interactive about birthdays-poems, jokes, anecdotes! Have some fun. AN MB up for grabs!
Writing.Com Turns 16
Test your Writing.Com knowledge.
"Happy 16th Birthday, WDC" Puzzle
A remarkable Puzzle that will inspire happy images and test your brain!
Birthday Bash Merit Badge Hunt
Presenting you a very rare chance to win exclusive mbs by completing the tasks given in the forums!
A WDC 16th Birthday Celebration Fun Page
Join the party with this Power-ful variety of fun activities all in one place!
For every order placed in "The Writing.Com Shop" during September 1-7, 2016, 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 16!
* 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.
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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 SIXTEEN 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!