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We're celebrating our 16th birthday! Stop in to see what's going on!

Writing.Com is celebrating its
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Join us as we celebrate this amazing milestone!

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!

         *BalloonR* Writing.Com Contests & Activities
         *BalloonO* Community Writing Contests
         *BalloonY* Community Birthday Activities
         *BalloonG* 10% Back Sale!
         *BalloonG* New Releases
         *BalloonV* Skins and Decorations
         *BalloonP* Thank You

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What a Character!
Create a memorable character using the given prompt for huge prizes! Win one million Gift Points and an exclusive Merit Badge!

What a Character! : Official WDC Contest  [E]
Create a memorable character using the given prompt for huge prizes!
by Writing.Com Support

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!

A Week of 16  [E]
Writing.Com will award 16 reviewers per day during our 7-day birthday celebration!
by The StoryMistress

Review and Get Recognized For It!
Getting good deeds done might win you some cash!

Good Deeds Get CASH!  [E]
Write reviews to win cash prizes!
by Writing.Com Support

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!

Member Birthdays
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.

Scrolling Messages
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!

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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!


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!!

The Writer's Cramp  [13+]
Write the best POEM or STORY in 24 hours or less and win 10K GPs!
by Sophyween

WDC's 16th Birthday Apps Challenge
Join us for some wild and wacky writing fun using the WDC Writing and Character Prompt Apps!

WDC's 16th Birthday Apps Challenge   [E]
Wild & wacky flash fiction contest celebrating WDC's Sweet 16 using the WDC Prompt Apps!
by Scaredy Wytch

What Have You Learned On Writing.Com?
What have you learned on Writing.Com? Come show off your newly acquired skills and techniques!

What Have You Learned On Writing.Com?  [13+]
A contest to show off your new skills. For Writing.Com's Birthday Week.
by Scaredy Kitti

16 For 16" Celebrating WDC's "Sweet 16"
1) *Video* Post 16 Movie Titles, Each Title posted must contain its corresponding Number from 1-16
2)*Music2* Post 16 Music Titles, each title posted must contain its corresponding Number from 1-16

The Witch's Garden  [13+]
Annual Halloween Handle Contest!
by ŴickedŴiɫch of the Ŵeb

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.

The Chapter One Competition.  [E]
GRAND PRIZE 500,000 GPs, Awardicon, Publicity, Accolades. ** 2016 Quill Awards Nominee! **
by Carol Bride of Writingstein

Say It In Sixteen!
Can YOU Say It Succinctly In Sixteen to Celebrate 16 Years of WDC!

Say It In Sixteen!  [E]
A Sixteen Word Creative Nonfiction Contest
by ruwth

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.

Potpourri of Romance  [13+]
Experiment with different genres of romance on this 16th Birthday. Starts on September 1.
by LostGhost: Live & Let Live

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.

WDC's Fancy Dress Contest  [E]
Fancy Dress Contest for WDC's Birthday. Join the fun from Sept 1 to Sept 14, 2016
by LostGhost: Live & Let Live

StAG Firebox
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!

StAG Firebox - Reopening Nov. 1  [13+]
Steampunk fiction competition
by Beck is prepping

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.

Star Trek Poetry CONTEST   [13+]
Poetry Contest Based on Star Trek! Happy Birthday WDC! {BACK for the WDC 16th Bday !)
by Maryann nightmare

WDC Sweet Sixteen Ice Cream Party 2016
Auction to raise funds for WDC Groups. Guess daily ice cream flavors for prizes!

WDC Sweet Sixteen Ice Cream Party 2016  [E]
We're back again this year! Help us celebrate WDC's and my own B'day in this fun auction!
by Pumpkin PATch

Pen Me a Parody
Writing.Com themed parody contest.

Pen Me A Parody- Writing.Com Contest!  [13+]
Create a parody as a tribute in celebrating 16 years of Writing.Com.
by Lexi O' Lantern

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!

Tales of Seduction  [18+]
October round open.
by ∞Pretty Purple Reaper


a Mod-o-Poly Celebration!
Pick a token, roll the die, & seek out your luck as we celebrate 16 years of Writing.com!

a Mod-o-Poly Celebration!  [13+]
Closed! Pick a token, roll the die, & seek out your luck as we celebrate Writing.com!
by iKïyå§amaCabre

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 Great Summer Camp Out!  [13+]
Fun summer events - Win Awesome Prizes and Have Fun! All are welcome to come and camp out!
by Hannaween ♥

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...

The Birthday Gift Shop  [E]
Come to the birthday gift shop! 'Buy' gifts for your WDC friends!
by Salloween

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!

Who Has a Birthday Like This?  [13+]
Research and learn about famous people who share WDC's birthday.
by Halloween cAndy~prepping

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.

Fifty in Sixteen raffle  [13+]
Star Trek and WDC Birthday raffle
by Halloween cAndy~prepping

WdC Kind Hearts
Give 5 reviews for each case color in September and get one of my exclusive Merit Badges.

WdC Kind Hearts  [E]
Reviewing activity that spotlight different case colors each month.
by ~Minja~

Who Has a Birthday Like This?
Create an item on sixteen famous people who share WDC's birthday. All entries will receive a prize.

Who Has a Birthday Like This?  [13+]
Research and learn about famous people who share WDC's birthday.
by Halloween cAndy~prepping

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.

The Great WDC Lucky Bag Giftaway -CLOSED  [E]
Join the Party! Gift a bag and gain a bag - win PRIZES!! Happy 16th birthday WDC :)
by Severed Jellyfishfingers

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!

Wdc 16th Birthday Masquerade Party  [13+]
A role-playing party where you can be whoever you want and win prizes!
by Brooke thx Masq peeps!

Anniversary Reviews
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!

Anniversary Reviews  [E]
Celebrate Writing.Com member account anniversaries with reviews. Earn GPs and MBs.
by The Gruesum1

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!

King Bob's Gold & Review Birthday Raffle  [13+]
Buy a ticket or submit a review for a chance at big prizes! Starts September 1st
by Bobbi!

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.

Review to celebrate WDC 16th Birthday! 16 MB's from POWER Captains up for grabs.
by eyestar-Tinkerbell

All About Birthdays Free for all!
Free Interactive about birthdays-poems, jokes, anecdotes! Have some fun. AN MB up for grabs!

All About Birthdays Free for all!  [E]
Interactive birthday anecdotes, jokes, poems, story to celebrate WDC Birthdays
by eyestar-Tinkerbell

Writing.Com Turns 16
Test your Writing.Com knowledge.

Writing.Com Turns 16  [E]
You're all invited to Writing.Com's Sweet 16!
by Lexi O' Lantern

"Happy 16th Birthday, WDC" Puzzle
A remarkable Puzzle that will inspire happy images and test your brain!

"Happy 16th Birthday, WDC" Puzzle  [E]
I wanted to do something creative, and I also wanted to find out if I could.
by Ghost of Petite Jean - Boo!

Birthday Bash Merit Badge Hunt
Presenting you a very rare chance to win exclusive mbs by completing the tasks given in the forums!

Birthday Bash Merit Badge Hunt  [E]
A Merit Badge hunt like no other. Want to earn exclusive mbs by doing some tasks? Come!
by ~ Draquala ~ Preying Happiness

A WDC 16th Birthday Celebration Fun Page
Join the party with this Power-ful variety of fun activities all in one place!

A WDC 16th Birthday Celebration Fun Page  [13+]
Join the party with this Power-ful Fun Page!
by Maryann nightmare

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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.

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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.

*PartyhatV* Day 1: September 1, 2016

*PartyhatB* Day 2: September 2, 2016

*PartyhatG* Day 3: September 3, 2016

*PartyhatP* Day 4: September 4, 2016

*PartyhatR* Day 5: September 5, 2016

*PartyhatO* Day 6: September 6, 2016

*PartyhatV* Day 7: September 7, 2016

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*BalloonG* Party & Celebration Decorations! 
Decorate your signatures, contests, and items with shared Writing.Com birthday images! (Upgraded and above membership required.)

*BalloonB* 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.)

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No celebration is complete without those fun decorations all around you! Decorate your workspace with one of these celebratory skins!

#100148 Birthday: Sketchy Greetings on Color
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#100147 Birthday: Fireworks
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#100145 Birthday: Party Supplies
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#100146 Birthday: Party Supplies on Black
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#100143 Birthday: Stars on White
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#100144 Birthday: Stars on Black
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#100086 Birthday: Candles and Cake
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#100087 Birthday: Colorful Confetti
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#100084 Birthday: Balloons in Violet
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#100085 Birthday: Blow Out the Candles!
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#100083 Birthday: Balloons in Blue
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#100092 Birthday: Retro WdC Balloons
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#100093 Birthday: Retro WdC Streamers
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#100091 Birthday: Retro WdC Lines #1
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#100094 Birthday: Retro WdC Lines #2
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#100088 Birthday: Retro WdC Checkers #1
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#100090 Birthday: Retro WdC Checkers #2
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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. *Thumbsup*

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