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Contests & Activities: July 06, 2016 Issue [#7735]

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Contests & Activities

 This week: Contests Vs Activities
  Edited by: spidey
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Table of Contents

1. About this Newsletter
2. A Word from our Sponsor
3. Letter from the Editor
4. Editor's Picks
5. A Word from Writing.Com
6. Ask & Answer
7. Removal instructions

About This Newsletter

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Welcome to the Contests & Activities Newsletter. I'm spidey , and I'm your Editor this week!

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Letter from the editor

Contest Vs Activity

This newsletter is called Contests and Activities. So what's the difference between the two?

A contest is defined as: an event in which people compete for supremacy in a sport, activity, or particular quality.

Activity is a little more vague:

         *Bullet* the state of being active : behavior or actions of a particular kind
         *Bullet* something that is done as work or for a particular purpose
         *Bullet* something that is done for pleasure and that usually involves a group of people

A contest is always a competition. An activity sometimes is a competition.

The biggest difference between contests and activities is that contests award *Gifto*prizes*Giftp*, but sometimes activities do, too.

A contest declares a *Star*winner*Star* but sometimes activities do, too.

On Writing.Com, we have items like In & Outs, Campfire Creatives, Quizzes and Polls which are obviously Activities as opposed to Contests, but some items blur the lines a bit. An auction is clearly an activity, though there are prizes and winners. A writing workshop would be considered an activity with no winners, but possibly prizes for participating.

Remember, Contest and Activity are genre choices so choose accordingly when setting up your item!

And also, advertise appropriately in either "Writing Contests @ Writing.Com or "Activities @ Writing.Com

Check out my Editor's Picks below for some examples of contests and activities!

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Editor's Picks

Official Writing.Com Contests & Activities:

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

Short Shots: Official WDC Contest  [ASR]
Use the photo to inspire your creativity. Write a short story and win big prizes!
by Writing.Com Support


Newbie Merit Badge Project  [E]
Newbies: Want to earn some merit badges?
by Cinn

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by A Guest Visitor

Interactive ACTIVITY  [ASR]
Earn my FREE merit badge! Next credit: TBD
by A*30s*Faith

Scroll Bots Game  [E]
A crossword based on the bots from the scroll. (March 2016)
by Amyaurora

Other Worlds Contest  [18+]
Science Fiction Short Story Contest. Open: 1st - 31st January 2022
by A E Willcox

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by A Guest Visitor

The Lair Contest (Mythical Creatures)  [ASR]
Monthly Mythical Creatures writing contest. Stories or epic poems - you choose!
by Beacon - Light 4ever

Fable if You're Able  [E]
A contest to test your fabulous fabling
by Aesop

Some contest resources:
How to Create a Contest  [ASR]
Things you need to know before you open a contest. Includes a contest template.
by Angels in my Ear

"Create/Edit a Message Forum
Newbie Hyperlinking 101 - Bitem Format  [E]
Learn the ins and outs of creating a link using the bitem format.
by NickiD89

Know of some gems that deserve exposure? Submit them in the feedback form or submission form at the end of this Newsletter, and I'll put them in my next one!

Submit an item for consideration in this newsletter!

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Have an opinion on what you've read here today? Then send the Editor feedback! Find an item that you think would be perfect for showcasing here? Submit it for consideration in the newsletter!

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Ask & Answer

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