We're celebrating our 18th birthday! Stop in to see what's going on!
In honor of Writing.Com's 18-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
Follow the prompt and try for huge prizes! Win one million Gift Points and an exclusive Merit Badge!
One Week... 126 Winners!
For each of the seven days we are celebrating our birthday, we will choose eighteen random public reviewers throughout each day to award 10,000 Gift Points. That's 126 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 EIGHTEEN Times Normal for our birthday week!
Daily Review Rewards
Rewards are EIGHTEEN Times Normal this week!
Automatic Gift Points from Writing.Com
Earn 1,800 Gift Points for every day you log in! Each of you can gain 12,600 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
Celebrate WDC's 18th Birthday with the longest running daily contest on WDC. Daily 18K GP prize, special b'day week prompts, and surprises from the Cramp Birthday Fairy!
Play Easy! Win Big!
Join us for awesome daily prizes as we celebrate WDC's 18th Birthday!
18 in 18
18 poetry prompts in 18 days. Can you complete WDC's 18th birthday poetry challenge?
The Dialogue 500 will host dialogues written about WDC for double the prizes.
18 All Around
What do 18 coins, 18 sentences, 18 couplets, and 18 topics have in common? They're all part of 18 IN EIGHTEEN. It's not what you think.
Solve a Mystery
The Bard's Hall, annual, Cop Shop Mystery! Can YOU solve a mystery in only 18 sentences? Help solve the mystery so the Bardstown residents can all get back to enjoying the Founder's Day Birthday Celebration! Begins Midnight, September 1 and ends September 30th, at 11:59 p.m.
Light the Candles
An acrostic poetry contest about Writing.Com with 18 Merit Badges up for grabs!
Plan a Surprise Party!
In celebration of WDC’s 18th birthday, the pesky prompt for this month will be pesky and party focused!
Pink Fluffy Unicorns
A contest that invites you to write a short story about one of your WDC friends meeting a Pink Fluffy Unicorn.
It's a writing and reviewing bi-weekly contest based on birthday/no. 18 based prompts and genre. Its planned to run for September!
Delve into the supernatural!
The Supernatural Writing Contest is running a Supernatural Birthday Special! Come and write a supernatural story or poem, taking inspiration from the number 18!
"Coming of Age" Contest
Authors carry forward a children's book character and write the initial chapter (up to 2000 words) for him/her entering some struggle of adulthood.
True or Fiction
A story, true or fiction with redemption as the writing prompt. Two judges, two rounds!
In One, Out the Other, 18 Total
Share your wise words in this In & Out. Give your advice in EXACTLY 18 words in honor of 18 Years of Writing.Com. All entries will receive an exclusive TRINKET. The BEST words of wisdom will get a Merit Badge!
BIRTHDAY ACTIVITIES TOP
Join us for a role-playing mystery where you can be whoever you want, participate whenever you want, and still win weekly prizes!
This is a special round of reading challenge in September. Participants will have to read a book by an author(s) whose birthday is in September. Additional prizes for everyone who read a book by an author whose birthday is September 1st (like WdC's).
Super Special Prizes!
Bid on a package and take a guess at the Flavor of Ice Cream in the Churn for that day!
A Raffle of 18
Every 18th person wins an exclusive Merit Badge!
Bingo & Party-On Birthday Week! Prizes, and fun, everyone who participates has a chance to win a prize with virtual die-spins!
18 WdC Questions
A fun quiz to test yourself if you really know your writing home family.An MB prize is waiting when you get the perfect answer.
A Reviewing Game
Who will become our Celebrity/Champion in the Reviewing. Huge prizes are waiting!
WDC - Wonder Deluxe Carnival
Get inside, have fun and enjoy some rides, in celebration for the WdC 18th Anniversary.
Ice Cream For Everyone!
An auction with a fun twist! For every bid, guess the Flavor of the Day! What’s in the Ice Cream Churn today?
Birthday Gifts For Everyone!
Come inside and 'buy' a gift for your friends this Birthday Week. No gift points necessary - you will write reviews to 'pay' for your gifts!
Ask and Receive
Drop by and answer some birthday related questions and you just may receive a Birthday Present from me!
A scavenger hunt type of activity that highlights eighteen contests and activities of Writing.com. The winner of this hunt will receive a 500k Awardicon.
Word Picture Contest
Special Word Picture contest for the 1st-7th featuring a 'WdC is 18' graphic prompt, Free C-note based on the graphic sent to all entrants and past entrants with 1800 points added.
One After Another
I write 2 poems and invite other authors to write the next reader to add to the list only poems about Writing.Com.
For every order placed in "The Writing.Com Shop" during September 1-7, 2018, 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 18!
* 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 EIGHTEEN 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!