We're celebrating our 19th birthday! Stop in to see what's going on!
In honor of Writing.Com's 19-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!
10% Back Sale!
Writing.Com Contests & Activities
Community Writing Contests
Community Birthday Activities
Skins and Decorations
For every order placed in "The Writing.Com Shop" during September 1-7, 2019, 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 19!
* 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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Day 2: September 2, 2019 ▼
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Day 5: September 5, 2019 ▼
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Day 7: September 7, 2019 ▼
Journey Through Genres!
Follow the prompt and try for huge prizes! Win one million Gift Points and an exclusive Merit Badge!
One Week... 133 Reviewing Winners!
Start reviewing everything you read! 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 133 chances you have to win during our birthday celebration!
Review and Get Recognized For It!
Getting good deeds done might win you some cash!
Daily Review Rewards
Rewards are NINETEEN Times Normal this week!
One FREE Badge Every Day of our Birthday!
Normally, every paid member can send one free virtual Merit Badge every 30 days... but for the 7 days of our birthday, paid members can send one FREE virtual badge EVERY DAY! Choose a member, choose a badge and send it. It's that easy. If you are eligible for a free badge at the time, the Writing.Com system will automatically know this and discount the badge you wish to send. (You can not defer the free badge; the system will always use the free one first when giving badges.) * Physical merit badges are not free and are the same additional cost.
Automatic Gift Points from Writing.Com
Earn 1,900 Gift Points for every day you log in! Each of you can gain 13,300 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
Check out The Cramp as we celebrate WDC's 19th Birthday with a 19K GP daily prize, birthday week themed prompts, plus daily Merit Badges and other goodies gifted by the Cramp Birthday Fairy!
Cop Shop Mystery
The Bard's Hall is celebrating WDC's 19th Birthday with our Annual Cop Shop Mystery! Something mysterious is always brewing in Bardstown during the Founder's Day celebration! The question is:
Can YOU solve the mystery in only 19 Sentences?
Enhance Some Tunes
Feel like "enhancing" some tunes for Writing.Com's birthday party? Come on in!
Show and Tell!
Have you learned any new tricks/developed any new skills since joining the site? Come show them off!
Birthday Card Poetry
Write a poem that might be on a birthday card!
A Fantasy Anniversary
A fantasy short story and poetry contest for Writing.Com's 19th Anniversary!
When We Are NINETEEN
A Writing.Com 19th birthday celebration all about writing AND reviewing!
19 Years Ago
Just what were YOU doing 19 years ago? Tell us for a chance to win a Celebration Merit Badge as WdC celebrates 19 Years!
The Dialogue 500
Featuring a Birthday Bash Special this month, Dialogue will be giving away double prizes all the month of September!
BIRTHDAY ACTIVITIES TOP
Musical Blogging Challenge
Connect one song with each other! This is a seven-day music blogging activity that runs during WDC Birthday Week!
Interactive Activity for Everyone
To celebrate Writing.com's 19th Birthday, during September 2019, each chapter that has at least four sentences will receive 1000 gps, with three additions a day allowed per writer.
FUN ACTIVITY for all members to enjoy. Win GPs, and MBs! All for fun, all for free, in celebration of WDC'c 19th Birthday!
An amazingly popular role-playing party where you can choose to be whoever you want and have the chance to win amazing prizes! Prizes are given throughout the event for active participation.
Do you know WDC?
I have 19 questions for you to test if you are really familiar with your writing dot com home and family. You will get an MB for a perfect score.
If you would like to 'buy' a merit badge for a WDC friend, head into The Birthday Gift Shop. 'Payment' is just 10 reviews! There is no limit as to how many merit badges you can buy.
Question of the Day!
A place to answer a daily question and spark conversations. The coffee is always hot and there's usually a delicious fresh batch of cookies!
9 Lucky Winners
You could be one of our 9 Lucky Winners and/or our Grand Prize Winner, claiming 20% of the pot!
I'm treating Writing.Com as a giant arcade! This is the fun corner shop where you can earn tickets to redeem for awesome prizes, just for participating around the site during the amazing birthday celebrations!
One For You, One For a Stranger
A pay-it-forward raffle where you can buy tickets for your friends and a random stranger!
Raising funds for RAOK and giving reviews for them!
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! Click to view our colorful suggestiions! ▼
Writing.Com is NINETEEN 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!