We're celebrating our 21st birthday! Stop in to see what's going on!
In honor of Writing.Com's 21-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, 2021, 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 21!
* 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.
Day 1: September 1, 2021 ▼
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Day 7: September 7, 2021 ▼
Journey Through Genres!
Follow the prompt and try for huge prizes! Win one million Gift Points and an exclusive Merit Badge!
One Week... 147 Reviewing Winners!
Start reviewing everything you read! For each of the seven days we are celebrating our birthday, we will choose 21 random public reviewers throughout each day to award 10,000 Gift Points. That's 147 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 TWENTY-ONE 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 2,100 Gift Points for every day you log in! Each of you can gain 14,700 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
Writing.Com's Longest Running Daily Contest!
Join "The Cramp" (WDC's longest running daily contest) the week of September 1-7 as we celebrate Writing.Com's milestone 21st Birthday *Party* with special prompts, a 21K GP Daily prize, merit badges, a 21st B'day trinket, and more!
It's Back For Another Year!
The annual interconnected music blogging challenge is back, this time with a new celebrity twist! Earn an exclusive merit badge by picking a song and blogging about both the song and WDC.
The Buddy System
Have fun blogging with teammates for Writing.com's birthday bash! Gather three of your writing buddies, give yourself a cool team name, and get ready to 'taunt' your skills to your opponents. The prizes are going to be worth your while!
Bunnies & Unicorns, Oh My!
A bunny and unicorn short story writing contest. Write a fantasy, adventure story about a bunny, unicorn and fantasy creatures.
Cop Shop Mystery
The Bard's Hall is celebrating WDC's AWESOME 21st 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 exactly 21 Sentences?
Earn GPs by writing your WdC Will saying who will take your contests/activities when you are gone and/or a letter to your family asking them to send a death certificate to WdC when the time comes so that you can be memorialized here. Your WdC Will can be as simple as giving all your GPs to your favorite group.
A Pretty Ditty
Write a ditty and win something pretty!
Write For Merit Badges
Let WDC's wealth of Merit Badges inspire your writing. Accepting short stories and poetry.
A poetry contest for the Fantasy and Science Fiction lovers! A way to have fun with talented writers!
Fantasy & Science Fiction
This is the original contest for the fsfs with lots of Gift Point giveaways!
What's a party without kids? In celebration of this year's 2021 WDC Birthday celebration, write a story about a child's birthday party. Be sure to read all the rules!
BIRTHDAY ACTIVITIES TOP
Try your hand at Alliteration and Have a chance to Win a Merit Badge AND a chance to win a random drawing for 100,000 Gift Points!
An activity that you will never forget in celebrating 21st WDC Festivity. You will earn an exclusive Hunter Games Merit Badge.
MechGrammical invites members to celebrate WdC's anniversary with an activity that helps us exercise our writing mechanics and grammar.
A Masquerade Party
You're invited to this year's masquerade party. Can you figure out 'who-dun-it' before everyone else in this annual RPG with prizes, mayhem and fun?
A Raffle of Reviews!
Reviews earn you raffle tickets and opportunities to earn or win millions of GPs being given away in increments between 10,000 and 1,000,000 GPs. And don't forget a MB for just 10 submitted reviews!
First prize: A ONE YEAR PREMIUM MEMBERSHIP! (Or two years Upgraded Membership.) All proceeds are being donated to RAOK.
Birthday Review Pong
Writing.Com is 21 years old. Old enough to drink! We will celebrate with a reviewing-themed version of a popular party game. The game will give away 21 merit badges per day.
21 Years of Writing.Com
Celebrating 21 Years Of Writing.Com With Rewards for Reviews! 21 Gift Points or 2021 Gift Points! How much will YOU get? And EVERYONE gets a new trinket!
FUN ACTIVITY for all members to enjoy. Win GPs, and MBs! All for fun, all for free, in celebration of WDC'c 21st Birthday!
Birthday Blast Raffle
A birthday blast Raffle for Merit Badges, Awardicons and 3 reviews!
Turn It Up!
It's party time and you can have music at a birthday party - everyone come and join the fun!
Candle and Badges
For every 21 candles (tickets) sold, one person will receive an exclusive MB.
Writing.Com challenge of reading a "coming of age" novel.
Do you know WDC?
Try this 21 Questions if your really know your Writing Home. You will get an exclusive Perfect Score Merit Badge if you've done it perfectly.
Merit Badge & Awardicon
Win an exclusive MB or an exclusive Awardicon. New round runs when twenty-one tickets are sold!
Cake for RAOK
My personal Birthday Activity, with a biiiiig chunk of cake for ROAK, my favorite two do-gooders here on WDC and a lucky individual. (Runs till 9/11, my Birthday.)
How birthday greetings are given in eighteen languages from around the world. Writing.Com also gets a personal shout-out.
The Sweet Shop
Stop by The Sweet Shop and buy some sugary delights for yourself and your friends! With plenty of exclusive MBs, and even the odd awardicon to offer, this sweet shop has something for everyone. All the GPs raised are split and donated to various groups and contests around WdC. Win-win!
In Celebrating WDC 21st Anniversary- the WDC Rides Wonder Deluxe Carnival Rides is now OPEN for FUN- Bring your friends or exclusively just reserve sitters for you. Great Contest and Groups are the beneficiaries.
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 TWENTY-ONE 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 and Senior Mods 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!