Announcements pertaining to Writing.Com!
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|The following winners for the July 2018 running of "Rhythms & Writing: Official WDC Contest" were chosen from the 13 entries submitted. Each entry was judged based on the criteria provided below. Congratulations to the following three winners:
First Place - "Kayla's Eighteenth Birthday " by 🌻 pwheeler Joy to the world
Second Place - "Gold Prospecting For Dummies" by Christopher Roy Denton
Third Place - "Sands of Eternity" by Graham B.
Thanks to Jeff for continuing to keep Writing.Com's official site contests running smoothly!
New item in the Writing.Com shop:
WdC Book Darts!
These little book darts are perfect for keeping the exact spot where you were last reading or remembering an important line in a textbook! Great gifts and stocking stuffers this year for students, teachers, and readers!
|Introducing new commissioned merit badges available to the community or for specific groups! Please check out the Merit Badge page to see these and many more badges available for giving! Send one today and bring a smile to someone else!
NEW COMMUNITY BADGE!
Commissioned by The StoryMaster
NEW GROUP BADGES!
Honoring Chester B
Commissioned by ~Minja~
Coffee with Lilli
Commissioned by Lilli ☕️ 🧿
It's An Honor
Commissioned by Schnujo
Construct Cup Completion
Commissioned by Ren the Klutz!
MERIT BADGE SHOP
Want a custom merit badge for your group or the community?
"Commission a Custom Merit Badge"
For the 6th day of our 18th Birthday Celebration...
BRAND NEW EMOTICONS!
For the 5th day of our 18th Birthday Celebration...
We are happy to release an update to Passkeys! Passkeys were added to Writing.Com back in October 2002. Upgraded Members and above can create 4 to 8 digit numeric codes to allow specific individuals to access their private items.
That's how they started and they've remained the same for nearly 16 years... Until now.
Today, we're announcing that Passkeys are no longer just for numbers! Passkeys can now contain any combination of letters, numbers, dashes (-) and underscores (_) from 4 to 12 characters in length.
Want to use a SECRET_CODE for your Passkey? It'll work.
... and on and on.
Passkeys are not case sensitive...
so GOOD_STUFF works the same as good_stuff.
This update opens up a lot of flexibility and creativity... we hope you enjoy it!
But wait... there's more!
BRAND NEW EMOTICONS!
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 just 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.
For the 4th day of our 18th Birthday Celebration...
BRAND NEW COMMUNITY TRINKET!
This exclusive trinket that can only be claimed within:
"Writing.Com Party Central 2022!"
So, click over and scroll down to Day 4 to find it.
For the 3rd day of our 18th Birthday Celebration...
BRAND NEW EMOTICONS!
In honor of the second day of our 18th birthday, we are happy to release over 650 new covers for you to use for your items and bio areas!
From a variety of themes, colors, and styles... now is the perfect time to update your portfolio and the items in it! This new set brings the total number of stock covers available to nearly 1,700.
To view the covers available, click to edit any of your items, then click to on the cover image. You can easily check out the covers and changes!
In honor of our first day of our 18th birthday, we are happy to announce our exclusive Writing.Com "Achievements" Merit Badges! Achieve various goals around Writing.Com and you will automatically earn these special badges. How many anniversaries have you celebrated with us? How many reviews have you given? Do you post in our message forums? Then you may just have a Writing.Com Achievement badge waiting for you!
Please note that Achievements are not sent automatically. You must visit your Achievements page and when you do, any Achievements you're due are claimed and credited to your account! We're doing it this way simply because there's a whole lot of folks that just have an account on Writing.Com, but don't use it a whole lot. (Not use it? Crazy? Right. I know...) The system is setup this way simply to be mindful of storage resources and not burden the Merit Badge system with a bunch of badges that aren't really needed.
So... head on over to your Achievements page and claim what's yours!
Along with the direct URL, your Achievement badges can always be accessed, collected, and viewed by going to My Account -> My Merit Badges. From there choose the Achievements link at the top.