Contest? What Contest?? How to Find Monthly Contests.

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Kathy explains the definitions of both Contests and Challenges in this post. 

BTW, another way to find Contests and Challenges is to type CONTEST GROUP in the search bar at top of your screen. Look for the information at this description:


Click there or even here if you want!



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All the best - Lynn

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Original content by Kathy Streib

Contest? What Contest?? How to Find Monthly Contests.


Contests/Challenges are fun and typically we have at least one each month at ActiveRain. Years ago, I can remember when there were 2 contests going on inquestion one month!


(Scroll down a bit if you want to cut to the chase and find out where to find them!)


There’s no rule that you have to enter or participate in a contest.

* Some members enter for points (btw...nothing wrong with that.)

*Some participate to support the person hosting the contest/challenge.

*Some participate because let’s face’s not always easy to come up with a topic for a post. A contest provides one. 

*Some enter simply because it’s fun. 

And, even if you choose not to participate, the entry posts can be fun and educational to read. 


One more thing...There IS a difference between a contest and a challenge. Contests mean there will be a winner(s) chosen usually for extra points. In challenges, everyone is a “winner.”


Oops...One more thing… Some contests/challenges are meant to get us to do what would be beneficial for us to do for our business...for example, writing long-tail search posts or local events posts. 

Some get us to share a bit about us personally, which is good because it lets us learn more about each other. the heck do you find out if there is a current challenge/contest going on???


  1. Look on the Feature page because they can be found there on the first day of the month. 

  2. If you see a thread in the post titles, you can almost count on there being a contest or challenge.

  3. And finally, go to the CONTESTS section of ActiveRain. 

    Scroll down to the bottom of any page...



Click on it to go to the ActiveRain Contests page. 


Contest page



There you have it. And, by the way, there’s still time to enter this month’s challenge: December Challenge: Your Craziest Transaction.


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Comments (5)

Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Retired Home Stager/Redesign

wow Lynn- Thank you for your very kind words!!!!  and Many thanks for reblogging my post. 

Apr 13, 2020 07:55 PM
Lynn B. Friedman CRS Atlanta, GA 404-939-2727

Kathy Streib 
You are welcome AND thanks to you for all the wonderful reading you point out to me! All the best - Lynn

Apr 14, 2020 04:52 PM
Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400
HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400 - Pikesville, MD
Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome

Lynn B. Friedman Good timing for this reblog. Just this week had a newer member ask about the contest/challenges.

Apr 13, 2020 08:27 PM
Lynn B. Friedman CRS Atlanta, GA 404-939-2727

Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400 
Lots of amazing info in many of the older posts!
Hope YOUR contest is going well this month!
All the best - Lynn

Apr 14, 2020 04:54 PM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Lynn Contests? I consider them Challenges since I am always busy and barely have time to participate, Endre

Apr 13, 2020 11:13 PM
Lynn B. Friedman CRS Atlanta, GA 404-939-2727

Endre Barath, Jr. 
Your sense of humor always brightens up my day! Lynn

Apr 14, 2020 04:54 PM
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Happily Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

Good morning, Lynn B. Friedman great choice for a reblog....I always enjoy contests and agree with Endre....many are challenges, Lynn!!! LOL

Apr 14, 2020 04:42 AM
Lynn B. Friedman CRS Atlanta, GA 404-939-2727

Barbara Todaro   Thanks for stopping by!
I think an interesting Challenge would be
"Keep Up with Barbara Todaro for One Day"!
All the best - Lynn

Apr 14, 2020 04:56 PM
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Lynn contests are a great way to have some fun, and earn a few extra AR points!!!

Apr 14, 2020 01:04 PM
Lynn B. Friedman CRS Atlanta, GA 404-939-2727

George Souto 
Yes - both and -- a chance to read posts by members we may not have "bumped into" before. Stay well and safe - Lynn

Apr 14, 2020 04:57 PM