https://www.duolingo.com/MikaelMello

A Huge and Friendly Competition - 3000+ lingots prize pool

First of all, I'd like to thank Teenage_Polyglot for having such a great idea (which I adapted a little bit), m.tastic for giving me some ideas for the competition, and a big thanks to Maria_Mares, who donated 400 lingots, DetErMinNavn who donated 100 lingots, Anorak13 who donated 200, mrdachshund86 who donated 300 and DelitaRaeWright who donated 100! Since the beginning of the contest we've managed to get 1500 lingots by donations/sign-up fees!

But Mello, how is this gonna be a friendly competition? Good question! There is'nt gonna be a 1st, a 2nd or a 3rd place, the ten first to finish the achievements are going to win the same prize, which is 10% of the total prize pool.

How many lingots has the prize pool? For now it has 1526 lingots (my total stock), as people pay the fee to enter the contest, the prize pool will increase and so the prizes!

So, if the prize pool is at 1600 lingots and you are one of the ten first to finish, you are going to win 160 lingots!!! Wouldn't you like it?

But of course, to win big you have to work hard, it won't be easy to finish, but with hard work you are going to win a lot of lingots and you are going to increase your knowledge, after all, my main goal is to encourage you to learn more! That's why we don't have a 1st place, if you aren't the first one to complete, you won't be discouraged to finish the challenges!

You can take a look at the achievements here. DON'T START NOW! The contest will only begin 01/08 (August 1st)!

To enter all you need to do is to comment down here, I'm gonna answer your post, and you'll pay a 10 lingots fee in my answer. All lingots paid are added to the prize pool!

On July 31, I'm gonna check all users who have joined the competition and I will take note of their currently courses, levels and tiers, to be a fair competition. Even though it's a friendly competition, there's a huge amount of lingots in game, and some people value lingots more than knowledge, so I'm also gonna need links and screenshots to prove you right!

I have the feeling that I'm missing something, but I'm gonna post anyway. Call your friends, call everyone to join this competition, not for the prizes, but for the friendly atmosphere and to learn!

At 07:43 PM (UTC), July 31, this contest has 22 participants and a prize pool of 3277 lingots, resulting in 327 lingots for each winner. Thank you a lot for all the donations!

July 21, 2015

86 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/MilaKr1

I would not like to join But I'm cheering on everybody who is. So... GO EVERYBODY!!!! =D

July 23, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/-Sapphira-

I'll join! This sounds like a lot of fun. How do I send you a screenshot, though?

July 25, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/MikaelMello

Welcome! Just press PrtSc in your keyboard and paste it in Paint, then you need to upload in a website like imgur.

Or you can download Lightshot, much easier to take and upload screenshots.

July 25, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/-Sapphira-

Cool, thanks!

July 25, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Fire_Kitten

i look at the comments and i see people who are way more prepared for this competition. o.0

July 21, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/MikaelMello

Don't worry about that! Anyone can win!

July 21, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/ThEAnOrAK

Would you please add me, I donated 200 lingots to up the prizes :)

July 23, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/MikaelMello

Sure!

July 23, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/DetErMinNavn

I would like to join.

July 21, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/MikaelMello

You're more than welcome!

July 21, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/DetErMinNavn

Thanks! I paid the fee, plus one hundred more lingots to the prize pool!

July 21, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Fire_Kitten

Wowow! 99 day streak and ur learning so many languages that is amazing! :D

July 21, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/DetErMinNavn

Thank you!

July 21, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/MikaelMello

Thank you a lot!

July 21, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/DetErMinNavn

Of course!

July 21, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Tamuna10

I would like to join, but I have a question, do we have to finish all the tasks to win?

July 21, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/MikaelMello

I removed the "Tier 3" one, it is a little too much.

July 21, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Tamuna10

Why, reaching checkpoint in a reverse tree is an easy task :/

July 21, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/MikaelMello

I'm talking about this one: Reach tier 3 in immersion (from tier 1). It would take a lot of work haha

July 21, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Tamuna10

Oh, yeah, that's a hard task :D

July 21, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/MikaelMello

Yes, it is a bit hard but I guess it's worth it!

July 21, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Tamuna10

aww I can't :( I'm not learning a new language to reach level 10 :( I already reached higher levels in my languages, and doing just the reverse tree now

July 21, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/MikaelMello

This can be a obstacle to many people, didn't think of that, you can make it to level 10 on the reverse tree now!

July 21, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Tamuna10

Thank you ^_^ Then I'm joining. Paid the fee

July 21, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/alexandrashaye99

I'll go ahead and stick my neck out. The worst that can happen is that I learn a lot, so why not?

July 21, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/MikaelMello

That's the spirit haha! Welcome on board!

July 21, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/alexandrashaye99

Thanks. Now what exactly did I sign up for? :)

July 21, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/MikaelMello
July 21, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/alexandrashaye99

You're welcome. I'm looking forward to August 1st!

July 21, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Mr.Quizzical

I'm in. How accurate will my story have to be?

July 22, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/MikaelMello

I want you to try your best, my aim is to encourage learning!

July 22, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/TaraDuo123

Yeah sure, I'm in ;)
Thank you for hosting. The challenges looks great.

July 22, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Jonathangrant00

Yay, MoodyKitty!!!

July 24, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/cloud_eight

You had me at "friendly atmosphere."

July 23, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/MikaelMello

Great! Good luck!

July 23, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/joey_magia

This brilliant. Thanks for doing this. I will give it my best shot.

Add me :-)

July 23, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Jayway223

I would like to join. I hope that it's not too late. I want to be a part of one more Duo competition before school starts again. :D

July 30, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Alternia

I've decided to join. It'll definitely be challenging, but I'll need something to do.

July 31, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/MikaelMello

Great!

July 31, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/TaraDuo123

I would love to check the rules. Seems interesting. Could you please please please paste it here? I can't access the pastebin link. I don't know why it keeps saying server not found. :(

July 21, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/MikaelMello

Check they here ;)

July 21, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/TaraDuo123

I like the uniqueness of this competition. But may I suggest that we could level up 3 times instead of starting 3 new trees or reverse tree (this can be checked easily on our stream) or gather 3000 XP from our current languages (this can be checked on leadership board) instead of starting 3 new ones? Since currently many of us have committed to several languages. I am afraid of new commitments that I can't fulfill.

July 21, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/MikaelMello

What if you could choose between those 3? I think it would be nice

July 21, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/TaraDuo123

Yeah I think options are great.

July 21, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/MikaelMello

Done, thanks for the great suggestion!

July 21, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/MikaelMello

So, are you in? haha

July 21, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/asawp

Hey! I'd like to join! This sounds like a lot of fun!

July 21, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/MikaelMello

Welcome on board!

July 21, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/LoNun

ok i might join.

July 21, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/MikaelMello

Great!

July 21, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Agnastio

Just gave you 364 lingots so you can total 2000 lingots.

July 21, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/MikaelMello

Thank you a lot, do you want to join?

July 21, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Agnastio

I am a little busy currently. Maybe next time. Thanks for hosting!

July 21, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/bangtansweetpea

I'd like to try!

July 21, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/MikaelMello

Great!

July 21, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Dobie42

I'm in! Always looking for ways to keep the motivation flowing :)

July 21, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/MikaelMello

Good luck!

July 21, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/GC1998

I would like to join please.

July 21, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/MikaelMello

Good luck my friend!

July 21, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/alexandrashaye99

When will the competition start? As in, what hour will the competition start?

July 21, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/MikaelMello

On August 1st, 00:00 (UTC).

July 21, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/akins_2014

I would like to join. I've been needing to do a lot of practice on some of the courses.

July 22, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/MikaelMello

Good luck!

July 22, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Jonathangrant00

I would like to join, where are the short stories going to be posted?

July 22, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/MikaelMello

I'll create a topic post and notify all participants on their respective streams, welcome!

July 22, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Jonathangrant00

I just paid my 100 Lingots. :)

July 24, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/YoungVVaver

I would like to join.

July 23, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/MikaelMello

Good luck!

July 23, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/DraeWright

I am in, as long as I can do it using the language I am still learning.

July 23, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/MikaelMello

Welcome on board!

July 23, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/DraeWright

thought, why not 100!

July 23, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/MikaelMello

Wow! The community thanks you!

July 23, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/winter.morning

When does the contest ends? I would love to participate but it would be easier for me if it ends before the holidays.

July 23, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Mr.Quizzical

The first 10 people to finish the challenges win. Once that is finished, it is over.

July 23, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/MikaelMello

That's right!

July 23, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/MikaelMello

So, are you in?

July 23, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/winter.morning

Yes, I'll try. Here are my lingots.

July 24, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/TheOnlyRyanGuo

How much is the fee?

July 23, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/MikaelMello

So, are you in?

July 23, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/TheOnlyRyanGuo

Sure! :D

July 24, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/MikaelMello

10 lingots

July 23, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/TechSpeaker

I'd love to join

July 30, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/MikaelMello

You are in!

July 30, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/TechSpeaker

Thanks!

July 31, 2015
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