Join our Silent Auction where you can acquire unique items and support charity organizations at the same time. We've integrated our Silent Auction into our events and quizzes to amplify the fun and provide thematic items for you just when you need them most.

Why Join:

  • Help us raise funds for charitable organizations, or support and promote local businesses.
  • Enhance the prizes for our Quiz, which will increase the popularity of our community.
  • Acquire unique items or experiences.
  • Receive recognition on our platform, which you can also include in your CV to showcase your participation in charity activities.
  • Support our community's further development.

Ways to Join:

  • Make a Bid: If you like something, just make a bid.
  • Contribute a Lot: If you wish to donate an item for a good cause, we welcome your contribution. We are also considering implementing a mechanism for those who wish to sell items on our platform.

To give you an idea of what to expect in the Silent Auction, here's a list of example categories. Please note that these are purely indicative, and the actual items may be different and even more exciting. We aim to support local businesses by promoting their goods and services in our Silent Auction.

Tangible Goods:

  • Handmade Crafts: Knitted items, pottery, hand-painted art.
  • Local Goods: Locally-produced honey, jams, artisanal cheeses.
  • DIY Kits: Baking kits, gardening kits, craft kits.
  • Board Games & Puzzles: Popular or themed board games, jigsaw puzzles.
  • Books: Works by local authors, popular novels, DIY or self-help books.
  • Plants: Potted houseplants, succulents, or herb kits.
  • Homemade Treats: Cookies, pastries, homemade pickles, or sauces.
  • Fashion Accessories: Handmade jewelry, scarves, hats.

Experiences:

  • Local Tours: Historical tours, nature walks, brewery tours.
  • Classes: Local craft workshops, yoga or dance classes.
  • Entertainment: Local theater tickets, museum passes, escape room experiences.
  • Outdoor Activities: Rental vouchers for bikes, paddleboards, or kayaks.
  • Online Workshops: Virtual cooking classes, art lessons.
  • Gardens: Tickets to local botanical gardens or workshops.

Services:

  • Home Services: Lawn mowing, basic gardening services, window cleaning.
  • Photography: Portrait sessions, pet photography.
  • Tutorials: Hour-long sessions for makeup, hair styling, or other skills.
  • Pet Services: Dog walking, pet grooming.

Everyone is invited to either place a bid or contribute.

Raised Fund Distribution

For charity organizations contributing to the auction, 66% of the funds amassed will be directed to them, while 33% will be channeled into the Quiz Prize fund. Why this distribution? We believe this strategy will increase motivation for participants to submit questions and form teams, thus augmenting the overall prize pool. Moreover, 66% of all Quiz funds are allocated to charitable organizations, either through Guardian or Knight nominations. We are optimistic that this mechanism will enhance the overall success and impact of the event.

For individual or corporate contributors:

  • If they nominate a charitable organization, the proceeds from their lot will follow the same 66% (to the nominated charity) to 33% (to the Quiz Prize fund) distribution.

If you would like to contribute, click the [[HQC23 Sponsor and support]] link and tell us what you are ready to share!