Friday, 9 October 2015

KONNECT AFRICA "I KNOW A NIGERIAN STAR" WRITING COMPETITION. SEASON 2


KonnectAfrica.Net, the one-stop online portal that is inspiring entrepreneurship, youth employment and career development in  Africa, is pleased to announce the 2nd edition of our online writing competition in Nigeria; ‘THE I KNOW A NIGERIAN STAR’ WRITING COMPETITION -SEASON 2!

Do you know a Nigerian ‘Star’? Then, submit an original article about an individual who is MAD [Making a Difference] around you: in your community, school, workplace, marketplace, locale or state. It is your turn to inspire Nigerians and Africans at large, and celebrate the Stars that you encounter in your different spheres and spaces.

THE RULES OF ENGAGEMENT:
1. Submissions must not be less than 500 words or above 1000 words.
2. It must be the original work of the author and include at least one picture and the contact details of the ‘Star/subject’.
3. Your ‘Star’ cannot include any person(s) already featured on www.konnectafrica.net.
4. Kindly ensure that your submission is accompanied by a short profile of you.
5. The title of your mail should read: ‘I Know a Nigerian Star’ [The Name of your Star] ie ‘I Know a Nigerian Star – Modupe Ehirim
6. Your essay and profile should be contained in the body of the mail; pictures should be included as attachments.
7. The ‘star’ of your essay must be a living citizen of Nigeria.
8. Only one entry per candidate is permitted.
9. No Politicians are permitted as subjects of your entry.
10. By submitting an entry to this writing competition, you agree to the terms and conditions and accept the decision of the judges as final.
11. All entries are to be sent to competition@konnectafrica.net

YOUR ENTRIES WILL BE JUDGED BASED ON:

Originality, Creativity, Impact and the amount of credible information you have about your ‘Star.’ The entries will be graded as follows:

Originality – 5 marks
Impact Made By The Subject of Story- 5 Marks
Writing Style/Story Telling Ability / Creativity – 5 Marks
Use of Grammar/Grammatical Expressions – 5 marks
cash prizes

1st Prize – N100, 000

2nd Prize – N60,000

3rd Prize – N40,000


DATES TO REMEMBER
1st October 2015: Competition kicks off

21st October 2015: Submission deadline; if you haven’t sent in your entry by 12am, do try again next year.

2nd November 2015: Publication of Long list of top thirty [30] entries.

20th November 2015: Publication of Shortlist of top ten [10] entries.

23rd – 26th November 2015: Public voting commences for the top five [ 5] entries.

27th November 2015: The three [3] winners with the highest votes are announced and contacted.

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