Contest Short List and Voting Results

Contest Short List and Voting Results

We have come to the last stage of the contest. Voting has been completed and we have selected the top stories from the poll for our final shortlist. These are the 15 entries which received the top scores after collating the judges scores and the result from the public poll. Below was the criteria the judges used in scoring,

– A great and entertaining short story with all the elements.
– A story with authentic characters.
– Good grammar, style and creativity
– The story is ready – with light copy-editing – for publication
– Will you buy this story?

These stories have been forwarded to Chika Unigwe to select the top favorites, and provide some specific remarks if possible. Winners will be announced on the 21st of January for three winners of this section of the contest, and two from the public choice awards.

Capable Men
Icatha The Soul Eater
Stained: Sheets and Porcelain
The New Wife
Once Upon A Rainy Night
Moonlit Clearing
Okula – A daughter’s vengeance
One of Us
Reflections Of Sunshine.
Houseboy Needed
Puff-Puff Pass
The Watchers

The Voting Results are below

13 thoughts on “Contest Short List and Voting Results” by Admin (@ogaoga)

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    Eletrika (@babyada): Head Wordsmith - 46034 pts

    It’s auright. The editors have picked. What else shall we say?

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    Jefsaraurmax (@jefsaraurmax): Scribe - 16079 pts

    Wow, two stories I thought would be there for sure, are not.Either way, Congrats to the ones who made it and Good luck for the next round! Also I would like to thank all of you who took the time to read my story, leave a comment or vote for it.

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    howyoudey (@howyoudey): Head Wordsmith - 161769 pts

    Congrats to the shortlisters!

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    Raymond (@raymond): Head Wordsmith - 52624 pts

    ….Wow… I made it… Congrats to those who were also shortlisted. Good luck!

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    Obinna Udenwe (@obiudenwe): Junior Writer - 1523 pts

    I am thrilled that my friend Oluwafunminiyi Omojola’s ‘Okula – A Daughter’s Vengeance’ made it into the short list.

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    Alloywrite (@ify1986): Junior Writer - 2809 pts

    Good luck to the shortlist. Better luck next time for me.

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    Seun-Odukoya (@Seun-Odukoya): Head Wordsmith - 110834 pts


    Good luck to all the guys – shortlisted or not.

    @raymond, you represent man. Go for gold.

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      Raymond (@raymond): Head Wordsmith - 52624 pts

      @Seun-Odukoya, Yes bro!

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    Da Writing Engineer (@banky): Wordsmith - 35017 pts

    Why do I feel like I know the winner already? I think it will be a 2nd-person narrative. hehehehehehehehe.
    Ray’s story rates high on plot, will def be in the top 5…
    Why am I saying these things sef? It must be the spirit!

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    Ellie (@elly): Scribe - 10529 pts

    Congrats All, the judges have decided…

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    shadiat (@shadiat): Writer - 8966 pts


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    topazo (@topazo): Head Wordsmith - 65228 pts

    All the best guys…wish I made it there….

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    Malcolm O. Ifi (@saymalcolm): Head Wordsmith - 93411 pts

    Congratulations to the shortlisted! Best of luck to y’all!!!

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