NaijaStories is pleased to present an online writing contest in recognition of new writers. This contest aims to create awareness to upcoming writers who have joined NaijaStories of a new level of professionalism that the site requires. Writers through this contest are given opportunities to put fort their best work and effort. This contest should be taken as if it is your very first work that is being published on NaijaStories. How would you individually want to present your first work?
Writers will be given three prompts to choose to write on. They must pick from the prompts given and write however they want based on the prompt they chose.
Here are the prompts:
Your character’s boss invites her and her husband to dinner. Your character wants to make a good impression, but her husband has a tendency to drink too much and say exactly what’s on his mind.
Write a story that is set in a specific period in time. For example, the 1900’s. This can be based in any part of the world.
Are you a writer who loves to drain your readers with continuous twists and turns? Write a piece with the biggest and jaw dropping twist ever!
This competition is only opened to NaijaStories writers who are ranked ‘Newbies and beginners.’
Your submission must be based on one of the prompts that was given above.
Only one submission per person. Each submission must be written in prose. It should neither be an article, poem or a dramatic piece.
Entries must not be more than 500 words.
Your submission will be judged based on the individual cover picture you chose for your work, punctuations, and structure and overall a well structured piece.
To Submit Your Entry
You must be a member of Naijastoires.com. If you’re not a member already, register now.
Post your entry and add the tag of ChallengeMe Contest.
Above your actual story, you must tell the prompt that you are working on in this format: prompt #1, prompt #2 or prompt #3.
The contest opens on Thursday, 5th of March 2015 and the deadline for submission is Tuesday, 30th of April 2015.
Long list of entries that meet the criteria will be released on the 15th of May 2015.
Judging will take place on the 17th to 25th May 2015
The shortlist will be announced on the 28th of May 2015.
Winners will be announced on May 31st 2015.
The prize will be based on NaijaStories point. This will be a onetime thing as NaijaStories point no longer offers a money value.
The winner gets 50,000 NS points which is equivalent to 10,000 Naira in cash.
1st runner up gets 25,000 NS points which is equivalent to 5,000 Naira in cash.
2nd runner up gets 25,000 NS points which is equivalent to 5,000 Naira in cash.
Remember, this is only for this competition. NS points no longer offers a money value.
Start writing now!