MOBILE BOOKSHELF WRITE AND WIN COMPETITION
Mobilebookshelf.com is a website for publishing, reading and downloading books. Mobilebookshelf is organizing a writing contest aimed at promoting and rewarding creative writing talent.
Winners in this edition will be decided by online voting by the readers. All contest participants will be rewarded, while the first position will have a total reward of thirty thousand naira and a Certificate of Honour
SECTION A (GENERAL)
1. The competition is open to all writers without any restriction. However, all monetary prizes will be paid in Nigerian naira to a Nigerian bank account.
2. Writers are to choose any of the story starters listed in SECTION B of this article and develop it to a maximum of six thousand (6000) words, except for poetry which must be a maximum of 60 lines. There is no minimum word limit.
3. Only one submission per participant will be accepted.
4. All entries must have titles and must include the names (or pseudonyms), email addresses and phone numbers of the authors.
5. Submission must be new, original work of the author, must not have been previously published in any form and must not have won any competition before.
6. Submissions can be posted directly here, on any of the webpages created for this competition or sent to email@example.com
7. All submissions must end with #mobilebookshelfWaW
8. All submissions must be received on or before Saturday 15th, August 2015.
9. After submitting to mobilebookshelf, contestants are free to create as many webpages as they may wish for their writings and direct their readers to the poll to vote for them.
10. All submissions will be published on www.mobilebookshelf.com and made available to the public to read and vote for the best entry.
11. The online voting will take place in two stages. The first stage will decide the top ten (10) entries that will proceed to the final stage. The process will be transparent and monitored by independent bodies. Details of the process will be announced later.
12. The competition will be coordinated by LITE Company. (Credentials of LITE Company will be published later)
SECTION B (PROMPTS)
You are to write a maximum of six thousand (6000) words, or 60 lines in the case of poetry, on any of the story ideas below.
1. Sci-fi: Your major character is a professor who spends many years carrying out research on the science of cloning. He is forced to dump his research when the United Nations orders all experiments on cloning to be stopped. But when his only son loses his girlfriend and the boy is ready to commit suicide unless a miracle or technology brings the girl back to life, your major character knows he has to go back to his experiment.
2. Erotica: Your major character is a lady who is raped by a man that has taken a dose of viagra, but ironically, she enjoys it. Instead of reporting to the police, she starts looking for the drug so that she can give it to her husband too to take and f*ck her even harder.
This story must be erotic.
3. Romance: Your major character is a lady who loves a man but the man loves your major character’s best friend. When the man approaches your major character and asks her to help him woo her best friend, your major character has three options: to tell the man about her feelings for him. To forget about her feelings and carry out the assignment or to do everything possible to ensure the man and her friend don’t get along.
4. Thriller: Your major character applies for a job with a fake certificate. The interviewer discovers and threatens to report a case of forgery to the police except if your character is ready to carry out an illegal mission for him, a mission that, if fails, carries far more penalty than forgery.
5. General: Your major character is an Army General (or a powerful traditional chief), but he is wicked, power hungry and plots to forcibly oust the president (or the king).
There should be a twist in this story and it should have a shocking end.
6. Poetry: Alone with my thoughts
SECTION C (PRIZES)
1ST POSITION: N15,000.00 cash + Mobilebookshelf premium subscription valued at N15,000.00
2ND POSITION: N8,000.00 cash + Mobilebookshelf premium subscription valued at N8,000.00
3RD POSITION: N5,000.00 cash + Mobilebookshelf premium subscription valued at N5,000.00
4TH POSITION: N500.00 GSM recharge card + Mobilebookshelf voucher valued at N500.00
5TH POSITION: N500.00 GSM recharge card + Mobilebookshelf voucher valued at N500.00
6TH POSITION: N500.00 GSM recharge card + Mobilebookshelf voucher valued at N500.00
7TH POSITION: N500.00 GSM recharge card + Mobilebookshelf voucher valued at N500.00
8TH POSITION: N500.00 GSM recharge card + Mobilebookshelf voucher valued at N500.00
9TH POSITION: Mobilebookshelf voucher valued at N500.00
10TH POSITION: Mobilebookshelf voucher valued at N500.00
ALL OTHER CONTEST PARTICIPANTS: Mobilebookshelf voucher valued at N200.00 each.
SECTION D (TIMETABLE)
Submission deadline: August 22nd, 2015
First online voting: August 25th – September 10th, 2015
Final online voting: September 15th – September 29th, 2015
Announcement of the winner: October 1st, 2015
Enquiries may be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org ending with #mobilebookshelfWaW