Call for Submissions: In-House Contest V2

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In-House Contest Version 2!

Our In-House contest is a little way we ensure that the
writing never ceases. Think NaNoWriMo, but not in 30 days .
. . All The Time instead! and all the genres available as well, and best of
all, rewards of special publications and publicity for
contest winners.
Follow the discussion of this contest and topics on twitter
with the hashtag #ROAinHouseV2

 

The first version of this contest had only two submissions for two different categories. No one was declared explicit winner, but the contest entries still got some audience. Read the contest entries here:

Entry 1: “Slap Maintenance” by Ndukwe Chizzy C. (Flash Fiction; Category 5)

Entry 2: “Student’s Life” by Joshua Nnamdi. (Blog Post; Category 6)

Welcome to Version 2. In this version, we’re concentrating on the Rio 2016 Olympics; therefore, our focus is on “Sports and the Olympics”, and all our topics revolve around it. It’s our way of being part of the grand sporting event.

 

Contest Eligibility:

You have to be African, and a registered member of Route Africa,
and have identified with a Route Africa activity unit in
order to participate. To become a member, click here.

 

Contest Rules:

No simultaneous submissions. No multiple submissions.

Submissions can be made in person to our Chief Editor
(Phone: +2348136659798), or email to
routeafricamail@gmail.com.

There are 12 categories for the contest, and contest
submissions must be made in the format described below:

 

Category 1: Best Review of African Literature on Wattpad

Task: Write a review, considering the social-scape
of wattpad and the dominant demographics of wattpad, of an
African story detailing any water sport.
Word Count: Minimum of 1500 and Maximum of 2000 words.

Note: Review must be written on wattpad, on the user
profile of the author alone, as a fresh story with only one
part. The winning story gets included in a new collection
series by the wattpad community profile for the Route Africa
activity unit, Meet Africa Initiative, and in addition, receives a Route Africa Seal
on its cover page. Still in addition, if the review is good
enough, it stands a chance to get a shout out from our
established partners, and a possible publication in
established online literary magazines too.

 

Category 2: Best Spoken Word Poetry Piece

Task: Write and enact a poem on doping among sports men and women.
Word Count: The written work should have a minimum of 1500 words and a maximum of 2000 words.

Note: The written piece should be mailed to
routeafricamail@gmail.com with subject line “ROAV2 Spoken 
Word Submission”. The enacted piece should be uploaded to
youtube on the youtube channel of the author of the piece.
The winning piece gets a his video included in a video made
by Route Africa, dedicated to his winning piece, included as
a video series for our Spoken Word in-House Contest winners.
If the piece is good enough, it stands a chance to get a
shout out from our established partners.

 

Category 3: Best Fiction Piece

Task: Write on the Topic “If Africa hosted the Olympics”

Word Count: Minimum of 3500 Words and Maximum of 5000 Words

Note: Fiction work must be mailed to
routeafricamail@gmail.com as an attachment (.docx, .doc or 
.rtf formats) with subject line “ROAV2 Fiction Submission”.
Include on the body of your mail a query letter indicating
your name, location, and contact details. Also attach a
recent photograph. (Click to learn how to write a query 

letter). Winning piece gets a
publication in an established online literary magazine in
partnership with Route Africa.

 

Category 4: Best Non-Fiction Piece

Task: Write on the Topic “Olympic Greats”
Word Count: Minimum of 3500 Words and Maximum of 5000 Words

Note: Non-Fiction work must be mailed to
routeafricamail@gmail.com as an attachment (.docx, .doc or 
.rtf formats) with subject line “ROAV2 Non-Fiction 
Submission”. Include on the body of your mail a query letter
indicating your name, location, and contact details. Also
attach a recent photograph. (Click to learn how to write a query 

letter). Winning piece
gets a publication in an established online literary
magazine in partnership with Route Africa.

 

Category 5: Best Flash Fiction Piece

Task: Write a Tourist’s Tribute to a Brazilian City
Word Count
: Minimum of 500 Words and Maximum of 800 Words

Note: Flash Fiction work must be mailed to
routeafricamail@gmail.com as an attachment (.docx, .doc or 
.rtf formats) with subject line “ROAV2 Flash Fiction 
Submission”. Include on the body of your mail a query letter
indicating your name, location, and contact details. Also
attach a recent photograph. (Click to learn how to write a query 

letter). Winning piece
gets a publication in an established online literary
magazine in partnership with Route Africa.

 

Category 6: Best Poetry Piece

Task: Write on the Diversity of Culture on Olympics’ Opening Ceremonies
Verse Count: Minimum of 15 Verses and Maximum of 20 verses.

Note: Poem must be mailed to
routeafricamail@gmail.com as an attachment (.docx, .doc or 
.rtf formats) with subject line “ROAV2 Poetry Submission”.
Include on the body of your mail a query letter indicating
your name, location, and contact details. Indicate the poetic form employed on the body of the attached poem. Also attach a
recent photograph. (Click to learn how to write a query 

letter). Winning piece gets a
publication in an established online literary magazine in
partnership with Route Africa.

 

Category 7: Best Written Play

Task: Write a play on the topic Crazy Sports Fan”
Acts Count: Minimum of 3 acts and Maximum of 5 acts

Note: Written play must be mailed to
routeafricamail@gmail.com as an attachment (.docx, .doc or 
.rtf formats) with subject line “ROAV2 Written Play 
Submission”. Include on the body of your mail a query letter
indicating your name, location, and contact details. Also
attach a recent photograph. (Click to learn how to write a query 

letter). Winning piece
gets a publication in an established online literary
magazine in partnership with Route Africa.

 

Category 8: Best Play-let

Task: Enact a play you’ve written (or one someone
else has) on the topic “The Thrill of a Racetrack from a Runner’s Perspective”
Script Length: Minimum of 4 script pages and Maximum of 6 script pages
Acts Count: Minimum of 3 acts and Maximum of 5 acts (Choice of act or script is at your discretion)

Note: The written piece should be mailed to
routeafricamail@gmail.com with subject line “ROAV2 Playlet 
Submission”. The enacted piece should be uploaded to youtube
on the youtube channel of the author of the piece. The
winning piece gets a his video included in a video made by
Route Africa, dedicated to his winning piece, included as a
video series for our in-House Play Contest winners. If the
piece is good enough, it stands a chance to get a shout out
from our established partners.

 

Category 9: Best News Coverage

Task: Cover recent news (not older than 3 weeks)
focused on Sports other than Football on African Streets.
Word count: Minimum of 1500 Words Maximum of 2000 Words

Note: The News Piece must be mailed to
routeafricamail@gmail.com as an attachment (.docx, .doc or 
.rtf formats) with subject line “ROAV2 News Submission”.
Include on the body of your mail a query letter indicating your name, location, and contact details. Also attach a
recent photograph. (Click to learn how to write a query 

letter). Winning piece gets a
publication in an established online literary magazine in
partnership with Route Africa.

 

Category 10: Best Review of African and Non-African Work

Task: Write a review of an African or Non-African
piece of literary work centered on the theme, “The Olympics as practiced by the Ancient Greeks”
Word Count: Minimum of 2500 Words and Maximum of 3000 Words

Note: The review should be written and posted on
goodreads.com with the goodreads account of the author of
the work. Winning review will be included in a new Route
Africa series published on our blog, centered on winners of
out in-House contest Reviews. In addition, winning works have
a chance to receive publicity for their works by any of our
established partners, and in turn, have their works
referenced in any publication by an established online
literary magazine.

 

Category 11: Best Blog Post

Task: Write a Blog Post on The Sport You Wish Were in the Olympics
Word Count: Minimum of 1500 Words and Maximum of 2000 Words

Note: The blog post should be written and posted on
the blog site of the author of the work. Winning posts will
be reblogged on our blog, and be compiled for our “Blog 
Posts of the Year” at the end of the year, where featured
authors will receive an award price (an appreciation for
continuous writing and the beauty of the blogging art). In
addition, winning works have a chance to receive publicity
for their works by any of our established partners, and in
turn, have their works referenced in any publication by an
established online literary magazine.

 

Category 12: Best Interviews

Task: Conduct an interview with a young African
Sports Entrepreneur

Interview Length: Minimum of 7 minutes and Maximum of 10 minutes.

Note: The written piece of the interview (if any)
should be mailed to routeafricamail@gmail.com with subject
line “ROAV2 Interview Submission”. The interview must be
caught on camera, and the video should be uploaded to
youtube on the youtube channel of the author of the piece.
The winning piece gets a his video included in a video made
by Route Africa, dedicated to his winning piece, included as
a video series for our in-House Interview Contest winners. If
the piece is good enough, it stands a chance to get a
shout out from our established partners.

 

Contest Prizes:

Grand Prize: A chance to get your work published by an established online literary magazine.

Other Rewards:

  • Chances to be on the watch list of established personalities in the African Literary world, who have affiliations with us, and be announced by them.
  • Enlisting your work in our special collections of exceptional work.
  • Membership with a fast-growing literary community of youngsters in Africa.

 

Runner-Ups: The beauty of Route Africa’s in-House contests is that Everyone’s a Winner. Runner-ups will comprise of all the works that did not win. How do runner-ups win as well? They win by receiving a chance to redo (if necessary) their works, and have them published on our blog once redone as one of our regular blog posts/pieces.

 

Judges

Our judging panel consists of a carefully selected group of readers, and winners are chosen by popular opinion among these readers.

 

Deadline:

Each version of Route Africa’s in-House contest runs for a three-week period. Version 2 runs from 0900 hrs, GMT+1 Monday, 15th August, 2016 to 2100 hrs, GMT+1, Monday, 5th September, 2016.

Submissions will only be received for version 2 within that window. Any submission after this time will be ignored.

Contest winners will be contacted the following day, as well as runner-ups.

 

♥♥Good luck guys, and may the best writer win.♥♥

 

POWERED BY OUR CURRENT PUBLICATION, PUBLICITY AND MENTORING PARTNERS: MOOFYME.COM & IRENOSEN OKOJIE (TWITTER LINK).

 

 

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