We at Konnect Africa, the publishers of *Kon nectAfrica.net*,an online,
pan-African magazine that celebrates Africa and the great achievements of
Africans in this era are delighted to announce our first (1st) Writing
Competition-I Know a Nigerian Star- which opens on *1st October, 2013!!!*
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 have
a go at inspiring Nigerians and Africans at large, and celebrating the
Stars that you encounter on a daily basis.
Entry Requirements are:
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’.
3. Your ‘Star’ cannot include any person(s) already featured on
4. Kindly ensure that your submission is accompanied by a *short profile of
* *
*A Few Tips*: Your entries will be judged based on:
*Originality, Creativity and the amount of credible information you have
about your ‘Star*.’ You can thank us later because the judges are:
Ø *Alibaba Akpobome*: Ace Comedian, Creativity Addict, MC and Writer.
Ø *Chika Oduah:* Freelance Journalist and Wordsmith.
Ø *Bola Essien-Nelson:* Blogger and Author of the ‘Desperate Naija Woman’
Diaries and True Confession.
*The First (1st) Prize winner* will smile away with a *Samsung Galaxy Note
8.0 Tablet*, while the 2nd and 3rd prize winners will win one A2W *Verizon
Tab* each. In addition, the winning submissions will be published and
promoted on konnectafrica.net.
You can’t wait to start writing, yeah? Just be sure to forward your
finished product to * competition@konnectafrica.n et*, with the subject
heading, *‘I Know a Nigerian Star,*’ on or before *Tuesday, 15th October,
2013*; [which also happens to be our one year anniversary!!!]. Winners will
be announced *November 1, 2013,* on Kon nectafrica.net.
*By submitting articles for this competition, candidates give
Kon nectAfrica.Net the right to reproduce and distribute the article in
printed, electronic or any other medium; and to edit as is deemed
appropriate, while duly recognising its author.
*This edition of the Competition is only open to those who are resident in
Nigeria. Our fans in Ghana, Kenya, Egypt, South Africa, Somalia etc. should
watch out as future editions of this competition will be coming to other
countries in Africa soon.
Got any *questions?* Email us at * editor@konnectafrica.net* or connect with
us on twitter *@konnect_africa* and Facebook on *
http://www.facebook.com/konnecta frica*
Enough talk already! Get writing, and let’s celebrate our Nigerian Stars as
Nigeria turns 53!
*This Competition is sponsored by Avenues to Wealth, IzyAir Ltd and the
Sahara Foundation.*