Today, 13th October 2014, in commemoration of her 50th birthday anniversary, the Felicia Okonkwo ‘Against All Odds, I Know an Amazing Nigerian Woman’ Writing Competition will set sail as we celebrate the incredible Nigerian women who are impacting families and birthing changes in communities.
Do you know an amazing Nigerian woman? Do you know one who despite severe financial handicaps, has made great sacrifices to surmount the odds and rescue her family from abject poverty? Has she affected the lives of not just her family but the community at large? Has she gone far beyond the call of duty in her workplace, street, place of worship, market-place or the community at large? Do you know that Nigerian woman who has prevailed against all odds, endured huge sacrifices and toiled unendingly? Do you know an Amazing Nigerian Woman?
Then share her story with Nigerians and Africans at large! Celebrate that terrific Nigerian woman, inspire Africans and win mouth-watering prizes all in the bargain!
Entry Requirements Are:
- Submissions must be between 500 and 1000 words.
- It must be an original work and include at least one picture and the contact details of the subject that is your ‘Amazing Nigerian Woman.’
- Kindly ensure that your submission is accompanied by a short profile of the author.
- Entries should be sent in the body of the mail with the title, ‘I Know an Amazing Nigerian Woman…’ to email@example.com.
- Submissions open 13th October 2014 and close by midnight on 2nd November, 2014.
- Like our Facebook Page www.facebook.com/konnectafrica and follow us on Twitter @konnect_africa for updates and feedback.
- Voting for the top 3 entries will be carried out on Konnectafrica.net.
Our double combo includes prizes for the authors and the amazing women they write about!
1st Prize: A Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 10.1 inches
2nd Prize: A Samsung Galaxy Tab 4.7 inches
3rd Prize: A Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 Lite 7.0
The Amazing Women Prizes:
1st Prize: N100, 000 and a feature on Konnectafrica.net
2nd Prize: N80, 000
3rd Prize: N50, 000
Judging and Judges
Judging will be based on Originality and Creativity; but much more than the writers’ dexterity and prowess in wielding words, the Amazing Nigerian Woman must truly and unequivocally be a source of inspiration and empowerment in her sphere of influence.
Our Judges are:
Mr. Ogbo Awoke Ogbo– Motivational Speaker/Executive Coach, Giantthoughts International, Lagos
Mrs. Nneamaka Nkanang– Founder & CEO, Ribel Couture and Carte Blanche Catering
Miss.Uche Okonkwo– Managing Editor, Kachifo Limited
Mrs. Seun Sangoleye– Mom-In-Chief, Baby Grubz Nigeria
Mr. Chukwuma Muanya– Senior Reporter and Head/Editor Science and Health Desk
Timeline of Events
13th October, 2014 – Competition opens.
14th October – 2nd November, 2014 – Entries will be received from all over Nigeria. Entries submitted after 2nd November will not be considered.
3rd – 23rd November 2014 – The Judges shortlist the Top 5 entries
24th – 28th November 2014 – Voting commences on Konnectafrica.net for three (3) winning entries to emerge.
29th November 2014 – Winners are announced.
Got any questions? Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org. Don’t forget to connect with us on twitter @konnect_africa and Facebook on www.facebook.com/konnectafrica. Join the conversation with the hashtag #IKAANW.
*By submitting articles for this competition, candidates give KonnectAfrica.Net and Felicia Okonkwo 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[s].