Win Fabulous Prizes in  the KonnectAfrica ‘I Know a Nigerian Star’ Online Writing Competition -Season 2!

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Is there any person that makes you burst with pride at being Nigerian? Who do you know that is selfless, passionate, purposeful and patriotic?

There are Nigerians with Green and White blood flowing through their veins who are making a difference, unsung heroes across the length and breadth of Nigeria, and it is imperative that we AWAKEN the SPIRIT of PATRIOTISM in the hearts of NIGERIANS everywhere as we celebrate our 55th Anniversary… And in addition, INSPIRE and ENCOURAGE the next generation of African Writers.

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ARE YOU READY FOR THIS?

KonnectAfrica.Net, the one-stop online portal that is inspiring entrepreneurship, youth employment and career development in  Africa, is pleased to announce the 2nd edition of our online writing competition in Nigeria; ‘THE I KNOW A NIGERIAN STAR’ WRITING COMPETITION -SEASON 2!

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 inspire Nigerians and Africans at large, and celebrate the Stars that you encounter in your different spheres and spaces.

THE RULES OF ENGAGEMENT:

  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/subject’.
  3. Your ‘Star’ cannot include any person(s) already featured on www.konnectafrica.net.
  4. Kindly ensure that your submission is accompanied by a short profile of you.
  5. The title of your mail should read: ‘I Know a Nigerian Star’ [The Name of your Star] ie ‘I Know a Nigerian Star – Modupe Ehirim
  6. Your essay and profile should be contained in the body of the mail; pictures should be included as attachments.
  7. The ‘star’ of your essay must be a living citizen of Nigeria.
  8. Only one entry per candidate is permitted.
  9. No Politicians are permitted as subjects of your entry.
  10. By submitting an entry to this writing competition, you agree to the terms and conditions and accept the decision of the judges as final.
  11. All entries are to be sent to competition@konnectafrica.net

YOUR ENTRIES WILL BE JUDGED BASED ON:

Originality, Creativity, Impact and the amount of credible information you have about your ‘Star.’ The entries will be graded as follows:

  1. Originality – 5 marks
  2. Impact Made By The Subject of Story- 5 Marks
  3. Writing Style/Story Telling Ability / Creativity – 5 Marks
  4. Use of Grammar/Grammatical Expressions – 5 marks

cash prizes

1st Prize – N100, 000

2nd Prize – N60,000

3rd Prize – N40,000

 

DATES TO REMEMBER

calendar I Know a Nigerian Star season 2

1st October 2015: Competition kicks off

21st October 2015: Submission deadline; if you haven’t sent in your entry by 12am, do try again next year.

2nd November 2015: Publication of Long list of top thirty [30] entries.

20th November 2015: Publication of Shortlist of top ten [10] entries.

23rd – 26th November 2015: Public voting commences for the top five [ 5] entries.

27th November 2015: The three [3] winners with the highest votes are announced and contacted.

 JUDGES

  1. Modupe Ehirim: She is the Proprietress of the Hidden Treasures Bookstore, a thriving specialty retail bookstore. Mrs Modupe Ehirim is also a Chemical Engineer and an ILO-trained business trainer who is passionate about youth mentorship; helping young people find and chart their life’s paths. She is the 2nd Vice-President of NECA’s Network of Entrepreneurial Women NNEW and Vice-President of NNEW Cooperative Multipurpose Society Limited.Modupe-Ehirim-268x400 (1)

 

  1. Unoma Nwankwor: A Finance Professional by day and a Writer by night, Mrs Unoma Nwankwor has published four titles which are available on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, iStore and AfricaBookClub.com. She is also the COO of Kevstel Limited, a faith based entertainment company divided into movie productions and book publications.unoma

Got any questions? Send us an email at editor@konnectafrica.net or arise@konnectafrica.net

Like our Facebook Page www.facebook.com/konnectafrica and follow the conversation on Twitter via #IKnowANigerianStar and @konnect_africa for updates and feedback. 

 

Enough talk already! Get writing, and let’s celebrate our Nigerian Stars!

Deadline for the I Know a Nigerian Star is 21st October 2015!!!

 

*By submitting entries for this competition, candidates give KonnectAfrica.Net the right to reproduce and distribute the articles 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 Kenya, Egypt, South Africa, Somalia etc. should watch out as future editions of this competition will be coming to other countries in Africa soon.

For information on our previous competitions, follow the links below:

Aisha Umar- One of the winners of the I Know an Amazing Nigeria Woman Competition.
Aisha Umar- One of the winners of the I Know an Amazing Nigerian Woman Competition.

Winners of the I Know a Nigerian Star competition 2013: 

The I Know a Nigerian Star 2013 Award ceremony:

Winners of the I Know a Ghanaian Star competition 2014: 

The I Know a Ghanaian Star 2014 Award Ceremony: 

Winners of The I Know an Amazing Nigerian woman 2014 Writing competition 

The I Know an amazing Nigerian woman 2014 Award ceremony 

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34 COMMENTS

    • Your essay and profile should be contained in the body of the mail; pictures should be included as attachments.
      The ‘star’ of your essay must be a living citizen of Nigeria.
      Only one entry per candidate is permitted.
      No Politicians are permitted as subjects of your entry.
      By submitting an entry to this writing competition, you agree to the terms and conditions and accept the decision of the judges as final.
      All entries are to be sent to competition@konnectafrica.net

    • Your essay and profile should be contained in the body of the mail; pictures should be included as attachments.
      The ‘star’ of your essay must be a living citizen of Nigeria.
      Only one entry per candidate is permitted.
      No Politicians are permitted as subjects of your entry.
      By submitting an entry to this writing competition, you agree to the terms and conditions and accept the decision of the judges as final.
      All entries are to be sent to competition@konnectafrica.net

  1. am very interested in your competition, but I need clarification on this questions;
    1. can one suggest himself?
    2.the article to be submitted , are the the ones of the person suggested, or the one suggesting?
    3.or just paraphrase the rules for me please

    • Thanks for your comment, Ifechukwude.

      Can you suggest yourself? Well, it is not advised because we want someone who has been positively impacted by you to share his/her story and experience.

      The article to be submitted is the story written by you on your preferred Nigerian Star, telling the whole world about the amazing impact he/she has had in his community or office or school or organisation or area etc.

      I think the rules as stated above, are very clear. You may want to scroll up and read them again. For your convenience, I have also listed them below.

      – Submissions must not be less than 500 words or above 1000 words.
      – It must be the original work of the author and include at least one picture and the contact details of the ‘Star/subject’.
      – Your ‘Star’ cannot include any person(s) already featured on https://www.konnectafrica.net.
      – Kindly ensure that your submission is accompanied by a short profile of you.
      – The title of your mail should read something like this – ‘I Know a Nigerian Star’ [The Name of your Star] ie ‘I Know a Nigerian Star – e.g. Modupe Ehirim
      – Your essay and profile should be contained in the body of the mail; pictures should be included as attachments.
      – The ‘star’ of your essay must be a living citizen of Nigeria.
      – Only one entry per candidate is permitted.
      – No Politicians are permitted as subjects of your entry.
      – By submitting an entry to this writing competition, you agree to the terms and conditions and accept the decision of the judges as final.
      – All entries are to be sent to competition@konnectafrica.net

      Hope this clarifies. If there is any of the rules that is not clear, feel free to ask.

      Cheers

  2. I searched for a star i have already used for my entry and i saw him,but he hasnt been used for any competition,please does that affect my entry?

  3. This is the best entrepreneurial website in Africa.

    Thanks for this great initiative and for this huge opportunity for some quiet achievers in Nigeria to be recognized.

    This will go a long way. Thanks a lot KonnectAfrica

  4. Please I just heard of this contest few hours ago. Please can we get a 24 hour extension?I really want to write this!

  5. Today is 2nd of november,i just want to knw if the top 30 has been selected and published? if yes how can one check to see if he or she made it..tanx

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